Professional Interactions

Whether you are interviewing, in a structured meeting, or informally interacting with professionals - you are exchanging information and developing contacts that will help to further your career.


Best Ways to Prepare

  • Review your resume and be ready to talk about your experiences
  • Become familiar with the STAR model when giving examples of your accomplishments: Situation - Task - Action - Result
  • Discuss your career goals with a mentor or an advisor
  • Learn all you can about a person or a company before you meet them
  • Utilize your personal contacts and LinkedIn connections to investigate beyond the company website
  • Dress to impress! Select professional attire early and make sure it is clean, pressed and fits well

Interviewing Resources


Networking Resources

  • Attend an event to network with employers and absorb expert advice!
  • Career Contact Bank - Connect with alumni interested in being a career mentor, or search your LinkedIn network for GVSU alumni that work in your field.