Today, I walked into the Starr Career Development Center to review my Resume and get more information about their extensive services. I sat down with someone who word by word went over my entire resume with me. I thought I had perfected it, however, I learnt a big lesson today that what is perfect to you is not necessarily perfect to other people, an employer in particular. My advisor told me to stop thinking like the applicant rather think like the person who is going to hire you. I am going to go home tonight and i am going to make the changes i need to and then come back tomorrow to get it reviewed one more time.
The Starr Career Development Center also has a this unbelievable network. They can help you get internships and jobs through their office. I spoke to them about what i want to do and where i want to go and they help me figure out what job or internship would help me the best. We discussed how the workload in school can sometimes be overwhelming so we decided that toward the middle/end of next semester i would come back to their office and start looking for a summer plan.
I was very impressed by the people at Starr. They were extremely nice and friendly. They are ridiculously smart too. But what has me so start struck was the patience that they had for me. The person that went over my resume gave me her complete attention and she really wanted to see the best product of me. She was not just there to be there. She was there because she genuinely wants to see the student reach their highest level of potential. I don’t know if everyone one there is like that but my first experience was beyond pleasing and I can’t wait to go back.