MAKE SURE TO DO SOMETHING THAT PROVIDES YOU WITH MOTIVATION TO GET UP IN THE MORNING AND GO TO WORK. WHETHER IT’S PASSION FOR A MISSION, EXCITEMENT ABOUT CREATING, OR INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION, FOLLOW A PATH WHERE YOU CONSISTENTLY FEEL ENGAGED.
-Nadia Abouzaid, Head of Campus Recruitment at Jopwell
Hi, I’m Spencer. As a college student and a proud American Latino, I have faced my own challenges in pursuit of my dream career. It can be a daunting journey, but never fear- I will be guiding you through these resources every step of the way. I’ve interviewed with both private and public sector companies around the world, and am willing to share my experiences and tips absolutely free of charge. This section is dedicated to helping you accomplish your dreams and make an impact on the issues and communities you care about through a satisfying career.
From the first steps you take on campus to the last ones you take across the commencement stage, we want to encourage students to invest in their professional as well as academic development. For that reason, I have broken down this Professional Development section into four key areas: Personal Branding, Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting, and Interviewing Strategies.
In addition to the purely academic and admissions focused resources we offer at Latinx Opportunities, we often find that students and recent graduates ask about “what comes next“. Many students will go to college and wonder how to translate the skills and experiences they have learned in the classroom to a professional working environment. We’ll begin by unpacking the creation of your personal brand, then transition into the key aspects of a professional resume and cover letter, discuss resources for beginning your job search, and conclude with insightful interviewing strategies to
help you land your first (of many!) job offers to begin your dream career.
Branding involves building relationships
between yourself and others. In today’s
world where people move, act, and think
in the blink of an eye, it’s important that
you communicate who you are and your
values as effectively (and quickly) as
possible. In later segments of “Building
Your Brand”, we’ll discuss topics like
elevator pitches, social media branding,
and how to advertise yourself to others
in a way that catches their attention –
in a good way.
Resume & Cover Letter Workshopping
Resumes and Cover Letters are integral to the job application process and are tools needed to engage in the next stages of your professional development journey. We’ll discuss the difference between a Resume and CV (Curriculum Vitae), as well as develop writing skills that enhance your Cover Letters – often the first documents that employers will look at in a candidate’s application.
The Great Job Hunt
“A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with
a single step.”
We are often daunted by the job market,
how it is constantly in flux and constantly
moving. In this section, we’ll discuss
recruitment timelines for major
companies and how to leverage career
sites to maximize the amount of exposure
you have to campus recruiters and how
much awareness campus recruiters have of you.
Sometimes even the best applicants make it to a final round of interviews and still don’t receive the job offer. While many applicants can look good on paper, they crumble in person if they don’t prepare properly for an interview. In this section, we look at successful interviewing practices and the most effective ways to connect with and impress your interviewer.
Resume & Cover
Latinx Opportunities is pleased
to offer resume and cover letter
reviews free of charge.