Questions tagged [student]

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 (...