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Hiring Open Letter-01

Thank you for your interest in The Corp! We’re extremely excited to hear from you and to read your responses.

We encourage you to apply to as many services as you’d like – the number of applications you fill out will have no effect on your candidacy.

Just like there’s no by-the-book version of a Corpie, there’s no right or wrong answer on this application, so please don’t try to write answers that you think we might want to hear.  Most importantly, we want you to have fun with the process and answer honestly – this is just a way for us to learn a little more about you and your interests, so don’t be afraid to be yourself!

Join us for an information session on Wednesday 1/18: we welcome GSP students at 6 pm and the rest of interested applicants at 8 pm! Details on location coming soon.

Applications for the Spring 2017 Hiring class have closed. We look forward to getting to know you! 

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WHO'S HIRING & WHAT ARE THEY ASKING?

General Questions

  1. The Corp aims to be an organization that is run by and serves a talented, engaged community that embodies a wide range of human experience. We embrace diversity of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ability, age, or anything else that you feel has helped contribute to your own individuality. Please share a perspective you bring or experiences you’ve had that help us understand you better.
  2. Learning to work in a new environment comes with its fair share of challenges — during those difficult times, the ability to laugh at oneself is essential. Tell us a story of one of your most embarrassing moments. This might be something your parents love to tell your friends or what your best friend would tell on your wedding day.
  3. We challenge ourselves to continue to think of new ways to use our profits to benefit the Georgetown community. Annually, we give out $85,000 in grants and scholarships. Additionally, we use our financial resources to give back in creative ways such as adding additional scholarships, bringing in local DC vendors, or building a new service like The Hilltoss. If you had complete influence over the way The Corp spends its profits, what’s something, big or small, that you would want to do with the money?

Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds is the coffee hub of Leavey. Known for our eclectic music and our in-store performances by student artists, UG is a unique and exciting place to work. Our employees pride themselves in serving quality products and are constantly striving to improve our operations. Off the clock, UGlies can be found at group spinning classes, chatting over bowls of Pho, and brainstorming names for our intramural sports teams.We’re looking to add some fun, driven, and enthusiastic people to the UG family. Join us!

Mandatory: UG is an arts-centric location on campus. If you were a piece of art, what would you be and why? This can be anything from a song to a painting to a film.

Please pick one of the following two questions to answer:

Option 1: UG has a wide variety of customers that includes students, visiting families, hospital staff, and more. Tell us about what customer service means to you.  
Option 2: Make a list of 5 things.

Vital Vittles

Vital Vittles is the flagship service of the Corp. Opened in 1973, Georgetown’s only on-campus grocery store draws in hundreds of customers every day who are looking for everything from a gourmet lunch option to essential toiletries and cosmetics. Our employees, or “Vitalians”, hail from every region of the United States and across the globe. We are actors, club sports athletes, stand-up comedians, tour guides, writers, tutors, and personas that extend beyond any title. Everyone from our cashiers to our management team is passionate about providing customer service and coming up with innovative ways to improve the store. We are constantly looking for motivated Georgetown undergraduates who will both take their job seriously, and be excited to join the Vittles family. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and be a part of the middle or upper management of the store. So whether you’re looking for an unparalleled hands-on business experience, or simply love grocery stores, Vital Vittles is the place for you!

Mandatory: Vittles can be a busy and hectic place. Big or small, tell us about a time when you demonstrated grace under fire, saved the day, rocked the boat, or generally went above and beyond what was normally asked of you.

Please choose ONE of the following two questions:

Option 1: Tell us about something that blows your mind.
Option 2: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

A Day in the Life at Vittles

Vittles employees typically work three shifts per week, although some people can work as many as five or more shifts per week, plus any additional work they do to keep the store running. On shift, employees do one of three tasks: stocking products on our shelves, ringing up customers, or managing the store’s daily operations. When employees aren’t completing other tasks, they may help cash at the registers. Vittles loves to hang out together inside and outside the store. We’ve organized everything from go kart racing to movie nights to 90s themed dance parties. Every employee is considered part of the Vittles family, and no matter what we’re doing, we always find a way to have fun.

