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Courtesy of: Fordham University

Courtesy of: Fordham University


School is starting up again and students are scrambling to organize their schedules and activities. One thing that students should be making time fore in their schedule is completing internship applications. As Fall approaches, many internship applications for the Spring and Summer will be due. Talk to Career Services at Lincoln Center to learn how students can prepare their resume and fine tune their interviewing skills.



Holly Rotchin (Career Service Advisor Ask Holly for some tips on how to prepare a resume and hone one’s interviewing skills.


  • Can you tell us a little about yourself? You were a recruiter before coming to Fordham right?
  • What is your best advice for students looking for internships?
  • What is the best way to find internships?
  • What is the biggest benefit students get when consulting CS instead of looking for internships by themselves?
  • How should I start making my resume? What kind of activities should I be including? Are there any activities students should not include?
  • How long should a resume be?
  • Should my resume be the same for every job I apply to or should I tailor it for each job I apply to?
  • Are cover letters necessary? I’ve heard some recruiters love them and others don’t
  • What are your top three interviewing tips?
  • What is the hardest question one should be prepared for in an interview?
  • What are the main things a student shouldn’t do when interviewing?
  • Anything else you would like to share with our viewers?

Grace Huntley (in charge of internship and job positions Grace is a valuable resource because she is knowledgeable of the career and internship positions on Fordham’s Career Link page. She maintains relations with companies looking to hire Fordham graduates. Ask Grace similar questions to Holly.

Student at Career Fair who did go through Fordham Career Services– Ask the student what companies he/she is applying for. See what advice from Career Services he/she found most valuable.


  • What made you decide to go to Career Services?
  • What kind of company are you looking for?
  • Do you think Career Services has improved your chances of receiving an internship offer? Why?
  • What advice from Career Services did you find most valuable?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Student who is looking for an internship, but didn’t go through Career Services– Ask the student what companies he/she is applying to.


  • What companies are you looking to apply to?
  • What makes you feel confident you’ll receive an offer?
  • Why did you not use Career Services?
  • If you didn’t use Career Services, did you use another source to prepare your resume? (i.e. parents, friends, professor)

Recruiter from a company that is going to be at the Career Fair– Investigate what they’re looking for in an intern.


  • How long have you been a recruiter?
  • What do you look for in students’ resumes?
  • What makes an ideal intern?
  • What is something that students do that is a turnoff?
  • What is something you look at first when talking to a potential candidate?
  • How long does it take you to decide whether or not the student is a fit for the position or not?


  • Outside of career services building
  • Inside of career services building
  • Holly typing on her computer
  • Holly helping another student
  • Holly giving a seminar on interviewing skills-> Career services workshop, every Thursday at noon
  • Holly walking down the street outside of Fordham
  • Holly walking down the career services hallway
  • Students at the career fair being scanned in
  • Pan of the tables at the career fair
  • Students talking with recruiters
  • Students walking up to the table to talk to recruiters
  • Pan down the line of students waiting to talk to certain companies
  • Tight shot of recruiter talking with students
  • Recruiter shaking hands with students
  • Recruiter organizing flyers on table
  • Tight shot of students dressed professionally with their resumes in hand


Upbeat music to keep pace of clip going. We don’t want to fall into the trap of having just a list of tips. The music can help with this, especially if it is changed every 2-3 cuts.


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