STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

     Name:  Meredith Gleichert

     Class Year/Year of Graduation:   Class of 2015

     Major/Graduate Program:  Accounting

     Newly hired as :  Summer Audit Intern, KPMG
 

Where did you hear about this professional opportunity, and what do you think contributed to being hired? 

I first heard about this opportunity at the Accounting Meet the Firms Event held by Xavier’s Williams College of Business. At this event, I was able to speak with KPMG and other perspective employers. I also was able to speak with KPMG representatives at Xavier’s Career Fair.  My mentor helped me revise my resume and go over interview strategies.

What advice do you have for students as they gear up for their job/internship search?

  1. Relax and be yourself
  2. Network: Talk to as many people as you can about the industry. Don’t be afraid to reach out and make connections.
  3. Be prepared: Prepare your resume. Know what qualities you bring to the table and know how those qualities benefit a perspective employer.
  4. Apply Everywhere: Don’t limit yourself to one opportunity.