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Asked by Karah on September 21, 2017

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?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
Remember there is no absolute answer, but I would say that it is not as important what club, organization, or activity you choose, but rather what did you do while in the organization. Pick an organization…

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Asked by Jake on August 7, 2017

What is a good way to get into behavior analysis?

ADM have responded.

Internships are a great way to get into the field you are most interested in. You can gain hands-on experience, while trying out the field you are interested in. Often times an internship can lead to a full…

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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

How (if at all) can a internship with an arm of the federal government translate to bringing a unique experience to private sector work?

ADM have responded.

Great question! Any type of internship is a great way to gain experience and knowledge in a number of areas. Internships offer a unique opportunity to learn many different functions from different…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

What are some things that employers hate to see interviewees do during an interview?

ADM have responded.

Not making eye contact and fidgeting are big ones. Come in with some confidence and a firm handshake and it goes alot further than no eye contact and playing with your hair.

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Asked by David on October 27, 2017

Is there a value to attending professional networking events? What should I do to make the most of these?

ADM have responded.

Yes! There is always value to attending networking events. Lots of times when I attend it is about meeting new people and trying to find some common ground with them. Most of the time it is easy conversations…

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Asked by Jenna on November 3, 2017

I was just hired and was wondering if you have any advice on what I should expect on my first day? How should I prepare?

ADM have responded.

Congrats on your new position! During the first day, you will usually spend the morning meeting your team and finishing up any onboarding that needs completed. Usually the first day/week is when you also complete…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Is the ability to think critically and solve problems more valuable to a potential employer than their education or work experience?

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Critical thinking and problem solving are valuable skill sets to have but they are not excluded from your education and work experience. Think about times while getting your education that you had to work…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

I feel as if I'm straying away from the major I intend to graduate with. Experience with my internship has given me so many more opportunities and avenues to explore. When applying for a job that may be a little bit outside of your major concentration, how do you craft yourself in a way that would make them value your professional experience over credentials?

ADM have responded.

This is very normal. Many people end up in fields that do not typically fall within their major, so not to worry! When applying fo a job outside of this major concentration, make sure your resume reflects relevant…

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

When employers are reviewing resumes for a new hire, is hands-on job experience or co-curricular activities valued more?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
It really depends on what the hands-on-job experience was and how it relates to the job you are applying to.  Holding a job while attending school or during the summer regardless of the…

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Asked by Abbi on September 9, 2017

How many "degrees of separation" is it appropriate to claim a connection, use someone as an employee reference, or ask for someone to hand in a resume in for you?

ADM have responded.

Hi,
Great questions, but there is really no clear cut answer for any of them. Referencing a connection to establish a relationship is valuable, but make sure that they are aware that you will be referencing…

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