Guest post from rising fourth-year UVA student Maia Rosewelsh on how her VAM mentor helped her narrow down and achieve her goals for the summer after her third year - and likely beyond!
Now that you know consulting is the right field for you, it is time to start planning! Familiarize yourself with the case interview/ recruitment processes, network and conduct informational interviews, find a mentor, and take advanced courses in departments that can effectively prepare you for a career in consulting.
Case Interviews and the Recruitment Processes
For many students, spring break can feel like a long awaited respite from a hectic semester. For parents, spring break can seem like an opportune time for students to take advantage of a lull in their studies and focus on the future. The following are just a few ideas for how to engage your student in more career related activities over break.
How do I start my first communication with my mentor? What do I talk about? Should I conduct prior research? To what degree? Here are tips on how to make the most out of your initial conversations with your mentor.
With winter break just around the corner, your student may be feeling a number of emotions about classes, majors, careers, and the future. One of the best things you can do as a parent is to listen and keep an open mind when it comes to your student’s academic major and career decision planning. Consider some of the following ideas from the UVA Career Center for supporting your student over the next few weeks as they reflect on the past semester and look for ways to actively explore their interests and career goals over vacation.
Greg Mand, a UVA 1991 graduate, Virginia alumni mentor, and experienced Silicon Valley business development leader, offers these tips on how students can make the most out of their mentor-mentee relationship.
Identifying and working with a mentor can be a great way to explore careers and industries and build your network. We wanted to make sure you knew about these two tremendous mentoring opportunities right here at UVA!
Updated application deadline - now it is September 23rd! There is still time to register!
Setting goals is often challenging but it clarifies and commits the mentoring partners to a set of desired outcomes. Here are some of the most important reasons for setting goals with your mentoring partner: