Posted on June 6, 2011 by Whiting Consulting
To finish off our blog series on How to Land a Job After Graduation, we thought we’d provide an update on the status of our intern, Ashley, who graduated just last month.
As background, we started out this blog series under the premise of helping college graduates in the job search process and telling them what it takes to stand out from the competition in the job market today. The series followed our intern and her journey of finding a job after graduation.
Now, about a month after graduation we can conclude the series with a positive note… Ashley accepted a position!
We would like to congratulate Ashley, because we realize how tough it is to find a job right out of college. What also helped boost Ashley’s success were her many internship experiences throughout her college years. We hope that college students will see the heavy importance and the value an internship (or two) can bring to post-graduation careers.
We are glad to have helped Ashley succeed in her job search, and we wish her the best!
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part I
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part II
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part III
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part IV
How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part V
Filed under: Career Advice for College Students, Job Searching | Tagged: Career, Career advice, career goal, career growth, college graduates, employment, Graduation, internship, job search, job searching, job seeking | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 28, 2011 by Whiting Consulting
The second part of our ‘Managing Forward’ Series includes Chip’s energetic thoughts of how an organization can flourish by offering internship programs that can focus on adding value for everyone. His advice in our interview will give managers perspective on how a company can increase their benefits through “people development,” and how this helps build a phenomenal reputation.
Our interview with Chip is content heavy, hitting many pointers any manager should practice with their internship programs. These main pointers are:
1. Strategies on how to move a company forward with interns
2. Management techniques to increase the intern’s and the company’s value
3. How to get the most out of your company mission statement
What other techniques have you tried to get the most out of an internship program? We would love to hear from you!
Filed under: Management, Workplace | Tagged: company value, employee engagement, employers, internship, management | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 19, 2011 by Whiting Consulting
I had a great student job when I was in college. I had the pleasure of working in the SUNY Geneseo College Student Union and working for a great mentor, Chip Matthews, Union Director. I often lean on the learnings and advice I received from Chip, and wanted to know how he was doing since I left (I am sure the place is falling down without me!). I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the topic of managing college students with Chip Matthews. What follows is the first in a four part series of that conversation. I was thinking that with an increasing amount of these young professionals entering the workforce today, what better person to get advice on managing them than Chip? He lives this every day!
Chip Matthews gives his detailed experiences and advice on how to properly and effectively direct college students. The topics range from: motivating young professionals in the workplace, personal connections to today’s young employees, developing an efficient value-added internship program to your business, and also suggestions for the recent college graduates to take with them to the workplace.
After my discussion with Chip, I had time to soak in all the content (I hope you will too!), and I realized that he truly respects college students. Not once did he mention the everyday term “Gen Y.” Chip’s words were all positive about his experiences working and managing college students. I hope you enjoy his words of wisdom, and come away with some useful nuggets to use in your own situation!
Post written by Julie Skowronek, Marketing Coordinator at Whiting Consulting.
Filed under: Interviewing, Management, Workplace | Tagged: business development, college graduates, employee engagement, employee morale, employers, Gen Y, internship, management, Young professionals | Leave a comment »