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What should I write in my thank you letter to CEO?

I have been working as R & D engineer in a company for the past 2 years during my study. I recently graduated from university and the same company hired me as a full time employee. Our CEO sent a ...
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Can electronic engineering students get a job as a software engineer? [closed]

I am an electronic engineering student and wish to purse a career as a software engineer. I still have 2 more years of my degree left. I was wondering which modules should I select to improve my ...
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How to unlearn bad habits imbibed from ex boss

My boss in my previous project, was not a good manager, in my opinion. She had very controlling nature. She would treat me like a school child and put her nose in each and every matter and work. She ...
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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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I May Drop My Masters In 3rd Year, Would This Be Seen As A Red Flag Trying To Career Switch Into Software Development?

I started my masters in environmental economics in 2018. I was a top student, volunteered on the departmental graduate student group, did professional development, and contributed to the department's ...
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How to explain long duration of study caused by "slacking off"? [duplicate]

My 5 year study of mechanical engineering ultimately ended up taking almost 9 years. While I had some technically relevant holiday jobs during that time, I don't have a good explanation why it took me ...
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Stuck working on project no clear goals

I am currently working on a master's degree in robotics. I have a job as part of a work study program from a French school. During the interview, I was presented with plenty of interesting robotics ...
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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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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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Job description changed after hiring

I am a robotics student in a work study program. While looking for the work part of the program, I received a message from the HR person of a company that I had not explicitly contacted after posting ...
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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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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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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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Giving constructive and fair feedback to student team with varying levels of engagement

My company has an agreement with a local University that every year we'll act as the customer to a team of students and get them to deliver a relatively small, simple software product to us. Our job ...
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Pursuing a Career in Audio Software Development [closed]

I'm a Second Year Sound Engineering & Production student who, having enjoyed the Audio Software Development module in the first year, is looking to pursue programming as a potential career. Once ...
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Reference Letters for a Job Application?

I apologize in advance if this is a question with a well-known answer. I am a student trying to get a job at a big and very important company. In the application (meaning, on the online portal), the ...
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Re-entering job information after uploading resume

When a job application asks me to enter job info, after uploading a resume, should I re-enter all the positions on my resume (jobs/clubs/etc.) or just the relevant ones or just paid jobs? I am a ...
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Asking appropriate questions during interview for ideal worker

I've been tasked with looking for new student workers at my current institute. In a 2 step interviewing process. I look for students, and do the first 'informal' interview to weed out in appropriate ...
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Cover letter: Offer to catch up on things I might be missing, before starting or before an interview?

I would like to get an interesting part-time position alongside studying. However, I have encountered interesting positions where I feel I might be missing some requirements. Either I am missing a non-...
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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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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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Working with anxiety [closed]

So, I 've always been anxious about my performance and fear of failure being the main bone I have to contend with. And to make matters worse, I've been diagnosed with ADD (eleventy years ago, and I'm ...
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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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Will it affect me negatively if I put in my CV that I am still studying?

I have an associate degree and with that i obtained a job in a tech company. Now i'm studying a computer science full degree. I'm planning to change my job and my question is if putting that i'm still ...
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Should I apply to Junior Developer jobs despite being in my penultimate year of my Software Engineering studies?

I am 19 and am a student in my second year of Software Engineering. Although I have no experience, I am trying to build programs using Unity and put it on Github to show employers that I have a ...
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Properly approach your "boss" for resignation

Please note before reading: I apologize in advance if this problem does not tackle a specifically work-related issue, but I think that the same advice can apply to this situation as well. Also, I lack ...
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Should I Work As a Student Programmer for Minimum Wage?

I have currently completed 4.5 years of my 5.5-year program for a BS in Computer Information Systems (programming) in Florida. Last summer, I was able to work at the Info Tech department as a web ...
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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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What is the work experience in internship?

I'm a Junior student. And I want to apply for some internships. But, a few internships said that you must write down your work experience. This part is a requirement. Actually, I think it's hard ...
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Side project turning into job in free time

I am a student and have worked in a 3-person team on a project for some time now. In this team, I have all IT roles (but mostly programming), and am currently having a conflict with a person who has ...
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What to put in the body of an apology email?

I'm a student writing a letter of apology to a dean at my school. I've written up the apology letter, now all I have left is to send it. But I'm a bit unsure of what to put in the body of the email ...
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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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Should I attend an upcoming career fair for 2020 if I'm currently an intern until the end of 2019?

Just to clarify, this isn't a duplicate of similar questions where the OP isn't interested in a job but is asking if it is okay to still attend a job fair. Rather, I'm currently interning at a ...
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To what extent does choice of undergraduate dissertation impact job opportunities

To what extend does choice of undergraduate dissertation matter when applying for engineering jobs? I understand that a company will value a dissertation that is closely linked to the work they do, ...
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What skills and specializations would make me a good candidate for Robotics field? [closed]

One year ago I graduated as a civil engineer and I don't like this field. I decided to start studying from the beginning again in other university in one of these two fields mechatronics engineering ...
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Changing career to CS from mechanical engineering [closed]

I am a final year undergraduate student from India from a highly reputed university, studying mechanical engineering. I don't have a lot of interest for it anymore and have a less than stellar (6.9/10)...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time? [closed]

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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What to wear for job interview [duplicate]

I am currently a PhD at a decent university in Math and applying for a part time grad student job in a Fintech company in one of the major centers for finance. I applied for the job by responding to ...
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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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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 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 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 ...