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Career Preparation

Once you have a vision of where you want to go, it’s time to start packing the essential supplies. This includes your resume, cover letter, and interview preparation. Many people make the mistake of thinking they can grab a template and plug in their experiences. This is the polish that truly gets you in the door, and you do not want to be dismissive of this critical step.

Case Interviews

A Case Interview is a job interview technique used predominantly by management consulting firms but is growing in popularity among investment banks and tech companies. These ‘story-like’ questions reveal creative and analytical problem-solving capabilities while under pressure.

Creating a Cover Letter

A cover letter is a powerful way to demonstrate your written communication skills, and showcase information you could not explain in your resume. Though not all employers require cover letters, many still consider it essential to filter potential candidates. A customized cover letter could be the key to getting an interview.

Creating a Resume

A resume is a marketing tool used to demonstrate the skills and the value you bring to a company. It is crucial to effectively articulate and customize your appropriate skills to the job position.

Interview Advice

There are different types of interviews, and every interview will be unique to the company giving it. Being prepared for a job interview can be stressful. We will give you tips on what to do before, during, and after an interview.

References

Most employers require a list of references as part of their job application or hiring process. We will walk you through the process of building your list of professional contacts, reaching out to them, and creating a document to submit to potential employers.

STAR Response Method

The S.T.A.R. (situation, task, action, result) response method is a popular and successful way to answer questions in an interview when asked about your personal experience. Most employers seek specific behaviors in the candidates they interview, and following STAR, you will clearly communicate your own behavior.

Sample Cover Letters

We have 3 samples of a cover letter to provide you with examples of what industry leaders are expecting from applicants. Seeing a sample cover letter will guide your efforts when creating your own.

Sample Interview Questions

Though every interview will be different, it is wise to have answers ready for a variety of possible questions. We have provided some generic, yet plausible, questions you could be asked. These are Behavior Interview questions, in which a STAR response would need to be prepared and practiced.

Sample Resumes

We have samples of 12 resumes across multiple majors to give you a visual illustration of what industry leaders are expecting from applicants. Seeing an example of a resume will guide your own efforts in creating your own.

Sections of a Resume

Resumes have defined areas of content, such as contact, education, experience, and so forth. Each will be formatted according to the organization or job you are applying for. We have an overview of each section for your information as you create your own resume.

Telling Your Story

Though every interview will be different, it is wise to have answers ready for a variety of possible questions. We have provided some generic, yet plausible, questions you could be asked. These are Behavior Interview questions, in which a STAR response would need to be prepared and practiced.