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  1. If you’re interested in a top business role at a prestigious company, then you’ve probably seen the title “Analyst” while doing your research. And while there’s a wide range of roles that fall under that title, they all involve the parsing, arrangement, and presentation of data. Top businesses need data analysis to function and thrive. As former Morgan Stanley CTO Tsvi Gal told the UPenn Wharton Business Journal, “We [may be] in banking, but we live and die on information…Data analytics is the oxygen of Wall Street.” If you want to have a real advantage when applying to roles at banks, tech companies, and everything in between, then you should be learning data science. Here’s a quick look at how—through the help of Emeritus, an education technology company—you can get certified in data science or one of its applications (like machine learning) and finally get the internship or entry-level job you really want. Get Certified—And Actually Trained—With Courses Run By Columbia, Dartmouth, And Other Top Schools Emeritus’ mission is to help people learn—safely and remotely—the skills they need to succeed in STEM and business careers. But they’re not in this alone. Emeritus works with a network of experienced professors, business leaders, and elite institutions to ensure that the certificate programs they offer aren’t just theoretical. In their data science programs, you’ll learn the skills necessary to extract, analyze, and synthesize the data that powers major business decisions. Depending on the specific course or track you select, you’ll learn the concepts and applications of business analytics, data visualization, gamification, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These are the skills that recruiters at Big Four firms, Silicon Valley giants, and major banks are scanning your resume for. And with a certification from a name-brand institution on there, recruiters will be able to tell you really do possess them. The best part is that most of these courses can be completed in two to three months—essentially, the length of a summer. Whether you’re tackling an internship this summer—or if you had one unfortunately cancel on you—this is the perfect time to get started on the skill set you really need. How Data Science Skills Can Change Your Career But like any good data scientist, you’ll probably need to see the numbers on this. Career site Glassdoor regularly marks Data Scientist as one of their Top 5 Jobs in America, noting a median annual base salary of over six figures ($113,309, to be specific). But whether you start in data science, data analysis, or even a more tech-heavy lane like machine learning, you’ll be building a career that can often lead to a C-level executive position or acceptance to a top MBA or master’s program. Want to learn more about how to supercharge your resume—and your career—with a certificate in data science? Check out the courses from Emeritus below: Applied Data Science with Columbia Engineering Professional Certificate in Applied Data Science with Dartmouth Applied Machine Learning with Columbia Engineering Learn Python For Data Analytics The post The Skill That’s In High Demand By Wall Street Giants And Tech Titans—And How You Can Get Certified In It appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  2. The Culture Club at WayUp strives to foster an inclusive, productive workplace where every team member feels welcomed. The club has three values which are core to its identity: learning and development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and social responsibility. At least one person from each team at WayUp attends a weekly meeting where they attend a discussion on how the group can organize new, engaging initiatives that make team members feel proud to work at WayUp. Here’s a closer look at how the WayUp Culture Club achieves those goals—and why they’re so important in the first place. Analysts at Gallup continue to report that a staggeringly low percentage of employees in the United States feel engaged with their work (only 31 percent in their most recent publication). This comes as no surprise, especially when you read Deloitte’s report on global human capital trends which cited only 28 percent of executives as saying they understood their organization’s culture. The Culture Club at WayUp addresses this challenging trend by working to ensure that WayUp’s mission, vision, and values are integrated into everything we do. The club is always looking for new ideas and actively invites other team members to join the club or attend a meeting to help think of new initiatives. Team members at WayUp can expect the club to host lively events like an after-work happy hour or lunch-time trivia, but the Culture Club also has a sincere commitment to social responsibility. The club has organized events like a back-to-school drive where team members donated critical supplies to students in need and a coat drive that supplied those in need with some warm clothes during the New York winter. Not only do these programs enrich the communities that WayUp serves, they also enrich the WayUp community. Given recent events concerning racial injustice, the Culture Club has prioritized bringing awareness to some of the critical issues plaguing our country. The team created a comprehensive guide on how to better educate yourself on the topic, and how to then take action in response. Recently, the