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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Top 20 Fields for Internships!

Self-Directed Job Search – Spot B

This is high season for securing a summer internship, an essential talent pipeline for employers and steppingstone for students. Postings peak in March, with 30,443 advertised positions in March 2016 (if you don’t have anything by May, you’re probably out …

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The Job Search Strategy That’ll Make You 15X More Likely To Be Hired!

Summer Jobs

Referrals Are the Way to Get Jobs You Really Want!

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What To Do If You Get a Job Rejection

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What to Do If You Get a Job Rejection? 

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As baseball Hall of Famer Connie Mack said, ‘You can’t win them all.’  But that does not lessen the sting of …

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How to Extend Your Job Search Beyond the Career Fair!

Self-Directed Job Search – Spot B

Read the Guidelines Below on How to Extend Your Job Search Beyond the Career Fair!

The Physical Job Search
i.e. A contact or event on campus that leads you to opportunity. Examples include:

Career fairs
Posted interviews (at your college …

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5 Best Questions to Ask At an Interview!

Interview

Read below for Guidance on What to Ask After an Interview!

1. What qualities would make an ideal candidate for this role?

Asking this question not only demonstrates that you care about what the company values but also enables you …

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10 Job Search Tips for International Students!

International Students

READ THE TIPS BELOW IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LOOKING FOR A JOB!

1. Choose your major carefully.

If you haven’t yet declared your major, and if your goal is to stay and work in the U.S. after graduation, …

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Thank You Letter Guidelines for After the Interview!

Thank You

Follow the guidance below to help you write thank you letters after your interview!

Thank-You Letter Guidelines

Start by reminding the individual of when the conversation or interview took place and for what position you are seeking.
Remember to thank …

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How Informational Interviews Can Lead to Job Offers
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10 Questions to Never Ask At an Interview and More Interview Tips!

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There are many questions you might be tempted to ask in an interview that you shouldn’t. As a general rule, you should not ask about how the company will benefit you. Instead, focus your questions on what you’d contribute to …

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Learn Why Building Instant Rapport in an Interview is Important!

Rapport in an Interview

Job seekers who don’t get a call back after an interview often wonder where they went wrong.

One factor, new research shows, has a larger-than-expected impact on the outcome—the job seeker’s ability, within the first few minutes of a meeting, …

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