HW Works gives students interviewing, résumé advice

Enya Huang

More than 10 students attended an internship workshop hosted by the HW Works Internship and Career Network March 12, which aimed to teach students how to present themselves to potential employers.

The sessions were focused on writing résumés and performing in interviews.

Senior Alumni Officer Harry Salamandra spoke about how HW Works connects students with internships through the HW Works section on the school’s website.

Once students log in with their usernames and passwords, they can browse numerous internship listings and contact the employers by themselves.

Upper school dean Beth Slattery gave a seminar on how to write a résumé, and Joe Cha ’87, president of media systems development company Hipzone, spoke about what companies look for in potential interns.

Career coach Lynn Sommer (Samantha ’00, Brianna ’09) talked about how to present oneself in an interview. Guest speakers Brian Adler ’15 and Justin Saleh ’15 talked about the benefits of a program like HW Works.

“HW Works is the catalyst between students looking to intern and the companies offering the positions,” Adler said. “They are specifically looking for students, [so] you are in a situation where you are both wanted and not put against older competition for the position.”