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els and other events in his desired field of work, learn, and meet inter- esting people — not to mention partake in the open bars at post-event receptions. A former professor of Jake's took a position as a fellow at the Truman National Security Project, alerted Jake to the opportunity, and put a good word in for him. The personal connection paid off. Jake landed a four-day-a- week internship at the Truman Project, conduct- ing research and managing a database for the policy team. Jake's advice to future graduates: Yes, you'll likely submit résumés online and feel as if they get lost in cyberspace, never to be seen again. But don't give up. Networking ultimately pays off. The one person you meet at a conference can lead to another connection, an interview, and even a job. Andrew Griswold > Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) Class of 2015 Graduated with a major in chemistry and an acceptance letter in hand for a joint MD/PhD program. Andrew, a Wellesley High School graduate, tapped the Hopkins pre- medical advising committee and supplemented with his own online research. He applied to 12 MD/PhD programs and traveled to several medical schools to interview. He enjoyed seeing other parts of the country and meeting fellow applicants. It's a rigorous process for the challenging seven to eight years of schooling ahead required to land a job as a research physician. Andrew's advice to future graduates: If you are applying to medical school, get your applications in early. You'll have lots of essays to write. Katherine Juliani > Ohio Wesleyan (Delaware, Ohio) University Class of 2013 Graduated with a major in early childhood 98 Landing that Elusive First Job W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5

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