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Kendall – Alumni Relations

Client Situation

  • Solid student and B. A. graduate with a major in Anthropology from an excellent small, private liberal arts college in the Midwest.
  • Kendall had one and-a-half years teaching experience in Argentina, where she taught English to Argentines through two different institutes. She also set up her own successful business teaching English to clients in Buenos Aires. She further developed her Spanish language skills while there.
  • Kendall tired of teaching and felt she had exhausted her opportunities in Buenos Aires and was ready for a career change; she moved back to the States.
  • Interested in higher education (alumni relations & development), international education and study abroad programs, non-profit, fundraising, the arts, cultural organizations and charities, international travel, foundations, fashion/retail/merchandising, marketing and public relations.
  • Had a decent network of contacts (friends, family, alumni, etc.)
  • Was really not sure how to start, focus or conduct her search – she needed C2C’s guidance.

Challenges to this Job Search

  • Kendall needed to learn more about her areas of interest and the kinds of jobs therein.
  • She needed to continue to meet and talk with contacts, but many more than she was speaking with.
  • After this research she would need to narrow her job search and focus on 2-3 primary areas of interest.

Campus2Career’s Approach

At C2C’s encouragement, Kendall secured a part-time job in Chicago with a women’s clothing boutique where she worked up to twenty hours/week; while there she earned additional responsibilities that included opening and closing the store. This job allowed her to meet even more people, earn money, add to her resume and help keep her focused while conducting her search for a full-time job. C2C helped Kendall improve and focus her resume on her likely audiences. We helped her develop more contacts, who she subsequently met with – this helped broaden her base of contacts in some areas where she did not yet have any. We also helped Kendall improve her interview skills by taking her through several mock interviews – she became a much more confident and successful interviewer.

Outcome

Kendall generated a number of good leads and had a significant number of interviews. Ultimately, she accepted a full-time job as an Alumni Relations Specialist in Evanston, IL with a large well-known international service organization.

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