Student Success Stories

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Chloe C., Mass Communication major with an Advertising concentration

Zest Social Media Solutions

"Everyone in the Career Center wants nothing more than to help students thrive in their career-related endeavors.

My job specifically includes account management and development for a number of clients at Zest Social Media Solutions, LLC., which incorporates social media technologies into existing business communications in order to expand exposure, extend networks, and leverage brands.

The most important skill I learned at Towson and through my work at the Career Center was how to communicate with people. Career fairs helped me develop my communication skills, and during the career fairs I was able to meet and speak with people I would have never met otherwise. It was a great opportunity to shake a hand, match a name with a face and make a lasting impression.

Experience and communication are everything and will be a part of your life forever, so being involved in whatever interests you and talking to people who share your affinity will greatly benefit not only your academic world, but also your career and life as a whole."

 

Benjamin G., Business Administration major with a concentration in Economics and a Psychology minor

Zappos

"This summer I will be interning with Zappos in Las Vegas. The application/interview process was unlike any other process I have ever experienced. I was challenged to not only think outside the box, but also to do more with less.

I was given a challenge and a virtual interview to complete. The challenge required me to vet vendors and explain my process of choosing the best supplier. This challenge was intentionally vague and required a creative, well thought out answer in a short amount of time. A few weeks later I received an email that notified me about my acceptance into the final round. This round required me to fly into Vegas to interview with my potential managers and to assess my culture fit. To prepare myself, I read Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh's book, "Delivering Happiness" to gain a deeper understanding of the culture. I was able to filter this and assimilate how my own personality would fit this paradigm. A week after leaving Vegas, I received an email welcoming me to the 2015 summer internship.

Sending in an error-free resume was crucial. I visited the Career Center multiple times before applying. It's amazing how one small error can break your chance for an interview.

Never put all your eggs in one basket. Expand yourself and apply for internships that interest you. Make sure you qualify of course, but also don't be afraid of applying to internships outside your expertise or comfort zone."