Sept. 2018

Message from the Executive Director

Dear employer partners, 

Welcome to another recruiting season at Princeton University!     

As the new executive director of Career Services, I look forward to meeting you as you come to campus for Career Fairs, information sessions, interviews and other recruiting events throughout the year. If you’re interested in learning about additional ways you can partner with us to meet your recruiting needs, I encourage you to visit our website and contact our employer engagement team.  

We’re grateful for the critical role you play in helping our students gain professional development experience and explore meaningful opportunities. This newsletter is designed to share updates, opportunities and recognize our recruiting partners, but we also want to hear from you. If you have any feedback, ideas or questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Thank you for your collaboration, and we look forward to working together this year.   


Kimberly Betz
Executive Director, Career Services at Princeton University


Q&A with Andria Mirabal, Class of 2008

Q: How long have you been working at Princeton Career Services?
A: I’ve been at Career Services for three years, but I have been with Princeton for quite some time now. I am an alumna and graduated in 2008, and previously worked in the Princeton Undergraduate Admission Office for five years.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about working with alumni and employers?
A: I am constantly amazed by their willingness to host students in their workplaces and their readiness to return to campus for one of our career exposure events. Both alumni and employers are excited to inform students about their fields of work, and they are also candid about their personal career successes and challenges.

Q: What is one big thing most students want to know from recruiters?
A: I think students want to understand more about company culture. When they meet recruiters, they want to hear about company values and the things that make one workplace different or unique from others in the same industry.

Q: Who is Andria Mirabal outside of work?
A: Outside of work, I really enjoy all forms of physical fitness, especially running and teaching Zumba and BodyCombat classes. I will never turn down an opportunity to eat spicy food (I’m originally from New Mexico), and when I have a little downtime, I like to tackle the New York Times crossword. 


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Student spotlight: Sam Duffey, Class of 2019

Sam, an employer engagement student assistant who works at Career Services during the academic year and meets employers during information sessions and other recruiting events, spent his summer interning at Polen Capital in Florida.  

Q: What did you do at the internship?
A: I was an intern on the Relationship Management team at Polen Capital in Boca Raton, FL. Polen is a boutique asset management firm. The Relationship Management team handles existing clients and logistics and are the main points of contact from within the firm. I put together reports summarizing internal data on marketing efforts, conducted internet research on current clients that included some of the biggest banks and researched and presented on future prospective market opportunities.

Q: What are some of the takeaways or lessons from your internship?
A: The biggest lesson I learned was how the different teams of an asset management firm work to deliver their product. Our office was relatively small, so I was able to see how research, sales and operations arms communicate. 

Q: Can you describe your favorite moment from the experience?
A: My favorite moment was my final presentation, where I was able to communicate to the company what I had done and learned. It gave me a chance to practice my communication and public speaking skills, as well. Although I was nervous, the audience was very supportive. 

Q: What’s one or two things that you think employers should know about Princeton students?
A: I think the biggest thing to know about Princeton students is that we are quick, dynamic learners. We are passionate and interested in a variety of subjects, topics and issues, and this enables us to have a multifaceted approach to our work. 


Partner spotlight: Julia Ancey

A quick conversation with Julia Ancey, a talent acquisition manager at PwC. 

Q: What does PwC Strategy& do?
A: Strategy& is the strategy consulting arm of PwC Advisory – formed through the acquisition of Booz & Company in 2014. Strategy& brings together a leading-edge strategy team with PwC’s global capabilities, giving you the right expertise to help you create your strategy and execute it.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your role in campus recruiting?
A: I greatly enjoy connecting with different groups of people. It is exciting to work with the students on campus, our career center partners, and my team of firm members and alumni. Through these interactions, I have the pleasure of working with the future generations of PwC Strategy& firm members - what's not to like about that!

Q: What is the process of selecting a student like for you?
A: There are many ways to cultivate relationships between PwC Strategy& and student candidates. Through our interactions, campus events, and application process, we are able to learn about each student's aspirations and skills and how that matches well with our firm culture and opportunities.

Q: What are you looking forward to most about this recruiting season at Princeton?
I am looking forward to connecting with the Princeton students. They are passionate, professional, and well-suited for work at PwC Strategy&. I am excited to learn more about the different backgrounds and interests, in addition to how the school culture and Strategy& firm culture compliment one another.