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“Dr. Guthrie has given multiple presentations to our engineering graduate students on the job search, and they are always well-attended and well-received.  Dr. Guthrie is able to include anecdotes in his presentations from things he has witnessed during his long career in research and development and human resources with Dow Chemical.  He is able to illustrate his points with these personal stories in a way that those of us in career services without similar industry experience cannot.  Dr. Guthrie is an engaging presenter; you can tell that he enjoys helping students find rewarding careers.  Students leave his presentation more informed, confident, and inspired to take action with their job search.”

University of Michigan Career Services Coordinator

Engineering Career Resource Center

Dr. Guthrie was very candid and knowledgeable. He had a way of catching me in my own thinking and making me understand what to work on to impress potential future employers.

Ph.D. student Applied Physics

Presentation: Secrets from the other side…What recruiters know that you don’t

UTX At Austin

“Dr. Guthrie has imprinted on me, years of practical experience on the recruiting process. I asked him some “tough questions” and he responded with wisdom and sincerity. His answers pose a thematic element that is true in all aspects of life, which is “stay and focus on the positive”. I highly commend him for sharing invaluable knowledge to my peers and I.  Recruiting season is just around the block and I will definitely use and apply his advice.”

B.S. student Chemical Engineering

Presentation: Secrets from the other side…What recruiters know that you don’t

What I liked best: The speaker’s willingness to answer honestly all of the audience’s questions

Ph.D. student Mechanical Engineering

Presentation: Secrets from the other side…What recruiters know that you don’t

This guy is great. He is incredibly knowledgeable and truly excited to help and share insight. I’ve been to his resume and seminar talks and in both I have learned a ton. This talk on seminars was particularly useful because you can’t find this kind of advice and information anywhere! Nobody gives any specifics on this part of the job interviewing process. Thank you for hosting him! I think he could fill even larger rooms.

Ph.D. student Chemical Engineering

Presentation: Keys to an Effective Ph.D. Seminar

Thank you for taking the time to do your presentations about resumes and interviewing for the co-ops! I was able to listen in to both presentations and took many pages of good notes.  One of the most helpful things for me was looking at old resumes and hearing you point out the good and bad qualities so I’m able to make a clean, concise, and impactful resume. I really appreciate all your advice and will be applying it as I move forward.

B.S. student Chemical Engineering

Presentations: Secrets from the other side…What recruiters know that you don’t and Secrets to a Great Resume

Dr. Guthrie did a very good job of engaging with the audience. He has clearly had some very good experiences, and it was helpful to hear about them from him.

Ph.D. student Biomedical Engineering

Presentation: What you need beyond your graduate degree to be successful

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I attended your Secrets to a Great Resume talk, via WebEx and I just wanted to thank you for your time! I specifically appreciated your examples of a normal/strong/impactful description of a job, and on what types of extracurricular to include on the resume. It was eye-opening hearing your perspective as a recruiter on listings of hobbies, clubs, and achievements. All and all, I found this talk to be very practical and helpful for me for this upcoming Fall job fairs.

B.S. student Chemical Engineering

Presentation: Secrets to a Great Resume

Dr. Guthrie presented on five key areas that I agree are critical to success in industry. Although they are points I was familiar with, it was beneficial to hear them reiterated and elaborated on from his perspective considering his long and successful career.  I appreciate the ECRC providing this event!

Ph.D. student Chemical Engineering

Presentation: What you need beyond your graduate degree to be successful

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I really liked how you said “the interview process is an abnormal human interaction”. This helped me realize that it IS necessary to practice these skills.  The best part about the presentation was your enthusiasm! You left me eager to practice and begin the interviewing process. You instilled a feeling of excitement and opportunity!

B.S. student Mechanical Engineering

Presentation: Secrets from the other side…What recruiters know that you don’t

Speaker was excellent. Ample time for questions. Very informative. I’ve been to many workshops, but this one actually presented me with new information. Glad I didn’t gloss over it and glad I came. High quality workshop.

Ph.D. student Chemical Engineering

Presentation: Keys to an Effective Ph.D. Seminar

UTX At Austin

I wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to share this information with all of the co-ops here at Dow. Your talk on resume writing was a great help. I found it very valuable to see what was the thought process behind evaluating resumes. I was able to make several edits to my resume while listening to your presentation.

B.S. student Chemical Engineering

Presentation: Secrets from the other side…What recruiters know that you don’t