Finance Associate, Department of Art & Art History
Christopher Bennett’s career at Stanford started in April 2014 as a temp working in the Student Housing Assignments Office. He went on to hold several other temporary positions here before being hired full-time a year later as a finance associate in the Department of Art & Art History.
Christopher credits the recruiters at Stanford Talent Acquisition with helping him land a new job every time one of his contracts came up. His year as a temp also included working for the Cantor Arts Center and in the Dean’s Office in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences (SE3).
“I was exposed to a little of everything,” he says. “I am grateful to StanfordTemps for providing me with opportunities to experience different areas of campus.”
Christopher’s assertive job hunting techniques also played a big role in his success. He applied to many jobs at Stanford and worked with five different campus recruiters during the year he was a temporary employee.
The STARS training courses helped him learn the basics of each new job he took, but mentorship was instrumental for him to obtain the finance position he has today.
“I was most excited about sharing my office space (in SE3) with a financial analyst who helped guide me through learning how to process all the types of financial transactions in the university.”
Christopher enjoys paying forward all the support he has found at Stanford by helping his friends work on their resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills.