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A.G. Lafley
Chronicle of Higher Education Interviews Lafley

Hamilton Board of Trustees chairman and former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley ’69 and Samuel J. Palmisano, former IBM CEO, were featured as corporate leaders with liberal arts degrees in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “Skills Gap? Employers and Colleges Point Fingers at Each Other.”    More ...

How Mark Zuckerberg Got Me My First Job by Alyssa White '11

I worked hard to earn my first job, but I wouldn’t have actually gotten it without Mark Zuckerberg.  That may sound counter-intuitive, since all we usually hear about Facebook and job hunting is that they don’t mix. Allow me, then, to explain.  More ...

Top Skills for Job Candidates

You've got the GPA, you've got the internship experience, and you've got the interview. But do you have the "soft skills" that will set you apart from dozens or hundreds of other job applicants? NACE's "Job Outlook 2011 Survey" has identified the top five qualities employers look for in recent grads.  More ...

How I Got My First Job: Savannah Knell '10

Like many other seniors at Hamilton, I wasn’t completely confident in pursuing just one career path for my post-college life. I was interested in exploring options, learning more about prospective fields, and gathering as much information as I possibly could.  However, as many seniors can also relate, the job market was limited at the time of my graduation and when offered a job at a high powered law firm in New York City I couldn’t refuse.  More ...

A Career as a Interpreter or Translator is Well Suited to Liberal Arts Grads

According to Cornelia Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director of MAMI Community Interpreters, positions of translator and interpreter are well suited to liberal arts grads in that they combine various disciplines and abilities. In addition to language fluency (or near fluency), professional interpreters and translators need to understand cultural nuances of language as well as a working knowledge of the subject material, be it medicine, law, business or diplomacy. http://www.hamilton.edu/careercenter  More ...

Zeeshan Haider '09 perseveres in landing first job despite current employment climate
How I Got My First Job: Zeeshan Haider '09

Join Zeeshan Haider '09 for a presentation on September 2, 2011.  He will share his current experience working for a credit agency. The presentation will start at 4:15pm in Kirner Johnson 101. Students are encouraged to sign up on HamNET . In the meantime, read on about how Zee got his first job.  More ...

"Making a Successful Transition from College to Career: Time for a Reality Check"

"[The real world] is a big change, more then you can ever imagine when you are sitting in the classroom thinking about the outside world!"
-- Anonymous business-school grad

http://www.quintcareers.com/college-to-career.html  More ...

Kate Hails '10
How I Got My First Job: Kate Hails '10

I decided to major in psychology at Hamilton because I was fascinated by the academic material.  When I declared my major as a sophomore, I didn't have any specific idea of how I might translate my academic training in psychology into a future career.  In fact, I had originally rejected the idea of pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology because I didn't think I was very interested in research and I thought the programs would be too competitive for me.  More ...

"Get That Job! 5 Great Tips to Ace the Interview"

"With all of the challenges the current economy is throwing at us, more and more people find themselves looking for new jobs. Many people perform great in the initial screening process only to find themselves being passed over after the in-person interview. Here are five job interview tips that you can use to increase the chances that you’ll ace your next job interview." Joshua Riddle  More ...

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