Knowing Your Qualifications

Whether you’re interested in an internship or full-time opportunity, you probably have lots of questions about the job search. One popular question we get at the CCD all the time is whether or not you should apply to a position if you do not meet all of the qualifications listed in the description. The answer ...

Internship Series: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Samantha Wapner COM'19 | Public Relations Corporate Communications Intern CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? SW: I was responsible for writing articles for the internet site, assisted with employee engagement events, and wrote a patient fact sheet for Hodgkins Lymphoma. CCD: How did you get the position? What resources at ...

Build Your Business Etiquette

You’ve started a new job or internship and want to make a great impression. But how? My advice: stop worrying about “fitting in” and start thinking about how to stand out! Take communication, for example. Communication is one of the skills employers most highly covet in workers. Many people think they are good communicators, but ...

Internship Experience: Soochow Securities

Ziyi Wang CAS'20 | Economics Financial Intern Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? My responsibilities were basically analyzing annual reports and doing research for different companies in the furniture industry. I completed a professional industry research report for IKEA in a team of three. Besides analyzing industries, I also learned how ...

How to Highlight Skills from Your Job in Customer Service

Many students hold jobs in the customer service industry while they are in high school and/or college. While working at a store or restaurant may not be everybody’s dream job, these types of customer-facing roles provide you with more skills and experience than you may realize. The most common type of abilities that you’ll gain ...

Internship Experience: Bank of China

Peiying Huang CAS'20 | Economics Corporate Banking Intern Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities? I was a corporate banking intern over the summer. My responsibilities involved auditing financial services clients, assisting clients with online banking, and facilitating a event targeted at about 100 employees of a local company. How did you ...

Resilience and the Job Search

Everyone knows someone who seemed to get a job like magic. They applied to a few positions and got an offer within a month. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Even if you are doing everything right, the search can still take time. Almost all the alums we talk to say their ...

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