Makailyn
Makailyn is a proud graduate of Michigan State University, having completed a degree of Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Capital and Society with minors in Leadership in Organizations and Women and Gender Studies.
RECENT ANSWERS
/ Asked by Emily P.
The first step in asking someone for a referral is determining who would be the right person to ask! Try to pick someone that you have worked with whether that be through class, work, or a volunteer organization who can speak about your work ethic. Next, you will want to make sure it is someone you ...

/ Asked by Emily P.
Transitioning from college to the workforce can be a challenging and difficult experience especially if the position is not what you expected or challenging to grasp. My first piece of advice would be to have weekly meetings with your manager to talk about how things are going and ask questions. If ...

/ Asked by Second T.
Working part-time in college is a great idea! When I was searching for full-time opportunities my senior year, companies told me that they were impressed with my part-time experience because it showed I could juggle multiple responsibilities successfully. Not only that, my part-time job gave me netw...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
This is a great question! There are a couple of ways you can find out what your starting salary expectations should be. As mentioned below, Glassdoor is a good way to see information regarding specific companies. If you receive an offer from a company and you are trying to determine if it is competi...

/ Asked by Tommy P.
This is a great question! I think an email the following day simply thanking them for their time and letting them know you can provide additional information if they need it is a good way to maintain that relationship and let them know you are interested. However, in this email I would refrain from ...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
When starting your internship search, it's a good idea to take a look at what industries or companies you have interest in. I would recommend taking a look at their websites and trying to learn what makes their internship program unique. This should also provide you with an idea as to when these com...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
This is a great question and to put the answer simply sooner rather than later! While it is hard to speak to every companies hiring process, a lot of companies start filling their summer internships the fall before. For example, we begin our recruiting process for Summer 2019 positions in August of ...

/ Asked by Jeff H.
This is definitely a difficult situation and can be frustrating. I would recommend asking your recruiter for feedback as to why you were not selected. If you are in school, another option you could consider is reaching out to your career services. Many times employers will host "Mock Interviews" on ...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
While every company is different, transferring internally is a great way to advance your career while still enjoying the company you have been committed and loyal to. I would definitely recommend keeping your immediate supervisor in the loop during the entire process. Being open and transparent with...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
I would recommend using whichever email you check more frequently! In my opinion, it doesn't matter if it's your email through school or personal, the important thing is that they can reach you. Make sure that your personal email is a professional address preferably containing your name. If your per...

/ Asked by Nathalie N.
Congratulations on all of your internships! In my opinion, I don't think during college you can have "too many" internships. I would definitely make sure you designate on your resume that it is an internship so that a recruiter knows the position time period is shorter due to it being an internship....

/ Asked by Nathalie N.
Hi there! During the job search, there are many different positions to consider and that can take some time. When you get to the offer phase with a company, they generally will give you a time-frame in which to get back to them regarding your decision on the offer. If the time-frame they have given ...

/ Asked by Nathalie N.
A stipend is a fixed regular sum that they will pay you for the work that you will be completing. It's hard to speak to your situation without having all of the information in front of me, but the difference here is that you would receive one sum for the work you complete instead of being paid hourl...

/ Asked by Tanya L.
This is a great question! I think an email the following day simply thanking them for their time and letting them know you can provide additional information if they need it is a good way to maintain that relationship and let them know you are interested. However, in this email I would refrain from ...

/ Asked by cassandra l.
Internship requirements vary by school and even by program within those schools. Regardless if an internship is required or not, internships are a great way to get some insight into your field of study and can be done over a summer break. There are other ways to gain practical experience in your fie...

/ Asked by Rylan V.
I think a great place to start would be talking to your career services and seeing if they have reports on where graduates from your university work upon graduation. While some of this may give you the large companies you mentioned, it may point out more local companies that recruit from your school...

/ Asked by David V.
Winter break is a great time to focus on networking while school is on a pause for the holidays. The first thing I would recommend is taking time to update your LinkedIn and resume. Constantly looking at these documents ensures that you do not miss any achievements and give those you are networking ...

/ Asked by Jenna W.
Most first days consist of meeting a lot of people and taking in a lot of information! You will probably attend orientation your first day to learn about the company policies, culture, benefits, etc. This is a great time to ask questions about your benefits or any other questions you may have about ...

/ Asked by Madison T.
Before going to your interview you want to make sure that you have done your research and prepared. Start off by getting an understand of what the company you are meeting with does using their website, social media accounts, or LinkedIn page. It is also a good idea to know what current events they m...

/ Asked by Emily P.
First and foremost, working hard and be a valuable member of the team will start off your relationship on the right foot and gain respect from your coworkers. I have found that asking people about their hobbies, family, or interests is a way to connect with them on a more personal level and see what...

/ Asked by Karah K.
Study Abroad experiences can be very valuable and can give you a unique edge to employers, especially in certain fields. Not only can you learn about cultures other than your own, you can develop skills with communication, international experience, and flexibility. This shows employers that you...

/ Asked by Emma R.
The most important topics to include on a resume if you are a student looking for internships or entry-level positions would be Education, Experiences, and skills. You want to make sure that your resume is tailored to the position you are applying for and shows that you are the best candidate for th...

/ Asked by Emma R.
This is a great question and something that I, myself, debated about with my own career. As you mentioned, I do not think that there is a definite right or wrong answer to this and very much so depends on your field of study. That being said many coworkers of mine have reiterated how important gaini...

/ Asked by Krysten B.
Hi there, 

We test interpersonal skills by the questions that we ask during an interview. Often these types of questions will begin with "Can you tell me about a time when..." or other questions that ask you to explain situations you have been in or how you have reacted. A good way to prepare fo
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/ Asked by Hayley R.
This is more common than you may think! What's important is to highlight the experiences you have had that make you a good candidate for the position you are applying to. This can be done by tailoring your resume, speaking to the experiences you've had at an interview or career fair, or even touchin...

/ Asked by KelliMae S.
The benefits of an internship in your field of choice are almost endless! First of all, you get a taste of what field you have decided to go into and really determine if it is something you could see yourself doing long term and be happy with. If it is not something you could see yourself doing long...

/ Asked by Katherine M.
Hi there! This is a great question! It is definitely not always an easy task determining what your dream job is - and it may take years to figure it out. Apart from career tests and internship experiences, there are a couple of things you can do in the meantime. I agree with Eddie below that volunte...

/ Asked by Noah A.
This is such an amazing opportunity! The experiences and skills that you gain during this internship can definitely be utilized going forward whether it be finding your next internship or joining a global company. Living and working in an international environment will allow you to develop your skil...

/ Asked by Noah A.
Hi! Change can be a very good thing! Going back to the same, or a similar, office is not a bad thing. You have the ability to expand upon what you have already learned or really hone in on something that interests you. However, it can be extremely beneficial to try something new as well. Choosing to...

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