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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Benefits and risks of a path different from the University [closed]

I want to ask a question about a programming career: now I am studying IT at the University but this course is filled with mathematical concepts which are so complex and difficult. I'm not saying that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...