I'll be heading home for winter break soon; how should I take advantage of this time and work on networking while I'm home?
Winter Breaks are a fantastic time to do groundwork for future employment opportunities, especially if you are looking to return to your hometown when searching for those roles.
A good place to start…
Is there a value to attending professional networking events? What should I do to make the most of these?
Absolutely! I think professional networking events are important to attend even if you aren't actively job searching. They are a great way to expand your professional network and learn about other jobs and…View all answers »
How many "degrees of separation" is it appropriate to claim a connection, use someone as an employee reference, or ask for someone to hand in a resume in for you?
Hi there - I don't know that there is necessarily a "formula" or a set number in terms of from whom you can ask for a reference. In my mind, the biggest things are to make sure that whomever you ask is aware…View all answers »
I had an internship that I had to leave so that I go back to school and I'm interested in interning there again. What are good ways to get my employers to consider me again?
The first step is reach out and make contact. Showing interest gets you back in the loop with updates on openings. If the employer does not know you are interested, then you are not floating in…View all answers »
Does participation and/or leadership in clubs and organizations have any impact on an employer when reviewing applications and resumes? If so, how much? Is it as important as major, GPA, internship experience, work, etc.?
I would say that internships would carry the most weight; showing that you've had hands on experience within the field. GPA is also important, but not a huge determining factor. I think it is always a “plus’…View all answers »