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Asked by Maura on February 6, 2017

I just accepted an internship but realized I have a scheduled trip the first week of work. Is is ok to ask for time off since it was previously planned?

Worthington have responded.

Hello!
I would reach out to your new employer as soon as possible to let them know about this trip. It is typically OK to miss work for prior engagements. I would recommend saying that this trip slipped…

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Asked by Maura on February 3, 2017

I started interning at a company where I would really like to work full-time. How long is an acceptable amount of time to intern before I approach my supervisor about possible job opportunities?

Worthington, Accenture have responded.

This is a great question. I always suggest to students to let employers know right away if they are going to be seeking full time employment after the internship. It shows engagement and eagerness to make a…

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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. 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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Asked by George on October 26, 2016

I'm majoring in Finance. Do you think I need to complete any co-ops?

Hersheys, Cigna, Textron, ADM, ADP have responded.

It's always a great idea to complete a co-op or internship. Internships are a great way to get some real world experience in an area you are interested in pursuing after college. This will also help you to…

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Asked by piyush kanta on September 21, 2016

I am an undergrad student majoring in biotechnology. I need to apply for an internship or a summer project. How should I approach a person regarding this? Thank you!

Gap Inc., Caterpillar, ADM have responded.

It sounds like you are getting a jump start on planning, which is outstanding!  Start your search with utilizing job boards that are specific to biotechnology, to help you identify potential…

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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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