All posts by Komal Shah

Komal Shah currently works as the Assistant Director of Career Advising at ENG.

How To Choose a Mentor

For a good mentor-mentee relationship there are a few things questions that should be answered first. Why do you need a mentor? What will success look like? A mentor is a person who provides an unbiased perspective to your professional and personal goals. Mentors are usually people who tend to have experience or have specific ...

How To Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn “About” section is something employers use to get an idea of your professional background. Your LinkedIn profile might be the first impression an employer makes before interviewing you or considering you as a candidate, and you want it to be perfect! The “About” section is where you'll write your professional summary. This section ...

Successfully Completing the Job Application Form

We've all had this experience; you spend time searching for a job in your field of interest, research the company, and craft a quality resume and cover letter. You're sure that, when you actually apply for the position, a quick click of a button will be all that you need to send your materials for ...

Should Cancelled Internships Go On Your Resume?

COVID-19 has forced employers to cancel internships in many industries. Students enrolled in internship programs in the Spring semester as well as the Summer, received unwanted news about their positions were being cancelled. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked the employers if the cancelled internships should be mentioned on their resume. In ...

Improving your Skills

In these hard times, there will be students and workers who may face difficulty in obtaining a job or getting a promotion. One way to beat the competition for getting hired is by increasing your chances through online courses, MOOCs or graduate school. There are quite a few popular online course websites which are accredited ...

Stuck at Home? Here’s Some Career Advice

Various companies and universities are suspending on-campus activities to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus and moving classes to a virtual classroom. As this happens, students may start to find more time on their hands with travel hours cut short and class times reduced or canceled. But you may also wonder, what does the coronavirus ...

The Foot-in-the-Door Method for Reaching Your Goals

Various students come to me with stories of not having enough experience in the field to achieve their goals. There may be a solution for students who are stressed about this situation! Students can start exploring other opportunities such as internships, part-time jobs, volunteering, shadowing, or networking to reach the goal of a full-time job ...