Koch college hosted various programs on interview tips, resume feedback, internship opportunities and mock interviews from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 5 in Cremer hall.
“Koch day is very valuable to business students because it’s an opportunity for professionals in the field to provide feedback on resumes and interviewing,” said Erin Zimmerman, senior accounting major and former intern of Koch College. “Koch is a company that cares to help Emporia State’s students be best equipped for their lives after college.”
Matt Wallace, a digital transformation analyst for Koch college, was present on site working with his staff and other students.
“We have got a few different tables (in the first floor of Cremer hall),” Wallace said. “There is an informational booth for students to find out about internship and what opportunities we have; in Roe Cross room we are looking over resumes giving some tips and feedback to students, answering any questions they might have just about work, internship; (we are) going to do a few classroom visits as well to answer any more questions that they might have.”
Kalyn Meseke, a Koch college accountant and ESU alumna, was working the information table on first floor.
“Practice interview tips, that is kind of what we are doing with mock interviews,” Meseke said. “(We) have them go through a real feel of what an interview would feel like...and also (give) them tips on resume helping them make it stand out compared to other people.”
Career Services collaborated with the business school and Koch college in organizing this event and facilitating mock interviews.
“Participating in mock interviews builds skills that employers are going to be looking for in a real career setting,” said Martina Miller, student assistant at career services and a sophomore business administration major. “By participating in mock interviews, students can get feedback from people who actually are involved in the hiring process. This can help ease interview anxiety and allow students to learn how they can respond to questions.”