New Grads: Here's How to Discuss Your Classwork in Job Interviews

April 18, 2018

Fast Company, 4.18.18

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New Grads: Here's How to Discuss Your Classwork in Job Interviews


Fast Company, 4.18.18

Many times students focus more on the content knowledge of their degree, such as "I studied history" or "I wrote my dissertation on 18th-century French literature," says Emily Seamone, a career adviser at The Graduate Center, CUNY. "Academia focuses more on mastering a subject and tends not to train students to think in terms of transferable skills, which is what employers are most interested in." This is especially true "if a student feels there is absolutely no connection between their content expertise and the job," says Seamone.