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Questions tagged [student]

Questions from people in various school programs.

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Is it smart for a student to list athletic roles under Experience, instead of Hobbies, category?

Should a High School or College student list their athletic experiences, paid or not, for the school or not, under the category of Experience? This could be a resumé or a school application. Aren't ...
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I've been given a project I can't complete, what should I do?

I've been given a project over 5 months ago. I felt like it was beyond anything I've done previously when I got it, but I believed that since I've been given it, the task must suit someone of my ...
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Alleged sexist comments charges presented toward me [closed]

Today I got a letter from my office's conduct and conflict resolution department stating I allegedly made "sexist comments on two occasions to an anonymous female student". At my current working ...
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Technical writing career from Engineering undergrad [closed]

I'm a third year electronic engineering undergraduate in a fairly good (by international standards) degree program at one of the top universities in my country, South Africa. I originally wanted to ...
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Artificial intelligence career after mathematical physics master's program [closed]

I am soon finishing my master's program in theoretical physics. Half of the courses I took were in pure mathematics (from algebraic topology to category theory), and my thesis is between physics and ...
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How to list internship (I had to take for my bachelors degree) on CV

I was required to take on an internship in a company related to my studies for completing my bachelors degree. It took 6 months and during this period, I was working on a project in the company which ...
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Should I say that I am student on the interview if I am on academic leave?

I have been invited for the interview (paid internship) this week. I am a bit confused about whether should I say that I am student of X University (technically, I am, but not actively enrolled, but I ...
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Asking for a higher salary after internship at another company

I work as a student in a renowned E-commerce company as a software developer. As I’m still studying, I am obliged to do an internship for a whole semester. I’ve chosen to apply in other companies and ...
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Taking day off work every week this year - For a student work placement with a different company? [closed]

I currently have a position at a software company, company A. I am finishing my degree this year and am going to be working on a project with an industry partner, company B. This would be unpaid, ...
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How to deal with overly attached student?

I'm doing private lessons for various programming subjects. One of my students has a tendency to send multiple messages if I don't reply at once, likes emphasizing his effort even though I tell him ...
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New web dev job is very intimidating

I've recently started a co-op job (4 month paid internship essentially) as a web developer at a fast growing company. It was a long shot applying for the job, but I was excited to find out I'd been ...
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How to deal with dishonest boss and colleagues [closed]

Characters: Me - senior year college student. Back-end and infrastructure dev.. Boss X - junior year (different) college student Colleague Y - junior year college student (same school as I, we meet ...
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How to find workplaces with high proportion of young (20-something) college-educated population? [closed]

How does a 20-something find a white collar job with lots of 20-somethings? Statistics/finance/accounting/applied-math field.
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How to transition from industrial engineering to data science? [closed]

I am currently a senior student studying industrial engineering at a university that has both incredible industrial engineering and computer science departments. Over the last 4 years, I have taken ...
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How should I organize skills in my resume? [duplicate]

I have the following Skills: HTML - CSS - Bootstrap - Javascript - JQuery Angular2+ Java - Spring MVC - Spring Boot - JEE MongoDB - SQL Databases REST - GraphQL PHP - Symfony C++ Git - Jenkins What's ...
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Disclosing upcoming exchange semester during interview

I am an engineering undergrad student seeking full time work. I am also planning to do an exchange semester (semester 1 2019). It feels that I should raise this in the interview. If possible, I'd like ...
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Is it socially acceptable in an interview to ask for a part-time study in another field from the one I've been invited to?

A bit of background : Part-time studies are a thing here in France. I am completing my DUT Informatique (equivalent : Two-year university degree in Computer Science). For next year, I'm looking for ...
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Lying about not already signing an offer

I made a rather stupid mistake: when I received an offer from my dream company and accepted it I was already in the interview process with another company. About 1 week after accepting the offer, I ...
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Are there companies or gov jobs that pay for your master's or PhD full time if you cut a deal with them? [closed]

I am looking to do a Master's in Computer Engineering and possibly a PhD in Computer Engineering full-time and I would like to find a company (or US Government job) that would pay for it. I would be ...
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ask for more acknowledgement of good work / affirmation [closed]

Setting: US research university. Non-native English speaker. We have a great boss, however sometimes it seems that good things are not being highlighted enough. For example, recently we have ...
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Approaching boss against going full-time in the summer at my student job

Background I am a part-time junior software developer for a small company for a little more than 2 years now. I'm still a student, which means, during my semester, I work 20-30 hours a week, but for ...
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Appropriate follow-up after an initial interview offer and no response to my reply? [duplicate]

So, I'm a student and I was recently offered an interview for a part-time job that I am really interested in, but for scheduling reasons could not commit to the time (minimum # of months) that the ...
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Would not having a degree negatively affect my chances of getting a more senior role if I already have experience?

I am currently employed as a software developer. I have been at uni for the last few years part time, studying computer science, in my old job (also software developer, but for a smaller agency) they ...
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Should I tell my internship employer I am going to a university career fair?

