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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 […]

10 Tips To Prepare For a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are often the first round of the hiring process and are typically conducted by a recruiter on the HR team. A recruiter wants to quickly assess three things within the 20-30 minute call; communication skills, experience relevant to the job, and culture/personality fit to the company. A successful phone screen interview is critical […]

Products Students Need For Career Fairs

  The key to success in the job search process is preparation! These are a few things that are always good to have on hand: Business cards Vistaprint Moo Check with your University to see if they offer them Personalized Stationery Minted has many beautifully designed options. TinyPrints also has many nice designs. Paper Source […]

Summer is Over, Now What?

What did you do this summer? Did you Intern? Volunteer? Take a class? Travel? Work a summer job? Study Abroad? Lead at a camp? If you did any one of these or other activities, be sure to add details to your resume and LinkedIn profile. Focus on the ‘Why’ and try to quantify what you did […]

Are YOU Ready for the Career Fair?

  Career Fairs can be overwhelming but with adequate preparation, any student can succeed. Here are some guidelines to help you through the process: What do I bring? A plan of what companies you want to talk to, including practice companies and research on each target company Portfolio (Simple black one with a pad of […]

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 […]

The Concept of Mattering – Why It’s Important to College Students

Working with college students and new grads daily running Career Onward, a personalized career advisory company, we knew that mental health and support play significant roles in the transition outcomes from college to a career. Yet, we also understood there was more to it – we had more to learn. I wasn’t familiar with the […]

5 Skills You Can Build This Summer, That Employers Actually Want!

Summer is a great time to learn something new.  We’ve done the heavy lifting and curated great sites to help you get started. Some of these are free, others are cheap, and a few are pricey, yet intensive and highly respected. Udemy                   lynda.com          […]

Interview Accessories that Build Confidence

Now that we’re working with our 4th college graduation class, we realized it helps to have a checklist for interviews to insure you will have everything you need to be successful at Career Fairs, campus, and on-site interviews. Here’s what we recommend: Portfolio (black or brown, ideally leather, that includes pad of paper, pen and a […]

How to Create a Student Business Card

Why do you need business cards? We want you to stand out among all the other candidates. People that present business cards to professionals are more likely to get one in return. This also makes you more memorable when they return to the office. When do you use business cards? Career fairs, networking events, information […]