Virtual Internship Recruiting at Vanderbilt Owen
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Today I am coming at you from my childhood bedroom in the suburbs of Chicago were on Thanksgiving break this week at Vanderbilt. So I thought this would be a great chance to come home and spend the holiday with my family. I also thought that this week, while we're on a break, I could talk to a little bit about the recruiting experience of Vanderbilt, especially recruiting in the virtual pandemic job market, which is unlike any other time. So today my focus will be our career management center, which we call the CMC and on campus and off campus recruiting at Vanderbilt Owen. So the CMC for the Career Management center is the hub of all recruiting activity at Vanderbilt Owen. Uh, they have many different info sessions for on campus recruiters that they help with interview prep. Basically, everything that we need with the job search comes through the CMC. So for me, my journey with CMC started over the summer. I knew that as a career changer, I wanted to get a jump start on the recruiting process, so I started meeting with Sandy one of our career coaches in June, I was doing a pre MBA trek through rumba. So I needed to start working with Sandy early to make sure my resume was in order to figure out of recruiting strategy and make sure I have everything that I needed to really tackle that conference in July with full gusto. Once we arrived at Vanderbilt this August, our career journey started in full force. So during orientation we had multiple sessions with the career center to make sure that we were equipped with everything we needed to start recruiting. We also started working on resume reviews with the various coaches in the CMC, and we were all paired with a second year career coach who helped guide us through the process, either reviewing resumes, helping with mock interviews, talking about recruiting strategy, figuring out what field might be a most interest. Shout out to Daniel, who was my second year career coach, who was usually helpful throughout the entire process, so recruiting timelines very dramatically, depending on your area of emphasis. For me as a human and organizational performance concentrator. My recruiting started in earnest come August and September, so we had a number of different info sessions in September. Companies like Microsoft and Cisco and American Express and Procter and Gamble. A lot of companies that have really robust HR functions came on campus virtually, of course, eso through resume meetings and complicates things like that to start to interact with us, do some networking and really introduce us Thio their various options. So after we went through all of those initial on campus virtual interactions way dough right into first round interviews, I really leaned on Sandy, who was my career coach, and Daniel, my peer coach. A swell as a number of the other coaches in this career management center to help me through a mock interviews resume, perhaps injured that I was really ready to hit those first round interviews. Recruit a little bit later, um, into the winter and even the spring. So I was definitely on the early side, Um, but in the end, I went through all of my first interviews my super days, and I actually just recently accepted an offer American Express for the summer. So I will be in turning in their colleague Experience group, which is their HR function, and I am incredibly excited about this opportunity. Like I mentioned in my intro, I think one of the biggest benefits of going to school at Vanderbilt Owen is that there are so many resources for a relatively small student body, and that certainly has proven true for me. With R C M. C E found right off the bat, I was able to develop really close personal relationships with various career coaches who helped me figure out recruiting strategy and also helped me figure out how I could use my unconventional background as an asset rather than something that was going to hurt me in the process. They help me take that experience as a performer and use it to illustrate why I'm a unique candidate in human resource is on. I feel like if I didn't have that one on one close personal interaction, I wouldn't have been able to land the internship that I have now. So I think that Vanderbilt is the perfect space for anybody who is looking to make a career change. Who wants to work with people who get to know them on a personal level and guide them through the process. Who wants to have interactions with a lot of wonderful companies in a more intimate setting? All right, so that was my career journey. I am going to end my video here that I could go make some turkey with my family. I'll come at you next week with another video details a little bit more about the virtual classroom environment.