The Graduate Gazette
A Bi-weekly Newsletter for Marymount's Graduate Students

November 25th, 2013 Edition

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Mastering the Interview Process 
Why practice, self-reflection, and research are the keys to interviewing success
Knowing how to make a strong first impression is critical to your career success.  While an initial interview may take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour, if you have not convinced an interviewer that you are the right person for the job (or at least a contender who should be taken to the next level) after the first five minutes, it can be incredibly difficult to recover.  


In that first five minutes of the interview, the interviewer will have noted many critical aspects. Your appearance. Your hygiene. Your handshake. Your personal presence. Your eye contact. Your body language. Your articulation. And, most importantly, your personality. Notice that there is no mention of your coursework, your GPA, or your work experience here. While taking the right courses, having good grades, and having related work experience are all critical in getting you to the interview in the first place, it is how you carry yourself in the interview that will take you to the next level.


Although it is impossible to anticipate and be fully prepared for

all aspects of an interview (e.g., the questions that you will get asked, the personality of the interviewer, the external distractions of the space), being familiar with the basic process of the interview, developing awareness of the general expectations of employers in your field of interest, and having practiced how to articulate your skills and experience in the most effective and concise way possible are ALL factors that you can control to make sure your first impression makes the difference!   


Whether or not you have an interview to prepare for at the present moment, by taking the time to research the interview process, practice your interviewing skills, and reflect on your strengths as an individual NOW, you are investing wisely in your future career success and demonstrating initiative as a soon-to-be professional.  

Take a proactive approach to your career development and come meet with a Career Coach to start enhancing your interviewing skills TODAY! 
Jobs4Saints Highlights
A Selection of Postings Based on MU Grad Programs
Upcoming Workshops & Events on Campus and Beyond!
Don't Miss Out on These Great Opportunities!
Employer On Campus: SPARK Business Academy
Monday, November 25th, 2013 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the Reinsch Library Boardroom
SPARK Business Academy is an entrepreneurial company dedicated to making an impact on young students through innovative after-school enrichment classes in the Arlington, VA area.  They have several part-time opportunities offering meaningful experience in lead teacher roles starting in early January 2014 and an excellent pay of $20-$40/hour for qualified candidates.  Stop by the Reinsch Library Boardroom on Monday evening to learn more about these unique teaching opportunities.
Marymount's Literature, Language, and Humanities Department presents the LLH Professionalization Workshop
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Butler Hall G111
All students are welcome to attend this workshop hosted by the LLH Department on the topic of oral presentation skills and tools as well as maintaining a professional online presence.

Virtual Career Fair: 
Careers in International Teaching
Thursday, December 5th, 2013 ONLINE
8:00am - 5:00pm
The International Schools of Choueifat in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain
 are part of SABISŪ, a global education management organization that was founded in 1886 and currently operates in 15 countries on four continents, educating thousands of students. Based on a proven proprietary system, SABISŪprovides students with a top-quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing world.  They offer excellent teaching job opportunities with attractive packages for final year Undergraduates and Postgraduates of all disciplines/majors in and around Dubai. To learn more about the event and to register, visit:
Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall

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