Alumni Edit Blog

When + How to Add Extracurriculars to Your Resume

Extracurricular involvement can prove that you have transferrable skills, especially if you do not have much professional experience. Employers look for employees who have a diverse skill set and your involvement in extracurriculars can prove that you are a compelling candidate for the desired position. The pandemic has put a hold on many extracurriculars, but […]

How to Network in the Virtual Space

The virtual academic and professional environment doesn’t allow for networking opportunities to take place as naturally. Both informal and formal networking opportunities occurred easily through coffee meetings, dinners with coworkers, dropping in for professor office hours, career fairs, and large events. It’s common to feel that the virtual environment prevents you from networking, but this […]

6 Tips on How to Beat Zoom Fatigue

At this point in the year, First Workings’ college alumni are finishing up finals while our high school alumni are submitting college applications. All of our alumni are entering their much deserved winter breaks after online learning. Zoom Fatigue is a term for exhaustion from video calls, meetings, and increased screen time. The concept is […]

How to Reconnect with a Professional Connection

Many of our Alumni members have been curious as to how to reconnect with their previous internship supervisor or their mentor. We understand it may feel awkward reaching out if you haven’t emailed them for months, years, or since you left your First Workings experience with them. It is always a wonderful time to reconnect […]

How to Prepare for the First Day of a New Internship

The first day of a new internship seems like an insurmountable challenge. But, if you take some simple steps in preparation for the big day, you’ll have a much more productive and positive experience. Plan your transportation route the night before.  It’s always a good idea to plan ahead, especially since you are likely navigating […]

Find Your Studying Style

Juggling the new changes you’ll experience when going into college can be overwhelming and stressful. It’s crucial to find your individual approach to studying in order to best optimize your time. In Freshman year of college, trial and error is your friend. Don’t be afraid to abandon strategies, mix and match, or just stick with […]

How to Answer Some Common Interview Questions

Part of the reason that job interviews can seem so intimidating is that we don’t always know what to expect. If you don’t know what questions you’ll be asked, it’s difficult to prepare. Thankfully, many interviewers use a lot of the same questions. So, here is a guide to how to answer some of the […]

Tips for Staying Motivated Over the Summer

Summer break seems like the last time we would be thinking about academics. After all, it is a break from school. But, your Summer break can be useful for learning some new things and improving yourself for the upcoming school year. Here are some tips on how to keep your mind going so that you […]

Tips for Freshman Year of College

Congratulations! Starting college is a huge step for your future. You’ll meet completely new people, learn your way around a new place, and even find out a lot of new things about yourself. All of these new things can seem overwhelming, but with these tips, it’ll be smooth sailing through your first two semesters! Textbooks […]

Tips for Job Interviews

Are you looking for a new job? Or have an interview coming up? Doing some preparation before going to your interview is a must. With these tips, you’ll be able to plan, prepare, and confidently breeze through your interview! Research the company The reason why companies interview candidates for a job is to find someone […]