How should I ask go about asking someone for a referral?
It is first important to identify the right person to list as a reference. Make sure you are asking someone who knows your work ethic well enough to speak to it and someone who you have had positive interactions…View all answers »
I'm the Treasurer of my fraternity. Would that look good on my resume? Not sure if putting a fraternity on a resume is a smart thing. The only reason I'm considering it is because it might show leadership, but obviously it's still a frat house. What would you think if you saw that on a resume?
Great question! Being able to demonstrate leadership experience on your resume looks great to potential employers. In my experience, it is very common for students to list their experience with a social fraternity,…View all answers »
What’s the best/most impressive question you received from an interviewee during an initial interview?
It's difficult to pick a specific question. However, the most impressive questions I have received are the ones that I can tell the candidate put a lot of thought in to. As a recruiter, I often receive…View all answers »
What is the best way to find an internship?
The Career Center at your school is a great resource to help with your internship search. For most colleges and universities, the Career Center will know which companies recruit on campus and the types of positions…View all answers »
How long should I wait after starting a job to ask for vacation time?
I would first recommend understanding your time off policy. Do you receive vacation time or paid time off (PTO) as soon as you start? Or, is there a waiting period before you begin accruing or earning time…View all answers »
Should I use my university email when emailing recruiters or is my personal email account sufficient? What if I don’t have a university email account?
I personally don't think it matters which email account you use, as long as your email address is professional. Meaning, if it's a personal email account then it should be your name and not a nickname…View all answers »
How early should I start looking for an Internship?
The earlier the better! Depending on the company and your degree field, recruitment could start as early as fall or as late as spring for a summer internship. We begin recruiting for our summer internship positions…View all answers »
What do employers think about graduate school? I am a senior in college, graduating in 2018 but am going back to go to graduate school. Do you recommend getting full time jobs while in graduate school? Would it hinder my job chances because I would unavailable after 5pm once/twice a week?
I would agree with Natesa that the benefit of graduate school really depends on the company and career field. Some companies put a stronger emphasis on graduate school than others. It also depends on your career…View all answers »
I started working after my final exams, but my university held my degree because of my low GPA. I have been working for about a year now, and I don't know how tell my employer that I basically didn't yet graduate. The University is asking me to comeback for a semester and do some extra credits to raise my GPA. Should I resign from my job? Or should I tell my employer and then resign so I can go back and receive my degree?
I think honesty is always the best policy in situations like this. My first question would be, did your employer verify your education when they hired you? If you falsely provided a degree to your employer…View all answers »
My religious beliefs required me to do a couple years of service before college, and this delayed my graduation. Is this something I should explain to an employer or is my age at graduation irrelevant?
You are not required to explain this to a potential employer. Your age shouldn't be factored into your consideration for a position so employers shouldn't even ask this question. Your skills and experience…View all answers »