Lucija Barisic – Yale School of Management

September 30, 2021

Lucija Barisic – Yale School of Management

Lucija Barisic joined the Yale School of Management (SOM) Career Development Office in October 2019. We had an opportunity to talk with Lucija about her job search experience, her current role, and advice for job seekers during the pandemic.

Tell us about your job search?

I joined New Haven Works in August 2019 and was introduced to Yale’s New Haven Hiring Initiative team shortly after that. From the first meeting, I was amazed at how well organized and efficient they were. They are well versed in crafting resumes, career planning, and, most importantly, network building. My job coach helped me pinpoint the best aspects of my professional experience and how to present myself to prospective employers. After only a few months, I got a job!

Tell us more about your current role?

As a Yale SOM Career Development Office program manager, I work very closely with our recruiting partners and students. I lead all employer partnerships team program planning, development, and execution alongside my colleagues, including networking and recruiting events. As a program manager, my role is very comprehensive - from planning and managing events, creating marketing materials, and publishing a monthly newsletter. Every day is different, which is one of the things I enjoy most about my job, besides having an opportunity to meet so many wonderful Yale SOM students. Being a part of their career journey makes it all worth it.

What are your tips for success?

Take time to figure out your career goals, use all of the New Haven Hiring Initiative’s job search resources, and most importantly, apply for jobs with confidence.

What is your message to other job seekers?

The rules for finding a new job during the coronavirus pandemic are entirely different from what they were a year ago. As someone who works at a career development office, I have witnessed how everything we knew about the hiring process has been turned upside down. For example, with more companies supporting remote work, you may be able to apply for positions you previously weren’t able to due to location. So be open-minded, do not limit yourself. Create a few different versions of a resume for various industries or types of roles you’re applying to, with each one highlighting your skills and how they align with what you’ll bring to a new job.