As Samantha has mentioned in her posts, a couple weeks ago, Lehigh hosted a career fair for all students to go to and meet with companies interested in hiring Lehigh students for internships, co-ops, and jobs. Well, of course, I attended, and it was really a beneficial experience. Some of the companies really stood out to me, and I’d definitely be interested in interning with them over the summer.
Last week, Turner Construction, one of the companies from the career fair, held an information session on campus for students to get to know more about them. They even brought pizza for all of us, which was much appreciated 🙂 I’m sure many of you know about the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Turner was the construction company that managed the construction for that massive skyscraper. Pretty cool, right? In fact, Turner has done a lot of well known buildings throughout the world. All of the representatives that were there talking to us graduated for Lehigh, so we were really able to connect with them.
After attending the information session, my interest was certainly peaked, so I sent my resume in and applied for an interview, like many other students. Lehigh has a great resource for students called LUCIE, which is an internet hub for all things related to careers. We can look up jobs, see what kind of events Career Services is hosting, post a resume, etc. We used LUCIE to apply to Turner…very convenient.
I did land an interview, which I had this morning. I made sure I looked professional and all fancy. Thankfully, a few representatives came to Lehigh to interview us, so we didn’t have to go all the way down to Philadelphia, where their main office is. Each interview was about 30 minutes long, and they interviewed about 18 people I think. Good thing they had two groups conducting interviews. Overall, I think the interview went really well. I was able to answer all of the questions (first step to success), and I think I was able to answer everything in ways that showcased who I am as a person as well as a student. Even if I don’t get the job, just going through the interview itself was a great experience. I can’t wait to hear from them in about a month and a half!