Society for Advancement of Management
California State University Long Beach
About Society for Advancement of Management (SAM)
Reputable by the number and quality of professional leaders it produces, the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) is an international organization that truly is unique and stands apart from the rest, backed by a history of selfless service and sacrifice dating 98 years (visit samnational.org or csulbsam.org for more information).
About the SAM Interview Summit
Although similar to many on-campus interview programs, the SAM Interview Summit stands apart in being one of the most flexible programs to join for ambitious students who desire the chance develop themselves professionally. Consider the job interview for a moment. Spending twenty to thirty minutes with a total stranger, this person will subsequently decide whether or not someone will ever have the chance of working for their company. Most people hope to avoid being disqualified, thinking that with one little mistake, one little error, “I’m history”.
The entire interviewing process has been perceived as absurd. That still does not negate the fact that someone will not get a job without correctly playing the interviewing game. To gain insight into this game each interviewer has been instructed to give immediate feedback based on students’ performance after the interview; so students whether or not they get hired or left second-guessing and will know how to improve!
Statistically, our on-campus interview program has been an outstanding starting point to build from based off of initial performance and the feedback given. However, to get anything out of the program, students have to want to improve and must choose to care about how the interviewer perceives and profiles them. If students expect to receive positive feedback and have a chance at a job, they will need to effectively engage the interviewer using exceptional interpersonal communication skills, confidence in leadership and ability to articulate, quantify, and emphasize various successful life achievements and skill sets. This is because we’ve recruited top-notch companies to scrutinize the students resume and critique how professionally refined the student presents themselves.
In general, to maximize the interviewing success, students need to maximize both the quality and quantity of the interviews, they participate in. It is not enough to just show up for the interviews and hope that someone will miraculously offer a job. The responsibility lies on the individual have to perform at their peak to gain mileage from interviewing. It’s an employers’ market out there and they are going to pick the absolute best candidate they can find.
Interviews — Overview
When: Friday, November 16th, 8:30am-4pm
Location: Career Development Center, BH-250, CSULB
Time: 30 minute interview slots running consecutively (with a 5 minute break between interviews)
Separate interview rooms provided
No cost to employer, no cost to student
Students submit resumes in advance indicating interest in participating companies
Schedule for Interviews
Session 1 (30 minutes each session)
Session 2 (30 minutes each session)
Bank of America
Trilogy Financial Services
CA State Auditor’s Office
Toys ‘R’ Us
**Please Note** We cannot guarantee your first choice company or interview time, but we can guarantee you an interview. Interviewers are instructed to give feedback on all aspects of your communication (appearance, presentation, interpersonal skills, body language, professionalism and resume). Now is the time to showcase why YOU are the person for the job. Good luck!
The job market is tough. You’ve secured the interview. Time to showcase why YOU are the person for the job.
Ready to tackle anything that comes in your way? Can you dominate your interview?
***Be prepared, and practice first at the SAM Interview Summit!***
The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) is a student-led organization in the College of Business Administration (CBA) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) that provides opportunities to develop professional skills, gain management experience and network with local business leaders. The Interview Summit is one of SAM’s flagship events, an event where we host professional recruiters on campus to hold mock interviews with students in order to provide constructive feedback. We strive to give our members and attendees a hands-on experience correlated to transitioning to the corporate environment.