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Asked by Nathalie on April 22, 2017

I have an internship interview and the hiring manager has told me dress is casual. What does that mean for women? Should I just go in my regular jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes? It's for a marketing internship.

Worthington, ADM, Emerson have responded.

When meeting someone for an interview it is always better to over-dress than to under-dress.  I would recommend wearing a nice shirt and slacks with appropriate shoes to match.  I would…

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Asked by Nathalie on April 12, 2017

I'm in the process of trying to get my second internship. I found a couple through my school's website but they don't list when the internships start. I'm looking for a summer internship, as I am currently in the middle of my spring internship. However, some don't say "summer". Is it ok to email the company and ask when their internship starts for a particular internship before applying for them?

Textron, Worthington have responded.

Hello! Most internships have a start date in the summer, however, there are some instances where internships/co-ops are for the fall/spring semester. If the internship is for a time outside of the summer, the…

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Asked by Nicholas on April 11, 2017

What are some good ways to answer - or prepare to answer - some of the following questions: Why did you choose this company over our competitors? What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your field? Describe how you handle stress. How do you react to criticism? 

Textron have responded.

One thing to keep in mind while interviewing, is that it’s best to sound like yourself and give the most honest answers. While it’s good to practice your answers, if your answers do not sound genuine,…

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Asked by Tanya on March 27, 2017

Are there certain characteristics you look for in interns that allow them to more easily transition into full-time positions?

Worthington, Textron, Accenture have responded.

There are a lot of things that we look for when it comes to considering interns for full time employment. We always like to see interns coming into work with a positive attitude and eagerness to…

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Asked by Tanya on February 1, 2017

What is a normal amount of summer work experience or internships to have coming out of college?

Textron, Hersheys, Merck & Co., ADM have responded.

Hello! It’s difficult to say what a “normal” amount of summer experience looks like since companies have different requirements for entry level full time positions. A company will typically…

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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