This morning I presented to room of 100 summer interns -- and a few recent new college hires -- on some of my favorite subjects, "Careers, Culture and Cool."
My goal was to provide them one or two gems that might help them in their careers -- and help them get a job once they graduate from college.
To put their current opportunity in context, I shared that only about 20% of college grads this year got jobs after graduation. Of all the people that applied for a summer internship position at EMC's headquarter campus, only 5% got in.
I'll share my tips with you -- but first, let me share Rachel's. Rachel managed to be one of the 20% of grads to land a job this year. And, she also managed to get into EMC's ultra elite Marketing Leadership Development Program. She sent me these tips this afternoon saying that her job search experience is still so fresh in her mind, she thought these tips might help someone else out.
Rachel Rosenfeld's "Get a Job" Tips for College Seniors
---------------------- Talk Back --------------------Do those tips resonate with you? What would you add if giving get a job tips in today's market to the college set?
By the way, Rachel has only been with EMC for about 5 weeks. If this proactive type of value-add participation is any indication of the type of engagement and passion she brings to the job, she will thrive here! Smarts, passion, energy, caring, winning, and exceeding expectations are the stuff this place is made of.
- Polly Pearson