The Applicant - A Career Reality Competition
Are you a CLA Senior, graduating in May or August?
Do YOU have what it takes to be the Ultimate Applicant?
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 3 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!
Our 2013 Applicant Participants :: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
How this career reality challenge affected our 2012-13 participants
THE WINNER:: Madalyn Nichols
Major: Mass Communication
Minor: Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Current location: Indianapolis, IN
Companies Interviewed with as a result of the Applicant: Google (informational interview), ExactTarget, The Indianapolis Colts
Current Position: News Intern at WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN
Advice for future Applicants: My advice is to stick with it. The applicant program provides such a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and really develop crucial job-search skills. Also, stay true to yourself- let your personality shine through everything you do.
RUNNER UP:: Corinne Feight
Major(s): Professional Writing and Photography
Minor: Creative Writing
Current location: New York (Manhattan), New York
Current Position: Grey Healthcare Group
Advice: Don't be afraid to take an internship after graduation. I was really disappointed when I hadn't receive a full-time offer by the time graduation rolled around, but I had received an internship offer, which I then accepted. This ended up being the right choice for me because it allowed me to move the city I wanted to and get acclimated, since it was the first time I had ever been to New York City. It also let me get my feet wet in advertising and, more specifically, healthcare advertising--two things I had yet to have an internship in. This gave me an out, meaning that if I hated it, I knew I wasn't signed on for the long haul. I really wanted to make sure I was happy with my eventual full-time position and accepting the internship position allowed me to feel like I had a gradual introduction to many things that were new to me. I was able to start earning the respect of my co-workers and learning the many nuances that come with any new position. This ultimately made the full-time offer that much more rewarding, because I knew I had proven my worth to the company.
Want to be the 2014 Applicant?
Send your 60 second audition video to firstname.lastname@example.org byJanuary 27th and you could be on your way to winner $250 cash!
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