A lot has changed in the past few weeks: classes moved online, in-person events canceled, Duke students all over the world cooped up in their houses. Change can always be hard, especially during a time as unprecedented as COVID-19.
I recently had a conversation with Taryn, a hiring manager at Voalte (acquired by Hillrom). Check out what she had to say about exploring careers and the company culture at Hillrom, as well as their Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and advice to students.
First years, did you know that the Career Center has a program exclusively for you called Fyrst Contact? Well, we do, and it is an amazing program. This program connects first-year students with companies and employers who are interested in engaging with first years. Fyrst Contact is offered online and it is more of an information session versus a recruitment session. Some of the companies who participate are looking for interns and will provide that information during the session. You can view and register for these sessions through CareerConnections.
You’re studying engineering–whether mechanical, biomedical, civil, chemical…the answer to that question has endless possibilities.
Did you know that Roush Fenway Racing’s NASCAR driver, Ryan Newman, graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering? While it wasn’t a direct line to his dream of becoming a race car driver, he is quoted in a Purdue College of Engineering News article “Educated racer” as saying, “Because of my schooling, I have a common language with the engineers on my team. We understand each other. So when we go to make a change on the race car, we are more likely to do it the right way the first time, and that definitely helps the entire team.”
Both roles use data, coding, business acumen, and statistics to answer business related questions from the huge amount of data available. The major differences between the roles is:
The way they apply the skills they have
The extent of technical knowledge and education they possess
You’ve probably heard the term “cybersecurity” and feel like you understand what that means. As the world becomes more and more technical and interconnected (think Internet of Things) there is a greater need for protection and security with our private information, corporate data and research than ever before. There’s also a need for workers in that space.
Resumes for software and tech positions are more than just a list of projects and coding languages. Recently we spoke with a long-time IBM employee about what he looks for when he’s reading resumes, and these are his tips.
1 Emphasize the entire Engineering Process in resumes and interviews
I spent a lot of time this summer speaking to people working in STEM industries about what makes them successful in their jobs, skills and technical abilities they value and other pieces of the industry which they thought would be valuable for students to consider as they move through their collegiate years. While I did gain a lot of insight into individual jobs, I overwhelmingly got advice whi
Where have all the Economics Master's students gone? The Graduate Student Career Services Team at the Career Center wanted to find out. With the help of our student intern, Shuwen Zhai, M'17 (now an alumna herself), we tracked down alums from Duke's Economics Master's programs using LinkedIn. We gathered data on where these students interned and what positions they found after grad school. There were some surprising trends in the internship and full-time position data, especially around geographic location, position title, and industries. Watch this video to learn more about what we found.