Consulting College Recruitment Season is Here! What should you do? |CAREER COACHING WITH CHRISTINE

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Most consulting firms do follow a “recruitment season” to hire entry level, specifically from schools like college, university, or graduate programs. So many people ask me what they should prepare or how should they even get started, so here’s all of my advice jam packed into one video so you can get that job offer!

Why Should You Join a Business Fraternity? – Phi Chi Theta

If you asked for advice on what to do in college, I would say join a business fraternity because of its endless opportunities. The one I ultimately joined was Phi Chi Theta! We founded a chapter at the Boston University Campus where I was secretary, Executive Vice President, and pledge master, and now on the national level I was the Eastern Regional Director and now VP of Alumni Affairs!

Be intentional with everything you do.

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As school kicks up again, wanted to give my advice to any of you college seniors out there!

I’m trying to share tips and stories that can can help motivate or inspire you to be your better self! 💁🏻‍♀️

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“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” by Wayne Gretzky

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Now before you say the quote is from The Office, it was originally from Wayne Gretzky. 😂

I’m not a hockey person at all, but this REALLY has been my life motto for a very long time. As someone risk averse, I really tried to pushed myself to do more and do better. I have never regretted it. Thanks Jake!

I’m trying to share tips and stories that can can help motivate or inspire you to be your better self! 💁🏻‍♀️

📣 I also have a YouTube channel focusing on the tech consulting career, professional and personal development, and money! https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristineWong

👇🏻 Comment down below on the last time you took a big risk and got even bigger rewards! Take the leap!

Fake it till you make it

I used to do DECA high school business competitions. My first time was in my high school sophomore year when I did a 30-paged business plan on a East meets West department store which was a one-stop shop in Asian food, groceries, furniture, clothing… literally everything.

When we go to States competition in Rochester, we had to make an investment pitch. This was my first time ever presenting, and it was THE WORST. I LITERALLY read off a piece of paper and made NO eye contact. I epically failed. I went home so disappointed in myself because I had no confidence in myself despite knowing everything that I had to say.

I tried it again the next year and the year after that. I learned from my mistakes, and I knew it was all a confidence issue, but in my senior year, I made the top 10! I was able to do it by faking it even if I’m not confident.

Of course it doesn’t stop there. I went to college and when you major in business, you have to make presentations. My junior year in Core, AGAIN another program dedicated to a business plan on a new idea and an investment pitch, I had the confidence that shocked myself. Time and time again, I surprise myself and eventually, I was able to talk confidently and with poise. Now I KILL my job interviews, got my Accenture job, and now do YouTube videos where I put myself out there.

This was definitely a journey, but my confidence in myself, in my voice, and in my ideas have grown and now I am not afraid to be myself in front of anyone else. It took a while, but faking it till I made it definitely helped me get to this point, and I’m so glad I pushed myself! When have you pushed yourself for the better?

I also have a YouTube channel focusing on professional development, personal development, and a career & lifestyle in technology consulting!

“I’m going to kick some ass and remind them that I’m fierce.”

Jessica Pearson is QUEEN! If you guys haven’t seen her in Suits or Pearson, you have to watch the show. In the show, Jessica is a badass, head-turning, top-notch Black BOSS in a law firm. Let her be a role model for you all.

A lot have been wondering how to stand out in their internships or what they can do in their now virtual internships. My suggestion is to reach out for a coffee chat or a lunch break call and really get your name out there. It may be difficult at first, but trust me: you’re FIERCE and you just need to believe in it.

When I was the only female intern at my time in Analytic Partners, I didn’t let that stop me. I proceeded to meet up with over 20 employees for coffee chats and lunch breaks to learn about them, the company, and their jobs. I built my spheres of influence. I even got to have a coffee chat with the CEO!

I also didn’t stop there and started Women Wednesdays. Since it was a data analytics consulting firm, it was hard to find women. It was maybe close to 25% of the firm. So I started Women Wednesdays which was a dedicated lunch every other Wednesday open to the women in the firm. Even the Chief People Officer, though male, took note of how it was as a woman in the firm in hopes to make a better experience for the company!

So let’s remind you I was 20 at the time. You don’t need to be 40 and high up in the ranks to start something like this: all it takes is guts to kick ass. You can do this! Make a name for yourself. The worst you get is a no, the best you get is a return offer from your internship for a full time job!

Every Friday, I will be posting a storytime with a lesson or tip. Follow me if you would like more! I also have a YouTube channel focusing on professional development, personal development, and a career & lifestyle in technology consulting!

I also have a YouTube channel focusing on professional development, personal development, and a career & lifestyle in technology consulting!