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Expectations Upon Graduation Real World Insight & Preparation December 6 th , 2006 Agenda Preparation Self Assessment Before You Graduate Internship & Co-Ops Interviewing Tips Resume Tips Sought Skills Real World Your First Month A Typical Day Your Boss Salary & Benefits

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agenda
Agenda
  • Preparation
    • Self Assessment
    • Before You Graduate
    • Internship & Co-Ops
    • Interviewing Tips
    • Resume Tips
    • Sought Skills
  • Real World
    • Your First Month
    • A Typical Day
    • Your Boss
    • Salary & Benefits
    • Working Environment
    • Company Culture
    • Key Attributes To Success
    • Tips On How To Get Ahead
preparation self assessment
Preparation – Self Assessment
  • What Motivates You / What’s Your Passion
    • Title, Money, Power, Intellect, Solutions
  • Leader Or Follower
    • Leader (Private, Public, Startup)
    • Follower (Public, Non-Profit)
    • Leadership Can Be Learned
  • Risk
    • Conservative (Public, Non-Profit)
    • Bull (Private, Public, Startup)
  • Team Or Individual Contributor
    • Team (Private, Public, Startup)
    • Individual Contributor (Public, Non-Profit)
  • Package / Image
    • Conservative (Public, Non-Profit)
    • Non Conservative (Private, Public, Startup)
  • 3 & 5 Year Plan: Your Goals & Objectives
    • Put Into Writing!
preparation before you graduate
Preparation - Before You Graduate
  • Focus: Balance Of School, Pleasure, & Family
    • Invest Wisely: 90/10 Rule
    • Stay Focused, Persevere & Complete Your Path
  • Mock Job Hunt
    • Monster.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Review Job Requirements
    • Review Real Resumes
  • Sharpen Technical Skills Of Interest & Demand
    • Brainbench.com
    • Certifications
    • Software Packages
  • Invest Time With Professionals / Potential Professionals
    • MISA, Family, Friends
  • Network, Network, Network
  • Build Relationships
preparation internship co ops
Preparation – Internship & Co-Ops
  • What They Are
  • What They Pay
  • Why They’re Invaluable
    • Networking, Networking, Networking
    • Relationships
    • Real Experience
  • How To Find Them
    • University Web Sites
    • Career Services
  • What To Expect
    • Get Out What You Put Into
preparation interviewing tips
Preparation – Interviewing Tips
  • Why Do Companies Interview
  • Questions You Will Be Asked
  • Questions You Should Ask
  • How To Ask / Answer Questions
  • How To Prepare – Practice Makes Perfect
  • Your Package & Presentation
  • What To Bring / What Not To Bring
  • Being Comfortable Is Key
  • Resources Available
    • KSU Career Services
    • Google: Interview Preparation
    • Job Interviewing For Dummies
preparation resume tips
Preparation – Resume Tips
  • How Are Resumes Used
  • Items To Highlight / Include
  • Items To Avoid
    • Lower GPAs – Focus On Major GPA
  • Cover Letters & Thank You Notes
    • Have Them Ready
  • Certifications: Valuable?
  • Multiple/Targeted Resumes
  • Resources Available
    • KSU Career Services
    • Google: Resume
    • Resumes For Dummies
preparation sought skills
Preparation – Sought Skills
  • Hands On / Technical Skills
    • Non Academic Experience
      • Internships / Co-Op
      • Self Directed Projects
      • Projects For Friends/Family
    • Technical Certification
    • MS Office
  • Soft Skills
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills
      • Ability To Ask Questions
      • Ability To Listen
      • Ability To Articulate Verbally & Written
    • Self-Direction / Social Norms / Teamwork
    • Ability To Be Aware Of The Big Picture
    • Innovative / High Positive Energy / Ambition
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Agenda
  • Preparation
    • Self Assessment
    • Before You Graduate
    • Internship & Co-Ops
    • Interviewing Tips
    • Resume Tips
    • Sought Skills
  • Real World
    • Your First Month
    • A Typical Day
    • Your Boss
    • Salary & Benefits
    • Working Environment
    • Company Culture
    • Key Attributes To Success
    • Tips On How To Get Ahead
real world your first month
Real World – Your First Month
  • What To Expect
    • You Will Be Lost
    • You Will Feel Unproductive
    • You Will Feel Like You Have Nothing To Do
    • You Will Feel Like Your First Day Of School
    • Not To Find A Clear Vision / Roadmap
  • What To Do
