What is the best way to get in contact with recruiters when you're interested in possibly interning or working with their company? I'm a Chemical Engineering student with a Bachelors in Animal Science and am looking to work in the pharmaceutical/biomed industry but none of these companies recruit at my university so trying to meet face to face isn't working too well.
The best advice that I can provide is to identify the companies of interest. Once you have done that, I would encourage you to see if you know anyone that works at the companies of interest. …View all answers »
Hi there. I'm about to graduate in Control and Automation Engineering. It is required that I write a thesis about an engineering project in order to achieve my degree. While the thesis should have academia content, the idea is to apply the concepts that I've learned in the academia in real-life cases. I plan to start an internship at an American company aiming for a long-term career, where I could participate in a project and use it as subject of my thesis. The thesis can be presented with fake numbers and omit processes when the information is sensitive to the company. The problem is that I'm graduating in a Brazilian university. The quality of the courses is top-rated among the Latin American universities, which can be asserted from many statistical studies. I have experience with internships in Brazil and Germany only. My question is how should I present my situation to recruiters? How much information should I provide about the background of my university, of myself, of this "academia bureaucracy", without being misinterpreted? How do I grant myself an opportunity without "scaring off" the recruiter?
There are couple of points presented in your question but I'm only going to address the latter question of how to present yourself to recruiters and future employers. The simple answer is that you will be honest…View all answers »
Hi, I am looking for internships in the field of food science in the food industry around Seattle, Washington. There don't seem to be many available and most entry-level positions don't seem to be posted online. What should be my search strategy?
In my past career I worked in the service industry and what I can tell you is that many of these entry level positions are word of mouth. I would also recommend signing up to an intern specific job posting…View all answers »
My wife's boss consistently treats her as his assistant, which isn't her role or job description. She is the only woman on the team and he continues to treat her as a lesser member. She is scared that if she says something he will flip it back on her and say she is not being a team player and then treat her with even less respect. What should she do?
This is a very challenging, but real situation. I strongly suggest that your wife shares her concerns with human resources at her company and asks them for guidance. Having this team of hiring…View all answers »
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