It’s Not All About The (Technical) Skills

June 29, 2017


by
Stephanie Bucklin

Advisor Preston Webb (‘10, ’11) has a lot of experience mentoring students on AGGIEvisors, Texas A&M Mays School of Business’ alumni mentorship platform. A Manager in the Technology practice at Deloitte Consulting, Preston primarily consults with MBA and MIS (Masters of Information Science) students looking to get into the consulting field.

His surprising advice to them? Focus less on technical skills, and more on “soft” skills in your résumé in order to land consulting jobs. Keep reading ›

What Can I Learn from Career Services and Alumni Relations Staff?

June 27, 2017


by
Firsthand Staff

This week we look at the best advice that Career Services and Alumni Relations staff give to their students. We look at what can make your résumé stand out, and at how to navigate the transition from student to full-time employee. Keep reading ›

How I “Defined The Relationship” With My First Job Out of College

June 22, 2017


by
Michelle Xu

It was 9:41pm on a Friday, but the daylight in Lillesand, Norway was not letting up. Earlier that day, my New York-based coworkers and I had caught fish, baited crab traps, and enjoyed a Norwegian dinner with open-faced prawn sandwiches. As we gathered around the campfire to make s’mores under the dimming night sky, I thought to myself, “How did I get so lucky?” Keep reading ›