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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C.H. Robinson Shares How to Survive Career Fair Season!

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By Kate Pederson – Manager, Talent Acquisition, C.H. Robinson

Career fair season is upon us yet again and you are thinking to yourself, “I have one semester left to find a job/internship; it’s crunch time!” But how do you effectively …

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Kelley Student Michaela Hillman Shares how to Network Using Linkedin!

Kelley Student Michaela Hillman Shares how to Network Using Linkedin!

By Michaela Hillman – Public Policy and Technology Management, Kelley School of Business – May 2018

For the college student, LinkedIn can connect you to your colleagues, instructors, advisors, recruiters, alumni, and so much more. Think of it as a …

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Be on Alert for Fraudulent Job Postings

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Fraudulent Job Postings (Scams) – Beware of Fake Companies

Always be on alert for potential fraudulent job postings online – NEVER send money or provide personal information to a potential employer and report potential scams to ucso@indiana.edu. If you suspect something is …

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Here are 4 Tips for Choosing Between Job Offers!

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So, how do you choose the right job without worrying if you’ve made the wrong decision? Business News Daily asked career experts for their best advice for how to decide among multiple job offers. Here are nine tips for choosing …

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How To Ensure Your Final Round Interview Lands You the Job!

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Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final round interview. I know you’re probably trying to be careful about getting your hopes up, but don’t forget to also acknowledge how far you’ve come. Hiring managers do not make final round interview …

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4 Ways to Decide Between Multiple Job Offers!

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Fact: If you’re currently toting around a handful of job offers, your friends are probably wavering back and forth between being jealous and being sick of hearing about it. However, what they likely don’t believe is that this really is …

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Studying Abroad? You Can Still Access Kelley Connect!

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To apply for a position through Kelley Connect while you are studying abroad, you must do the following:

You must indicate next to your name on your resume that you are studying abroad- like this:

(Study Abroad – Spring 2020) John …

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Kelley Grad Gary Chung Shares How to Succeed in the Job Search!

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Gary Chung, a recent Kelley grad, shares with us how he was successful in his job search! Here’s what he has to say!

What job did you accept? Where will you be living?

I accepted an internship offer from Alaska …

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The Ultimate Guide to Acing Video Interviews

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Types of Video Interviewing
1. Live Video/Skype Interviews

The live video interviews can take one of two forms.

The simplest approach is that the company could use something like a Skype, Google Hangout, Zoom, Blue Jeans, or any one of …

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How To Answer My Biggest Weakness Question

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Watch the Forbes Video to Learn How to Answer My Biggest Weakness Question.

 

 

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