The Applicant - A Career Reality Competition
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Applicant Contestants :: Corinne Feight and Madalyn Nichols!
Watch their videos for Challenge #4 below and learn more about them HERE.
|Corinne Feight||Madalyn Nichols|
Our 2012-2013 Panel of Guest Judges
Carly Toth Proud Sponsor of The Applicant
Recruiting Coordinator for Amica Mutual Insurance Company.
She routinely travels to college campuses throughout the country to find talented
individuals to add to the Amica team. In addition, she works with various career
services and student organizations to coordinate presentations about the company,
interview preparation and resume building. Carly graduated from Florida State/
University with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance.
Career Consultant, Purdue University CCO
Susan Bush received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio,
in finance. She has worked a total of ten years at Purdue as a business manager
in the college of agriculture. In the last four years, she has also been pursuing a
master’s degree in school counseling with the intention of changing her career path
to a student services profession. Since graduating last May, she has begun working
at the Center for Career Opportunities as a career services consultant and is looking
forward to working with Lisa Snodgrass in her career guidance efforts with
liberal arts students.
Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprize Holdings
Heather Kahl is the Talent Acquisition Manager of Indiana for Enterprise Holdings.
She has been with Enterprise for just over 11 years now. Heather studied Exercise
Science at Ball State University and shortly after school she joined Enterprise as a
Heather managed several rental locations throughout the state of Indiana and then
was promoted into a Business Rental Sales Executive position. In this sales position,
she helped develop and build upon current relations with Corporate Customers as well as negotiate contracts.
From there, Heather was promoted to Training and Development Specialist then Training and Development
Manager over the state of Indiana. She was responsible for the development of training programs, facilitation,
measurement, and conducting of needs assessment. In her current role of Talent Acquisition Manager, she
strategically manages the hiring and recruiting process for Enterprise, National, and Alamo rental brands here in Indiana.
General Manager for Cintas Corporation
Brian LeRoy is a General Manager of the Cintas Corporation operation in Frankfort, Indiana.
He went to Michigan State University and received a BA in finance in 2000. He also received his
MBA in Supply Chain Management also at Michigan State University in 2003. While at Cintas,
he has received an Outstanding Achievement Award 3 years in a row and also won the VPP Star
Partnership with IOSHA. His passions include teaching his partners, safety, the Detroit Tigers.
Brian and Sarah, his wife of 6 years, have two children named Mikey and Trammell.
Associate, Human Resources at Burson-Marsteller New York
Caitlin McCusker is an associate in the Human Resources Department at Burson-Marsteller New York.
Caitlin manages the U.S. Harold Burson Summer Internship Program and is responsible for overseeing
the agency’s New York and Boston interns. She plays a vital role in the college outreach program and
handles full-cycle recruiting for junior to mid level positions across the U.S.
The Applicant is a reality career competition sponsored by Liberal Arts Career Development.
The competition is open to any senior in the College of Liberal Arts here at Purdue University. Students compete in 5 challenges throughout the competition. After each challenge the judges will rank the contestants and the lowest scoring contestant will be eliminated. The final winner will receive $250 and an interview at one of their dream companies!
Click on the link above to read about this year’s contestants and watch their challenge videos!
#1 Professional Dress
#2 Resume/Cover Letter
#3 Social Media/Professional Branding
#4 Elevator Pitch Video
#5 Professional Interview with each of the 5 judges
Do YOU have what it takes to be the Ultimate Applicant? Check back next fall for callout information!
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