The Hilltoss

The Hilltoss is the Corp’s newest storefront and its first fast-casual restaurant. After opening its doors in November 2014, The Hilltoss has quickly become a fixture at Georgetown, serving salads, smoothies, and acai bowls. From prepping ingredients in the kitchen to tossing on the line, employees of The Hilltoss get comprehensive experience in working at a restaurant. The Hilltoss and its employees pride themselves on being a center for healthy living on campus and eagerly look to share their passion and love of adventure with others.

Mandatory: Tell us about something you are passionate about and why it means so much to you.

Please choose ONE of the following two questions:

Option 1: Tell us about a time you had to confront a difficult situation and how you handled it.
Option 2: Tell us about your most memorable or favorite experience so far at Georgetown.

A Day in the Life at the Hilltoss

The Hilltoss, the Corp’s newest storefront, is a fast-casual salad, smoothie, and acai restaurant. Employees of The Hilltoss generally work three shifts a week where they perform a variety of tasks from making food on the salad line or smoothie station to prepping ingredients in the kitchen. People at The Hilltoss share in a love of healthy living and embracing adventure and new experiences. The Hilltoss is the Corp’s largest service that draws employees from all across Georgetown.

Corp Catering

The Corp’s smallest service, Corp Catering prides itself on being tight-knit, supportive, and engaged. Given our size, the unique work we do, and an ingrained affinity for mentorship, new Caterers quickly become a part of our diverse and welcoming family. Professionally, Catering offers opportunities to hold leadership positions earlier than most other services, which allows you to learn the intricacies of the service and the Corp in general at a young age. Caterers are engaged, energetic, enthusiastic, and empathetic and we apply those qualities to our diverse interests.

Mandatory: Things can get a little hectic in the Catering kitchen during a big order. Tell us about a time you successfully dealt with a high stress situation without freaking out. It can be related to work, social life, family, etc — anything but cramming for a big test or staying up all night to write a paper.

Please pick one of the following two questions:

Option 1: You are given the chance to cater a high-profile event for any four historical figures. What is the event, who are the four people, and what do you serve them? Provide explanations for your choices.

Option 2: If the regular physical laws of the world didn’t apply, what would you do?If you could do anything for a day, what would you do?

Hoya Snaxa

Opened in 2003, Hoya Snaxa operates in the breezeway of the Southwest Quad, serving students and Georgetown employees alike. As one can probably tell from the name, snacks are Snaxa’s specialty. But, this proud snack shop also offers other items such as sandwiches, salads, and sushi.
While what we sell is important, it’s the people that truly define Hoya Snaxa. We take our jobs seriously, but never ourselves. We work hard, but make sure to have fun doing it. Our store is warm, both literally and figuratively: things heat up with all our machines operating in such a small space, but we also have friendly employees who create an atmosphere that is incredibly welcoming for our customers. When students come into Snaxa at 12 am in need of a Ben and Jerry’s fix, they often joke that Snaxa is their second home. We take pride in this.

Mandatory: Make a top-five list of anything.  Feel free to explain your choices.

Please answer ONE of the following two questions:

Option 1: What is something you did the dirty work for? Was it worth it?
Option 2: If you could have any job in the world, paycheck and talent aside, what would you do and why?

A Day in the Life at Snaxa

A new hire at Snaxa generally works three shifts as a cashier their first semester, after which they have the option to be trained as a manager, so they can oversee other cashiers and take on more responsibility in the store. Being on shift at Snaxa is cool because you get to interact with a wide range of people: facilities workers, GUTS bus drivers, students, professors – they all come to Snaxa. Shifts aren’t too busy, so you get to know your fellow employees really well. Snaxa likes to hang out at casual movie nights, Wingos included. And Booeys. We love Booeys.

MUG

More Uncommon Grounds (MUG) does not take its nickname lightly – what “the little cart with a big heart” lacks in space behind the counter, it makes up for with family-style employee bonding and a shared passion for espresso. Our small size helps give MUG a family feel – MUG friends are friends for life. Whether it’s playing invented games at “family game nights,” going to Nats games for $1 dogs, or exploring the DC brunch scene, MUGgers are always looking for an excuse to hang out outside of store hours. MUG also values our close relationship with the ICC community of professors, deans, students, and visitors from around the world. You’ll soon learn the names and drink orders of some of your favorite professors–and who knows? They might keep your excellent customer service in mind when grading your next midterm. MUG is a fast-paced and exciting workplace where you’ll learn how to crush the between-classes rush and earn your stripes as an all-star barista. There is also a lot you can learn about the ins and outs of running a business–processing payroll, analyzing performance metrics, managing a team, creating marketing campaigns, and crafting strategies to maximize profit. Stop by MUG at any time if you have questions about applying, we would love to talk to you.

