Testimonials

Recruiting and Placement

We just used Collegial Services to help us fill an open position last month.  [Collegial Services] was always available and really took the time to understand our needs. They were always professional and incredibly efficient. 
Cadi S., Corporate Gifts, Canary Marketing


Collegial Services contacted me about an entry-level position at a top Bay Area medical device company. They matched me up with a great role for me and I am very happy in the job they recruited me for. Very fast and professional, highly recommended.
Charles D., Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Penumbra Inc.


I used [Collegial Services’] services at ARC Document Solutions, and [they have] always gone above and beyond. Nice pool of candidates, and great follow up.
Niro P., Director, Payment Accounting Solutions, Western Union Digital


Collegial Services assisted Sequoia in establishing a more professional and marketable profile for the Company on linkedin.com. By spending time with [Collegial Services] reviewing the nuances, benefits, and shortcuts available on LinkedIn, I’ve been able to reach more potential clients and hiring prospects by threefold in the last two months alone.  I’m looking forward to returning to Collegial Services for additional advice.
Debie M., President and CEO, Sequoia Ecological Consulting


Robin’s strong background in recruiting, HR and business make her an exceptional resource for anyone looking to navigate the job market. I had the pleasure of speaking on her panel as a recent grad, and was impressed with her knowledge of current industry trends, and her ability to give relevant, actionable advice to graduating seniors and their parents. She has a friendly, dynamic personality and is a pleasure to work with!
Michelle A., Systems Account Manager, Oracle


Robin directed Pandora’s first internship program and was an all-star throughout. She organized weekly events and presentations that proved incredibly valuable to our professional development, transition from college to professional work and communication. [Collegial Services] gave us numerous tools and insights to succeed and I continued working with them after the program for resume advice and interview prep. Robin in particular has been a joy to work with and I’d strongly recommend her to any company looking for an internship program that actually benefits the business as well as students/grads making the next step toward their dream job.
Andrew P., UX Analyst, Business Developer, Entrepreneur 


Launch Your Career

Collegial Services helped me establish connections within the Finance and Accounting community in addition to providing vital support in launching my career. I cannot recommend enough Neelam and the rest of Collegial Services staff for their hard work and excellent technical support. This service is probably the best investment someone in my situation could ever have made.
Ian W., Associate Accountant, Core-Mark International 


Before I met with Robin at Collegial Services: I was stuck in an unemployment rut, not getting responses from companies.  After I met with [Collegial Services]: I received responses, got interviews and gained the confidence to reach out to people in different industries. They gave me great advice on every facet of the job search: Résumé, Networking, Interviewing, and Professional Etiquette. You have to put in the hard work, but with their help, your job search will be much more effective and efficient.
Jonathan C., Graphics Operator, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 


I highly recommend Career Advising with Collegial Services whether you are a student, recent grad, or simply looking to be well connected to the tech industry. Within 3 weeks of starting with [Collegial Services], I had several interviews and a job offer in week 4. Career Advising won’t just help you get a great job, but one that’s personalized to your interests and goals. They give the advantage of extensive experience in resume perfection, job search, interview preparation, and offer negotiation.
Andrew P., Business Analyst, Selectica 


Neelam is an excellent advisor! I was having trouble landing interviews at first, but as soon as [Collegial Services] helped revise my resume, I began getting a lot more phone calls to schedule appointments. Thanks to [their] expertise and suggestions, my opportunities of having a career has grown exponentially. I would highly recommend [their] services to anyone.
Walt X., Technical Recruiter, Coit Group


[Collegial Services] helped me write a resume that best represents my experience and skills in a concise and efficient manner. My resume is now an accurate representation of who I am and where I want to take my career. With the help I received, two Fortune 500 Financial Services companies have contacted me about jobs. I have an informal offer from one of those companies and a formal offer from the company with whom I currently hold an internship. Advisory Services is a million times worth the investment.
Adam K., Support Advisor, John Hancock Financial Services


…Collegial Services was extremely helpful. [They] wrote a professional resume for me, told me which websites to post my resume on and how to go about a job search. [Collegial Services] also helped my son. [They] researched all the requirements to transfer from a Community College to a University and got him started with classes at DVC. I am very thankful for the professional services and highly recommend [Collegial Services] to anyone that is looking for a job or has questions about college enrollments and requirements.
Jutta K., Vice President, Western Food Products Inc.


