Questions tagged [student]

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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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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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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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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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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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Work study program, I can't get bosses to give me work

I am in a work study program in France, and I have been with a company every other month now for 3 months (and three months of school). I am studying a pretty specific subject, and my bosses have put ...
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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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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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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 ...
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My boss says I lack communication skills. What does this mean and what should I do?

I am on a 12 month internship. I am a bit introverted and English is my second language. My manager told my prof that I am doing fine but I am not good at communication. I was wondering if you could ...
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Finding work as a paraplegic ( Wheelchair bound, paralysed)

I am 39 years old and was involved in a car accident 3 years ago. I was in the construction industry all my life. After the accident, I can no longer work in this field and decided to study BCompt ...
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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 ...
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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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How to decline a summer job (after a successful internship) that doesn't align with my career plans?

I’m a photography major, and this past semester I was fulfilling my internship requirement at an art museum. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the museum was forced to shut down, and my position in the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 to get passport back from employer without losing job?

I am a Pakistani citizen working in a company located in the UAE. When the company provided me a visa they kept my passport. Now I want to apply for a study visa and to go for an interview I need a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business etiquette on responding to bonus email from CEO

I am a student and have been working part-time in a company. I have never received an increase in my hourly rate, but I received an email from CEO saying that they give me a bonus of $500 from the ...
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What would be a fair split of ownership for a new service I and another company created [closed]

I am currently working at an online marketing company as a software developer. A few months ago I started my own software company (sole proprietorship, eenmanszaak in Dutch). I am still studying and ...
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How extensive should a GitHub portfolio be for a CS student with no "real world" experience looking to secure their first internship?

I am a CS student that has reached the senior level of the degree program. As someone with absolutely no "real world" experience in terms of working a job related to computers, I feel that ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Applying for an internship at the same company I completed one

I completed an internship in June this year and the same company have just listed another internship in a different department in which I am interested. The company is not very large, I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...