From Classrooms to Careers!

There is a lot discussed in this video, and several points in the film are important for me to consider as I prepare for the interview and graduate programs.

 Everyone who shared their thoughts and advice for preparing for the interview seemed to have something to teach me. But, when it comes to mentoring, there is a lot we need to learn and how we can prepare ourselves for interviews, but it all comes down to mentoring, which I believe is very important. It all relies on our organization and what we deal with, and how we can work on it as a team.

Aside from that, knowing why you want to pursue a graduate degree and what school you are seeking to get into will help you better as an individual. This, I believe, should be considered when preparing for any interview: what the program’s strengths are or how it will help you grow.

I also came up with five recommendations to help us prepare for interviews and questions that we should have practiced.

1. Could you tell me a little bit about yourself and your background?

Interviewers enjoy hearing candidates’ personal stories. Make sure your story has a strong beginning, a gripping middle, and a satisfying ending that will make the interviewer root for you to get the job.

2. How did you learn about this opportunity?

Employers want to know if you are actively looking for work, heard about it via a recruiter, or were suggested by an existing employee. In a nutshell, they want to know how you got there.

3. Do you favor a certain style of work environment?

Before the interview, do your research about the organization and its culture. Your research will save you in this situation. If your chosen setting does not closely coincide with the company’s working culture, it may not be the appropriate fit for you. For example, you can discover from the company’s website that it has a flat organizational structure or that it values collaboration and autonomy. These are crucial terms to include in your response to this question.

4. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

The employer wants to see if you can hold the fort or if you fall under pressure. They want to ensure that you don’t have a meltdown as the pressure mounts and deadlines loom. The capacity to remain calm under pressure is a highly sought skill.

5. Do you prefer working alone or in a group?

Your response should be informed by your study on the corporate culture and the job in question. Nonetheless, most work environments will feature some element of teamwork.

The highlights that I would like to investigate as I prepare for my academic and professional future are networking, practice, and perseverance. All these abilities make me realize how many projects I have to work on, which drives me to participate in more programs and internships.

Several aspects of the video are critical for me to consider as I prepare for the interview and graduate programs. Everyone who shared their thoughts and advice for preparing for the interview seemed to have something to teach me.

The students who spoke about their job-search experiences, as well as the faculty from the CUNY Graduate Center, gave a wealth of advice and recommendations to help us prepare for our careers.

Establishing a relationship with the college was the most stunning piece of advice from the seminar.  It is because, even if we are still unsure about our future jobs, our school professionals and teachers will guide us in the right direction so that we do not get lost during those times.

We might also leverage the college’s resources because they understand what students need and want. The most important technique to gather appropriate and efficient information for employment options is to communicate with professors, faculty, or even peers.

Hence, I learned a lot from this video.

Thank You.

One thought on “From Classrooms to Careers!

  1. Kelsey Milian (she/her/hers)

    Ryan ! These are great recommendations. I really enjoyed #3,4,5 the most. It is important for us to know what kind of work environments we thrive in and what that even looks like. I can remember the many times I might have settled for an environment that did not meet my needs and fostered my growth simply because I was not even sure I could consider that. Being aware of how we like to work is also very crucial. Certain jobs will ask of us to work in groups or alone. Knowing our preference is great, and being adaptable is important.

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