Questions tagged [student]

Questions from people in various school programs.

1
vote
2answers
584 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
670 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
599 views

Personal projects vs research experience for the software industry (machine learning)? [closed]

Disclaimer: I'm new here, I'm not sure if this fits this StackExchange, so please bear with me! I apologize if this isn't the right place. I'm an undergrad CS major at a top tech school. I've already ...
1
vote
1answer
472 views

Do I need to tell potential employer I couldn't accept offer immediately?

I'm in STEM grad school, and applying for jobs for after graduation in May. I'm also applying for a postdoc position. A number of months ago, I promised my thesis advisor I wouldn't take another job ...
0
votes
2answers
535 views

Is it acceptable to cut my internship short in favor of another one?

I accepted an offer for a 16-month internship with company A last May. I am not treated as an intern and the work assigned to me are similar to the new grads we just hired. The work is stable and it ...
1
vote
1answer
480 views

Effect Of Actual Diploma On Salary Negotiation

*Couldn't think of a better title. Suggestions? If a student pursuing a degree in a highly technical field has already completed all of their upper division coursework, and the only courses ...
-2
votes
1answer
546 views

As a software developer student, what are my chances of finding a part-time internship? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate (2nd year) computer engineering student studying full time. I've been working part time as a programmer for 8 months now, and although I love the company and boss, I'm not ...
1
vote
1answer
542 views

How to move forward with only 1 work experience ending with bad reference with unusual circumstances [closed]

Backstory I'm a green student with no industry experience prior to my job at a software company, in a position intended for a a software engineer or computer science student. I am neither but study a ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Negotiating a salary after internship?

I was an intern this summer and have been offered to continue working there part-time during the school year. I have a meeting coming up to discuss the details...however I have been talking to some ...
-1
votes
3answers
434 views

How can I keep my team's enthusiasm [closed]

I am a young entrepreneur with a brand new start up. I am still at school and so are my developers. The thing is one of my developer left the project because he couldn't spare enough time to work on ...
3
votes
3answers
480 views

Should I bring my age into account when enquiring about a job?

I am a student who is going to move to Melbourne, Australia (from Cairns, Australia), when I am in Melbourne I hope to get a job as a website developer. I have a reasonably large amount of experience ...
0
votes
1answer
259 views

How to find a employer that allows staff to publish academic papers [closed]

As a Ph.D. candidate, one of the things that I am looking for, when looking for a job, is the opportunity to continue publishing academic papers related to work. I know that there are some companies ...
38
votes
13answers
8k views

How to keep my phone number private, when I have to provide a way for students to contact me?

I am an instructor of classes that only run for 1-4 weeks. The facility I teach at requires me include my cell phone number on the class schedule that I give out. However, during and after the last ...
4
votes
2answers
980 views

Is it appropriate to ask for a raise as a student?

Please forgive my English, I am not a native English speaker. I am currently working as a computer programmer in some company. I am also a full time student, so I work part-time during the semesters, ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Abrupt end to internship

I am an intern at one of the major Silicon Valley Companies. I was recruited last December to work in a team for 8 months, which I gladly accepted. My signed offer letter says I would be interning for ...
7
votes
3answers
564 views

What do I do about an untidy engineering school tutor visiting my company soon?

I'm currently doing my final-year internship in a relatively big company which has a dress code. My engineering school tutor is required to come once to my workplace, and this is probably going to ...
3
votes
3answers
360 views

How to work the least possible amount? (programming next to Masters)

I am starting a masters next year and will need to support myself. I would like to find a way to make enough money to get by, but want to primarily focus on my studies. How do I explain this when ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Categorizing programming language familiarity on a CV/Resume? [duplicate]

I have this problem as a student where I know I'm not an expert in any language yet but I want to show I'm competent with some. I tried this categorization but I'm not sure it's the best approach to ...
-1
votes
4answers
224 views

Negotiating Multiple Offers as College Student [duplicate]

The Scenario: I will graduate in May. Right now I have good offer with Job A. It makes a good salary in an alright location. I have applied for another job, Job B, and made it past the pre-screen, ...
6
votes
5answers
536 views

How to discuss wage disparity between two jobs

I wanted to ask how I could discuses wage disparity between student positions. I currently work for two professors at my university at different pay-scales. Because of a hard limit of 18 hours a week (...
2
votes
1answer
226 views

What is the best way to keep a job as an student? [closed]

I am currently studying software engineering and all the jobs that I will take are paid for with a student grant (Scholarship). Both the company and university pay half of my salary, so I'm very cheap ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

What is a New Grad Rotational program? [closed]

Many IT companies offer this type of job opportunities for new grads to gain working experience, which is good. But will it always lead to a full-time position after completing the program. If not, ...
2
votes
3answers
220 views

Not including a previous internship as a reference

So I'm a sophomore looking to apply for computer science internships for Summer 2016. I've been fortunate enough to have a paid internship the past summer, however there were a few issues. It was my ...
-1
votes
1answer
573 views

How to deal with inexperienced coworkers (students) [closed]

The Setting We have to complete a software-engineering module at my university. We are a team of 8 students. This module is required for any computer science related students. Unfortunately we are 3 ...
4
votes
3answers
712 views

Should I list my boss as an emergency contact for college? [closed]

I checked around the site and didn't find an answer to this (apologies if there's an answer I missed). Here's the situation: I attend one college as a student while working in academic support at ...
-2
votes
2answers
713 views

Quit Contract (Industrial Placement) [closed]

I am student, and I have successfully started a placement year job (working in a company as part of my degree). After 10 days of working, I have observe that what the company is working with is not ...
11
votes
1answer
3k views

What is the best way I can resign from my present job when VISA issues mean I will be out of the country?

