Thursday, September 22, 2005

I'm Hungry*

*Title has nothing to do with the post and everything to do with how I'm feeling right now.

Some job hunting experiences and some advice on job hunting.
People who come from second tier schools (like myself), or really any tier outside the top 20 or 30 schools, often complain about how the career services office does nothing to help them get a job unless they are in the top 5%, 10% or whatever. The reason it seems that way is because the only firms that have the resources to sent people to do a full day of on campus interviews are the firms that are only interested in the top students. Blame the firms, don't blame the career services office. Beyond that, all the career services office can do is try to put together events where practitioners talk to students about how they got their jobs and promote jobs when small or medium sized firms or agencies call them to say they have openings. The rest has to be done on your own. But I will say this: there are a lot of things that you can do on your own that career services does not do a good enough job of telling you.

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