Pro Tips: George Benham

George Benham III ’02, ’08 MBA Bus, senior vice president at Bank of America, shares his career advice.

George Benham

Q: How do you craft a standout résumé?

A: Focus on experiences that showcase your core strengths from both inside and outside the workplace.


Q: How do you impress in an interview?

A: Be yourself. Bring questions showing your true interest. Follow up with a thank you note—handwritten if possible.


Q: What’s the one piece of advice you wish you’d heard when you were starting out?

A: Network early and often—you never know when those connections you make early in your career will be beneficial down the road.


Q: What tips can you offer for first-time job seekers?

A: Leverage the Penn State network. Use us as a sounding board for your aspirations and career interests.


Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from a career setback or challenge?

A: Approach them as positively as you can. The lessons learned will help mold you as you progress in your career. —Savita Iyer


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