Kyle Hill

Describe the steps you took to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship.

I campaigned with the help of the Advance Party for the position of Student Body President. Before the campaign, I had to apply for the position with the Advance Party. This was a 30 page application - along with a 30 minute presentation/interview.

How far in advance did you prepare and begin applying for your experiential learning opportunity?

I planned a month in advance, when the Advance Party announced and released their applications.

If you used any Career Center services, resources, or events to obtain your internship/research opportunity/fellowship, what were they? How did they support your application process?

One part of the application was a resume. I had the Career Center review my resume. They helped me organize my experiences into a one page, professional snapshot. This resume was attached to my application.

Describe some of your responsibilities or duties during your experiential learning opportunity.

As Student Body President, I represent my 41,000 fellow students on the Board of Trustees, and I serve as the executive for the Student Government Association.

What was a typical day like “on the job?”

Every day, I have office hours in between classes. Typically, I make phone calls and respond to emails, attend committees of which I am the student representative. In the evening, I attend events and give speeches at student organizations.

What are some major takeaways from your experience? How will these help prepare you for the next step after graduation?

I learned crucial skills in managing a group to complete tasks, navigate bureaucracy, and create a common vision. I believe I can take these skills and be a successful project manager.

Did this experience help clarify your career path? If yes, how so?

Yes! In my experience, I had the pleasure of meeting many professionals in my career field of interest: banking. This experience gave me access to successful individuals who have given me advice and help in job searching.

Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill

"The Career Center helped me organize my resume into a one page, professional snapshot of my experiences when I applied for Student Body President."

Major: Finance, Class of 2018
Company/Organization: Student Government Association