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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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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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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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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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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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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 working ...
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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 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 ...
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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 transition from industrial engineering to data science? [closed]

I am currently a senior student studying industrial engineering at a university that has both incredible industrial engineering and computer science departments. Over the last 4 years, I have taken ...
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How should I organize skills in my resume? [duplicate]

I have the following Skills: HTML - CSS - Bootstrap - Javascript - JQuery Angular2+ Java - Spring MVC - Spring Boot - JEE MongoDB - SQL Databases REST - GraphQL PHP - Symfony C++ Git - Jenkins What's ...
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Disclosing upcoming exchange semester during interview

I am an engineering undergrad student seeking full time work. I am also planning to do an exchange semester (semester 1 2019). It feels that I should raise this in the interview. If possible, I'd like ...
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Is it socially acceptable in an interview to ask for a part-time study in another field from the one I've been invited to?

A bit of background : Part-time studies are a thing here in France. I am completing my DUT Informatique (equivalent : Two-year university degree in Computer Science). For next year, I'm looking for ...
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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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Are there companies or gov jobs that pay for your master's or PhD full time if you cut a deal with them? [closed]

I am looking to do a Master's in Computer Engineering and possibly a PhD in Computer Engineering full-time and I would like to find a company (or US Government job) that would pay for it. I would be ...
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ask for more acknowledgement of good work / affirmation [closed]

Setting: US research university. Non-native English speaker. We have a great boss, however sometimes it seems that good things are not being highlighted enough. For example, recently we have ...
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Approaching boss against going full-time in the summer at my student job

Background I am a part-time junior software developer for a small company for a little more than 2 years now. I'm still a student, which means, during my semester, I work 20-30 hours a week, but for ...
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Appropriate follow-up after an initial interview offer and no response to my reply? [duplicate]

So, I'm a student and I was recently offered an interview for a part-time job that I am really interested in, but for scheduling reasons could not commit to the time (minimum # of months) that the ...
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Would not having a degree negatively affect my chances of getting a more senior role if I already have experience?

I am currently employed as a software developer. I have been at uni for the last few years part time, studying computer science, in my old job (also software developer, but for a smaller agency) they ...
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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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Am I a bad intern? [closed]

So it's been one week since I started an internship of 6 weeks in a communication and marketing department and I already feel like I'm doing a bad job. I have this dread feeling that it's not going ...
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I have five plus years of experience as graphic designer but I graduated very recently [closed]

I have five plus years of experience as a graphic designer but I graduated only very recently. Is my experience considered only after graduation or also before? I got paid for the jobs and I have ...
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Job aspiration not in accord with field of study

I am currently studying for my engineering diploma and I will start my last year in September. The specialization I chose is embedded systems which I enjoy a lot, however I feel this is not what I ...
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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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Recommended co-worker gets offered turned down at last second

In April I switched my job. When I departed I made a deal with my (old) boss (he is also the single owner of that 20 people company). Since I am also a teacher at a near university, I get to know many ...
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Should I apply for a full-time position if I am only able to work for a few months?

I'm currently pursuing by Bachelors degree and I will finish this one in September. Next year September (2018) I would like to start a Masters degree. Since I have one year now without having a study, ...
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Self improvement for a student transitioning to the real world: How can I learn from my previous student jobs?

I am a master's student in Germany and till date I have had two positions as a working student at different companies. In company 1, I was hired initially for 6 months with an unspoken understanding ...
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How can I communicate that the project's (website) time limit is too tight, especially because I have to read up on the whole stack? [duplicate]

Short version: I am a student employee who applied for frontend development and have no experience the specific programming language nor framework. My employer, not familiar with what I exactly have ...
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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. ...
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What does an employer look for in a CV? [closed]

I am a senior computer science student. I will graduate this summer, but my knowledge and projects are little. I am also a good programmer, but I didn't take any certificates or interns or anything to ...
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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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Is it necessary to focus immediately when entering tech industry, and if so how? [closed]

I recently graduated with my degree in computer science. I had done co-op work terms so I have some experience. They were mainly in IT and development. I’ve been applying for jobs and have been ...
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Undergrad 2.5~ years into a CS degree, but unable to do Co-op during the summer. Other possible jobs? [closed]

I'm currently in a 4-year degree program at the University in British Columbia in Canada, about 2.5~ years in. I'm unable to do the Co-op program there at the moment, but I'd still like to get some ...
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Contacting companies months/one year before graduation

I am PhD student and I expect to be graduating in the next year or so. I frequently look at job opportunities to see what would be a good match for me. I recently found one at a large company, for ...
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Listing a BA and a BS on my resume

I'm in my 20s and putting together a resume because I'm thinking about applying to master's programs that are focused on professional skill development. I went to school in the US and studied ...