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Quick chat with the Chicago Tribune’s Alejandra Cancino

Alejandra Cancino, a business reporter at the Chicago Tribune, writes about commercial real estate and the Chicago markets. Before joining the Tribune in 2009, she was a multimedia reporter and a web producer for a Spanish-language newspaper.

Cancino spent Jan 2-5 as a fellow during the Reynolds Center’s Strictly Financials Seminar. During a quick break, she shared her advice for how to make your resume rise to the top.

Some of her tips included:

  • Apply to any kind of internship or residency opportunities.
  • Get published while you are a still a student.
  • Be on the lookout for training programs.
  • Remember, many times it’s about doing the extra little things to help yourself stand out. Always ask yourself, what else can I do?

About the Author

Brenda Yanez is originally from Chihuahua and grew up in the White Mountains of Arizona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona and moved to Scottsdale, her home for the past five years. She is currently a Master's candidate at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and enjoys telling stories through various mediums, exploring Arizona's hiking trails and taking trips to nearby beaches. @brenyanez

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