Bobcat Career Spotlight- Lauren Thompson

Lauren BCS

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Gainesville, GA

Background: My internship experience through college has centered around HR and Talent Management. I’ve had the outstanding opportunity to experience these fields of work from diverse perspectives ranging from small business, higher education and even corporate settings like UPS.

How did the career center help you succeed? I owe every interview opportunity I have had over the past 3 years to the Career Center. Not only have they helped me find internship openings through job fairs and careerconnection.com, but they have also provided me the tools to succeed in these interviews. Resume reviews, mock interviews, LinkedIn workshops, dress for success workshops, and the one-on-one coaching sessions are all programs that thoroughly developed me into the professional student that employers have recognized and hired.

Any advice for students? My advice for other students is to get into a  program that will keep you accountable to utilizing as many of the resources that the Career Center has to offer. They are here for you! Some great programs include the Elevator Pitch Competition or Backpack to Briefcase; just walk in to the office and ask for the opportunity that’s best for you!

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