I am leaving my current job to go to grad school for a PhD. I have been at my present job for a little more than a year, and my co-workers and manager all like and respect me, and consider me quite a ...
3
votes
4answers
670 views

When approaching potential employers, should I identify as an 'enthusiastic amateur'?

I'm currently undertaking a Masters course in "Information Technology", with a curriculum focus on programming and software development. My previous education was not in the sciences at all - it was ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How to leave a student (summer) job without burning bridges?

I've worked at this job for over a year now, and I recently signed on for another year this past April. It's doing research that I really enjoy, and in the past I found the work environment to be ...
-1
votes
3answers
297 views

Master degree in IT with the thesis or with the final project. Does it matter? [closed]

Part of the master degrees in IT (CS, SE, IS) offers two kind of programs: With the thesis work; Without the thesis work but with the final project. My question, how does it matter to get the M.Sc. ...
1
vote
5answers
774 views

How to handle difficult situation with a student that is working for me [closed]

Some background: I work as a software engineer for a big company in Germany. I have been looking for a student that will support my work for quite some time, did some interviews and most of the ...
0
votes
2answers
650 views

As a student should I focus on only one primary skill or learn many?

I am a student and am unsure about whether to focus my studies to generate a broad background with many experiences/technologies or on a specific skillset. In one, I will have a deeper skillset with ...
0
votes
1answer
246 views

New Grad handling job offer while interviewing with other companies [duplicate]

So I finished an internship with a company and they want me back after I grad. I was recently offered me a position that is awaiting my response. No deadline given yet, but it will be filled for the ...
-1
votes
3answers
792 views

Is speed or quality more important? [closed]

I graduated from school for computer science. In school, I would code, and it was horrible. Then I would rewrite my code, and it was better, but still not great. Then I would rewrite it a third time, ...
8
votes
4answers
7k views

Is doing two part-time internships and studying simultaneously ethical?

I am a student currently in the last year of my degree course. So this year many internship opportunities approached me via my college. I had applied for many internship programs last semester and ...
-2
votes
1answer
184 views

What types of careers are available for German language students? [closed]

I've been studying German throughout high-school and college. I am about to hit the workforce and am open to living almost anywhere in the US. I am interested in hearing about possible means of ...
30
votes
3answers
9k views

Being Asked to Sit In on an Interview

I am a student co-op worker, which means I am working full-time for a company in my field (software engineering) in between semesters of classes. I am approaching the end of my first work period (it ...
1
vote
2answers
718 views

Showing college credit earned during high school on resume?

I am a college sophomore applying for internships. During my senior year of high school, I attended classes at a college full-time as part of my school's early college program. These credits ...
3
votes
1answer
513 views

How to approach the subject of studying abroad for half a year with my employer?

I work as full-time programmer and also study, masters of computer science. There is a good opportunity for me to go to South Korea and study there for one semester. What I hope to do: keep my job, ...
5
votes
5answers
4k views

When should graduates start applying for jobs?

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
77
votes
11answers
16k views

Administrator thinks I, an IT volunteer student, am hacking the school network

I'm a high school student volunteering with the school administrator, and he is somehow sure that I am always trying to hack the school server and put viruses on the computers. A group of us spent a ...
-2
votes
2answers
470 views

Full-time to Part-time consequences [closed]

I am in a conundrum at the moment. I graduated last year June, and then got a job working as a Support consultant. After 8 months I got bored and left to another company as a Support tech as well. ...
-3
votes
3answers
1k views

Received job offer, might get an F…is it a problem? [closed]

OK so I received a job offer from a company in early February but won't start until June because I have to finish Bachelor's. Essentially, there's a chance I might get an F in a class that I don't ...
-3
votes
1answer
289 views

Timing when looking for my first degree-related job

My situation is similar to this one, but with some differences: I would be in my last degree year but I took a grant to study abroad. This year while abroad I've done an internship at the university (...
6
votes
8answers
857 views

On a student CV is it a good Idea to use a non standard format to draw interest?

I'm going to get my bachelor degree and I'm facing the "problem" of choosing a suitable University to further develop my interests. The two universities I'm interested in, asked me to send a short CV (...
1
vote
1answer
652 views

Delaying Internship Start Date for Research Award [closed]

I'm completing my 3rd year of Physics (Energy and Environment specialization), and I recently got hired at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for a 12-month (may be extended to 16 months) paid co-op ...
3
votes
1answer
542 views

Can I, as a non-American student, realistically start now and find an internship in the USA for the summer?

I am thinking about applying for an internship (or student job) in the USA, preferably the LA / San Diego area. The total time there would be 1 month (although depending on the actual date I could go ...
4
votes
3answers
22k views

Why do intern postings require that applicants be students? [closed]

I've been applying to internships lately, and many require that applicants be "current students," or in some cases "current students returning to school" at some given point in time. My question is -...
0
votes
2answers
243 views

How should I indicate that I held multiple research/teaching positions with the same university in the employment history section of an application?

I am completing a graduate degree right now, and during completion of the degree I was funded alternately by Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships, both through my university, under ...
-1
votes
5answers
692 views

What makes a good worker good [closed]

In march I am starting to work for 20 hours. My contract is a kind of freelancer contract. This is my first "real" work and basically I am doing this, because on the one hand I have to finance my life ...