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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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 -...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should I put my 2nd undergraduate studies that I did not finish on my resume?

I have completed a Computer Science bachelor's degree, from where I went on to pursue an MA in Digital Game Design, which I am about to finish this September – and these are obviously the two things ...
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How can I tell a potential new employer about schedule changes?

This fall, I will be starting my freshman year of college, so I applied to an internship in the city of the college. It was clear in the interview that my availability over the summer, during the ...
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Programming Languages: Describing on a Resume

I've been looking at this question: As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume. I too am a student but I have a bit of a different take on that question. I'...
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Why would companies prefer a single experienced engineer over several entry level trainees? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? Over the last decade or so of browsing online 'engineering' job postings, I've noticed that ...
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What should you do to get the most out of a career fair?

What are you supposed to do at a career fair? Career counselors and professors keep telling me to go to career fairs and talk to the recruiters. So I dress up nice, print out resumes, pick out the ...
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Student Internships: Should I explain why I am taking so long to finish school in cover letter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I explain a 2 year gap in obtaining a degree due to dropping out and then returning? I've been doing my engineering degree since 2007. I did very poorly on my first ...
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Applying for an American internship as a foreign student living in Germany

I am a Bosnian student living (and being born) in German, yet I didn't want to get the German citizenship. Currently I am studying computer science and mathematics nearing my Bachelor's degree. In my ...
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Multiple Internships as a Student

I am a second year student and I'd like to ask about internships. I'm not entirely sure yet what sub-branch of my field I want to pursue later and what I would like is to have as many internships as ...
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How to distribute mentees among mentors

We have a force of 14 mentors ready to coach 140 students through the first year of their university studies. Unfortunately we have decided to let the mentees choose their mentors, because we thought ...
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How can I incorporate all of my interests into a career path, without over-specializing?

I am currently a student. I have high interests in the areas of Physics, Neurology, Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering. In my eyes, they are similar in as many ways as they are different. ...
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Listing long time work experience with interruptions due to education on a CV

I'm currently studying computer science and am working part time at the same company for five years already (started at the place before I started university). However, I interrupted work for several ...
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As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume [duplicate]

I am second year Computer Science student and I was going to apply at Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner. I am required to create a CV/Resume. Technically I don't have any work experience at ...
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When should I start looking for my first employment?

I am currently a student in my last year. I will be working as an intern for the next three months, and if everything goes according to plan I will get my degree in five months time. This leaves me ...