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Yet, in these second-round interviews, the job recruiters
were not asking about Penna's goals or work experience.
Instead they put his credentials to the test, giving him case
studies or examinations asking him to solve marketing-strat-
egy problems that the company might face.
"Every interview is different. They'll give you case stud-
ies and say, 'Here's a marketing problem, you have 40 min-
utes to fix it. Solve the problem. I want you to think out
loud.' It's very high stress," Penna said.
One of the most difficult second interviews consisted of
five back-to-back case studies, an hour and a half apiece.
Vice presidents and managers who graduated from Harvard
or top consulting firms like McKinsey & Company even
stopped by to gauge his qualities.
"You may have all these numbers (in a case study). If you
don't have the right methodology you are out of work, you
know.You have to prepare yourself."
But Penna was prepared. He had already been scouting
out which businesses he wanted to attack once October
arrived, and he had secured interviews through contact-
ing employers and using the Business School network.
Penna immediately looked over resources on previous
case studies over and over again, practicing and refining
what his strategy would be once his interview came.
"I made sure I looked at them rather rigorously, and once
I got the methodology down, I was prepared. ... Once you
have acquired all this knowledge, now it's time to prove
yourself. Confidence is the key."
Still, even with the most preparation and his confidence
behind him, Penna couldn't win every chess game.
-"Every time I go to an interview it's almost like 'You win
some, you lose some.' That's the reality of it. Very few peo-
ple can win all of them."
But Penna won the interviews that counted the most and
was offered a two-year job at Microsoft after he graduates.
After his time at Microsoft, he plans to attend a top graduate
school and to go and work for other top businesses.
While business students may have to face high-stress case
studies and tough competition, art students face a different,
but equally challenging process. Major, who graduated last
year, had a completely different job search. In fact she said
she didn't even prepare for it.
"I had no strategy whatsoever, I was just really getting
into my job search and thinking like, 'Okay I need to get out
of Michigan, I can't stand another winter."'
Major's specialty is in metals, sculpting ceramics and
creating jewelry like bracelets and necklaces. Like many
other hopeful art students, Major hopes one day she can
make a career selling her art. Normally, art students
apply for a position with a company or try to have their
work featured in an art show. Major said her works prob-
ably wouldn't make her famous any time in the near
future. She added that it is typical for artists to go
through years of rejection before they can ever find a
career selling their art.
"I definitely heard painters saying that they dropped off
all their (works) at galleries and got laughed at. You have to
be good or different, and it's hard and the judging is very
subjective. You could make something and one jerk says its
great, and another jerk can say they don't like it."
The economy doesn't affect the art industry much,
because it's always tough to find a professional art job,
So she hoped to find an interim position to give her
opportunities to work on her skills and then maybe go off
to graduate school. But during her time at the University,
Major wasn't focusing on her future aspirations. Instead
she focused on her passion, creating art. As a result she
said she ignored the job search process until after gradua-
tion, which was a big mistake.
Naturally, she then rushed to newspaper advertise-
ments and job-searching websites, looking for a teaching
position or at an art institute creating ceramics for stu-
dents or clients. She just desired to find something to
accommodate her skills as an artist. But there were no
easy solutions as looking for an available job position
was nearly impossible.
"What was mostly frustrating was going on the Web.
Half of the time, when you look at postings, it is already
taken and they just don't take it down."
She also found that she couldn't even apply to most of the
job openings available.
Her job searching finally turned up a few open positions.
Still that turned out to be just as wearisome. "I was looking
for places all over the country, and there were four jobs. And
I didn't get any of them."
Three months of searching and still out of a job, she
cringed thinking about other options like working at a
jewelry store doing menial tasks just to pay the bills. She
said it was looking to become a reality, until an old art
professor told her of an opening at a Dartmouth College
art workshop. She later applied and finally got a job.
Major added that she never expected networking would
actually find her a job.
"Luck and making connections, that's probably some
good advice, networking is just the only way I was able to
get a job. ... This job sort of fell into my life, I don't know
what I would have done if I hadn't got it."
The job wasn't really what she thought she would ever be
doing though. "Basically, students come in and make stuff at
the workshop." One student recently came in to make his
girlfriend an engagement ring.
Although the job seems like something at a jewelry
store and its only part-time, for Major it's all she could
have hoped for because it gives her some time to make a
few art pieces for herself. "It gives me the freedom to
express myself.... When you make something just for you
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