2019-2020 Career Exploration and Success Career & Internship Guide

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Your Guide to Articulating Your Experiences on a Resume & During an Interview

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Internship/Co-op WORK EXPERIENCE

ABC Agency, New York City, NY Marketing Intern

May – August 20XX

• Utilized Excel to create a more efficient client information database system used to track purchase orders and account for payments received

• Analyzed company’s young adult marketing campaign and created comprehensive report on findings using STATA

• Developed interactive presentations using Excel and PowerPoint and presented market research findings to the marketing team for representation of quarterly sales trends

Potential Interview Questions:

• How did your technical skills improve while working at this internship?   • Based on this experience, do you see yourself working in the field after graduation, and why?

Study Abroad EDUCATION

Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy Program of Study: History

September – December 20XX

RELATED EXPERIENCE

English Language Teaching Assistant, Florence, Italy Scuola Primaria San Pier Martire

September – December 20XX

• Aided in the instruction of the English language to 25 Italian students, ages 7–11

• Discussed aspects of United States culture, including American holidays, sports, and schools, to enhance cultural competency

Potential Interview Questions:

• How did this position impact your experience when you were studying abroad?   • Have you changed since studying abroad? If so, how?

Living & Learning Communities RELATED EXPERIENCE

Paul Robeson Living-Learning Community Bishop Quad Residence Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

September 20XX – Present

• Engage in cultural immersion and enrichment through participation in the following courses: Paul Robeson as a Global Citizen and Introduction to Africana Studies

• Participate in discussions/activities with Rutgers professors, building strong academic connections and mentoring relationships

Potential Interview Questions:

• How does this living experience help you work with people from other backgrounds?   • How do you handle conflicts that may arise with your peers who speak other languages or have customs different from your own?

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