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30-Second Introduction


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DON'T:

Say "What do you guys do?" or hand them your resume and silently wait for them to start the conversation.

DO:

Impress recruiters by articulately stating who you are and why you are interested in their organization. Nothing impresses a recruiter more than when you can give reasons why they are great!

Freshmen: "My name is ____. I am a first-year student interested in learning more about your organization. My major (or intended major) is _____. What opportunities exist in your organization for students with this major?"

Sophomores/Juniors: "My name is ____. I am a sophomore, majoring in ____, and I am seeking an internship for the summer of 2012. I am interested in interning with your organization because ____."

Seniors: "My name is ____. I will be graduating in May with a degree in ____ and am seeking full-time positions focused on ____. I am interested in working with your organization because ____."

Graduate Students: "My name is ____. I am a Master/PhD graduate student in ____ field looking for a full-time/internship position. I am interested in working with your organization because ____."

As part of the job search process, many employers will require that you upload your resume online. This is NOT a brush-off! Employers also want to meet you face-to-face.

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