club hosted a film club and discussed the Netflix documentary 13th. In a virtual, round-table setting, team members had an open and honest discussion on some of the critical themes in this movie which have enveloped our culture over the past few months. These issues affect both WayUp’s team members and the platform’s users, and to shy away from examining them in a deliberate way would be a great disservice to our community. Transitioning to a fully-remote workspace spawned new challenges for the club to address. But with these challenges came new ideas on how to cultivate a community in a virtual space, like using online platforms to host company-wide trivia and bringing in instructors to lead fitness classes over Zoom. The environment may change, but the Culture Club’s mission remains the same, and now, more than ever, their work helps to bring a sense of belonging to WayUp’s team members. To learn more about career opportunities at WayUp, click here. The post How WayUp’s Culture Club Creates A Fun, Inclusive Workplace appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  3. If you’re like most people coming out of school right now—aka 77 percent of Gen Z students and recent grads—then you’re looking for a company that values diversity and inclusion (D&I). But what does that really mean? Is it as simple as joining a diverse team? What else should you be looking for in a company? These are big questions for anyone to be asking, but the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific—a Fortune 200 science company dedicated to making the world healthier, cleaner, and safer—have come up with a few answers. One of the most important is their multiple diverse, global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). So, What Are Employee Resource Groups? How Are They Different At Thermo Fisher? If you’ve done a corporate internship or been on the job hunt lately, then maybe you’ve heard about ERGs. They exist to provide additional community and support to specific groups and identities at large companies. For example, a company might have a group based around African Heritage identity or one for employees who served in the military. Almost all of these groups put together events like volunteering in the local community and networking sessions, but at Thermo Fisher they take it a step beyond to fully support and foster inclusion amongst all of their colleagues. Their ERGs draw colleagues together around common characteristics and provide a voice of diverse thinking. ERGs positively impact the company’s growth and development, and assist in providing thought leadership for: Recruitment and retention Education and training Professional development Community involvement Support and recognition Business development Activities that support a diverse and inclusive work culture One way they are supported is through active involvement at the C-level. “At Thermo Fisher we have senior-level leaders at our organization who sponsor and help promote the ERGs,” says Cheryl, a Talent Acquisition D&I leader at Thermo Fisher. “They’re a direct line to executives on how to build more diverse teams and more welcoming communities for everyone.” This means when someone has an idea that can help Thermo Fisher be a more inclusive community or build a more diverse team, they can assist and offer their support to make it happen. Perhaps someone in the Women’s ERG knows about Women in STEM groups at colleges that could help bring in more female tech talent. Or maybe someone noticed that a cultural event or holiday was going unrecognized by the company. These ERGs give people a platform to not only share their perspectives, but also to have them be heard and acted on. Finding Your Community, Bringing Your Whole Self To Work The truth about inclusion is that it’s not just a set of policies or practices. It’s about making sure everyone can find community at work so that they feel comfortable enough to be themselves. Besides the obvious benefits for morale and mental health, when people with diverse perspectives feel comfortable bringing their unique ideas to their work, it has a proven, positive impact on the quality of business decision-making. “If someone doesn’t feel a sense of inclusion or belonging they may not bring as much of themselves to work,” Cheryl explains. “And we work hard to build a diverse team because we want their unique perspectives.” These groups, by creating a community for everyone at Thermo Fisher, can bring out all of those positive benefits, both for the employees and the business. That’s also why the groups aren’t limited to just the traditional understanding of diversity, like ethnicity and gender. “Our groups cover a broad spectrum of interests and identities from ethnicity and gender to early talent, sustainability, working parents, and community action,” Cheryl explains. “Our colleagues have formed 10 different ERG groups, with more opportunities to come.” All That, Plus They Can Help Accelerate Your Career At Thermo Fisher, D&I is a team effort. And that effort can mean opportunities for people at all stages of their career to take on new types of challenges. Plus, thanks to the buy-in from leaders at the company, you’ll be supported in balancing the work of your primary role and your assistance in groups like this. That’s why getting involved with ERGs at Thermo Fisher is a win-win. The company benefits from your perspective and action, and you benefit