Mandatory: MUG is a busy place. Tell us about a time you performed well under pressure, saved the day, or succeeded even though the odds were against you. How would you translate this experience to your work at MUG?

Please answer one of the following questions:

Option 1: Pick 2 people (celebrities, fictional characters, family, anyone) that would be on your MUG dream shift with you and tell us why you picked them.
Option 2: If you could be a part of any group or team in history (sports team, music group, presidential cabinet, etc.) what would it be and why? What would be your role in the group?

A Day in the Life at MUG

MUG has no weekend or evening hours, which means we have a shorter employee roster. Our small size helps give MUG a family feel–MUG friends are friends for life. Whether it’s playing invented games at “family game nights,” going to Nats games for $1 dogs, or exploring the DC brunch scene, MUGgers are always looking for an excuse to spend time together outside of store hours. MUG also values our close relationship with the ICC community of professors, deans, students, and visitors from around the world. You’ll soon learn the names and drink orders of some of your favorite professors–and who knows? They might keep your excellent customer service in mind when grading your next midterm. MUG is a fast-paced and exciting workplace where you’ll learn how to crush the between-classes rush and earn your stripes as an all-star barista. There is also a lot you can learn about the ins and outs of running a business–processing payroll, analyzing performance metrics, managing a team, creating marketing campaigns, and crafting strategies to maximize profit. Stop by MUG at any time if you have questions about applying, we would love to talk to you.

Midnight MUG

The Midnight MUG is not only the brightest spot in Lauinger, it’s also the Corp’s largest coffee service. We like latte art, laser tag, and late night conversations, but no experience is necessary to apply! We are looking for hardworking and dedicated students who are interested not only in the art of coffee and customer service, but also in developing skills as shift music DJs and college entrepreneurs. Midnight offers countless opportunities to go above and beyond in the Corp by analyzing sales trends, communicating with outside vendors, marketing new products, and even planning social events both within Midnight and with the greater Georgetown community. We’re always looking for new people to join our special family on shift and beyond. Apply today!

Mandatory: Midnight employees have a lot of conversations into the wee hours of the morning after the store has been closed. What topic can keep you chatting all night long? It can be anything you are knowledgeable/passionate/curious about.

Please answer ONE of the following questions (try to limit responses to ~150 words)

Option 1: Midnighters have a wide variety of interests, passions, and things that make them tick. Tell us about something or someone that you have a unique relationship with. It can be anything from a favorite food, to a sports team, to someone important in your life.

Option 2: Sometime in 2015 the social media trend of “starter packs” began (if you missed this, it is basically 4 images that describe/encapsulate something). What is your personal “starter pack”? Give a list of 4 things that your friends would recognize you by and brief explanations of why you chose each one.

A Day in the Life at Midnight

Located on the second floor of Lauinger Library, Midnight MUG is there for students during the busiest days and longest nights of the school year. Most employees work three shifts per week, opening early in the morning and closing as late as 2am. Taking customer orders and making drinks is hard work during peak hours, especially in midterm and finals season, but we make it fun. We blast music, bust out some dance moves behind the counter, and take pride in coming together to make it all happen. Midnight loves posting up at Booeys for a night, spontaneous dance parties, Sunday night dinners brought to you by a few resident culinary experts, intramural sports, and the occasional in-store movie night. Get ready to inherit a family of weirdos who can always be counted on for a study buddy or a study break.

Corp Marketing

Corp Marketing is a tight-knit and collaborative group of creative minds working to build and maintain The Corp’s brand across all storefronts and platforms. A mix of strategic brains, Photoshop whizzes, doodler-extraordinaires, and data-driven minds, every Marketer brings to the table a unique skill set and personality. For those looking to get hands on professional experience in marketing for an exciting and growing company, the IT+M office is the place for you. When not working hard behind the scenes of The Corp and spending time together in the Leavey office, our Marketers can be found crossing over at their favorite services, exploring DC together restaurant by restaurant, or huddling up for much anticipated movie nights.

