Job Search Etiquette: When You’re Contacted and Not Interested

by Mike Myers June 29, 2015

Picture this: Your phone dings. It’s an email from a recruiter reaching out about a job. You’re flattered, but not interested. How do you respond without eliminating future opportunities with the company? Whether it is a LinkedIn message, an email or even a phone call, you’ll likely be faced with this scenario at some point […]

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10 Reasons We Love Our Interns

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 22, 2015

  Summer is always an exciting time around here, especially with the start of another great summer intern program. This year, we’re excited to welcome more than 200 interns from some of the top universities in the country. Every year we’re blown away by the amazing level of talent these interns have — so much […]

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Career Path Options for Engineers

by Jordan Ott June 11, 2015

So, you’ve made the smart choice to be an engineer. (That’s not an editorial opinion; a recent study ranked median lifetime earnings by college major. Nine of the top 10 spots were engineering disciplines.) Whether you’re fresh out of college or are already in the field and looking for a change, many career options are […]

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Why Women are Leaving STEM Careers and What We Can Do to Change It

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 1, 2015

Despite an increasing focus, it’s still hard work to get girls and young women engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Girls lose interest in STEM topics at every educational stage. But the hard-fought battle doesn’t end once a woman earns a STEM degree and begins her career. Increasingly, women in the STEM workforce […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Intern Experience

by Julie Hoch May 29, 2015

An internship can be a transforming experience, especially if you work hard to make the most of it. You’ll develop your knowledge base, build your resume, and connect with peers and mentors. Think of being an intern as your first step in a long and fulfilling career. Your first full-time “real” job starts now. You’ve […]

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How a Great Elevator Speech Can Set a Candidate Apart

by Lauren Bertram May 20, 2015

The phrase “elevator speech” is probably familiar, though you may not know its origin. The term comes from the challenge of creating a clear and persuasive pitch for your dream prospect in the time it takes to go from the main floor of a building to the top. The elevator speech is a communications mainstay […]

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