from a more developed network and unique career opportunities. One member of the university recruiting team, Emily, noted that, “interns who have been heavily involved in ERGs during their internship are much more likely to receive full-time offers because of all the connections they made during the summer” One such success story is Sophia, an emerging leader in the company’s IT Development Program. Her involvement with the Asian and Women’s ERGs as an intern led to leadership opportunities in those groups when she joined back with the company full time. “I joined these ERGs as a way to be more engaged and involved in the community,” Sophia says. But when she took on leadership roles in the ERGs, she got way more than just that. “This is different from my day job and it exposes me to other functions, too,” Sophia says. ‘It has also been a great way to get my voice heard and network with executive leaders.” This type of company-wide idea sharing and collaboration isn’t just what makes D&I initiatives work at Thermo Fisher—it’s what drives the whole business. Want to learn more about this uniquely diverse team? Check out open opportunities at Thermo Fisher on WayUp! You can also learn about Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ERGs on their website. The post Change, Community, And Career Acceleration: Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Approach To Fostering Diversity appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  4. Why joining a virtual info session can change your career In the midst of a pandemic, typical ways of meeting recruiters and expanding connections through means such as career fairs have been put on hold. Information sessions that students and recent graduates are used to are not happening and finding an internship or a job has been more difficult than ever in recent months. This does not mean that companies aren’t sharing knowledge and opportunities with young talent. Virtual information sessions hosted by company recruiters, universities, or career sites like WayUp’s Lunch and Learn Series, are still connecting young professionals with mentors and career opportunities as well as providing information and knowledge that can change your future. Why Attend An Information Session? Attending an info session first and foremost shows that you are both interested in the company or subject, and are proactive in advancing your career. They also provide valuable insight into the career that you are pursuing. For example, past guests at WayUp’s Lunch and Learn series included: Michael Seibel co-founder of Twitch and current CEO at Y Combinator, Cathy Polinsky, CTO at Stitch Fix, and Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg. At the top of their fields, these presenters and those to come next can share advice to help advance your current career path and expose you to a different opportunity you were not aware of before. Information sessions with specific companies reveal what recruiters in a certain field are looking for in qualified candidates, and what roles are currently available. Most of the time, the company hosting the session will offer interviews to the attendees of the session! Even if an interview is not guaranteed after a session, you now have the knowledge and insight to bring to your future job application, use it as an interview talking point, or create networking opportunities through digital connections. This is especially important for recent graduates who are looking for that perfect entry-level position. How Can I Prepare? Simply researching the company, and the individual speaking is the best way to get the most out of a virtual info session. You may not be able to speak one on one with the presenter since it is a large video conference, but being able to make connections between your research and the presentation is a great strategy. Come with a list of questions for a potential Q&A or just to even keep track of personally for potential future interactions or job applications. What About After? If a Q&A session does happen, be sure to ask well-thought-out questions. A good question shows that you were engaged throughout the presentation and can help you to stand out for any future opportunities at the company. Share your findings from the session on social media! Posting about the session and tagging the company or speaker, can help you stand out and improve your professional network. Lastly, remember to follow-up! Chances are the leaders volunteering to put on info sessions are open to connecting with young talent. Use the notes that you took during the session to find what really grabbed your attention and start a conversation! Sending a follow-up email with questions about what interested you in the presentation or their career path can be a great way to build a new connection and grow your network. Where Can I Find Them? Tons of companies are hosting information sessions over the next few months! We’ll be keeping the list below updated with all the different sessions hosted by WayUp—so be sure to check back here to see them all and apply! WayUp Presents: Linda Findley Kozlowski, CEO at Blue Apron The post Why joining a virtual info session can change your career appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  5. When you’re starting a career, a STEM degree is a valuable thing to have. Recruiters from all types of industries and universities are interested in people like you. But it’s important to ask more than just, “What can I do?” The real question is, “What should I do?” That question can have many meanings: Which skills should I be building early in my career? What kinds of people should I surround myself with? And, perhaps most importantly, what kind of impact can I have on the world around me? To answer those questions—and many more—here are five reasons you should start your STEM career as a teacher at Success Academy. 