Alumni Advice: 5 Things I Learned while Applying to Business School

Alumni Advice: 5 Things I Learned while Applying to Business School

Architecture alumnus Francisco Alvarez Rincon (B. Arch, 2015) decided he wanted to get an MBA and talks about his strategy putting together a solid application. If you are considering applying to business school from a so-called “non-traditional background” — even in the far future —  you might find some useful information here.

Collaboration with Galvin Library: Service Design Project

Collaboration with Galvin Library: Service Design Project

The User Services Department of the Paul V. Galvin Library at Illinois Institute of Technology has recently embarked on a Service Design project with the help of SASDI’s Continuous Improvement unit in a half-day visioning session. This process allowed us to focus on the services and experiences that are most important to us and our students, rather than trying to reengineer processes without looking at the bigger picture. As a result, the group was able to identify the key service aspects that warrant the group’s focus.

Rethinking the Use of the Verb to Start a Résumé Item

Rethinking the Use of the Verb to Start a Résumé Item

You want your resume reader to see the key words that really paint a picture of you. If it’s a verb, fine; but it doesn’t have to be. You must therefore ask yourself is, “If there is ONE word in this item that I want my reader to see FIRST, what is that word?” That’s the word that should begin the item. You then find a way to write the rest of the item, starting with that key word. And, yes, it might be a verb, but it doesn’t have to be – it could be a noun, or a name, or even a number. The first word may not always be what you think, and selecting the best first word depends on what one wants to emphasize.