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October 19, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

Hello Hoyas! 

Have you wondered about the difference between working at a startup vs. a large company? If you have remotely considered a startup, you’ve heard one needs to “wear multiple hats.” This can be especially beneficial if you are still exploring what types of roles would be interesting to you in the tech industry (or really, any industry!). Because at a startup, you will have a chance to take on several roles and work on  multiple projects. Yet, working for a larger tech company will let you dive deeper and build skills in a particular area, with a team, and with technical experts (and potential mentors) nearby. There are pros and cons to both environments; I encourage you to gain experience in both, if you can, to see and feel the difference. Read this detailed analysis of the pros and cons as it relates to internships, written by Anjini Karthik, who interned as a Software Engineering and Product Manager in three companies of various sizes. Or, check out this article if you prefer a quicker read. To understand the pros and cons from a full-time employment lens, read this article.

If you are interested in a startup environment, I encourage you to get involved with Georgetown’s Entrepreneurship program. Dip your toes in by reviewing their programs and applying to the startup internship program. If you are interested in working for a startup but unsure how to find startups of interest, schedule an appointment with me to discuss further.

All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman |
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

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Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Don’t Flub the Soft Skills: Here’s How To Include Soft Skills on Your Resume

Source: Resume Worded

The goal to demonstrating soft skills, such as teamwork and communication, on your resume is to show, not tell. The author recommends staying away from listing skills in a skills section. Rather, the recommendation is to weave soft skills into your bullet statements. This article provides specific examples for numerous soft skills including teamwork, initiative, leadership, problem solving, organizational, communication, creative and design, conflict resolution, and attention detail.

Industry Advisor:
Jodi Schneiderman

Online Resources:
Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
Networking Skills
Interviewing Skills
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major?

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Appointments: Virtual and in-person appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.