STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES
Name: ZACH JOYCE
Class Year/Year of Graduation: 2013
Major/Graduate Program: Math and Computer Science Double Major
Newly hired as (position, company): Software Developer at Epic Systems in Madison, WI
Where did you hear about this professional opportunity, and what do you think contributed to being hired? I heard about this company when they came to the Career Fair. I sent my resume in, and a couple of great interviews later, I had a job for after graduation!
How did Xavier Career Services help you along the way to achieve this accomplishment? CSC helped me prepare for the Career fair, finding companies like Epic that were coming. My career counselor also helped me polish my resume and practice interview skills before I went on site to visit the company.
Based on your own experiences, what advice do you have for students as they gear up for their job/internship search? It’s never too early to start. Really. Visit career services before you start and they can help you along the way. Also, keep an open mind and remember to sell yourself. Everything you do (school, extracurriculars, etc.) can help you get a leg up on other potential candidates.