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…

9 Awkward Daily Office Occurances

It’s not you it’s me… I think it’s my awkwardness that pushes these awkward situation into the awkwarder realm, but then again maybe it’s just my work environment. Do these things happen to you or am I alone on these 9 awkward office occurrences? Here is a glimpse into my awkwardness and share your own…

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…

The Magic Word

During my first conversation with my supervisor… I learned his magic word. So, what is a “magic word” exactly? A magic word is something that mirrors that person’s speech pattern and confirms you have heard them. If they say “Okay?” in question form at the end of their sentence you say “okay” at the end…

The Nonexistant Cheering

Recently I attended the Portland Winter Hawks game as a work perk. I invited 4 of my friends. So, there we were walking in with beers in our hands, laughing and shouting as we sat down… In my work section. All the comp tickets were purchased as a group! As we scoped out our seats…

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…

Evolution of Technology

My dad, aka the tech god of the house, has seen everything in terms of the evolution of technology. As a computer science major in college, he witnessed the process and growth of computers. Handheld computers, games and phones blow his mind and it all started with an idea of how to make buttons and a screen…

How to Conduct an Informational Interview

It’s great to build your network and expand. Informational interviews are sadly-somewhat- foreign to students. While in school the sky is the limit and you can do anything; so, meet the right people and put your best foot forward. Meeting the right people starts with putting yourself out there and sometimes with an informational interview….

Paid Internships

The difference between paid and unpaid internships seems obvious, when in reality there is more too it than just money. Turns out that the paid internships are in general more beneficial to employers and employees. And who doesn’t like a little extra cash to pay off some of those piled up student loans? Paid internships…