    • Understand The Company Org Chart
      • Key Influencers / Decision Makers
      • Key Technical Experts
      • Key Application / Owner Experts
    • Network, Network, Network
    • Listen To Your Boss
    • Understand/Question Your Team
    • Find Book Of Acronyms / Company Intranet
real world typical day
Real World – Typical Day
  • Entry Level
    • 40% Programming / Code Review
    • 20% Analysis
    • 10% Learning The Business
    • 10% Research / Reading / Troubleshooting
    • 10% Verbal Peer/Manager/Customer Interaction - Business
    • 5% Verbal Peer/Manager/Customer Interaction – BSing
    • 5% E-Mail / IM Communication
real world your boss
Real World – Your Boss
  • What To Expect
    • Your Boss May Not Know What To Do With You
    • Analogies, Analogies, Analogies
    • Direction / Availability
  • What To Do
    • Get Face Time: Out Of Site, Out Of Mind
    • Give 110%
    • Question & Ask For Clarity
    • 80/20 Rule – Focus On The 20%
    • Understand What Motivates Them
      • Make Them Successful / Look Good - Team
real world salary benefits
Real World – Salary & Benefits
  • Cash: How Much To Expect
    • Entry Level Minimum - $35K
    • Year 1 Potential - $50K
    • Year 3 Potential - $Yr 1 + Up To 20%
    • Dependent On:
      • Business Type
      • Your Commitment & Your Boss’s Commitment
  • Benefits / Perks
    • Paid Vacation
    • Sick Time
    • Flex Time
    • Medical / Dental / Vision
    • Stock Purchase
    • 401K – MAX IT OUT
real world working environment
Real World – Working Environment
  • Physical & Amenities
    • Cubicles / Bull Pens / Offices
    • Lunch / Vending / Coffee / Water
    • Corporate Campuses
      • Baby Sitting Service
      • Dry Cleaning Service
      • Mail Service
    • Computer Equipment
    • Conference Room / Conference Calls
    • Scheduling Your Day
    • Copy / Printer / Fax
real world company culture
Real World – Company Culture
  • Depends On Business Type
  • Value On Education / Experience
  • Company Attire / Communication
  • Play The Game: Company Politics
  • Network, Network, Network
  • Understand The Power Brokers
  • Work Day Start/Stop Expectations
  • Meeting Expectations / Accountability
  • Advice:
    • Do The Right Thing
    • Watch & Follow The Leaders
    • Align Yourself With The Best
real world key attributes to success
Real World – Key Attributes To Success
  • Book Smarts
    • Education, Best Practices, Case Studies, Reading, Continued Education (i.e. MBA)
  • Street Smarts
    • Experience (i.e. Done The Job), Industry Knowledge, Big Picture Relationships
  • Genuine Relationships
    • Friendships
    • Politics, Key Person Alignment, Mentoring
  • You
    • Internal Fire, Discipline, Planning, 360 Awareness, Life Balance, Your Passion
    • Focus & Repeat
real world tips on how to get ahead
Real World – Tips On How To Get Ahead
  • You Don’t Know Everything: Find A Mentor
    • Formal / Informal / Validate Your Passion
    • Become An Expert In Your Industry / Company
  • Bi-Lingual: Technical & Business / Professional
    • Know Your Audience
    • Set & Live The Professional Tone To The Culture
  • Your Peers: Forge Genuine Relationships With Key People
    • Work Hard; Play Harder; Get Personal
    • Use Communities: LinkedIn, NEOSA, Etc.
    • Network 360; Focus On Networking Up/Down
  • Your Boss: 80 / 20 Rule
    • Know What’s Important To Them & Exceed
    • Other 80% Is Expected, But Often Not Graded
    • Take The Initiative: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
real world tips on how to get ahead19
Real World – Tips On How To Get Ahead
  • Keep Learning
    • The Industry / Business You Serve
    • Continue Formal Education (MBA, etc.)
    • Certifications
  • Communication
    • Communicate To Express, Not Impress
    • Listen, Learn, and Increase Your Vocabulary
      • CNN, News, Earnings Releases, etc.
    • It’s Not Always The Message, But Messenger
  • Know When To Say When: Get Out & Move On
    • 3 / 5 / 7 Rule
    • Accelerate Your Career
      • Two/Three Year Plan
  • Recruiters: Align Yourself With Two
    • They Should Know Who/What Your Are
    • Keep In Contact Twice A Year
final thoughts
Final Thoughts
  • Preparation
    • Put Your Goals In Writing
    • Get An Internship
    • Mock Interview
    • Get Comfortable & The Job
  • Real World
    • Your Boss: 80/20 Rule
    • Max Your 401K
    • Get A Mentor
    • Forge Genuine Relationships
    • Leverage Your Network