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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Categorizing programming language familiarity on a CV/Resume? [duplicate]

I have this problem as a student where I know I'm not an expert in any language yet but I want to show I'm competent with some. I tried this categorization but I'm not sure it's the best approach to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...