Would you like some feedback on your resume or are you creating one for the first time? Are you writing a cover letter and don’t know where to start? The Alumni Office is here to help!

Depending on the industry, resumes come in different forms and sizes. A resume for a research position is different than one for an investment banking job. Also a strong cover letter can help you stand out in the application process.

There are alumni in different industries who are available to review your resume and/or cover and provide feedback.

Resume Library: If this is your first time putting a resume together, the Alumni Office has a library of resume samples available to share.

Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

Learn how to transition your computer science interest into game development!
Alumni contact: Ziyad Duron ’15

Want to make video games but aren’t sure where to start or how to get into the industry? Ziyad Duron ’15 is currently obtaining a degree in game design with a dozen games under his belt and experience working at game studios. Ziyad is more than happy to share his experience and help transition your interest in programming, art, or design into working in the gaming industry.

One of his video games, Family Style, is a cooperative multiplayer food game, that is a top seller on the App store. Players race against the clock as they assemble dishes, trade ingredients, and try to keep their kitchen afloat.

Ziyad has a BA degree in Information Science and is currently working on his MFA at New York University. He’s available to a video chat, email exchange or phone call.

Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

PBS Engineers is a multi-discipline Consulting Engineering firm, specializing in Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering.
Alumni contact: Kunal Shah ’97

PBS Engineers, Inc. provides engineering related to building design, and preparing construction documents to facilitate the construction of a wide array of facilities.

PBS’ summer internship program is currently on hold, but Kunal is available for a zoom call or an email exchange to answer questions about engineering or the construction industry in general.

Kunal Shah ’97 is the President/CEO of PBS Engineers.

Email the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

Opportunity to network with a family practice physician.
Alumni contact: Dr. Rahmi Mowjood ’90

Cucamonga Valley Medical Group has provided quality healthcare to the Inland Empire since 2006. Its physicians are board certified in family medicine, and are available to see infant, children, adult, and elderly patients. They provide comprehensive primary care, general and sports physicals, well-child exams, acute and chronic disease management, in-office procedures, wellness optimization, and osteopathic manipulative therapy.

If you are interested in learning more about family medicine and the healthcare industry, Dr. Rahmi Mowjood ’90, a family practice physician and partner at Cucamonga Valley Medical Group, is available for a zoom call or email exchange.

Email the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

Opportunity to network with a partner at a law firm
Alumni contact: Roland Reynolds ’83

Are you thinking of going to law school or pursuing a career in law? This is an opportunity to speak with a partner at a law firm to learn more about a career in law and how law firms work.

Roland Reynolds ’83 is a partner at the firm of Gordon & Reynolds, located in Los Angeles. He concentrates on areas related to real estate finance, mortgage banking, consumer finance and bank operations, and advises clients in the areas of commercial real estate, consumer and commercial lending and secured transactions.

Roland has an AB from Dartmouth College and a JD with distinction from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. He is the former chairman of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the State Bar of California and former chairman of the Financial Practices Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Roland is available for a zoom chat, phone call or email exchange.

Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

Opportunity to learn more about the Teach For America experience.

Alumni contact: Megan Fu ’11

Have you ever had an interest in Teach For America? Megan Fu ’11 is a past corps member and she is available to answer your questions about the process and her experience.

Email the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

Learn about financial advising at Merit Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
When: Summer 2020

Hosted by: Sandeep Madhavan ’99

Sandeep is a franchise owner and the lead financial advisor at Merit Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

He serves over 120 clients in the Los Angeles area.  His  team provides a goal-driven approach to financial planning that starts with a commitment to listening to clients and striving to become someone they feel comfortable talking with. By taking the time to understand all of the financial concerns clients carry with them, Sandeep and his team make recommendations that drive them toward specific goals. His specific areas of focus are:
• Wealth Preservation Strategies
• Retirement Planning Strategies
• Small Business
• Estate Planning Strategies
• Charitable Giving

Sandeep is licensed and registered to conduct business in California. Based on licenses and registrations he holds, he may also conduct certain business in NY, WI, VT, MA, OH, RI, GA, FL, NJ, CO, TX, NC, KY, CT, NH, IA.

Some projects will allow for remote work.  Sandeep is also available to review your resume and offer feedback.

For information on how to apply, contact the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org.

Learn about what a career in labor advocacy.
Alumni contact: Jose Govea ’74

Jose Govea ’74 is a Field Representative with United Teachers Los Angeles. With more than 31,000 members, UTLA is the second largest teachers union local in the nation.

