Articles by Kim Giles
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Career Moves: Successful career search involved looking beyond job postings
December 3, 2019
Sofia Stanchina '21 turned to the staff in the Student Professional Development Center after unsuccessfully pursuing internship opportunities, and found the help she needed to land a meaningful internship experience.
Career Insights: Strategic communications at work in the healthcare industry
November 19, 2019
Hear from Elon alumnae about their experiences working with the W20 Group, a healthcare marketing firm. If you are thinking about a career in communications and marketings, this article provides insight into the healthcare industry and advice for students who are thinking about this career path.
Dream careers await at The Social Career Impact Fair
November 7, 2019
On Tuesday, November 12 from 3:30-5:30 pm in McKinnon Hall representatives from non-profit organizations, rooted in domestic and international causes, will discuss internships, fellowships, post-graduate, and full-time employment opportunities with Elon students who are passionate about building careers making a difference in the world.
Career Insights: When to jump
November 4, 2019
It's ok to switch your major, it's ok to change your interests, and it's ok to go down a totally different career path. Kiera O'Donnell offers refreshing advice for those in a mid-college crisis and reminds us to pursue what we are most passionate about.
Career Insights: Salary. Know your worth.
October 24, 2019
You get the job of your dreams, you accept your employer's offer...but how do you negotiate the salary? Ross Wade says that researching salaries in that field, costs of living and budgetary issues should be equal aspects of the interview preparation. Make sure you are getting the job you desire with the salary you desire.
Career Insights: PlayStation’s Mia Ginaé Watkins ’15 discusses careers in gaming
October 14, 2019
Did you know it's possible to get your dream job doing what you love most? Gaming! This article provides insight from an Elon alumn working at PlayStation. Find out what she does and how she got there.
Why go to graduate school? Here are some of the biggest motivators for students
October 11, 2019
A look at various factors that influence a decision to apply to graduate school, offered in advance of the Student Professional Development Center's 2019 Graduate & Professional Development School Fair in McKinnon Hall from 3 to 6 pm.
Career Insights: Could Your Next Big Thing Be Freelancing?
October 3, 2019
If you're thinking about going into the freelancing world or maybe you've never even heard of it, Ms. Judge at the Student Professional Development Center offers insight into this growing business and whether its right for you. A freelancing gig could give you the freedom you need while honing in on the craft you're most passionate about.
Career Insights: So you want to be an engineer, huh?
September 25, 2019
There are many paths that engineering students can choose from as part of the Elon dual-degree program. Here are some ideas for creating the most competitive portfolio for the industry including internships and extracurricular experience.
Career Insights: What are Multiple Mini Interviews and what should I know if I have one coming?
September 23, 2019
What is this new interview process and how can I best prepare for it? This column includes insight into how to be ready for the interviews that companies don't want you to be ready for. MMIs are notorious for rapid questions that make you think on your toes with very little reflection time in between.