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-Welcome to the Leverett pre-business webpage! The Leverett pre-business tutors are here to help everyone -- from sophomores who want to find out more about business to seniors in the midst of the recruiting cycle. We hope you'll use this page to learn about offerings and events in the house (such as resume screening, career forums, and interview workshops), get connected with the pre-business tutors and alumni advisers, read the Leverett Case Interview Guide, and pick up tips and information for your job-hunting. +'''Welcome to the Leverett Pre-Career website!''' Your Pre-Career tutors are here to help you with everything related to internships, jobs and careers. Whether you're just starting to think about what you might want to do after college or are preparing for your final job interview, we are here for you! Please use this website to learn about our offerings and the events we organize in the House; to get connected with Pre-Career Tutors; to read useful resources for different stages of the job and internship application process; and to pick up general tips and information for your career exploration.
-If you have any questions about this page, please contact [http:../facebook/show.php?uid=2255 Bilal Malik].+We encourage you to contact any [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Pre-Career:People Pre-Career tutor] directly with questions or a meeting request. If you're not sure whom to reach out to, please e-mail leverettprecareer@gmail.com and we will direct you to the right person. We wish you the best of luck in your job or internship search and look forward to hearing from you!
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-= FALL 2007 CALENDAR OF EVENTS =+* '''For Pre-Career Tutors''': [https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BySzc9Ynh7jYR2JnTTBzTURCRTA&usp=sharing Pre-Career Tutor Folder]
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-* '''Resume and Cover Letter Workshop''', September 23+
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-* '''Acing Interview: Tricks, Tips, Techniques''', Oct 11+
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-* '''Case Interview Workshop, Leverett Dining Hall''', Oct. 11+
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-* '''ACING INTERVIEWS: Tricks, Tips, Techniques''', Oct 21+
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-* <span style="background: yellow;">'''1-on-1 sessions with tutors (resume/ cover-letter review, interview prep, or general discussion about career options). Sign up [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Pre-Business_1on1_Sessions HERE]</span>+
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-* Further events to be posted soon (career panels/ dinner tables, etc).+
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-== OCS EVENTS ==+
-A full list of upcoming OCS events is always updated [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/jobs/infomeetings.htm here]:+
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-= House Advisors =+
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-Meet our eager-to-help resident and non-resident Tutors below!+
-<span style="background: yellow;">'''1-on-1 sessions with tutors (resume/ cover-letter review, interview prep, or general discussion about career options). Sign up [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Pre-Business_1on1_Sessions HERE]</span>+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=2515 Tracy Britt]+
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-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Pre-Business_Sonali_Duggal_profile Sonali Duggal]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=261 Bryce Klempner]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=1715 Stephen Koren]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=2255 Bilal Malik]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=339 Erica Mitnick]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=349 Kelley Morrell]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=963 Karthik Muralidharan]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=2197 Adam Saunders]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=1620 Genevieve Sheehan] +
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=1530 Lisa Shu] +
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=1817 Gitika Srivastava] +
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=2063 Uzma Saiduddin Yasin]+
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-[http:../facebook/show.php?uid=522 Zayed Yasin]+
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-= Links = +
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-Below are a number of useful links we have compiled.+
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-== Planning for the Summer ==+
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-* <span style="background: yellow;">Guide to Summer Opportunities<span> [http://leverett1.harvard.edu/w/media/a/aa/Summer_Opportunities_Guide%2C_December_2007.pdf]+
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-* <span style="background: yellow;">[http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Career_Tips_from_Seniors E-Recruiting Tips from Seniors]<span>+
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-== Career Exploration ==+
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-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/career-areas.htm OCS Career Areas]+
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-Few students come to college knowing they want to go into business. Business at Harvard is often thought of as recruiting, I-banking, and consulting, but there is a lot more out there. The business tutors are happy to meet with you to talk about career exploration. Also, OCS is an incredible resource for business careers, and we encourage you to make an appointment with one of the counselors there if you are interested.+
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-* [http://post.harvard.edu/alumni/html/crimsoncompass.html Crimson Compass] (directory of alumni by profession, who have agreed to give internship and career-related advice to current students)+
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-Crimson Compass is an online career networking service available to students and alumni interested in learning about career and/or internship opportunities. Crimson Compass provides you with the contacts enables you to store comments on each of your contacts and shares helpful tips on successful networking. Currently, there are over 15,000 alumni volunteering to share their professional experiences and expertise with students and alumni. So whether you're applying to graduate school, changing careers or just starting out, Crimson Compass provides you with the connections you need.+
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-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Pre-Business:Grad_School Leverett and OCS resources for exploring/ applying for graduate school].+
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-== Recruiting ==+
