I will have an internship abroad. How can I leverage this experience to make it stand out from a traditional domestic internship? What unique skills can I develop during this opportunity to make myself a more desirable future-employee?
Congratulations! Working abroad will be a very unique experience and there will be plenty of opportunities to develop your skills. You will already be differentiating yourself through completing an international…View all answers »
Are extra-curricular activities in college important to a potential employer?
Hello and great question! Employers value anything you do in college that can show you took initiative and became an active member of an organization or that activity. If you are involved in these types of…View all answers »
Do internships look good on grad-school applications?
Great question! Internships would look great on grad school applications! While you are in school and pursuing further education, it is important to gain as much real world or “on the job” experience…View all answers »
Through my internship in college, I have felt myself getting more and more away from my declared major. How do I market myself to a future employer so that they look more towards my professional experience rather than my degree?
Great question! I want to start by saying that there are plenty of people who ended up taking a different path than what they had in mind during college so you are not alone. Starting with the application I…View all answers »
What are some tips you would recommend to recent college graduates when job hunting?
Great question! Job searching can be a very exciting as well as stressful time whether it being your very first job or finding a new opportunity. I would start by making sure that your resume is concise and…View all answers »
Employers feel that college isn't preparing students for employment. Involvement in what types of clubs/organizations/activities would indicate to them that students are ready for a real word job?
College courses help in preparing students as much as they can for the real world and being involved in organizations can add to that but at the end of the day it is important to gain on the job experience…View all answers »
College is becoming similar to a checklist for students. Is it bad if one strays a little off the "recommended" time frame for obtaining an internship or doing certain things in order to be successful?
Hello and great question! It is very important this day and age to receive your degree as well as gaining experience but there are plenty of people out there that have taken different paths to achieve success.…View all answers »
How should I respond to someone who keeps pending a job offer. I interviewed and was told that they are interested and working on an offer. I was very excited. I waited a week before I followed up, and the recruiter told me they were still working on the offer. Its now to the point where this has gone on for over a month. Should I send an email questioning if the offer is still being made, or move on?
Hello. This is a great question because even though it seems like a pretty straightforward process sending an offer out, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes before it can be extended. Like…View all answers »
Advisors preach that internships are extremely vital. What would be the best way of starting an internship when you already have a part-time job and other commitments?
Hello. Internships are great ways to gain on the job experience and a great way to get your foot in the door of an employer that you are seeking to become a full-time employee of. First off, I think it is great…View all answers »
Many colleges preach study abroad as an invaluable experience that everyone possible should participate in. What is your view on study abroad? Is it as beneficial as it is led on to be by colleges?
Great question! I think the experience can be invaluable for many reasons, but you do want to make sure you understand what those reasons are for. If you plan on studying abroad to see the world I would agree…View all answers »