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Posted April 14, 2015 by

Tips for Community College Engineers Trying to Transfer to University

Engineering professional with group of students in training

Engineering professional with group of students in training. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are interested in a future in engineering but you are not sure how to transfer from a community college into a university, then you are not alone. Most of the time, candidates who have earned an associate’s degree in engineering are easily able to transfer into a four-year university program that culminates in a bachelor’s degree, and they can even go on to earn graduate degrees in various types of engineering science. (more…)

Posted March 28, 2015 by

College Recruiting Bootcamp: How to Hire Diverse STEM Students and Grads

Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJIs your organization struggling with its efforts to recruit and retain diverse, college and university recent graduates and students for your science, technology, engineering, and math roles? Almost every organization struggles to recruit and retain these highly sought after STEM candidates yet many of these same organizations are seeing real success in a number of areas.

Join your fellow university relations, talent acquisition, and other human resource leaders from corporate, non-profit, and government organizations the afternoon of Monday, May 18th at the headquarters of Verizon for a highly interactive, collegial, and informative moderator-led discussion on the best practices for recruiting and retaining diverse STEM candidates from colleges and universities. (more…)

Posted March 20, 2015 by

To the Rookie Engineer: Tips for Success at Your First ‘Real’ Job

Senior and junior engineers discussing work together in office, senior man pointing at screen

Senior and junior engineers discussing work together in office, senior man pointing at screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve landed your first professional engineering job, and with dress shirt on and sleeves rolled up, you are ready to impress. Of course, everyone knows you’re the rookie — especially you — and you don’t want to sound totally clueless. Take a breath, shake off the doubt and remember these tips. (more…)

Posted March 03, 2015 by

4 Engineering Degrees for the Technically Minded Individual

Portrait of a smiling engineer in a construction site

Portrait of a smiling engineer in a construction site. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College students who want to get on the fast track to success would do well to consider majoring in engineering. People who graduate with engineering degrees will find that they never have trouble finding work, and engineering is one of the most lucrative fields as well. There are lots of different choices when it comes to engineering majors, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best. Here is a look at four of the top engineering majors that students should consider. (more…)

Posted February 25, 2015 by

Want Your Resume to Resonate with an Employer? Apply the Following Tips

How much thought have you put into writing your resume?  While the thought of getting your dream entry level job or other position is exciting, you need to first prove that you are the best candidate through a quality resume that speaks to a potential employer.  Whether it is your first time applying for a job or you’re returning to the workforce, you want to make the right first impression.  So, how can you accomplish this goal on your way to achieving the biggest goal, which is employment?  Apply the following tips for your resume to resonate with an employer. (more…)

Posted February 10, 2015 by

Having Fun with an Engineering Degree

Portrait of an engineer at work

Portrait of an engineer at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you finish your engineering degree, you have many chances to have fun when you get out of school. You do not need to do anything other than a job that makes you excited. When you are going out into the workforce, you can work with commercial playground equipment as you make life fun for the kids in your community.

The Community Developments

You will be able to create playground equipment with an innovative company such as Kompan that is for the playgrounds and parks all around your community. You can work for the city or county when you are installing these projects, or you can work for the school system to install these playgrounds. There are beautiful new commercial playground equipment items that you can use to keep kids safe, and you can find just the right place to install these sets. (more…)

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Employers Plan to Hire 8.3% More College Grads Than Last Year

NACE logoA number of our employer clients have told me that they’re finding it harder to recruit well qualified recent graduates and students from one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities as well as graduate schools. I recently saw a study that explains why.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2015 report indicated that employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014. There was also substantial growth reported for non-USA positions, although not quite as substantial: non-USA hiring of recent grads and students was expected to increase by 3.2 percent. The overall reported increase was 7.5 percent. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Connecting about Entry Level Jobs? How to Network with Family and Friends

If you are seeking information on entry level jobs, be sure to take advantage of those closest to you: your family and friends.  Learn how to network with them in the following post.

Many job seekers become frustrated when they feel like their networking “isn’t working.” They have attended face-t-face networking events, made notes on the backs of business cards, done the appropriate follow-ups, arranged many coffee meetings and pounded social media until their fingers bleed. Yet the opportunities aren’t flowing. From my experience, the problem is

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Looking for Jobs Abroad? Employment in India on the Rise

For recent college graduates searching for jobs outside of the United States, India may be a good place to look at.  Learn more in the following post.

Quoting trade-analyst.com: “Studying the trends of various sectors, the media & entertainment industry has rocketed a 62% growth. Robust growth is exhibited by almost all the industry sectors monitored by the index like IT/ITES, Healthcare, Engineering& Construction, Production & Manufacturing, Travel and Education which indicates that the business sentiment is turning positive. We are

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want to Help Find New Talent and Ideas for Employers? What You Can Do

For recruiters who want to help employers find new talent and ideas, perhaps they can find the answer in the following post.

On this week’s Women of Washington radio show, Anne Altman, head of IBM Federal, joins hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss how successful companies bring new talent into their organizations.

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