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ajbernard810 - who has written 26 posts on Career Development Center.

Hello everyone! My name is Ally Bernard and I am from Spencer, Ma. I am a senior Management Engineering major with an Operations Management concentration. In addition to being a Peer Advisor at the CDC, I am involved in my sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Student Alumni Society, and the 2012 Class Board. I’ll be sharing my jobs search with you with year, including the many things you need to do in preparation.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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As the year is wrapping up, I am faced to confront the fact that I will not be returning here next fall. This is a crazy thought to comprehend and for those of you in the same predicament, I am sure you had a similar reaction. At this point I still don’t know exactly what […]

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The Real Interview Process: as seen by me

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Hello! Hopefully those of you still unemployed have been looking for and applying to positions. This is the first and most important step of the process! Once you’ve applied, hopefully you’ll get called back for an interview. I had looked up information on the company, looked over the position requirements, and even talked to past employees. I […]

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LinkedIn – Are you actually using it to its full potential?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Hi all! Have you ever why you have a LinkedIn account? I see so many students, myself included, with an account that they barely use. In my case I have so far as to fill out all of the categories and I even have a decent amount of connections. However, I previously wasnt using the […]

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Senior Salute

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Yesterday I helped the CDC to table-sit at the Senior Salute that took place in the bookstore. Many people lined up to buy their tickets for Senior Week, collect their cap and gown, and of course, fill out the CDC survey about your plans for after graduation. If you have not yet completed it, use […]

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The Pros of Project Work

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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One of the many great things about WPI is the experience gained through project work. Through the two qualifying projects and other group based class work, students are well prepared to answer questions about their past experiences. This is especially important for job interviews becuase many companies are interested in seeing how you interact with […]

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Life Science Career Fair!

Friday, March 23, 2012

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The life science career fair took place yesterday in the Odeum. There were nearly thirty companies in attendence and many students participated in the event. Career fairs are a great way to learn about new companies and hear about the positions offered. It also lets you talk to employees to get a feel for the […]

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It’s not too late!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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I hope everyone had a great break! Those of you that do not yet have plans for employment this summer still have time. While there are many students that have a plan, companies are still posting new positions on Job Finder and their respective company websites. Not sure which companies are involved with medical devices, […]

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What are you doing with your break?

Friday, March 2, 2012

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While I am glad to have completed my final C term at WPI and am looking forward to the break, I can’t say that it will be very relaxing. I will be spending the next week preparing for an interview and looking for more job opportunities. While having an interview is great, I still need […]

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Another career fair completed!

Friday, February 17, 2012

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As always, the career fair was packed! I was able to speak with several different companies that I am very interested in. After speaking with the representatives, be sure to follow up with a thank you note and apply to any jobs that they encouraged you to consider. Although it can be discouraging if there […]

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The career fair is tomorrow?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Hello again! Thinking about all the work that needs to get done before a career fair can be a little daunting. At first glance I didn’t see many companies that I would be interested in talking to, but as I looked over the list I actually found many promising possibilities. With over 170 companies to […]

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