Erik Oswald

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Name: Erik Oswald
Date registered: June 27, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Interviews Over Lunch Or Dinner — October 15, 2018
  2. Q/A: Headhunters and Third Party Recruiting Firms — September 13, 2018
  3. Fall Recruiting Season is Underway — September 4, 2018
  4. Welcome Advice From Our New Director — August 16, 2018
  5. Personal & Professional Development — August 2, 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. Following Up After a Career Event – Part 1 — 1 comment

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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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Jul 05

Networking: Your Tactical Advantage to Stand Out from the Crowd

Today’s blog post was written by Larry Milks, Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Engineering. ************************** Whether you are a 1st year grad student looking for an internship, or a 5th year student approaching the last stages of degree completion, or somewhere in between, at some point you will face the sometimes daunting challenge …

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Jun 21

YOU are the EXPERT of YOU

Today’s blog post was written by Erik Simon, Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Arts and Letters. *************************** YOU are the most important part of YOUR life, so why is it that we often aren’t given the time, or don’t take the time, to reflect on ourselves. Understanding WHY you do what you do …

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Jun 07

Underqualified? Overqualified? Here’s What To Do

One of the most common questions students ask is regarding what to do when they see a job posting for which they are underqualified (or overqualified). For example, you might see a job for a “Director of Research Initiatives” that requires 15 years of experience leading interdisciplinary research teams. You have plenty of experience conducting …

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May 24

Colleagues and Collegiality

Today’s guest post was submitted by Trish Bredar, 3rd year English PhD student and grad assistant in Graduate Career Services. The views presented are her own, but we highly support them! ——————— Graduate students are required to constantly negotiate different professional roles. They might act as a student, teacher, researcher, advisee, and mentor, all within a …

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