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About the COC

Our Mission

The COC’s mission is simple. We strive to:

  • Deliver services designed to help students and alumni develop a career focus compatible with their own interests, values and skills
  • Develop programs designed to help students and alumni develop a personal marketing plan
  • Provide an on and off-campus interview process to facilitate the efforts of currently enrolled students to secure meaningful employment, and for employers to secure the talent they need
  • Provide opportunities for employers to communicate information about open positions to students and alumni

We fulfill this mission by playing two critical roles:

Finding Job Opportunities

We focus externally on creating or unearthing job opportunities for you. We reach out to companies daily to initiate, create, develop, advance or solidify corporate relationships with the goal of getting companies to recruit our students. Some of the ways we accomplish that includes:

  • Call on them—from cold calling to following up on random leads
  • Meet with them—we meet with about 140 companies per year in the US, London, Singapore, China, and India
  • Network with them via careers fairs and treks
  • Reach out to over 225 target companies specifically asking about job opportunities for students
  • Build on existing relationships to broaden recruiting reach

Offering You Support

We also focus internally on providing support to you as you pursue your ideal job. Think of us as your teachers, counselors, and coaches. We’ll help you with your job search in any way possible such as:

  • Think through what you want to do and why
  • Create a game plan for your job search including creating a list of target companies where you you want to work
  • Communicate effectively with potential employers including writing relevant resumes and cover letters
  • Learn to use the tools we provide to you so that you can benefit from the vast resources at Tepper
  • Develop your networking skills so that you can develop contacts within potential future employers
  • Develop your technical, behavioral and case interviewing skills so that you can impress potential future employers
  • Stay motivated and on track by meeting with you regularly (as much or as little as you want)
  • Evaluate and negotiate job offers
  • Develop and execute relevant content for club activities (treks, speakers, workshops, etc.)

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