Does what degree you have actually matter? Or do companies mostly look at the fact that you have a degree?
Great question! The type of degree you have is important for some positions, but not all. The company and/or indsutry can play into this as well. For specialized positions such as engineering, IT, finance…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
I am currently a management major at my university and debating changing to organizational leadership with a minor in management. I would like to work in the HR department of a company in the future. I have yet to pin a difference in the two majors. Will it matter what degree I hold in order to achieve a management position in a company? Thanks!
Based on your question, I am going to assume that you want to be a manager working in HR. If you want to work in a management position at some point in your career, I do not think your degree will make a difference.…View all answers »
My job interviews seem to be going nowhere. I just started in my field. I've been working since I graduated, but my last project was mid-2016. Since, I've done small jobs with companies, but I'm still looking for a full-time position. People seem to question why I got away from my degree and into something new. What should I say when I answer?
You are definitely not the first person to pursue a career path different from your field of study. I think this is common among a lot of young professionals (and even mid-level career professionals) because…View all answers »
Is there a value to attending professional networking events? What should I do to make the most of these?
Absolutely! I think professional networking events are important to attend even if you aren't actively job searching. They are a great way to expand your professional network and learn about other jobs and…View all answers »
When thinking about the future, how important is it to follow a step-by-step agenda? I think as college students, we sometimes get consumed by this "checklist" but if we don't get an internship by a certain time in our lives or complete things exactly as recommended is that truly a bad thing?
Having a plan or "checklist" of some variation is a great tool to ensure you achieve your goals for your career. However, I think it's also important to keep in mind that there is no one, clear defined path…View all answers »
If outside experience and critical thinking is increasingly becoming more and more important, why is more schooling and getting a master's degree becoming essential in securing a job?
Great question! I think that the assumption that an advanced degree is essential in securing a job is not true for all fields of work. Many employers more strongly value experience and critical thinking over…View all answers »
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?
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…View all answers »
What are the most effective qualities in a strong leader and manager?
Communication, flexibility, delegation, and dependability are all effective qualities of a strong leader. Emotional intelligence is also a quality of a great leader and equally, if not more important.…View all answers »
Many colleges preach study abroad as an invaluable experience that everyone possible should participate in. What is your view on study abroad? Is it as beneficial as it is led on to be by colleges?
I think the answer to this could vary depending on your career goals. If you have an interest in international business or any sort of position that would view international experience as valuable, then yes,…View all answers »