Video submissions are becoming increasingly common as part of the recruiting process. It's important to us that we give all candidates a holistic review as opposed to relying purely on traditional GPA or written responses. The videos help us to evaluate ModernGuild members in a more meaningful way, and gives students an opportunity to showcase how they think and who they are.
The MG Profile consists of 4 major steps: Basic Profile, Detailed Profile, Resume, and Industry Profile(s). The first captures your basic contact information, the second is your professional/academic/personal history as well as your general industry preferences. The third is straightforward – just upload your resume! And the fourth, depending on which industry you've indicated an interest in, captures your motivation and existing knowledge of that space. This is done through a combination of ranking questions, short answer responses and recorded videos. Keep in mind that the short answer and video sections are simply an opportunity for you to showcase your experiences and tell us why you are a good fit for ModernGuild, please don't be intimidated by them. While the fourth step is not required, we highly encourage MG members to complete the industry profile, as it will make it easier for MG to connect you with a Company Partner. To get started, please create an account through our website. You will be guided through the process from there!
An active MG member is a candidate who is currently an undergraduate student, has completed an industry profile, attends workshops and nominates themselves for an opportunity via opt-ins within a cycle.
Of our active ModernGuild members, about 51% receive invitations to interview with at least one of our company partners. Our goal is to take on as many motivated students as we possibly can. We expect this number to rise given the expanded range of opportunities that will be available throughout the year.
This is totally up to you, but here are a few reasons why you should consider getting involved in the community sooner rather than later. First, many ModernGuild alumni didn’t know very much when they started – we have designed our industry profile to allow us to measure your future potential, and we have no minimum GPA or major requirements to join. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can begin refining your understanding of the industry and your potential place within it. You will have many opportunities to update your preferences as you grow. Keep in mind, companies often recruit a full year ahead of scheduled start dates, so by participating this year, you will actually be positioning yourself for a role for the following year.
We estimate that the profile completion process (the entire Activation Checklist in your account page) will take about 50 minutes to complete. Please keep in mind you can do it all in one sitting, or you can choose to take a break and return to wherever you left off at a later time. Currently, we only require steps 1 through 3 for a student to be eligible to opt-in for opprtunities. However, MG can do a better job at presenting you as a highly qualified candidate, if you complete step 4.