• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Ace Your Interview

It is the time of the year when we are all searching for summer jobs, applying for internships, and preparing for potential work.  However, we all know that the single most important aspect of any job inquiry is the first impression you leave with the employer, which oftentimes occurs during the primary interview.  There is no need to stress or get worked up about upcoming interviews.  As long as you come prepared, relax, and mind your Ps and Qs, you have nothing to worry about!  Here are some ways to prepare for that next shot at the job of your dreams:

1. Research the company or job for which you applied.  By knowing the job’s specifics and mission, you can ensure to align your qualifications to the important values the job entails and ensure your validity as an employee.  Do this by checking out any websites, brochures, or conversing with current employees.

2. Practice.  Go through a list of questions that could be asked and try to come up with concise and clear answers.  Make sure you use a good tone and remain confident.

3. Find out the details.  Know what your job entails and what your responsibilities will be prior to attending the interview.  That way, you will be able to respond much more clearly to any questions asked by your future employer.

4. Be on time.  Simple, yet many miss this step.  By being even five or ten minutes early, it shows your prospective employer that you are serious and care about the job for which you applied.

5. Dress for success.  No one likes a sloppily dressed employee.  That doesn’t say good things about the company for which they work.  Instead, make sure you wear khakis, black pants, or a nice dress to an interview to illustrate your professional demeanor and serious stance on the position.

6. Be honest and positive.  By being enthusiastic and not fudging the truth, the employer will be able to sense that you can be trusted (thereby leading to a greater likelihood that you will be hired!).

7. Be organized.  Have qualifications or evidence of previous work with you in case the employer would like to see proof of experience.  Make sure that the evidence is clearly labeled and easy to find/read.

8.  Finally, be respectful.  Illustrate to your potential employer that you are grateful for the time they took to meet with you and listen to what they have to say, even if it may not be something you agree with.  Patience is an important employee virtue in any job.

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