Preparing for Your Next Job Interview

Wednesday, November 30
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

Tyrene Jones

Tyrene Jones
MIT Global Education & Career Development

Among the greatest missed opportunities are banal responses to questions like “tell me about yourself?” Learn and exercise creative ways to be a successful self-advocate in an interview. Together, we will strengthen your interview skills by exploring how to frame, illustrate, and articulate your qualifications. In addition, identify and close gaps in experiences, learn tips for assertive communication both verbal and non-verbal, and ace the nitty-gritty of making meaningful small talk. Strategies will focus on preparing for your next job interview by making the connection between having an impressive interview and being an authentic candidate.

About Tyrene Jones

Tyrene Jones is a Rhode Island native and first-generation college graduate. She attained her bachelor's degree in English and political science and a master’s degree in public administration with a certificate in human resources, both from the University of Rhode Island.

Tyrene’s experience in career education and programming begins with her service as an AmeriCorps advisor to low-income students at College Visions. Her growth within the organization involved establishing new programming as a College Success Program Director. Tyrene continued her career at URI in the Talent Development Program where she managed grant-based programming and career counseling curriculum for 550+ diverse college and high school students as part of retention efforts with the Department of Education. Tyrene transitioned to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015 as a career development specialist. Her role includes career counseling, internship development, and instructing a career exploration course for first-year students. Tyrene’s liaison areas include material science and engineering, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, and more.

Tyrene considers herself as a “glass half-full” kind of person. Even when life tries to hint at emptiness, it is her optimism that proves to be one of her greatest strengths.