By Leslie Ye, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Friday, July 27, 2012
It’s that time of year again. From the throngs of students walking down Main Street in tailored suits and leather shoes to the crowds in Collis Common Ground listening raptly to a Bridgewater rep describing the benefits of working for his firm, the signs of corporate recruiting are all around us. I know I haven’t been able to avoid the legions of kids checking Dartboard in class and printing out their resumes in Collis. Maybe you’ve known you were going to be a banker since the first time you picked up a Monopoly piece, or maybe you’re still trying to figure out whether you’d rather be an art history or econ major. I know my career plans have changed at least four times since I matriculated, and they will probably change again. For some, recruiting represents a ticket into a world with a straightforward career path and financial security. For others, banking and consulting are the last thing they ever want to do. But whether you’ll be making bank at Bain or serving coffee at the new Starbucks on Main Street, it’s just a fact that recruiting isn’t going anywhere any time soon. In this week’s Mirror, you’ll find fellow students’ perspectives on the process, as well as a style guide and tips for success (and failure) in interviews. Good luck with the job hunt, kids! Here’s to hoping we’re all employed by the time our off-terms roll around.