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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

While still a student in college, when should I start applying for jobs?

Praxair, Merck & Co., Gap Inc., Schwan's, Avery Dennison, HP, American Express, Hospira have responded.

You should start securing internships before your final year in University.  This helps you build work experience and a network of companies you can then apply to for full time jobs.  If you…

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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?

Merck & Co., Gap Inc., Avery Dennison, Textron have responded.

Thanks for the question.  First I would say there really is no “normal” amount of time.  Expectations are going to vary greatly from company to company just as student’s unique situations…

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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

How important are teacher recommendations for getting a job right out of college?

Merck & Co., Gap Inc., Textron have responded.

Good question and they are important.  In many cases company recruiters will require formal references and your teachers are an…

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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

What basic entry-level skills do new hires often lack?

Praxair, Merck & Co., Gap Inc., Avery Dennison, Textron, Kelloggs, Hospira have responded.

I most often see a lack of experience in presentation skills; this can be both written and verbal.  I suggest every student take several courses (within University or ourside ...such as at Toastmaster…

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Asked by Tanya on December 20, 2011

What kinds of activities outside of classroom work are employers looking for?

Praxair, Gap Inc., Avery Dennison, Textron, ManpowerGroup, Cardinal Health, Hospira have responded.

The following list is not all-encompassing, but gives you an idea of what recruiters look for and value:
 
1) Ran your own business while in college
2) Solid amount of community involvement…

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