Interviewing

Navigating Job Offers

By: Becky Smith

You get an offer from a company and you are glad…except you wish you had more time to decide!

Good news: It is normal – even common — to ask for time to think things over! It is just …

By Becky Smith
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Informational Interviewing

Networking is a crucial, and often underutilized, method for finding your next job or co-op. Informational interviewing is a form of networking that helps you gain valuable connections and insight into your target industry. Learn about company culture, what tools, …

By Ria Kalinowski
Ria Kalinowski Assistant Director, Advising & Career Education Ria Kalinowski
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This American Workplace: Slang for International Students

Let’s “Get the Ball Rolling” (i.e., Start Something)

Americans use a lot of slang. Slang is the use of phrases or terms, typically in an informal setting, that have come to stand for something else. It is most common to …

By Ria Kalinowski
Ria Kalinowski Assistant Director, Advising & Career Education Ria Kalinowski
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Acing Your Phone Interview

So, you’ve been contacted for a phone interview. Congratulations! What do you do? What will it be like? How do you prepare? Keep reading to find out!

Purpose of Phone Interviews

The purpose of most phone interviews is for initial …

By Ria Kalinowski
Ria Kalinowski Assistant Director, Advising & Career Education Ria Kalinowski
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Mock Interview Day 2017

Our annual Mock Interview Day was held on Tuesday, November 7th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in Watson Auditorium. The day consisted of four rounds of 45 minute interviews conducted by 57 employer volunteers from multiple companies across industries. In total, 128 …

By Abbey Pober
Abbey Pober Assistant Director, Systems & Marketing Abbey Pober
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Personal Branding

Personal Branding

When you think about your favorite company, what pops into your head?  What words come to mind when you hear “Amazon”?  “Fitbit”?  “Starbucks”? “Uber”?  What words do you associate with “Usher”?  “Kanye West”? “Eddie Redmayne”? “Emilia Clarke”?

Those …

By Robbin Beauchamp
Robbin Beauchamp Director Robbin Beauchamp
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How to Answer the “Greatest Weakness” Question

Sometimes a painful moment arises in an interview: My pulse is racing, my palms are sweaty, and my grasp on my vocabulary is slipping. Now you want me to talk about my greatest weakness? Really?

Why do hiring managers ask …

By Becky Smith
Becky Smith Senior CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Becky Smith
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