Professional Development Archive
I came into this internship with one expectation – that afterwards I would have real-world “big girl” job experience to add to my resume. But as my time at C&A Industries is coming to an end, I am leaving with so much more than an addition to my work history.
My time at C&A industries and Aureus Medical has been a great learning experience. I have met so many people, whether on the phone talking to nurses or meeting Aureus employees. I came into this internship with previous sales and management experience through a past internship, so I assumed it would be smooth sailing.
Some lessons cannot be taught - they simply have to be learned. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. PBL is a college organization that helps transition students into the business world.
Internships are like cookies. Some look like yummy chocolate chip cookies, but when you bite into them they're oatmeal raisin. Others are full of chocolate, nuts, and candies, while others can be a little bitter. Then there are the ones that are so good you swear they were from your grandma’s secret recipe.
You have spent hours, maybe days creating this awesome resume in hopes of landing an interview. You finally receive the call that you are chosen to interview with that company. What happens next?
I could feel myself shaking more with each step as I advanced toward the podium. Fixated on thinking through all the possible scenarios that the next seven minutes could turn into, I cleared my mind and turned around to face my audience.
How often do you see a young person’s fingers moving at the speed of light tapping on their cell phone screens? It’s not a secret that Generation Z is the most tech savvy in the world today. We use the Internet solely for communicating with others, keeping up with the latest and greatest around town,
Many people pass judgment unknowingly because it is a part of human nature. As we grow up we’re engrained by others that first impressions are everything. In a competitive job market, you may only have one shot at truly standing out. Make it count!
An intern’s life at many companies around the country probably consists of pretty boring, useless tasks that may include grabbing coffee for a boss or filing papers all day. Here at C&A, this is not the case. Even in the accounting office, I find myself with many different opportunities to show off my skills as
In today’s world, everyone is constantly refreshing their apps on their smart phones, checking their email, or catching up on the latest gossip on their Twitter and Facebook news feeds. With the social networking world only skyrocketing in use, people need to learn how their posts can positively or negatively affect their lives.