Summer Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for TWO 2016 Summer Programs. U.S. Citizenship is required. The summer programs include:   1) Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions This 10-week program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission … Continue reading Summer Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security

TEAMS: A Simple Acronym that Works

According to Forbes Magazine, the primary skills that recruiters for all majors look for in a candidate are leadership, diverse communication, philanthropy, and teamwork.  Of the four skills, only one doesn’t contain the letter “I”; teamwork.  This means two things: first, “I” doesn’t exist in the word teams and second, the letter doesn’t exist in … Continue reading TEAMS: A Simple Acronym that Works

What are Informational Interviews?

What exactly is an informational interview?  An informational interview is where you interview a professional in your industry about their career, industry, or position.  Informational interviews are especially useful in situations where there isn’t an intern position posted in your desired company, if you’re trying to learn more about a company, or wanting to expand … Continue reading What are Informational Interviews?

May The [Networking] Force Be With You

We’ve been told time and time again that getting a job is all about who you know.  But when was the last time you talked to the person who sits to your left in lecture about anything other than how boring Professor XYZ is?  This is a story of how a pre-med student, Geoff, was … Continue reading May The [Networking] Force Be With You

Guest Blog: 4 Tips to help you prepare for the Summer Camp Job Fair

--Writen by Career Services Consultant, Kaletra Dispennett-- The Summer Camp Job Fair is coming quickly.  As you prepare to attend this event, here are a few things to keep in mind. For additional tips, visit Summer Camp Job Fair 2012. Pick your passion There will be camps from a variety of programs and backgrounds.  The camps that … Continue reading Guest Blog: 4 Tips to help you prepare for the Summer Camp Job Fair

Guest Blog: Keeping an Open Mind to New Opportunities

--Written by Jacqueline F. Hills-- As a Purdue graduate just under five years in the work force, I reflect on how my career path has brought me back to Boilermaker Nation. During my time at Purdue, I did everything to supplement my Purdue degree with additional experience on and off campus.  I was fortunate enough … Continue reading Guest Blog: Keeping an Open Mind to New Opportunities