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Asked by Nathalie on April 6, 2018

I'm a college student who has been looking for either a paid summer internship or job. I interviewed for this internship and they list their payment as a stipend. She made a point to mention that in the interview. What is a stipend? How is that different from wages? This internship is done remotely so I was just confused on how they work, b/c it's not like I'd need to cover travel expenses.

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A stipend is a fixed regular sum that they will pay you for the work that you will be completing. It's hard to speak to your situation without having all of the information in front of me, but the difference…

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Asked by Tanya on March 20, 2018

What is an appropriate way to follow-up after an interview? How long should I wait to hear from them, how often should I follow-up, and what should I expect to hear?

Textron have responded.

This is a great question! I think an email the following day simply thanking them for their time and letting them know you can provide additional information if they need it is a good way to maintain that relationship…

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Asked by Tommy on April 21, 2018

What’s the appropriate amount of time I should wait after an interview before I follow up? Days? A couple weeks?

Textron have responded.

This is a great question! I think an email the following day simply thanking them for their time and letting them know you can provide additional information if they need it is a good way to maintain that relationship…

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Asked by Tanya on April 19, 2018

How early should I start looking for an Internship?

Textron have responded.

This is a great question and to put the answer simply sooner rather than later! While it is hard to speak to every companies hiring process, a lot of companies start filling their summer internships the fall…

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Asked by Tanya on April 15, 2018

If I am thinking of transferring internally within my company, should I try to keep that fact secret from my immediate supervisors or can I be open about it?

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While every company is different, transferring internally is a great way to advance your career while still enjoying the company you have been committed and loyal to. I would definitely recommend keeping your…

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Asked by Tanya on April 14, 2018

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?

Textron have responded.

I would recommend using whichever email you check more frequently! In my opinion, it doesn't matter if it's your email through school or personal, the important thing is that they can reach you. Make sure that…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 10, 2018

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?

Textron have responded.

Great question! When it comes down to it, the benefit of graduate school really depends on the organization you work for and your own personal career goals. There are some organizations that will preference…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 9, 2018

I have had two internships already (both 3 months, one in the spring & one in the summer) and was wondering how many internships is too much? Is it bad to have 3 internships all lasting 3 months? I also currently work as a waitress too & that is a position I have had for over a year.

Textron have responded.

Congratulations on all of your internships! In my opinion, I don't think during college you can have "too many" internships. I would definitely make sure you designate on your resume that it is an internship…

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Asked by Cameron on January 21, 2018

On my resume, should I list my degree, then university, then GPA? What's a good arrangement for this on a resume?

Textron have responded.

Great question! There are numerous resume templates circling the web these days, but ultimately the decision is up to you. Typically, the education section is set up with the University first, followed by major,…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 6, 2018

I'm currently applying to find either an internship or job for the summer and I was wondering how long I can wait to accept a position after an offer. I've already applied to some places and scheduled/had interviews but was wondering just how long I can wait considering I haven't applied to all of the positions that I am interested in. Is two weeks too long? What is an acceptable time?

Textron have responded.

Hi there! During the job search, there are many different positions to consider and that can take some time. When you get to the offer phase with a company, they generally will give you a time-frame in which…

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