On Wednesday afternoon 6th June, the GTE office paused its daily activities and turned to listen to Gabriel Chick tell us about building engaging resumes and giving impressive interviews. Gabe is one of our Operators-In-Residence (OIRs), and carries MBA experience from CMU Tepper School of Business and spent several years in the military.
He led the workshop discussing the basics of how to build a resume in the Tepper School format, and pointed out some common oversights. He highlighted key factors like tailoring the resume for a good fit, and paying attention to the “additional information" section. He also talked about giving good interviews- what to highlight and what to avoid. He mainly discussed the importance of having a good fundamental understanding of technical concepts and having interesting questions ready for the recruiters.
All in all, it was a valuable workshop for the interns as many are juniors and seniors in college ready to venture into the job market. The interns had several questions pertaining to listing skills in the resume, answering technical questions, brain teasers, and many others. The interns appreciate these events, talks and workshops that GTE organizes for them because it helps them grow soft skills, and gets them motivated about the field. Thank you Gabe!