Scoring that first job — at Cisco

Scoring that first job — at Cisco

It’s not all the time a straight course to your first job, how did you discover your place?

I used to be lucky sufficient to land an internship at Cisco Programs in San Jose the summer season following my junior yr at Denison. I knew a present worker and so they assisted my utility and interview course of. That summer season I labored cross-functionally throughout the Associate Gross sales Group on 5 completely different initiatives. I used to be capable of get my ft moist and be taught concerning the enterprise. The work I did opened up alternatives for me afterward at Cisco as a full-time worker.

Did you’ve assist from the Knowlton Middle or different Denison connections?

I had a number of assist from the Knowlton Middle! Throughout my sophomore and junior yr I made a number of journeys to the workplace and obtained a number of useful suggestions on resumé constructing, in addition to find out how to prep for, (and finally nail!) an interview. The employees there was very welcoming and we developed a terrific working relationship throughout my time at Denison.

The Knowlton Middle was a extremely useful useful resource for me and I might strongly advocate all college students find time for no less than one go to a semester after your first yr. Even when you aren’t certain what profession you want to pursue, there are many career-building abilities they may help you develop.

Inform us a couple of favourite class or professor.

I had a number of superior courses at Denison, most of which have been within the econ division. Professors Burczak, Kaboub, Duroy, and Boyd all taught tremendous fascinating programs, making what can at instances be a theory-heavy matter like economics related and fascinating.

One in every of my favourite programs although got here from the worldwide commerce division. Professor Mariana Saavedra Espinosa taught a course my junior yr known as Views on Enterprise Duty. She sophisticated my understanding of accountability, forcing me to see new views and finally altering how I considered not simply enterprise and ethics, however the world extra broadly.

She emphasised how the context of an occasion is inseparable from the end result, with out understanding all of the circumstances and the way every concerned social gathering impacts the scenario and the way they’re affected by it, one can’t really see the total image. That lesson has guided me via a number of conditions since and has positively knowledgeable how I make selections at the moment.

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