I am heading off in a few minutes to our last round of on-campus interviews. As I look around the recruiting office, I can see the toll the campus season has taken in the form of boxes, piles of paper, and marketing items scattered about.
Despite the fact that Allison and I have to climb over resumes to get out of our seats, we are enjoying the adrenaline of being in the home stretch of the fall season. I am reminded of all the hard work that went into our efforts at each school and all the amazing students we have met. Looking around, I am also strangely reminded of my dorm room back in college, and I realize now that I have always been the type of person who is somehow surrounded by clutter.
So my question to you is this: Is the current state of our office better or worse than your dorm room at this moment?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
First off, I owe an apology for the neglect that I have shown our blog in the last few weeks. As many of you will understand, I have been caught up in the beautiful chaos that is the campus recruiting season. The good news is that my time has been spent offline and “out of pocket”, to use a favorite phrase of corporate life, meeting and talking with amazing students across our core schools.
As we go through the recruiting process on campus, I am reminded yet of the unmatched power of the real social network. I have talked with childhood friends, neighbors, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, coworkers, classmates, and teammates of people who have recently started at Protiviti. My favorite response to the question “How did you hear about us?” will always be “I know someone who works there.”
Students of America, your best resource for finding a job remains each other. As you consider your options for an internship or for employment after graduation, continue to rely on friends and colleagues, to learn about their personal experiences in different organizations, and to determine if their career paths fit the vision that you have for your own professional future.