Meet Lauren Remschel. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in May of 2021.
We asked Lauren some questions, advice for current students, and how UNT helped them to succeed and SOAR BEYOND!
When you started at UNT, what were your plans after graduation? How have these plans changed? When I started at UNT my plan was to have a job before I graduated. I was unemployed for most of my college career. I chose this route so that I could focus on my studies. It took me 5 years to get through college, and I am proud to say that in December of 2020 I accepted a job offer with a start date in June of 2021.
What advice do you have for prospective or current students as they decide what they want their next steps to be? Follow and do what you feel is right, and not what others say you should and shouldn’t do. I never had an internship, and I did not have experience in the field I was applying in, but I knew what I was capable of and I did what I felt was right for me. It ultimately landed me the position as an analyst.
How did your program at UNT help you to feel prepared for your role/program/next steps? Getting good grades is one thing, but feeling proud of yourself is something different. When I am taking a class I dedicate a lot of my time to ensuring my success in that class. Professors are a great resource for students, and you should take advantage of them. I have had many conversations with professors about taking my next steps and getting advice from them on how to go about taking that next step.
How did you find your current role/program? I attended the College of Business career fair in 2020 and was able to sit in on their company information session, as well as have a 1 on 1 session with their college recruiter. She loved speaking with me and I had an interview the next day with someone in the DFW location.
What was the most challenging interview question you have been asked? “How much salary do you expect?” This was hard, because I did not want to give a number that was out of the park for them, but I also did not want to sell myself short. It is important to do extensive research on how much money individuals make with your title, and if possible try to find how much that particular company pays individuals with that title.
How, if applicable, did the Career Center help you? They helped me with my resume, I did not have the proper resume style when I first came to North Texas. They introduced me to the current template they have and also helped me write the current/previous employers section.
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