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Alumni Advice: Be Direct with Hiring Managers

Aliza Tresser’17 shares her experiences as an administrative assistant at the Weatherization Assistance Program

Aliza Tresser’17

Job: Administrative Assistant, Weatherization Assistance Program, Sustainable Resources Center

Major: Environmental Studies Major

Typical job responsibilities: Tracking jobs, keeping contractors on task, communicating with clients, and processing invoices.

Typical challenges of the work: Meeting big state deadlines a few times a year, communicating with clients, and learning complicated program guidelines.

Education level: Bachelor’s degree.

Advice for current Beloit College students: Be direct with hiring managers. Instead of saying, “I am just writing to follow up on my application,” say “I think I’d be a great fit for this position and I would like the opportunity to discuss the role in person.”

September 21, 2020

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