CMC Weekly Newsletter
January 28, 2016
Welcome to this week's CMC newsletter! This is the place to get important information, updates and to share your career success stories. Read On!!
Student Spotlight of the Week: Paruey Anadirekkul
This week we are shining the spotlight on MSGB student Paruey Anadirekkul. Until recently, Paruey was the CEO and Co-Founder at Parking Duck: a peer to peer online parking marketplace and an on-demand parking mobile application. As CEO, he built and led a team of eight, managed a soaring startup, and he worked with multiple venture capitals and angel investors to raise funds. Paruey generated online and offline media buzz and recognition in Thailand, Singapore, Japan and China along with building traction towards Parking Duck's platform. Prior to founding Parking Duck, Paruey delivered value to corporate clients at IBM in their Global Business Services division. At IBM, he led various stages of consulting and business development engagements such as pre-sales, proposal development, negotiations, strategy formulation and large-scale implementation.
Presently, Paruey brings the same level of business savvy, enthusiasm and energy to his current role as “Student.” He is focusing on Digital Innovation and is actively involved in student clubs including DIIS, Asian Business, Consulting Collective and Entrepreneurship Society. He competed in the AT&T Case Competition on campus where his team won first place, as well as the Hult Prize Business Plan Competition. Both of these experiences helped Paruey grow and he encourages others to participate. “These are fun opportunities to present yourself, network (with peers and judges), and gain experience," states Paruey.
He offers more REALLY GREAT advice to his classmates such as, “approach job hunting with a framework! Start with your inner circle, reach out to people within your networks, Facebook, friends, colleagues from previous companies, family connections, and university friends. Then expand the search to LinkedIn, alumni, and the university Career Services referrals. Ask for information interviews with the people you reach out to in addition to researching the company websites.” He adds, “Start early, be persistent and patient. Job hunting is a numbers game. Expect 90 job applications to lead to 10 interviews to 3 offers! Tailor each resume and cover letter towards the company and role. Play on your previous work experiences and school projects.”
We wish Paruey continued success throughout his journey and leave you with his final words of advice, “Securing an internship in a competitive market is tough, especially for international students! We need to differentiate ourselves, for me it meant building a website (www.paruey.co) or an online portfolio to showcase previous work experiences, papers, and other interesting things about yourself.”
Couldn’t have said it any better, Paruey. Way to go!
International Students: Ever Wonder What U.S. Recruiters Mean When They Say...?
The job and internship search is tough enough and can be even more challenging for international students trying to understand what American expressions and colloquialisms really mean. This article reveals interview examples of what was said, and what is really behind these comments or words.
Click here for the full article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/international-students-ask-what-do-corporate-usa-mean-neil-currie?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish
Check The Career Portal For Job Listings & Events
JOBS & INTERNSHIPS:
- Rotational Training Program Associate - EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY (deadline for resume collect is 1/29/16)
- MBA Analytics Intern - KAISER PERMANENTE
- Finance Fellowship Program - KAISER PERMANENTE
- CRM Consultant - ORACLE
- Marketing Manager - POM Wonderful LLC
- Summer Associate Investment Banking - GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS
- February 1- 5: Career Week - See pepperdine.edu/careerweek for full event details and registration links
- February 5: SEER Symposium
- February 11-12: NorCal DIIS Trek
- February 17: MSOD Alumni Panel - OD in Media & Entertainment
- February 18 - Consulting Collective Networking Workshop
- February 19: Hire SoCal 2016 Graduate Business Career Fair
If you have any questions regarding these events ask us!
Friday, February 19th Hire SoCal Career Fair - Register Today on the Career Portal
Six area business schools (CSULB, CSUF, Chapman, Drucker, UCR & Pepperdine) are hosting this exclusive career fair for graduate-level students Friday, February 19th at Cal State Long Beach. Companies include American Honda, Irvine Company, Citizen's Business Bank, Niagara Bottling Company, Kaiser Permanente and more. The companies invited are looking to hire you for their internships and full-time positions.
To RSVP for Hire SoCal 2016 please visit the following link:
And to put your best foot forward at the Hire SoCal Career Fair read this article offering suggestions and tips: