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Student / Alum Spotlight – Joshua M. Hunsaker

Friday, February 14th, 2014

  While a student at OSU, what have you done so far to gain experience? Over the past two years at Oregon State I have gained experience in several ways. Although I have not become involved in school clubs or activities, I have found ways of my own to gain invaluable experience. One way I [...]

Do You Have Any Questions?

Friday, January 10th, 2014

You walk into an interview, and the employer asks you a variety of questions. You jump through every hoop, and nail it, but then you are asked one question that you brush under the rug, and don’t think about: “Do you have any questions for me?” Most people will just answer this with a simple [...]

Student / Alumni Spotlight – Marcella Flores

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Ready to get inspired for your job, internship, or career search? Each month we will spotlight an OSU student that has inspired us when it comes to their career development. Check out their success stories—besides inspiration, they also show that academic major does not have to restrict your goals and that there are many ways [...]

How To Answer Situational Interview Questions

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Situational interviewing is different from behavioral interview questions. In the behavioral type, the interviewer delves into the past work experience and asks the candidate to recount instances and how they were handled. On the other hand, situational interviews, also known as ‘hypothetical interview questions’ are those where the interviewer gives certain hypothetical situations and asks [...]

Preparing for the Phone or Skype Interview

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Greetings from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Just a few short months ago, I applied for an internship here at Disney World at the Disney College Program. I completed a web-based application and was then scheduled a phone interview. My head was spinning with confusion after the phone interview was scheduled, because I had [...]

How to Bare Your Greatest Weakness at a Job Interview

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A tough grilling in an interviewer’s office can be a stressful experience no matter how well-prepared you are – and few questions cause more interview-morning heartburn than the dreaded “What’s your greatest weakness?” inquiry. Answering this question is no cakewalk for any professional, but the right approach and attitude can give you a solid advantage [...]

Emotional Intelligence: What is it? And why do employers want emotionally intelligent employees?

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Have you ever worked with someone who had mood swings that affected the whole office? Or maybe you had a colleague who often got angry in meetings, sparking tension and disagreements? Have you worked with someone who always knew the right thing to say to make you feel better? Have you been supervised by someone [...]

3 Ways Preparing for Black Friday is Like Preparing for a Job Interview

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

For nine years Black Friday has been recorded as the busiest shopping day of the year. The shopping extravaganza, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving, begins anywhere from midnight to 4am when lines of eager shoppers await various store openings in order to snatch up some of the best deals seen all year. Much [...]

Q&A Monday

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Today it’s all about interviewing! Here are some common interviewing questions: What are common interview questions? These days more and more employers are asking behavioral interview questions. These are the kinds of questions that ask you to tell about a specific experience. For example, “Tell me about a time when you had to work with [...]

Q&A Monday

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Question: How can I practice for an interview if I am not able to do a mock interview at Career Services? There are many ways to prepare and practice for an interview. Here are some suggestions: Research online! We have an extensive section on our website about preparing for an interview including sample questions. If [...]

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