There is more to Professional Experience than Internships

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“The only source of knowledge is experience” – Albert Einstein

Even if you know the molecular geometry of glucose, the full lineage of British rulers, or the proof for the Central Limit Theorem, you have limited professional knowledge until you …

By Taylor Patterson
Taylor Patterson Experiential Learning Intern
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Forget the Desk Life. Start your Career in Sales.

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Not sure the 9 hour a day desk life is for you? Want to work for an industry leader with a start up culture? If you said yes to both of these you should probably keep reading.

igus Inc, a global …

By Kayla Abbate
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You need more than “The Knack” to launch your engineering career


A tenured engineering professor recently shared one of his favorite YouTube clips with me.  It was a snippet of an old Dilbert cartoon that flashed back to the protagonist’s childhood.  You can watch it here:


You, too, may …

By John Bau
John Bau Career Consultant, School of Engineering
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When to “Let it Go” in your Job Search


Searching for full-time jobs for the first time can be an overwhelming process. Not only is it time consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining, oftentimes the process itself feels like a mystery. If you haven’t worked full-time before it can be …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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How to Push Through the Mid-Semester Slump

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Well, it’s March. The joys of the holiday season have worn off. It’s cold enough that you need a heavy jacket, but not cold enough that we could get another perfect, beautiful, snow day. Perhaps classes, work, or an internship …

By Grace Callahan
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When is the best time to find a job or internship?


Some students already have their first job after graduation secured, with the offer being made and accepted last fall. This might be a result of a “conversion,” a summer internship that resulted in a job offer at the end of …

By Lisa McGuire
Lisa McGuire Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations
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Not Your Ordinary Internship!

A bright and early 9:00 a.m. shift to prepare for a Practice Interview with a student preparing for a full-time job interview, then to a résumé critique shift at 10 a.m., followed by class, and a FYE presentation to a …

By Jennifer Grunwald
Jennifer Grunwald Career Consultant, School of Fine Arts
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Preparing for the Virtual Interview: Online Interview Practice Resources


Skype and other virtual platforms are increasingly common formats for interviewing. As virtual interviews become more popular, it is important that you prepare yourself for these different interview formats. Websites like InterviewStream are useful tools because they simulate a mock …

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13 Tips from Recruiters on Winning Video Interviews

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Looking for a job?

Get ready to win the first round of application process, aka video interviews.

Three years ago, 6 out of 10 recruiters practiced this technology for personnel screening; today, this number doesn’t seem to lower. While CVs …

By Lesley J. Vos
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Setting Your Squad Goals at Work

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I recently watched a panel moderated by the lovely and eloquent Melissa Harris-Perry. During this panel, she spoke of “squad-care;” admittedly, a phrase I had never heard of before. Most of us are likely familiar with “self-care,” the idea …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
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