Tips from Career Advisors

Best Advice for Early Career Success as an Engineer

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This article from ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) is exactly 10 years old.  Why post it now?  It turns out that good advice doesn’t change much – even after a decade.   David C. Wisler outlines some broad strategies for …

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services Robin Kahan
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How to Feel More Confident in Interviews

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When you land an interview, you often feel instant joy. Unfortunately, this joy can soon be replaced by anxiety—and that can wreak havoc on your confidence. The good news is there are several distinct ways to fight this anxiety, boosting your …

By Julia Adams - Vault
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How to Ace ‘Guesstimate’ Interview Questions (Common in Consulting Case Interviews!)

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Guesstimates such as How many ping-pong balls fit in a 747? are among the most unnerving interview questions you can receive. They can seem so off the wall that they can shake up even the most calm, collected candidate. In …

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Where to Begin (when you don’t know where to begin)

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Not sure how or where to get started when it comes to your career journey? You might even be full on freaking out about it. Believe me, I know how you feel. Not knowing where to start might have you …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
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5 Reasons You Should Write a Cover Letter—Even When the Job Description Says It’s Optional

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We get this question all the time.  Read this blog for a compelling answer to why and when you should write a cover letter.

We get it. Writing a cover letter for every application is hard. So when you come …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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20+ Questions to Jump-start Your Career Exploration

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A strong understanding of yourself will be essential in navigating the twists and turns of your unique career journey. Get to know yourself! What are your values? What’s your personality type? What are you good at? What do you like? …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
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Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility

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Interest in going into Corporate Social Responsibility is definitely on the rise. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is grounded in the idea that businesses can make the world a better place, or at the very least, reduce their negative social and …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
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Getting Involved with Causes you Care About #foodjustice

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How do you deepen your active citizenship and continue your commitment to solving complex challenges? Whether you are exploring mission driven career paths, or looking for ways to contribute to your community regardless of your day job, Melissa Acedera, Founder …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
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Answers from Career Advisors … Asking for a Recommendation/Reference When You Haven’t Kept in Touch

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It happens — you intend to stay in contact with that professor or supervisor and life gets in the way. But now you need an internship, job, or grad school reference and you think this person will be a strong …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn
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12 Things To Do Over Winter Break

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It’s winter break. You’ve slept, you’ve binge-watched, and you’ve eaten all the snacks your family keeps well stocked at home. You’re bored. You start looking at your calendar, wondering how you still have three more weeks of this.

When this …

By Ismenia Ginebra
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