Answered by Bryan, Hiring Expert at IBM Corporation, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014
You have graduated from a wonderful university, seem to have a good deal of project management experience and are involved on campus, taking leadership roles in on-campus organizations.
I definitely do not think your resume is the issue. Often times, the resumes that hiring managers receive look so similar to each other (high GPA, good experience, volunteer work, etc.) that the interview really becomes the most important component of the hiring process.
Here are a few things that I would suggest doing that may help your chances of success not only in your interviews (congratulations on being interviewed by the way ... many candidates do not even get that far) but throughout the hiring process:
(1) Apply to as many jobs as you can that interest you and that you meet the minimum qualifications for
(2) Take an improv class. It will help you loosen up when speaking / presenting in front of others and will teach you to shake off embarrassment and fear
(3) Use psychology in your interviews. By this I mean a few things: (a) Use eye contact, (b) Mirror body language (ex. if they lean forward, you lean forward), (c) Use humor to differentiate yourself when possible
(4) Research the companies you are interviewing with. Nothing is more impressive than a job candidate who knows almost as much about a company as the recruiter / hiring manager. Go into the interview able to ask good, tough questions.
(5) Write hand-written thank you notes to those you have interviewed with. In this electronic / internet age, we forget about the power of pen and paper. You will probably be the only candidate who wrote the interviewer a hand-written note. This gives you the opportunity to supply additional information they may not have learned about you in the interview but also shows that you cared enough to take the extra time to write and deliver a letter rather than copy and paste the same "thank you" note you have sent to every other interviewer.
(6) Participate in practice interviews! Engage your friends, parents, mentors, professors, etc. No one wants you to succeed more than these people ... leverage your connections as an opportunity to practice. No harm as ever come practicing; in fact, you usually get a better!
As you know, there is a lot of competition in the job market right now. Continue to apply to as many jobs as you can and continue to hone your interview and conversational skills. People oftentimes overlook the aspects of emotional intelligence and focus only on detailing their experience and skill set ... don't be one of those people. Congratulations on your graduation and I wish you the best of luck in your employment search!