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Success Stories: Lindsey

Student Lindsey
The staff in the Career Center on interview day really helped me remain calm and ensure I was prepared before entering into my interview.

How have you benefited from using the Career Center services?

The Career Center, specifically my Career Consultant Gabriela, has helped me edit my resume for use at the Society of Women Engineers National Conference for the past three years. This had led me to two different internship positions: GE Oil & Gas in Billerica, MA & ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge, LA. My internship with ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge, LA turned into a full time job offer as well.
How did working with the Career Center impact your internship/job search? 
I had my first ever internship interview in the Career Center interviews in Jarvis Hall. I met a recruiter at the Career & Intern Expo and we connected after we figured out we went to the same high school. He worked for Sewell, and he offered me an interview for a position at the Dallas location. The staff in the Career Center on interview day really helped me remain calm and ensure I was prepared before entering into my interview. 
What was the most helpful advice given to you by the Career Center?
I really appreciate the interviewing tips and tricks that the Career Center has to offer. They have great advice on how to dress for interviews; a pop of color shirt & a statement necklace are now my go-tos. 
What challenges were you facing and how did the Career Center help you solve them or motivate you to solve them?
The Career Center helped me consolidate my resume onto a single page of relevant experiences, education background, and organizations. This helped me put my best foot forward when meeting recruiters for the first time at career fairs with thousands of people like SWE.
What advice would you give others facing the same challenges you did?
I would always encourage my peers to check out the many resources that the Career Center has to offer. If you don’t feel comfortable meeting with someone to talk about resumes, applications, or interviews one-on-one, there are also plenty of organizations on campus that also host Career Center Consultants as guest speakers at their events to relay the same information to larger groups of students at once. 
Where there any specific events you went to that were beneficial? If so which one and why was it helpful?
This semester Women in Science & Engineering hosted my Career Consultant Gabriela to share some interview tips to their members, and she shared a lot of tips that many of us hadn’t heard before. It was also great to brush-up on some of the tips that we had heard before as well. Interviews, job changes, and new opportunities have the potential to come about when least expected, so it’s always safe to have an updated resume and some interview skills in your back pocket.