Advanced Preparation—Turning Career Conversations into Interviews, Recommendations, and Referrals

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


One month before the start of her senior year, Sonya had to make a decision. The accounting company where she had recently interned had offered her a full-time position after graduation. However, ever since she was a sophomore, her heart had been set on working for Cornerstone Research. Unfortunately, Cornerstone Research chose not to display its entry-level jobs on her school’s online job posting platform, nor did Cornerstone attend her school’s career fairs or host information sessions, because her school was not one of the company’s “target schools.” Now Sonya had less ...

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