Interviews on Interviews on Interviews
Blogger: Jill Marucut
This past month has been more than hectic. In addition to coping with the stress from a couple papers and exams, a lot of us have been worried about securing a summer internship. But with the help of Oxy’s Career Development Center (CDC), many of us have been able to find a few potential opportunities. Of course, there’s always that one hurdle that’s incredibly anxiety inducing: the interview for the position.
To prepare for interviews with potential employers, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Oxy’s Speed Networking Event with alumni, participate in two mock interviews, and attend a few other informal networking events. Using the lessons I’ve acquired from past workshops, I’ve been able to modify my interview style and incorporate some lessons with fluidity. However, more than making vast improvement in my interview style, I’ve realized that the more I learn how to interview, the easier it is to become comfortable being myself.
So potential and current Oxy students, let’s stop being scared of that interview with a potential employer. Let’s show that our resilience and confidence can take us far!