-* Join an OCS mailing list [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/jobs.htm here] -- includes lists for summer opportunities, international experience opportunities, graduate school options, as well as other career/ internship options and opportunities. +
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/jobs.htm OCS Recruiting Website] All recruiting students must go through them. Note that deadlines happen very early in the year! Also, you can sign up at OCS for a videotaped mock interview with analysis afterwards. This is great way to see how you actually look and sound in the interview.+
-* [http://post.harvard.edu/alumni/html/crimsoncompass.html Crimson Compass] (directory of alumni by profession, who have agreed to give internship and career-related advice to current students)+
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com Wetfeet.com] Great commercial site from a couple of Stanford Business School grads geared towards the recruiting student. Has industry analyses, intros to case interviews, and a whole host of other useful info.+
-* [http://www.vault.com The Vault] Another great commercial recruiting site that is chock full of information.+
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-== Preparing your Resume and Cover letter ==+
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-Here is the Official Leverett House Resume and Cover Letter Preparation Guide:+
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/6/6c/Leverett_Resume_CoverLetter_Workshop.pdf The Essential Resume and Cover Letter Guide] +
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-* Sample resumes in MS Word, so you can type in your information in an already-formatted document. Pick a format that looks best to you and suits your experiences/ job you are applying for. In terms of ''content'', Sample 1 below is best. It does an excellent job of:+
-** Conveying achievements+
-** Giving context of experiences, details about specific activities/ task performed, and results/ impact+
-** Quantifying wherever possible+
-** Explaining technical things (e.g. research experiences) in an accessible, easy-to-under-stand manner (i.e. by using 'normal English' rather than language specific to the field/ project/ organization)+
-'''Make sure you save the files on your desk-top before you start editing them:'''+
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/3/3c/Sample_Resume_excellent_explanation_of_experiences.doc Sample 1]+
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/f/f6/Resume_generic_sample.doc Sample 2]+
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/7/7d/Resume_generic_sample2.doc Sample 3]+
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-Here are some additional sample resumes in PDF format that you may find useful. We'll try to bring more MS Word version soon, but use these to get a sense of a variety of acceptable formats.+
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/b/b3/Leverett_Resume_Samples.pdf Additional Leverett Resume Samples]+
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-Here are useful documents from OCS on preparing your resume and cover letter. +
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/resources/resume.pdf OCS Resume Prep Document]+
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/resources/letter.pdf OCS Cover letter Prep Document]+
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/the_application_process/resume_cv_guidance.aspx McKinsey Resume/CV Guidance]+
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-== Interviews ==+
-'''Read this First'''+
-*[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/e/e6/ACING_INTERVIEWS.pdf The Essential Leverett Guide - How to Ace your Interviews]+
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-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Career_Tips_from_Seniors Tips from Seniors]+
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-General Interviews+
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/resources/jobinterview.pdf OCS Interview Guide]+
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/h/how%20to%20handle%20your%20first-round%20interview.aspx First-Round Interviews]+
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/how_to_do_well_in_the_interview.aspx How to do well in Interviews] (check out the video on 'The Experience Interview)+
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/w/what%20your%20body%20language%20tells%20interviewers.aspx Body Language]+
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/n/nine%20things%20you%20should%20never%20say%20in%20an%20interview.aspx Nine Things You Should Never Say in an Interview]+
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/t/ten%20questions%20you%20should%20never%20be%20asked%20in%20an%20interview.aspx Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview]+
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/w/waynes%20world%20part%204.aspx Other stuff]+
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-Case Interviews+
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/prebiz/NguyenLeverettCaseInterviewJan99.ppt Demystifying the Case Interview: The Leverett House Guide] ([http://leverett.harvard.edu/prebiz/NguyenLeverettCaseInterviewJan99.pdf PDF] version) Case interview strategies with 11 cases from actual interviews with solutions!+
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/how_to_do_well_in_the_interview.aspx How to do well in Interviews] (check out the video on 'The Case Interview)+
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/how_to_do_well_in_the_interview/case_interview.aspx McKinsey Case Interview Site] Useful site from the consulting giant with sample case interviews.+
-* [http://www.bcg.com/careers/interview_prep/interview_prep_splash.html BCG Case Interview Site] Excellent site from the noble consulting genius with sample case interviews.+
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-= Tutor's Planning Page = +
-Or: the exciting behind-the-scenes life of pre-biz tutors+
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-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Pre-Business:Tutor%27s_Planning_Page Tutor's Planning Page]+

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Welcome to the Leverett Pre-Career website! Your Pre-Career tutors are here to help you with everything related to internships, jobs and careers. Whether you're just starting to think about what you might want to do after college or are preparing for your final job interview, we are here for you! Please use this website to learn about our offerings and the events we organize in the House; to get connected with Pre-Career Tutors; to read useful resources for different stages of the job and internship application process; and to pick up general tips and information for your career exploration.

We encourage you to contact any Pre-Career tutor directly with questions or a meeting request. If you're not sure whom to reach out to, please e-mail leverettprecareer@gmail.com and we will direct you to the right person. We wish you the best of luck in your job or internship search and look forward to hearing from you!


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