Internships!

Hey all!

I’m writing this article in the radio studio right now! Our theme this week is Battles. Anything ranging from personal battle to epic scenes in movies and video games. Which reminds me, since my exam week is over, I’m facing a huge dilemma, whether to buy Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, or Skyrim.

Other than that, I also attended the UIC Engineering Poster Competition. This competition showcases various research projects that graduate students are working on, such as the ones depicted below:

Since exams are over with, I’m on a hunt for my summer internship. If there was a one-book guide to career hunting, I would recommend “What Color Is Your Parachute?” That book is also a self-exploration book in which can improve your chances in getting a job by finding your hidden talents and skills.

So here’s my tips for “Getting an Internship”

3. Focus Your Resume
A tip I learned from the Engineering Internship Coordinator is to focus your resume for the job you are applying for. Any relevant skills that will help you will increase your chances of getting the job.

2. Research the Job You Want
If you can do me a favor, and know what type of job you want. What exactly do you want to get out of it? Job benefits, opportunities for promotion, certain job hours? If you compare the same paid job for the amount of benefits versus work, you will see how important it is to research the job.

1. Get Out There
I heard a weird comparison, “career hunting is like dating.” You have to have manners, skills that appeal to the person who decides to hire you. So if you want to get a job, get out there and sell yourself.

I’m attending RHA Ball tomorrow! It’s a dance held for residents, staff workers, and their dates of Campus Housing hosted by the Residence Hall Association. Here’s the link to the place it will be hosted at: Holiday Inn at the Chicago Mart Plaza, just above the Loop. http://www.martplaza.com/

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TOPIC NEXT WEEK: I’ll think of something awesome, stay tuned =)

ANSWERS LAST WEEK:  I learned that Youtube is what creates 2011 music. Popularity through Youtube

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Best song to slow dance too!

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About Darren Ujano, Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering and I am employed by UIC Campus Housing as well as Project SYNCERE. Fun fact: I love eating Oreos

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