Career prep services real asset at HCOB.
Natalie Maroun, class of 2017, credits her transition from the Harbert College of Business to her current role as a marketing associate at Stryker Corporation to the great work of the Office of Professional Career Development.
“From the Career Fairs and Legends and Leaders speaker series to the mock interviews and Resumania, the breadth and depth of career prep services available to me were unlike anything my friends had at other schools,” she says.
She also benefited from exposure to potential employers while completing her degree in business administration. “The quality of the business partners that recruit on campus was another big difference. They work closely with Harbert faculty and administrators to give us the insight we need to prepare for a successful post-graduation career.”
Natalie began as a pre-med major at Auburn before transitioning into business. “It was the curriculum and faculty engagement at Harbert that made that kind of wholesale change possible,” she says. “The coursework involved a very high level of hands-on, collaborative work with other students—periodic peer evaluations, very transparent give and take, no running away from difficult situations or fellow students you didn’t necessarily get along with. That prepared me extremely well for the ‘real world’ challenges of today’s business environment.”
She is quick to recommend Auburn to prospective students weighing their college choices. “Come visit Auburn—and make Auburn your first campus visit. That way, you’ll have a high standard against which you can compare your visits to other colleges. I don’t think you’ll find a better experience than you will at Auburn. And believe that what you see is what you’ll get—from day one all the way through graduation.”