When Jack Gabel, Nebraska ’23, and Joe Langella Jr., Connecticut ’83, were matched through SigEp’s Career Coaching program based on their professional interest in finance, they had no idea how rewarding the experience would truly be.
“It really helped jumpstart my career in a direction that I’m happy with,” said Jack. “If you’re really serious about what you want to do, Career Coaching is a great place to start for all SigEp brothers.”
Taking Joe’s career advice and putting it into action, Jack was able to set himself apart, making personal connections with individuals at organizations he planned to apply for internships with. After persistence and follow-up, Jack found the right internship with a local company in Lincoln.
“This doesn’t have to be a one-time experience,” said Joe. “This is about creating a network of resources for the future.”
During their session, Joe shared his experience and Jack asked for advice when pursuing internships in the industry. One piece of advice Joe provided is to think outside the box and be creative. He said, “You have to differentiate yourself from everyone else who’s pursuing the same position you are.” At the conclusion of their session, Jack felt confident and excited to begin his outreach to targeted companies.
Prior to signing up to participate in the career coaching program, Jack said he was skeptical about whether it was worth his time. But his chapter brothers told him about their positive experiences, and several mentioned landing internships and job opportunities after their sessions. “If you’re lost or need some guidance, this program can help! I’m so grateful I did it.” said Jack.