While still a student in college, when should I start applying for jobs?
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…View all answers »
What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?
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…View all answers »
How important are teacher recommendations for getting a job right out of college?
Good question and they are important. In many cases company recruiters will require formal references and your teachers are an…View all answers »
What basic entry-level skills do new hires often lack?
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…View all answers »
What kinds of activities outside of classroom work are employers looking for?
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…