When it came to job interviews—a topic on every student’s mind—the parents had some sage suggestions: Ask the interviewer for advice. Don’t let the qualifications scare you off; if you have 50 percent of what employers are asking for, then apply—provided you have the passion. And passion is key. An interviewer can tell within a minute if you have it or not.
The parents had more advice for those who get the job: If you make a mistake, admit it, and have a plan to fix it. Don’t compete with your boss; always make them look better.
Listen to the discussion:
The event was moderated by Richard (Rick) L. Treanor, Ph.D., PAR ’17, Partner at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP. Panelists included:
Rich Cervini, PAR ’19, Senior Vice President of Production and Technical Operations, CBS Television Distribution
Donna Morris, PAR ’19, Executive Vice President of Customer and Employee Experience, Adobe
Ed Munshower, PAR ’18, Founder, Terrace Creek Capital
John Normile, FCRH ’84, LAW ‘, 88, PAR ’19, Partner, Jones Day
Jennifer Povlitz, PAR ’19, Managing Director & Market Head of Wealth Management, UBS
Maureen F. Zakowski, M.D., PAR ’18, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital