With big aspirations of starting his own financial consulting business one day, Hunter Hildebrand, Drake ’22, understood the importance of having the right experiences on his resume. Seeking guidance to land an internship with Quicken Loans, he signed up to participate in the SigEp Career Coaching program and was matched with alumni mentor Joe Walkenbach, Southeast Missouri State ’98, who provided helpful and reasonable guidance.
“Without my first career coach’s advice, I would have never utilized the SigEp network and would still be searching for an internship,” said Hunter. Brother Walkenbach also shared with Hunter the sage advice of intentionality with applications, resumes and cover letters by researching the company and developing personal connections.
Prior to Hunter’s in-person interviews, he conducted research on the company and was prepared to answer questions efficiently and effectively thanks to his career coach’s advice. He landed the Quicken Loans internship at the end of the interview process
“The mentorship I have gained through the SigEp’s career coaching program has provided a deeper understanding of what is needed to thrive as a financial analyst and vital aspects related to my career goals,” said Hunter