Carol Maldonado

Career Coach

Carol Maldonado

What do you do?

I work as a career coach at the Undergraduate Career Services Office. As a coach, I help Kelley undergraduate students with resumes, job and internship search, career exploration, and career fair and interview preparation.

Why do you do it?

I work as a coach because I have a passion for working with students and helping them achieve their goals.

How I got here?

I worked in Chicago both in public accounting and industry for four years before making the move to join the Undergraduate Career Services Office. I decided to leave accounting because I wanted to pursue my passion of working with students and helping them reach their potential. My interest in working with students began at IU where I volunteered as an English as a Second Language Tutor and co – founded various Kelley student organizations such as the Emerging Markets Club whose mission was to help students connect with alumni in emerging markets. I also enjoyed volunteering with youth organizations in Chicago such as the Chicago Scholars Foundation, an organization where young professionals help first generation college students complete their college applications and essays.

What have you learned during your career?

I learned that ambition is essential for success and doing work that you deeply care about will lead to fulfillment.

What do you do away from work?

I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks related to business, education psychology, and tech, trying new coffee shops, and riding my bicycle.

I strongly believe…

…that everyone has a strength that he or she should offer to the world. Those who use their strengths will thrive.

I wish…

I wish Bloomington had a Freshii restaurant. I used to go to Freshii all the time while working in Chicago and fell in love with the healthy, fast casual concept.

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Prepping Your Resume: A Few Tips To Boost Your Interview Chances

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From Dr. John Sullivan and job search science research by TalentWorks
Modifying the content of your resume will dramatically boost your interview chances!

TalentWorks’ research quantifies just how much the following resume content actions will boost your chances of getting …

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Attend Kelley Women’s Week Events – Nov 6th – 9th

Kelley Women’s Week

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Chosen as an Alternate? What does that mean?

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If you are selected as an alternate, it means you have a chance to be on the interview schedule, if not all of the “Pre-selected” students chose an interview slot and there are still openings on the interview schedule. You …

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Select “YES” to Resume Books!

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If you do not have a resume uploaded in Kelley Connect, please do this IMMEDIATELY so you can interview on campus.

When you upload a CURRENT resume on Kelley Connect – don’t forget to add your summer experience and Select “YES” …

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SWING BY THE UCS – Meet with a Career Coach

SWING BY THE UCS - Meet with a Career Coach

We’re back to normal coach scheduling!
Make an appointment on Kelley Connect (KC) to meet with a career coach at the Conrad Prebys Career Services Center.
For quick career-related questions, come by from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – …

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11 Things to Avoid When Writing Resumes

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Writing a resume that gets results is critical in landing job interviews. And you have to know what to include as well as exclude in order to make your resume great. So here are 11 …

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Job Search Tips for New International Students!

International Students

Each year, business school career service professionals from around the world gather at the MBA Career Services and Employer Global Conference. This year, the event took place in San Francisco, from June 27 to June 30. Attending the conference were …

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Here’s 7 Ways to Maximize Your Internship!

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7 Ways to Maximize Your Internship

Getting an internship is the easy part; now it’s about proving why you deserve to be there. An internship is the ultimate sink or swim opportunity. Nestled neatly between study and a career, it …

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How to Rock Your Internship this Summer!

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Have an internship this summer? Follow the tips below to ensure you will succeed!

Before the Internship – Prepare!

Research the company
Set up Google Alerts to retrieve instant news about the company
Research using Vault, Hoover’s, Wall Street Journal
Visit …

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Kelley Grad and Former McKinsey Consultant Shares Career Success Tips!

Kelley Grad and Former McKinsey Consultant Shares Career Success Tips!

Sash Sreetharan, 2013 Kelley Grad and former McKinsey consultant, shares how he chose his career, favorite Kelley moments, and advice on how to be successful in your future career. Read his Bio below!

What initially drew you to the Kelley …

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