Erik Oswald

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Name: Erik Oswald
Date registered: June 27, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Interview Tips on Being Prepared — June 13, 2019
  2. Starting a New Job: smooth transitions   — March 26, 2019
  3. Tips for Career Fair Success — February 4, 2019
  4. Ideas for Professional References — January 9, 2019
  5. Interviews Over Lunch Or Dinner — October 15, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Mailbag: Customizing Resumes – Part 1 — 2 comments
  2. Job Offers and Negotiations — 2 comments
  3. Be Confident — 1 comment
  4. Skills and Squirrels — 1 comment
  5. Employer Guest Post – Success at Networking Events — 1 comment

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Jun 13

Interview Tips on Being Prepared

If you graduated in May or will be soon, you’ll likely have interviews coming up if not already. Therefore, I wanted to touch base with some tips and resources for the interview process. Feel free to schedule a mock interview with your Graduate Career Consultant, or reach out to them with any follow up questions …

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Mar 26

Starting a New Job: smooth transitions  

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.   The search is over, and you’ve accepted a new role. Congratulations! If that doesn’t apply to you now, it soon will. And once it does, a whole new exciting process begins: transitioning from graduate school to your new job. Whether that is in academia, industry, government, or otherwise, …

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Feb 04

Tips for Career Fair Success

With the Winter Career Fair rescheduled for next week, here are some tips for preparing in advance. 1) Research the organizations ahead of time so you are prepared to have meaningful conversations with the recruiters. You can ask insightful questions based on what you know about the organization, and to have them help fill in …

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Jan 09

Ideas for Professional References

A student recently asked about identifying individuals who could serve as a professional reference when the job seeker does not have significant experience in the career field. Here are some of our thoughts: —————————- When it comes to references, the best practice is to use people who have seen your work (and work ethic and …

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Oct 15

Interviews Over Lunch Or Dinner

A student reached out to us recently for tips on interviewing over lunch. As the fall recruiting season reaches the point where on-site interviews will become more common, and in preparation for the academic flyouts in the winter, here are some tips for successful interviews that take place over lunch or dinner. 1) The meal …

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Sep 13

Q/A: Headhunters and Third Party Recruiting Firms

Recently a student contacted us with a question about a “headhunter” or recruiter who reached out. Here’s our advice if this happens to you. Question: I was recently contacted by a headhunter for data related positions in the Cleveland area where I am looking to work.  I’m hesitant to trust working with him as he had …

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Sep 04

Fall Recruiting Season is Underway

Fall is one of the busiest times of year for organizational recruiting, and this year is no different. Below are a few opportunities to know about, and here are some additional resources to get you started: Employer guest post on success at networking events. Part 1 and Part 2 of how to follow up after …

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Aug 16

Welcome Advice From Our New Director

                  Today’s post comes from our new Director of Graduate Career Services, Rob Coloney. ****************** Welcome (back, should it apply to you) to the University of Notre Dame! Since 1842, the campus has always been most exciting when you, our students, grace it with your presence. Like …

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Aug 02

Personal & Professional Development

Today’s blog post was written by Liz Loughran, Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Science. Liz also has her Ph.D. from Notre Dame, and provides her perspectives below. ******************* Why engage in personal & professional development (PD)? There are multiple ways to consider this question. From a holistic perspective, engaging in PD can lead …

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Jul 19

Resource Spotlight: ReferenceUSA

One of my favorite resources is a database called ReferenceUSA. I’ve been telling so many students about it during one-on-one consultations recently that I thought a blog post might come in handy. ReferenceUSA is a database of companies and organizations. Students can use it to identify potential employers, and it’s particularly helpful when you are …

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