Learning to Assess the Culture of an Organization From a Ball of Yarn

As you explore your career interests through jobs and internships, assessing the culture of an organization is an important part of the process. Is this a place where you can learn, grow and thrive by being yourself? Or will you be expected to fit into a mold that isn’t you either personally or professionally, or both? The old idiom, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” is not for everyone. Take a look at this Pixar short, Purl, which shows how one new employee learns to find herself.

Career Services has many resources to assist you in assessing company culture through the interview process. Check out these resources as your prep for your next interview:

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Every candidate wants to find a role where you can not only be your best, but be yourself!

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs