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The

Business

Minute

a biweekly publication November 9, 2009

Companies interviewing at the Lear Center For the weeks of: Nov. 9th & Nov. 16th -A RMOR P ROTECTIVE P ACKAGING -D REYER ' S

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-B AKER T ILLY V IRCHOW K RAUSE

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It Could Happen to YOU Name: Ashley Raymond Major: Supply Chain Management Degree: Bachelor of Arts Graduating: May 2010 Company: Kraft Foods Location: Chicago, IL Internship Position: Customer Service and Logistics Intern

Why is an internship important? An internship is important because it allows you to gain experience in the field that you’re studying. This is good because it helps you to better prepare yourself for future careers and to get a better understanding of the type of work you will be doing. What was your biggest challenge? The biggest challenge I had during my internship was having enough time to complete all of my projects. Also, learning as much about the company and the full scope of their supply chain in a short amount of time. Why would you recommend doing an internship to other students? I would recommend an internship experience to other students because they can get a better idea of the type of work they will be doing. It will give them a chance to see if they like what field they are going into. It also helps them to gain experience and be prepared for their careers. What type of networking did you do? During my intership, I set up multiple one-on-ones with several different employees in different departments. This allowed me to get a better understanding of the company, their process, and different careers I could have within the company. For the full interview with candid questions visit:

CASHforCareers.com L EAR C ENTER A DVISORY C OUNCIL

If you would like to be profiled in the Business Minute, please contact Eric Benman at benmaner@msu.edu


Interview, what should you do?

Interviewing can be a scary process. We all would love to hit a home run with our interviews, but may not know how to. Here are 7 essential tips to knocking your interview out of the park!

7 Interview Tips Plan Ahead - Do a little homework! Research the company and the position. Become the expert of your resume. Be ready to support past career accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready! Rehearse - Practice speaking about your experiences. You can record your answers to see how they sound. Being comfortable talking about your experiences will show during your interview. Eye Contact - Maintain eye contact with your interviewer. This will show that you’re interested and engaged. Be Positive - Make sure your responses are positive. Avoid speaking negatively about any past experiences. Adapt - Read the body language of the interviewer. If you feel the interviewer isn’t engaged, give more detailed answers. If the interviewer seems engaged, keep up the good work. Relate - Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and their company. Focus on achievements relevant to the position. Ask Questions - Always prepare two or three questions about the company and or position.

Business Minute  

This bi-weekly publication welcomes companies visiting the Lear Center, highlights upcoming career-related events and student organizations...

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