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Career Exploration and Success

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Develop Skills

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Create your strategy for gaining experience and becoming “internship ready.” Regularly visit a career advisor throughout your time at Rutgers. Visit to schedule an appointment.

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You’ve prepared your materials and now you’re ready to explore effective strategies for finding an internship or full-time job. Let’s get started with the following six steps to success.

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Making an impact in your internship or first full-time position requires understanding and following work-place etiquette. Work-place etiquette relates to behaving in an acceptable professional manner. Each work environment is different, and the rules are different from being a student. Here are a few guidelines: 

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Practice responding to these questions. You may find it helpful to jot down key points. If you can answer each of these questions clearly, concisely, and confidently, you are well on your way to interview success!

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“Tell me about a time when you were on a team, and one of the members wasn’t carrying his or her weight.” If this is one of the leading questions in your interview, you could be in for a behavioral interview. Based on the premise that the best way to predict future behavior is by past behavior, this style of interviewing is common.

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The first interview is a key exchange of information between the employer and the applicant.
The employer’s main purpose is to determine if your education, experience, and personal attributes fit the organization’s needs.