Feeling You Belong

It is one thing to get an internship and yet another to feel you belong there. Work environment is crucial and, often times, something you don’t discover until you have been there for a couple of months. Internships are great ways to test out different work environments. Different people. Different size work environments. And different…

First Day in a Guy’s World

The first day of any job is something new and always sprinkled with a bit of mildly-terrified “what am I doing” moments. My first day as a marketing and event intern at a tech company was far from ordinary. It was different than my first internship at the food bank, as a summer painter and…

Size of Computing

Regardless of the industry the changing technology has been something that is exciting and event daunting for some! The size keeps on getting smaller, how small with these things get… is technology watching you right now? Can you imagine being around and working in technology at the point when the development of the PC? Imagine the…

6 Killer Interview Tips

Sitting in my car, parked in the back of the parking lot. Listening to nothing, nothing but silence. This is what I do before EVERY interview. Everyone has their own interview routine that works for them. Since the start of my job hunt this interview prep routine had become all too routine. I would go…

The Hunt – Applying for YOUR Next Job

So you are applying for a job. Maybe you are like everyone else applying. How do you score the job you want, and still put food on the table. Your tips for having a killer job application is here! Avoid Resume Errors Check and double check your resume. Have someone read over it for common resume…

The Value of an Internship

Internships promote and foster learning and development of individuals. It is a great way to test your hand at something new and gain knowledge you might not otherwise have learned or even wondered about. Internships are valuable learning opportunities. You learn about work culture and how to be a part of a team. Working side-by-side…

Set Your Dreams High

One of the things I have learned through the job search is to set your dreams high. Also, don’t be afraid to change them. Career paths ebb and flow and you as an individual learn more with every curve ball. I went into college wanting to be an environmental scientist and came out a mass…

New Job & New Stories

Well, I’m back… Back again and with a new job. Took me what feels like forever. I am no longer working at a tech job. Instead I’m working on the corporate side of a contractor university. I love what I’m doing, mostly because I love creating communication plans and the people I work with are…

Miss December

Our Miss December has been featured in a few video’s recently, but for good reason. She is a talented, knowledgeable and articulate college senior that I am glad is a part of my time at Linfield. Her name is Morgan Gerke and has had two wonderful internships, which have shaped her and developed her into a…

Miss November

Internships are opportunities. Preparing yourself for that first day is key! Internships are valuable learning opportunities. You learn about work culture and how to be a part of a team. Working side-by-side with people in their careers is valuable because you begin to understand expectations, deadlines and the company environment. But the first day can be…

It’s What’s on the Outside that Counts

It’s what is on the outside that counts at work. Professional attire is critical when working. If there isn’t a formal dress code then there are usually unwritten requirement for dress. Maybe you have to wear all black or only dresses. Dress codes are never fun and sometimes it is hard to even find any…

Importance of Communication

Being a communication major I love to communicate, as well as observe people communicate. I find it very interesting and always informative. The first few weeks of my internship I listened and watched communication between individuals in tech with one another and with marketers. My observations were fascinating. I learned about peoples magic words, I…