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Internships are your chance to get firsthand experience along with a taste for what the field will be like. Internships also let you try different disciplines. And they give you the chance to learn and make connections with those in your future field. If you’ve enjoyed a class or project in a particular area, look for an internship in that field.

Once you’ve made up your mind on what kind of internship to...

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An internship is essential for getting a taste of what it means to be an engineer. Even better is a co-op, which allows you to learn alongside professional engineers for a full year.

I was a full-time co-op at the Austin Office of Freese and Nichols in the summer and fall of 2015 then worked part time in the spring of 2016 while finishing my last semester at the University of Texas at...

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Now that you’re at a career fair, here’s how to avoid the awkward silence when you meet potential employers at their booths. Remember: you’re both trying to gauge whether you’re a good fit for their company.

Recruiters might see hundreds of people a day at a fair. Here’s how to make that first impression count:

  • Customize your elevator pitch. It should be 15-30 seconds.
    • Introduce yourself and explain your
  • ...

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As fall career fair season kicks into gear, recruiters will span the country seeking the next generation of talent. (We’d love to meet you: see where we’ll be this spring .) Here’s how you can prep before the fair’s doors open:

  • Research the companies on the attendees list and determine which you’re most interested in . Narrow your list to three to five and find out more about...
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    Soon our recruiters will head across the country for career fairs at local universities. Get to know the smiling faces at our booths.

    Also, see where they'll be heading here.

    Lauren Cowling

    Alma mater: Texas Tech University, bachelor’s degree in business administration

    How to stand out at a career fair: Research the company and career opportunities before the fair....

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    We're proud to announce Freese and Nichols' new blog called Insights & Hindsights , which offers career tips to help young professionals be better prepared for the workforce.

    We know you have questions about finding a job and starting your career, because we did too. From connecting with clients to tips on transitioning from intern to professional, Insights & Hindsights provides answers from people who have been in your shoes....

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