- Update your resume with your work experience from the summer
- Identify 15-20 target companies that are coming on campus
- Develop a spreadsheet with dates for: campus presentations, campus events, drop date for resume and cover letter, and interview dates.
- Rank order your list of employers from most interested to least interested. Begin with your “most interested” employers and contact an alum to discuss their experiences.
- Ensure you mention the alum and the conversation in your cover letter drafts.
- Sign up for a mock interview at your campus career center as soon as possible to assess whether you need further practice
Fall is in the air. . .which means returning to school, buying all of your books, starting classes . . .AND. . .fall recruiting. If you are a senior in college or a second year MBA student (or a final year master’s student in anything from an MPP to an MPH), you know exactly what’s lurking around the bend. Here are our five top tips for gearing up for fall recruiting in August:
1) Take your last few days of freedom from school and poke around your career services site to familiarize yourself with the on campus support services available. .... Read More