What They Didn’T Teach You In College

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Presented to Fisher College of Business students 10/08

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What They Didn’T Teach You In College

  1. 1. What They Didn’t Teach You In College Patrick Gardner Director of Recruiting
  2. 2. Hello My Name Is… Credible – Worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy; capable of being believed.
  3. 3. It’s All About Attitude <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Generous </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative </li></ul><ul><li>Humble </li></ul>
  4. 4. Adjust Your Expectations “ I will be the next CEO of this company in ten years” “ I am really good and I have a lot to offer” “ They are so Old School around here” “ I graduated Summa Cum Laude so my boss knows I’m really smart” “ I already have experience, so I won’t do entry level” “ I will only stay in this job for one year and then I’m outta here!” “ Why won’t anyone listen to me around here?” “ Change is good!”
  5. 5. Know Your Role <ul><li>Manager Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Job Description </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Group </li></ul><ul><li>Duties & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Group Interaction </li></ul>
  6. 6. First Impressions Are Everything <ul><li>Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Capable </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent </li></ul><ul><li>Willing </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul>“ You never get a second chance to make a first impression”
  7. 7. Build Strong Relationships <ul><li>Integral </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Able </li></ul><ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul>
  8. 8. Acquire Skills And Become A Master “ You will go to the Dagobah system. There you will learn from Yoda, the Jedi Master who instructed me” Obi-Wan Kenobi
  9. 9. Culture Is Everything <ul><li>Acknowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt </li></ul><ul><li>Include </li></ul><ul><li>Improve </li></ul>The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group
  10. 10. Questions

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