|Source: Notre Dame|
Chris offered some terrific practical advice for students searching for jobs. He recommended that each student build a portfolio that they could take on job interviews. That portfolio should include examples of the type of work that the student has done. What projects have they completed at school or during an internship? What presentations have they made? Beyond simply putting the portfolio together, he recommended customizing it for the particular company at which a student was interviewing. He told students to put the company name and logo on the front of the portfolio, and even the name of the executive with whom he or she would be interviewing. Then they should offer to leave the portfolio with the interviewer. It makes great sense. Students (and all job applicants) need to be prepared to SHOW people what they have done, not just tell them about it.