david_jackson912
david_jackson912
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📍 New York, NY
📖 Analyst at MBB firm
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Hey man -

Out of curiosity, did you have any internships during your MBA program? Usually people turn those internships into full time offers, but maybe you were doing a part time program where you worked while in school. Any way, one track that worked for me was to go down an analyst track. 

Also, what are your long term career aspirations? 

Hey Demarcus -

Overall, not a bad resume. At a first glance, it's got pretty much everything I would be looking for, but here's a few things to consider:

Since we know you're applying for an internship/job once you submit a resume, maybe remove the Objective part. It gets you two additional lines so that you can add more meaningful content later.
Your education section is a little too meaty, taking up almost a quarter of your resume. Find some spots where you can tighten up and save yourself some lines e.g. combining your cumulative GPA and business GPA and the two study abroad locations in Germany. 
Assuming you make the above edits, this should give you more space to add some details to your first two jobs to show that you're qualified for the specific business role that you're applying for.

Hope that helps and best of luck!

Hey Sam -

I saw both of your posts so I figured I'd just answer both questions here because the tactics to use to ace an interview works regardless of where you're interviewing. With that in mind, here are a few things to remember:

Arrive on time and dress sharply: This might seem obvious, but you only get one chance to make a first impression so don't be late. In fact, arrive a few minutes early if you can just to take a minute, be friendly to the receptionist, and take a look at the office to get a feel for where you might work. On attire, make sure you're professional because it's always better to be a little over dressed than under dressed. 
Research: Spend a few hours researching the company, who you're interviewing, and the current priorities for the company. 
Adjust your answers based on research: You'll face standard questions like "tell me about your resume" or "what are your strengths". Based on your research, adjust your answers. Since you're interviewing for a data role, don't spend time talking about irrelevant clubs. Spend more time talking about projects where you analyzed data or presented data. 
Follow up: For every person you meet with, send a thank you note after the interview within 24 hours. You'd be amazed how few people do this and how much of a difference it makes. Plus, if you stumble during the interview, it'll give you a chance to give a better answer

Good luck!

This is definitely a tricky one, but I would say it's worth putting on your resume. You can always adjust the date to "Spring 2016" so it looks a little longer. 

That makes sense and good for you for pursuing an MBA while working full time. It's definitely not easy to juggle both.

RE: Goals - If I were in your shoes, I'd look at finance manager jobs that require an MBA. Those should be a good match.