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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

I will have an internship abroad. How can I leverage this experience to make it stand out from a traditional domestic internship? What unique skills can I develop during this opportunity to make myself a more desirable future-employee?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Congratulations on your internship! Securing an internship abroad will be a rewarding and great experience. I think the most important and obvious skill you will gain is the international experience. Being…

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Asked by Abbi on September 9, 2017

I have applied online to dozens of internships and full time positions for which I am qualified based on the posted job descriptions, necessary skills, and preferred skills. I have yet to even earn an interview from a position I applied to online. Are jobs that are posted online typically filled by online applicants? How can I improve an online application?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Not getting selected for an interview can be frustrating but don't let it discourage you. Some companies receive hundreds of qualified applicants for internship positions, so the application process can be…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

Are extra-curricular activities in college important to a potential employer?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I think any involvement outside of the classroom is appreciated by potential employers. By being involved in extra-curricular activities, it can show you are a well-rounded student and can juggle multiple priorities.…

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

When reviewing resumes and employment applications of newly graduated college students, do employers value a higher GPA or a more rigorous class schedule?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Every company is different so it's difficult to say that this is important to all employers. In my experience, involvement and experience outside of the classroom is more important and is weighted heavier.…

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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship that I had to leave so that I go back to school and I'm interested in interning there again. What are good ways to get my employers to consider me again?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I would agree with everything Jacob said. The first step would be to make contact with your former supervisor or recruiting contact. Prior to doing this though, I think it's important to ensure you are familiar…

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Asked by Emma on September 13, 2017

What is are some personal traits that interviewers are likely to favor? E.g. confidence, attitude, intelligence, etc.?

Cardinal Health have responded.

There are various traits interviewers look for but I think they really vary by company. It is first important to understand the company culture. Depending on the culture of the company, some interviewers may…

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Asked by Krysten on September 12, 2017

Why do employers value study abroad programs so highly? Do they value them more highly than on the job experience/internships?

Cardinal Health have responded.

I wouldn't necessarily say this is true for all employers. While study abroad experiences provide great exposure to a new culture and can teach you how to interact with people of different backgrounds and cultures,…

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Asked by Kristen on October 18, 2017

With all of the competition and expectations in the workforce now, how does one stand out to employers above the rest? And when meeting with someone for less than 5 minutes, how do you make a lasting impression?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Great question! Being a well-rounded candidate with your professional and extra-curricular experience is a great way to help you stand out in the entry-level job market. This helps demonstrate that you can…

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Asked by Madison on October 2, 2017

What are some tips you would recommend to recent college graduates when job hunting?

Cardinal Health have responded.

First, and most importantly, keep an open mind. There are several entry-level job opportunities available, some at great companies that would offer you a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. While…

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Asked by Emma on September 13, 2017

How early in one's college career should they start looking at post-graduate opportunities (such as jobs or graduate schools)?

Cardinal Health have responded.

Great question! It is never too early to begin planning for post-graduation. Your freshman and sophomore year are a great time to begin exploring career paths, industries and companies that align with your…

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