Entries by Lori MacNeill

Choosing a Major

Whether you’re struggling to pick a major, or if you’re just not sure you are in the right one currently, here are a few tips for evaluating college majors: Reflect on what interests you Evaluate your beliefs and core values Test out majors by taking introductory courses Ask for input from those who know you […]

Learn About The Latest Job Search Tool – Google Jobs

Google’s new job search tool makes it easier for you to search and filter through multiple sites at once! Key Features: Allows you to search by Job Category, Title, Location, Date Posted, Type (Internship), Company Type or Employer Pulls postings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Facebook, Glassdoor, HelpWanted, and Dice Adds salary information if […]

Spring Semester Planning Tips

Winter break is a great opportunity to rest and get organized for spring. Planning for the Spring semester: Audit your degree plan to make sure you’re on track Assess if you have time to add a minor or get a certificate in an area of interest Reach out to professors regarding undergraduate research opportunities Research […]

10 Interview Tips for Doing and Looking Your Best For Video Interviews

Video interviews are a very efficient way for employers to screen applicants, which is why they are increasing in popularity. The keys to a successful video interview is preparation and practice to avoid technology problems and feeling confident communicating in this format. There are two types of video interviews: Synchronous interviews are conducted real time […]

10 Tips To Prepare For Case Interviews

Case interviews are used by consulting, financial services, and an increasing number of other employers to evaluate an applicant’s problem solving, quantitative, analytical, and communication skills coupled with their professional demeanor in a high pressure timed environment. Types of case interview questions: Market sizing, calculation, estimation, numerical Business operations Business strategy Brainteaser, puzzle, IQ questions […]

10 Tips for Successful In-person Interviews

In-person interviews are typically the last step of the recruiting process (unless it’s an on-campus interview) and can range from 30 minutes to multiple interviews on-site during a half or full day company visit. Ten Tips for Successful In-person Interviews Prepare interview stories using the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result) Research the company and make […]

Misplaced obsession: Getting our kids in the best college, what about the best job?

I’ve always been mystified by the amount of time, money, and effort parents spend   between K-12th grade on sports, fine art lessons, tutoring, camps, travel and education with a clear goal in mind. These experiences will ultimately get my child in the “best” college. Once on campus, little to no money is spent helping this […]