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…

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…

Follow Your Passion

If given the right push, encouragement and support anyone can be good at STEM classes and pursue a STEM field? Some researchers believe so. High-tech companies believe so too. But what you choose to do with your life is your decision. What it comes down to is everyone is different and has their own dreams. Not everyone…

The World Through an Engineers Eye

The development of the computer has been the biggest change in technology in the last 50 years. Computer engineer Darwin DeVore talks on the note of what it has been like to witness this change and see the world of technology change around him. From large computers that took up entire rooms to computers that…

Drinks at Work

Some jobs involve smoozing clients by taking clients to restaurants and out to drinks. Yes, it sounds like most college students dream, but the reality of it is when you look like a slob and can’t handle your liquor you loose clients and sales. There is a balance of looking like you are drinking, entertaining…

First Day Prep

The first day is here! I love hearing first day stories, these are probably my favorite. The general advice for the first day on a job or internship is to bring any materials you have previously received and have it all ready to go. I feel like this is the no-brainier advice everyone gives. But…

Informational Interview Questions

You’ve scored it! Well not “IT”… but that interview with that really cool person. And you’re the one doing the interview! How cool is this? Well actually it’s kind of scary. Which questions are best to ask them over that cup of coffee and how do you go about doing it? It’s great to have a…

Teamwork At Camp

Team work is something highly valued in the work environment, but what no one tells you is that working in group projects and teams at school is nothing like “real life.” I know I often dreaded working in groups at school for fear of being paired with that one student that doesn’t care at all…