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Asked by Hayley on September 11, 2017

Through my internship in college, I have felt myself getting more and more away from my declared major. How do I market myself to a future employer so that they look more towards my professional experience rather than my degree?

Hill-Rom have responded.

Great question! I want to start by saying that there are plenty of people who ended up taking a different path than what they had in mind during college so you are not alone. Starting with the application I…

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Asked by KelliMae on September 10, 2017

What are the benefits of an internship in one’s field of choice?

Worthington have responded.

Internships are extremely beneficial wether it be in your field of study or not. Internships give you experience outside of the classroom and help you to prepare for your profession down the road. You gain…

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Asked by Hayley on September 8, 2017

I feel as if I'm straying away from the major I intend to graduate with. Experience with my internship has given me so many more opportunities and avenues to explore. When applying for a job that may be a little bit outside of your major concentration, how do you craft yourself in a way that would make them value your professional experience over credentials?

Textron have responded.

Hi! I think it’s great that your internship experience has opened your eyes and has allowed you to explore different paths within your function. It’s not uncommon that in the workplace, someone…

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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

How important is networking during an internship? Is it more beneficial to spend my time completing projects valuable to the mission of the office or would I benefit more from taking time away to have lunch/coffee with others to get name recognition?

Textron, Hill-Rom, Broadridge have responded.

Networking is one of the most crucial aspects for any Intern, College Student and Professional.  During an Internship, it would be extremely wise to carve out time to meet with leaders, business unit managers,…

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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

How (if at all) can a internship with an arm of the federal government translate to bringing a unique experience to private sector work?

VFC have responded.

Absolutely, internships are a great opportunity for you to gain experiences and try things you may not be inclined to if it was a full-time job.  A diversity of experiences are more welcome than ever in…

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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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