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Recruiter and Alumni Voices



connect with grad students



Janssen corteva (linked in group for emory chemistry alumni)

National Labs:


Personal Care:



REU, Internships, Shadowing and Studying Abroad: What is the difference?


ask dr. b about what students need to know about reu



career discovery days at emory

pre health advising office (shadow doctors)

georgia pre-health shadowing program (kevin ethel list serv)

Studying Abroad:

ask dr. mccormick


Handshake and LinkedIn for STEM Students

Updating your profile:

Connecting with recruiters:

reach out to dr. robert Pearson (meet with him for 15 minutes about how to improve linked in) make sure to specify how to reach out to people


Resume Resources

Writing a cohesive, professionally formatted and well-done resume can be challenging! Emory has lots of resources to help.

Start by using a template:

For competitive applications, resumes are sent through a word processing program and improper formatting will result in automatic rejection. Using the Emory BBA template is easy and already done correctly!

Once you have your resume properly formatted, make an appointment or submit your resume online to be workshopped at the Emory Career center.

General suggestions:

use numbers and or statistics where possible

be specific

say 3 important insights from this link or make it more accessible


Nailing the Interview

Interviewing well is key for getting into labs, connecting with recruiters, and landing an exciting opportunity. Use the resources below to learn how to best present yourself and improve your skills. The following resources were adapted from the Emory Career Center.

Types of Interviews:


Generally, these kind of interviews begin with a “Tell me about yourself” prompt. The goal of these kinds of interviews is to learn more about personality, experiences, and your goals and aspirations for the future.

Before these types of interviews practice a candid yet professional elevator speech about who you are and what you want. Use the link below for a list of potential interview questions.

Call a friend or family member to ask you potential interview questions and practice!

Behavioral Based

These interviews focus on your role in specific situations and how you navigated challenging circumstances. Come prepared with a few stories that show your ability to think on your feet, persist and find novel solutions.


Especially for STEM interviews, this can be the most important kind of interview. The interviewer is looking for a technical understanding of your field, as well as a description of your specific role in the success of the project.

Example questions:

Describe a challenge you encountered in your research project and describe how you worked through it?

General Tips:

Research the company and role of the job you are seeking. Understand the job description and echo the characteristics listed through your own experiences. Show, don’t tell. Look at the organizations mission, values, demographics and organizational philosophy, as well as what department you will be working in.

Use the Emory Career Center website or make an appointment with a Career Counselor for help finding your voice and telling your story in an interview.

Check list/flow chart:

time line potentially or make it easier to check off

use a script to create a sample questions (for accessibility)


Estée Lauder Internship

Personal Care/Cosmetics Industry

Hello! My name is Emma Giarracco and this summer I had the opportunity to serve as an anhydrous chemistry intern on the Tom Ford Team of makeup formulation at Estée Lauder. My project focused on lipstick formulation, and I developed and created new lipstick formulas for the Tom Ford brand.

I created this page to answer some questions about the Estée Lauder internship opportunity and how to apply.

If you have any more questions feel free to email me at

As an Estée Lauder Intern, you have the opportunity to learn from a variety of research laboratories including: Skin Physiology/Pharmacology, Process Development, Skincare, Makeup formulation, Supply Chain.

  • Skin Physiology/Pharmacology
  • Process Development
  • Skincare
  • Makeup formulation
  • Supply Chain

Each intern has a unique 12 week project that culminates in a poster presentation at the end of the internship.

Throughout the program, Senior Vice Presidents from all across corporate Estée Lauder give “lunch and learn” presentations to share their experiences and mentor the intern cohort.

Housing is provided and included with the internship program in addition to a $27/hour salary.


Recruiter information: Stacey Peterson–