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Congratulations to Ruoxi Zhao for her internship with TIAA-CREF’s Individual Advisory Service! Ruoxi’s success is largely due to her persistence and her efforts to improve her application for employment. For instance, Ruoxi took the time to fine-tune her résumé, practice in mock interviews and to organize her online job search. In addition to refining her job search skills, Ruoxi took the initiative and scheduled meetings with her professors and the Daniels career coaches. Through these meetings, Ruoxi was able to get career advice and to expand her professional network. Ruoxi’s advice for fellow job seekers is to step out of their comfort zone. “All your hard work will pay off,” she writes.