June 26, 2013
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Ask a Mentor: Bernadine Waller, M.A. ’10

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Bernadine Waller, Assistant Director of Experiential LearningWe invited Adelphi alumni who are part of the University’s Alumni Mentoring Program to share their career insights with Adelphi University Magazine readers.

This week’s respondent is Bernadine Waller, M.A. ’10, the assistant director of experiential learning at the Adelphi University Center for Career Development.

Which is more important: making money or loving what you do?
LOVE what you do. When you’re passionate, success is inevitable and the money will follow.

What is the most important business trend of the decade?
Internships. It’s your leg up on the competition and your foot in the door of a prospective company.

What makes a résumé stand out?
Experience. Maximize your opportunities even while in school. Begin with the end in mind. Plan your work and work your plan.

What turns you off from a résumé?
Typos are a complete turnoff. And inaccurate information is not too far behind. I’ve tossed résumés in the trash over a typo and inaccurate information. Take the extra time to proofread. If that’s not your strength, find someone. It can mean the difference between snagging your dream job and sitting on the sidelines waiting for your next opportunity.

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Previous entries in the Ask a Mentor Series:
Epic Records executive Scott Dimig ’06
ABC News Radio Vice President and General Manager Steve Jones ’89

Part of the Adelphi University Magazine Ask a Mentor Series

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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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