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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Student Spotlight – How I Got My Consulting Job!

Student Spotlight - How I Got My Consulting Job!

By Jose Furman  Senior in Finance (also Real Estate) and Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation

The Undergraduate Career Services Office conducted an interview with Jose Furman about steps he took to get a full time job. Here is what he had …

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Freshman Survival Guide

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By Ryan Dietrich – Accounting and Finance, Kelley School of Business, May 2017
 Freshman year in Kelley can be overwhelming. It seems impossible to succeed socially, academically, and sanely. I’ve been there, and have some advice for you that will …

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Advice from Alvin

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By Zhiwei Alvin Tan – Economic Consulting, Public Policy Analysis & Technology Management, Kelley School of Business – December 2014

Think of your college application, at that moment it seems like a tremendous task. Even though everyone told you not to worry, …

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Did You Just Finish a T275 Mock Interview and Want More Practice?

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To prepare for future job interviews, be sure to follow the steps below:
Set up a mock interview appointment with a coach at the UCSO.  The “Request a Coach Appointment” is in the shortcuts on the right side of the …

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8 Tips to Land a Summer Internship

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by Alan J. McMillan | March 29, 2016

You are in college, you want an internship for this summer, and you do not yet have anything firmly lined up. So what should you do?

1. Keep Prospecting: Until you have an …

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Personal Brand – Be True To Yourself

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By Xiaoyue Li (Lia) – Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, Kelley School of Business – June 2016

Personal branding is extremely important in the process of seeking a job. Companies want to find the best candidate who perfectly fits its …

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