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Asked by Abby on September 15, 2017

Does what degree you have actually matter? Or do companies mostly look at the fact that you have a degree?

Cardinal Health have responded.

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…

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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 Madeline on November 2, 2017

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!

Cardinal Health have responded.

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.…

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Asked by h on August 1, 2017

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? 

Cardinal Health have responded.

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…

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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?

Cardinal Health have responded.

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…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

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?

Cardinal Health have responded.

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…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

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?

Cardinal Health have responded.

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…

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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 Maggie on October 19, 2017

What are the most effective qualities in a strong leader and manager?

Cardinal Health have responded.

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.…

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Asked by Karah on September 21, 2017

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?

Cardinal Health have responded.

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,…

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