Good afternoon. I'm a current fourth year student at the University of Vermont. I'm looking for employment for when I graduate this spring. I'm a public communications major and a food systems minor. I'm hoping to move out West (particularly some place such as Oregon, Colorado, or Utah), and I was just wondering how I go about applying for a job on the other side of the country?
Hi there! Have you been to a career fair at your school? I think attending a career fair would be a good starting point for you because you can talk to companies that are hiring for the position and location…View all answers »
Hello, I am starting my senior year in college and did an internship this past summer. During my internship, I did not hate but I also did not love the job I was doing. Would you suggest doing a post grad internship and try something different or jump right into the work force?
Hey there! It's hard to say without exactly knowing your field of work. Do you think that you are in the right major and there's a different area you could focus on? If so, it might be best that you do another…View all answers »
I am a Brazilian Nurse who lives and works in Germany. I work as a Pediatric nurse in one semi-intensive neonatal care unit. I graduated in Brazil in 2016, however, I did part of my university degree at KSU (Spring and Fall 2015). I would like to know it would be possible for me to find a job here in the USA. Ideally, I'd like to work in Atlanta. Could you provide some advice and direction on how I might go about doing this?
Hello there! Congrats on graduating and working as a Pediatric nurse! I think a good first step would be to call KSU and talk to their career services center about your case. Considering that you did part of…View all answers »
How to not get nervous during an interview? Also, how can I present confidently during an interview?
Great question! Interviews are a crucial part in the hiring process, so it is completely normal to get nervous. However, making sure you do your research on the company and the position before hand is extremely…View all answers »
What's the best way to ask an employer for a referral?
Great question! I agree with Ashlyn, it's important that your current employer knows you are looking for new opportunities so they aren't surprised when you ask them for a referral. If you are still in college,…View all answers »
I am 44 years old and I studied modern languages in college a long time ago. The only jobs I had were translation and localization testing. The pay was quite low. I now have kids and my husband is the only one working. I have his and my family's support to study something new that will help me secure a good job and good income, and also something I enjoy. Any recommendations on how I should determine what to study?
It’s so great that you have this opportunity to go back and study something new! But I’m sure it is also very overwhelming, due to the sheer number of possibilities. There are so many different…View all answers »
When is the best time to start doing internships? Is the summer before my sophmore year too early?
Thanks for asking! Like Phil said above, there isn’t really a “best” time to start doing internships. Typically, most companies hire rising seniors and rising juniors for summer internships,…View all answers »
I just graduated,and am in the process of job hunting. What is your advice for finding a good job,and quickly?
Hello there and congratulations on graduating! Job hunting can be hard right after college, but with social media tools like LinkedIn, you should be able to start your search strong. My advice to you would…View all answers »
Should I put my references’ contact information directly on my resume?
Great question! I agree with Tom and Hector, if a company is interested in contacting your references they will ask you for them. Therefore, using the limited space on your resume to include references is unnecessary.…View all answers »
What jobs should I be thinking of applying to with an associate of arts degree in General Studies?
Great question and congrats on getting an associates degree! The Career Services department at your school should be able to help you find a career path that’s right for you! You can always ask them about…View all answers »