What to Research about a Company
It is wise to have some basic information about the company and the position you are interviewing
for prior to making the first contact.
1) You want to make sure the company meets your lifestyle needs and career preference
MSU CAREER, INTERNSHIP & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Enclosed, you will find information on how to effectively prepare for an interview. Should you
have any questions, please contact our office at 994-4353.
We recommend practicing for
427 Michael Grove, Bozeman, MT 59718| (406) 672-7198| [email protected]
Mr. Keith Kothman
School of Music Director
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173420
Bozeman, MT 59717
Dear Mr. Keith Kothman:
Growing up in a family that ha
7. Company Research Assignment (20 Points)
You will be assigned a company attending the Career Fair.
Compile the information about this company that you feel would be helpful for your fellow classmates to prepare
for the career fair (Use the
Name: Julia Mills
Assignment 1 -Workplace Values Exercise (10 Points)
People expect to achieve certain ideals from their jobs, employers, and careers. These workplace values, concepts, and ideas that you hold dear
have a direct impact on your sat
2. Discovering Your Temperament (10 Points)
Knowing about yourself can help you make the right career choice. Once you have a good idea of your personality,
you will have an easier time setting goals and making smart decisions for yourself. Ul
3. Valued Perspectives (30 Points)
Complete steps 1-9 and upload worksheet into the appropriate submission folder
Step 1: Interview 5 people who know you well and whose opinion you value. Write their names and relationship to
you below. Then,
10. Professional Feedback & Action Plan (40 Points)
The purpose of this assignment is to inspire you to initiate actions for attaining the highest level of
professional excellence for your post-academic career. Through the assessment of your current
6. Your Living Bio (30 Points)
Purpose: Identify your professional skills and communicate them effectively in an elevator speech.
Use the following instructions to complete worksheet on the next page and compile the information into
your personal pitch.
Smith Printing and Innovations
Company and Industry Profile
Smith Printing and Innovations is in the printing supplies industry. Their main focus is
printing for real estate companies such as Remax, Keller Williams and
FIRST LAST NAME
Address, Email, Home or Cell
Customize to the job posting. How will the company benefit by hiring you? [or you can include this
information in your Cover Letter]
Instead of an Objective, summarize your skills and experienc
What Do YOU want to Do?
If you havent committed yourself to any particular career field, review the career overviews in the
Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information published by
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic
Cool Tools for Career Exploration
Visit with one of the Career Counselors in MSUs Career Services to identify your career
direction and goals. With the assistance of a Career Coach, determine which of the
following instruments would benefit you. Call Care
Technologically savvy management graduate with multiple internship experiences, qualified for
career opportunities where communications background and creative abilities will be of value.
Questions to Ask in an Interview
The interviewer may cover this information in their introduction about the company and the
position. If it is not covered in the initial introduction, then you should ask the following questions
to gain a better understand
Preparing for an Interview
1) Think ahead about the interview questions.
2) Bolster your confidence.
3) Polish your interview style.
a. Confidence helps you walk into an interview and give the interviewer an impression of
poise, good manners and good judg