I’m home in laid-back southern California on winter break. Hard to believe it’s winter break considering it’s been 85 degrees, beach days, road trips and relaxed lifestyle. Pretty different than my hectic bustling (and chilly temperature) living in the Big Apple.
Since I have the opportunity to network while I’m in LA, I’ve been reaching out to connections and researching for my thesis. I had the privilege to score a meeting with one of my greatest role-models, the incredible successful InternQueen.com CEO Lauren Berger. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Lauren in the past as a Intern Queen campus ambassador. I don’t want to give too much away before my I publish my interview, but Lauren had some fantastic advice not only for my thesis, but for professional success and job hunting.Some of my favorite tips include:
- practicing skype with friends before interviews
- printing out job descriptions to match to your resume
- narrowing in the a dream list of 10 employers.
I plan on conducting more interviews in the coming weeks of successful career experts, expats and students with experience or a desire to live abroad. If anyone has studied or worked abroad (or has a desire to) I’m gathering contacts for my thesis.