Answer both of the following questions:

  1. Evaluate an advertising campaign of your choice. Critically examine its creative elements and their efficacy at communicating a message to its intended audience. The campaign doesn’t need to be high profile, inspiring, or contentious, but simply one you find interesting!
  2. Marketing projects come in all shapes and sizes, and require different types of people working together to get stuff done. What is your role on a team usually? The loud leader? The quiet thinker and creator? The manager? Give an example.

Corp IT

Corp IT is the engine that runs the action behind-the-scenes of The Corp. Everything from fixing hardware issues in various storefront to building campus’ beloved Classy website, to data and analytics management, members of the IT department gain hands on, invaluable tech experience, and enjoy a tight knit group of coworkers in and out of the office.

Either in lieu of completing the below questions, or as a supplement to them, you may send a portfolio detailing past projects you have worked on to gm.it@thecorp.org. This can include links to a portfolio website, code samples, screenshots or anything else that you deem appropriate. If you are including projects that you worked on with other people – please clarify which portions of the project you focused on and ensure that you have obtained the necessary permissions to include the project in your portfolio. Feel free to write a brief description of your portfolio or tell us anything you feel is important about it in the text box below.

Mandatory (if submitting a portfolio you can put “n/a”): Describe either the most challenging or most interesting IT-related project you have worked on. What were your biggest challenges and what skills did you use when working on the project? Were other people involved in the project, and if so, what was your role specifically? (250 words)

Mandatory (if submitting a portfolio you can put “n/a”): Are you proficient in any programming languages, data analysis tools/techniques, hardware maintenance, or systems administration technologies? If so, please list them below. If not, don’t worry about it (we offer tons of opportunities to pick up new skills), instead, please tell us briefly which of the four skill areas listed above (programming, data, hardware, administration) you’d be most interested in working in. (250 words)

Corp Accounting

Corp Accounting is the smallest service, but our size makes us that much closer. When we aren’t counting cash or reconciling accounts, you can find us bumping everything from Springsteen to Chance in our patriotic office or hosting family-style home cooked meals for the whole squad. A Corp Accountant is a personality, not a skill set – so we encourage students with all interests and backgrounds to apply! In this close-knit group of hard working numbers nerds you will find incredible mentorship, early opportunities to lead, and friends for life.

Mandatory: The accounting department prides itself on giving younger workers more responsibility than they might find elsewhere, especially when it comes to helping out the team. Talk about a time you went above and beyond what was expected of you to help someone else or demonstrate additional capabilities that may not have been known to others before.

Please answer ONE of the following two questions:

Option 1: Corp Accounting is a very small but close-knit service. Tell us about a time you and your best friends overcame an obstacle, had the night of your lives, went on an unexpected adventure, or any other experience that reminds you of the guys and girls you’re closest with.
Option 2: What is something you do everyday that nobody else does and why?  

  • Any advice for the application process?

    "I can’t think of an application to anything that has not asked you to be yourself…definitely be yourself. But the most important thing I’d say is go out on a limb. Really go out on a limb. For the written application, take a risk with the answers. Put the effort in, but don’t write massive essays. Be serious for serious questions and have fun with open questions."

  • Why did you apply to The Corp?

    "Applying to The Corp was my way of finding friends who are just as weird as I am, if not more. I knew that these were strange and exciting, but simultaneously ambitious and hard-working Corpies. I wanted to surround myself with new friends that were motivated to do well and be themselves, and that's why I applied to The Corp."

  • Why did you apply to The Corp?

    "I wanted to meet people and have a group of friends I could hang around, but really I had a few thousand dollars in Federal Work Study that I needed to start taking advantage of. I looked at my options and the Corp seemed like the only on-campus job where people worked together and were also best friends. I was totally into that idea, so I applied, and it turned out exactly as I had hoped: many of my best friends at Georgetown now are Corpies."

  • Any advice for the application process?

    "Be yourself and don't be afraid to have fun! Give yourself enough time to really think about which application suits your best because the questions specific to each service help you learn about that service as well."