Jose is available for a phone call or email exchange if you would like to know more about labor advocacy.

Email the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for details.

When: Fall 2020
Where: Mars & Co.
Webb contact: Jon Homidan ’14

Mars & Co, an international strategy consulting firm, is recruiting for full-time positions in San Francisco (almost at capacity) and New York metro area for post grad students.

Company Description:
Mars & Co has become a unique global force in strategy consulting – yet keeps a very low profile. With over 200 consultants in offices in Greenwich, CT, San Francisco, Paris, London, Tokyo and Shanghai, Mars & Co continues to expand its list of prestigious clients whom we provide services on an industry exclusive basis – something no other firm of substance does. At Mars & Co, you get the opportunity to help provide high impact strategic recommendations to Fortune 100 companies. We have a learning environment and training that teaches managerial and problem-solving skills that translate into any business environment. We have an atmosphere where professionalism and analytical rigor are both highly-prized and well-rewarded. The pace of your career advancement and growth of your compensation at Mars & Co are based on your contributions to our clients’ successes.

Overview:
At Mars & Co, the Associate Consultant (“AC”) is a demanding yet very rewarding entry-level position for recent undergraduates. No specific previous experience is required. Qualified candidates are energetic and independent individuals with exceptional and demonstrable quantitative abilities, who can perform rigorous yet creative analyses, learn new industries quickly and work well as an integrated member of a project team. Once ACs have mastered the basics of their position, they are considered promotable to the next position in the firm, Senior Associate Consultant. A successful Senior Associate Consultant will be promoted to the level of consultant without an MBA and can follow the same career trajectory as MBA degree holders.

Prerequisites:
ACs are expected to be well skilled in the use of analytical techniques and possess basic spreadsheet and database manipulation skills. They should have excellent team skills and be able to express themselves well both verbally and in writing. This position requires detail-oriented, flexible and very organized individuals. Successful ACs typically have degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or one of the physical sciences. Mars & Co looks for high achievers as demonstrated by superior academic performance at a leading university or college. Mastery of a foreign language is not a requirement, but is advantageous. Candidates must have permanent work authorization to work for any company in the United States for an unlimited period of time without restrictions.

Job Responsibilities:
ACs are integral members of project teams which range in size depending on the nature of the business issues being addressed. Typical project responsibilities for an AC include:

  • Identifying data and information sources both public and private, including internal sources at the client’s location.
  • Obtaining data and information from identified sources via interviews, data downloads and data transcription.
  • Analyzing the obtained data to yield meaningful insights with limited guidance.
  • Organizing research output in a well-structured manner.
  • Interpreting and synthesizing the analytical output to yield meaningful insights.
  • Preparing presentation materials for the purpose of developing and substantiating conclusions presented to clients.
  • Presenting methodologies and findings articulately to clients and staff
  • Rapidly learning new business concepts and analytical techniques that can be creatively applied to client issues.

Career Development:
Mars & Co has a strict “promote from within” philosophy and Associate Consultants receive training via on-the-job experience as members of a project team and via formal classes and seminars. The senior members of each team will teach new consultants our proprietary analytical techniques required for making successful contributions to projects.

ACs are considered for promotion to Senior Associate Consultant once they have demonstrated their ability to add meaningful value to project teams and have mastered all the responsibilities of their position. Typically, high performing ACs have achieved these milestones within 18 to 24 months of joining the firm; however there is no set pattern for promotion.

Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation at Mars & Co is based on personal performance and is competitive within the Strategy Consulting industry. Mars & Co also provides a complete suite of perks and benefits to its staff including:
100% employer-paid medical, dental, life and disability insurance, generous vacation plan, 401(k) plan with employer matching and sports club membership.

Recruiting Process
To be considered for the AC position at Mars & Co, please submit your resume, cover letter and copies of your graduate (if applicable) and undergraduate transcripts via your school’s online recruiting site. Depending on each candidate’s level of success, Mars & Co conducts up to three rounds of interviews: one over the phone and two on-site. Phone interviews will include general questions about your background and interest in both consulting and our firm. Each round of on-site visits will consist of interviewing with 2 or 3 members of our consulting team and will include case questions as well as general questions about your background and fit with the firm. During final round interviews candidates will have the opportunity to go to lunch with some of our consultants. Our interview process also provides you an opportunity to learn about our people, culture and the work we do.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Interested in applying? Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@webb.org for an application form and more details.

Many thanks to Jon Homidan ’14 for sharing this opportunity.