With Collegial Service’s help, I landed the internship I wanted this summer. I’ve greatly increased the attractiveness of my resume to employers, as well as my cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Additionally, using Collegial Service’s networking strategies allowed me to meet numerous professionals who have helped me. Couldn’t have invested in anything better to increase my chances of landing the job I want after college!
Everett A., Intern to Portfolio Manager, Mission Wealth


When my daughter graduated, she was home for about four days and then her interviews started. …Within 2.5 weeks, she had 16 interviews and 2 job offers… I’ve already signed up my son to sign up to meet with somebody at Christmas. He’s graduating next!
Tracy H., Human Resource Manager, Davis Instruments


Workshops/Events

I highly recommend Collegial Services and their career workshop program. We have worked with Robin Reshwan and her team over the past year and have found their presentations to be engaging, informative and grounded in real world experience. They have tailored their workshops to fit our existing programming, creating customized and interactive presentations that have better prepared our students for everything from career fairs to our signature student-alumni networking events.
Jane E., Director of Programs, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, UC Davis


Robin shared her insights in a tailored session for students in our Eberhardt School of Business Career Development Seminar a few semesters ago. More recently members of her team have been engaged as guest speakers and mock interviewers for this class as well. The Collegial Services team are professional and engaging individuals who add another layer of expertise and assistance to students in their transition from the campus to the professional world.
Margaret R., Director, Graduate Career Services / Adjunct Lecturer at Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific


In the… time that I have worked with Robin, I found her to be a highly motivated professional. She was a guest presenter on our campus and the feedback from those in attendance was very positive. She is an engaging and personable speaker and exudes confidence in the subject matter she spoke on.
Patty B., Director of Career Development, Saint Mary’s College of California


The Pan-Hellenic Honor Society greatly appreciates the effort [Collegial Services] put into their ‘Acing the Interview’ presentation. The girls found the information informative and interesting. The tips and tricks are very useful for young women our age entering the workforce and beginning to interview for jobs and internships. Collegial Services was very well-received by the members! The meeting had the highest attendance out of all of our meetings for the year. Afterward, an overwhelming majority of members requested that I ask Collegial Services to present at our spring quarter meeting, as well.  I would love the opportunity to work with [Collegial Services] again for our Spring Quarter Meeting in April.
Logan P., President of Pan-Hellenic Honor Society, Santa Clara University  


If this is anything like Robin’s other presentations, then these workshops are definitely worth attending. I’ve brought a lot of speakers to the UC Davis campus, and I’ve never seen more note-taking and immediate change in student behavior than when [Collegial Services] has come in to speak.
Andre W., Business Systems Analyst, Hulu 


I attended a LinkedIn workshop led by Robin at Cal Poly. Though I had already been familiar with LinkedIn, the workshop was extremely helpful for polishing my LinkedIn and learning about how to utilize all the aspects (how to search for internships or getting recommendations) LinkedIn has to offer. Robin was very professional and enthusiastic throughout the presentation- I loved the fact that she tailored the workshop towards our needs while covering all the basics.
Christy C., Tax Intern, John R. Warner, CPA 


I have attended two Collegial Services workshops: one on dressing professionally and the other was about LinkedIn. Both of these workshops provided insightful, up to date, and extremely relevant information. I now feel confident using LinkedIn as a professional resource and I would feel much more comfortable with dressing appropriately for an interview. These workshops were personalized and [Collegial Services] provided us with helpful, individualized attention.
Nicole O., Co-Director of Fundraising for Women in Business


From San Jose State University, AIChE Student Club, the interview workshop was more than helpful. It brought to the attention of the students a number of important points so everyone could see their mistakes and correct them before the next interview. The Collegial Service team gave the students insight of what to expect in an interview. I would definitely recommend them to any organization, who is in search of improving their skills for a job interview.
Saul L., Process Engineer, Simbol Materials 


I was first introduced to Robin and Collegial Services towards the end of 2011. From then on, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at Santa Clara University has collaborated with them in hosting several workshops ranging from résumé review, career fair preparation, and LinkedIn Workshops. These workshops are extremely engaging and well-thought out. In fact, most of the students who attended the first career prep workshop also attended the other workshops.
William T., Manufacturing Engineering Intern, ZOLL Circulation