I am currently working at a paid internship prior to my final year in college. My university is holding a career fair soon, but it's in the middle of the work day and work week. Even if I am ...
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Am I a bad intern? [closed]

So it's been one week since I started an internship of 6 weeks in a communication and marketing department and I already feel like I'm doing a bad job. I have this dread feeling that it's not going ...
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I have five plus years of experience as graphic designer but I graduated very recently [closed]

I have five plus years of experience as a graphic designer but I graduated only very recently. Is my experience considered only after graduation or also before? I got paid for the jobs and I have ...
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Job aspiration not in accord with field of study

I am currently studying for my engineering diploma and I will start my last year in September. The specialization I chose is embedded systems which I enjoy a lot, however I feel this is not what I ...
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Impact of micro jobs when applying for a real job?

Micro job sites (like for example fiverr) allow one - for example as a computer science student with programming experience - to offer programming services for low rates. There are numerous examples ...
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Recommended co-worker gets offered turned down at last second

In April I switched my job. When I departed I made a deal with my (old) boss (he is also the single owner of that 20 people company). Since I am also a teacher at a near university, I get to know many ...
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Should I apply for a full-time position if I am only able to work for a few months?

I'm currently pursuing by Bachelors degree and I will finish this one in September. Next year September (2018) I would like to start a Masters degree. Since I have one year now without having a study, ...
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Self improvement for a student transitioning to the real world: How can I learn from my previous student jobs?

I am a master's student in Germany and till date I have had two positions as a working student at different companies. In company 1, I was hired initially for 6 months with an unspoken understanding ...
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How can I communicate that the project's (website) time limit is too tight, especially because I have to read up on the whole stack? [duplicate]

Short version: I am a student employee who applied for frontend development and have no experience the specific programming language nor framework. My employer, not familiar with what I exactly have ...
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What can be considered “experience” when applying for a job? [duplicate]

I'm a senior college software development student, graduating in a couple of months, and I've begun looking at and applying for jobs. However, I don't have any internship or real-company experience. ...
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What does an employer look for in a CV? [closed]

I am a senior computer science student. I will graduate this summer, but my knowledge and projects are little. I am also a good programmer, but I didn't take any certificates or interns or anything to ...
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Is it okay for an intern student to add co-workers on LinkedIn?

I'm currently a student on an co-op term. I work in a fairly small team and my term is about to finish up. Since this is my first intern experience, I was wondering if it would be appropriate for me ...
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Is it necessary to focus immediately when entering tech industry, and if so how? [closed]

I recently graduated with my degree in computer science. I had done co-op work terms so I have some experience. They were mainly in IT and development. I’ve been applying for jobs and have been ...
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Undergrad 2.5~ years into a CS degree, but unable to do Co-op during the summer. Other possible jobs? [closed]

I'm currently in a 4-year degree program at the University in British Columbia in Canada, about 2.5~ years in. I'm unable to do the Co-op program there at the moment, but I'd still like to get some ...
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Contacting companies months/one year before graduation

I am PhD student and I expect to be graduating in the next year or so. I frequently look at job opportunities to see what would be a good match for me. I recently found one at a large company, for ...
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Listing a BA and a BS on my resume

I'm in my 20s and putting together a resume because I'm thinking about applying to master's programs that are focused on professional skill development. I went to school in the US and studied ...
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How to delay second interview?

I worked as a software developer and then decided to go back to and finish the university and finally get my degree. Now, I am in the last semester of my studies. I study full-time for my exams and I ...
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Overqualifing through studying 3 degrees [closed]

I have completed my engineer degree (in computer science) and then applied for two master degrees in computer science (same university, different faculties and different specializations - artificial ...
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Benefits and risks of a path different from the University [closed]

I want to ask a question about a programming career: now I am studying IT at the University but this course is filled with mathematical concepts which are so complex and difficult. I'm not saying that ...
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I have no contacts, left my last job without notice a year ago, and haven't been employed since. Need a job within the next 3 months. What can I do? [closed]

About a year ago, I was sick and depressed, and managed to sleep through two days' worth of what was supposed to be scheduled work hours. I was assumed to have left without notice and let go from my ...
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Should I send an inquiry e-mail and what did they mean by this e-mail? [duplicate]

I am an Engineering student in co-op. This fall, my professor/employer recommended me to a company, they got back to me approximately 2.5 months later, offering me a co-op student position, but at ...
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Student business card

I'm currently on a first year of my Masters (computer science). Currently working as a student in a global software company (not sure if I'm allowed to name it). Regardless of that, I'm actively ...
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Can I leave a contract student position for a full time position

I am a student graduating with a bachelor's degree this spring. Ideally, my goal is to find a full time position after I graduate. But I am aware that it might be very difficult to find a job in my ...
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How do I approach my boss about remaining on student status for the tax benefits?

I'm a student working pretty much full-time as a software developer. Even though I'm a student, that does not mean that my skills are in any way worse than those of other developers. To put it into ...
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Would I lose my chances of getting into Google if I ask for 2.5 months to prepare for an interview? (SWE College Grad) [closed]

I was asked to do a second round of phone interview since the first one didn't go well enough to fly me onsite. I will not have more than 1 hr/day to study since I'm working 2 jobs and am behind in ...
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What looks better on a graduate's CV: internships or part time work?

I'm a computer engineering student currently working a permanent part-time programming job at a small company. I've been pretty happy with my job, but recently my uni friends have been getting flashy ...
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How will a poor grade affect future job opportunities? [closed]

I got a C- in a programming course during my first year at university (I'm currently in my second) and I'm worried that because of this grade, I'll be rejected from employers like Deloitte or Booz ...