How To: Be Interesting In An Interview

Interviews can be stressful, overwhelming, and nerve-wracking. On the other hand, they can also be interesting, fun, and self-fulfilling. Employers interview hundreds of thousands of candidates, and if you’ve landed an interview, you are another number in that bunch. Want to be more than just a number? Here are 6 ways to be interesting and stand out during your “generic” interview:

Get Your Interviewer Talking. People love to talk about themselves, and when you show a genuine interest in someone … Read more »

By Stephanie Berenson
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Alumni Insight: Eric Low, Isenberg Class of ’08

My name is Eric Low. I graduated from Isenberg School of Management in finance in 2008, which was the start of the market crash and economic turmoil. I had no idea what I really wanted to do, but I had an interest in investments. Navigating the job market was very difficult and I must have sent out more than 100 applications before I landed a job at JP Morgan in mutual fund compliance.

After a referral from a friend working … Read more »

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UPCOMING DEADLINES: Week of 11/16

The following internships and full-time opportunities have fast approaching deadlines. Be sure to check Isenberg Experience and UMass Experience for other job postings.

Town of Amherst Leisure Services & Supplemental Education (LSSE): Downhill Ski/Snowboard Program Coordinator    Deadline: 11/17

Verizon Wireless: Verizon Virtual Career Fair – November 18 & 19, 2014     Deadline: 11/17

Minutemen Equity Fund (UMASS): Junior Analyst SPRING 2015     Deadline: 11/17

Liberty Mutual: 2015 Summer Analyst Development Program (ADP) Internship    Deadline: 11/18

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Generic LinkedIn Connect Messages Are A “Don’t!”

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful online networking tools that you can become savvy with. It is highly recommended that undergraduates create a profile and utilize all of the amazing features the site offers.

One feature that LinkedIn offers is personalized connection invitation messages. Have you ever wanted to connect with someone who you know through someone else, who you just met, or someone random who you came across and want to know more about? Be sure to send … Read more »

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Freshmen Feature: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable  

I’ll be the one to say it: freshmen, you have a huge advantage over sophomores, juniors, and even seniors. It’s true that upperclassmen have a better shot at getting top internships, especially in accounting/finance. Often, companies don’t open applications to sophomores or freshmen, but that’s not because they’re not interested in you.

Quite the opposite – many internship programs only take upperclassmen because the primary purpose of their internship program is to feed into full-time roles, but recruiters and companies … Read more »

By Gabriel Sehringer
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iIntern Feature: Kira Bergmann

Kira Bergmann, Marketing, 2015
Management Trainee Intern
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

What did you do?
I interned as a management trainee intern for Enterprise Rent a Car. My position included several responsibilities and I was basically treated like a full-time employee. Throughout the day I helped our branch of the company bring in revenue and deliver high levels of customer service by checking customers into cars, making reservations, setting up accounts with our insurance company and marketing the “Enterprise” brand. Our main source … Read more »

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