1. You have a passion for science or math—and for explaining (aka teaching) them to others. For STEM majors, the world is different. Science makes sense to you. Math isn’t a mystery. And as you might remember from college or even high school, explaining these concepts to others is a rare talent: one that you may possess. As one science teacher-turned-Assistant Principal at Success Academy, Kate noted, explaining science to other people can be as intellectually engaging as learning it yourself. “[While I was teaching at Success Academy], I took a biochem class at NYU because it was the one class missing for medical school, but when I was taking the class, I was constantly thinking to myself, ‘How would I teach this concept to my scholars? How would I break it down, how I would incorporate it into the lesson?’” she says. That’s when she knew her passion for science education was something she should consider for the long term. It turns out individuals who are passionate about learning STEM might actually be perfect for teaching it. 2. You want to make an immediate impact on the world around you. “The mission is a huge draw,” Kate says. “Educational equality and opportunity are so important. Immersing yourself in something that is so meaningful makes you more than a teacher. You’re also an advocate for children and trying to change the future for these kids.” And it’s true. Whether you’re a science teacher or an Assistant Principal like Kate, you’re working to democratize access to education for children in NYC, many of whom live in neighborhoods where schools are abysmally underperforming. As trained scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, you know that some of the most important jobs in the world often require a lifelong dedication to science, one that starts in elementary school. This is something Danae, another science teacher-turned-school leader at Success Academy, tells us. “When I was a kid, I only enjoyed science when I had an exceptionally good teacher,” she says. “The scholars at SA have science every day starting in Kindergarten and they LOVE science. We have tons of kids whose favorite subject is science and that’s pretty unique. It makes it really satisfying to teach here. The math is also really rigorous and the kids are great at it—tons of kids love it because it’s taught in a way that is so intellectually engaging.” As a STEM teacher, you can not only provide children with educational opportunities, but set them up to make their own impact on the world in the future. 3. You want to grow as a communicator and a professional. No matter what your STEM career ends up being, folks with proven soft skills perform better on the job market, both for individual contributor and management roles. There are few better ways to sharpen your communication skills than teaching—and getting feedback from your school leaders. “I was lucky to be placed in the classroom with a wonderful lead teacher,” Kate says. “She was an amazing person to learn from—she modeled at such a high level and she was really invested in developing me.” This level of attentive training and constant feedback not only sharpens your teaching skills, but makes you an effective communicator to both children and adults. It was this same rigorous communication training that propelled Kate, Danae, and so many other Success Academy teachers into leadership roles at the organization. 4. You want to get involved in more than just a job. As a once (or current) stellar student, you know that teachers aren’t just teachers. They’re leaders, mentors, part-time parents, and coaches. One example of this was Travis. He was a high school biology teacher at a Success Academy school in Manhattan who finds opportunities to build relationships. “I can’t get over how talented they are in so many different areas,” he said. “I recently got to watch them perform In The Heights, and was blown away by how well Genesis, who’s also a great student, can sing. I was so proud of her watching her up on stage.” Not only does he connect with students outside the classroom through activities like shooting hoops and chaperoning field trips, but he uses those connections to enhance their classroom experience. “I know many of my students straighten their hair, so I explained that the reason straightening irons work is because when proteins get hot, they denature,” Travis says. “That got them hooked, and then keeping them engaged throughout the rest of the lesson was easy.” At Success Academy, being more than just a teacher gives you an opportunity to make invaluable personal connections—and to become a better professional while you’re at it. 5. You want to become a manager and a leader. Many people think of STEM careers as ones of individual work, but some of the best jobs in STEM are leadership roles. And like many critical skills, leadership is learned by experience. If you aim to be a manager, executive, or chief of something, getting leadership experience as soon as possible is an excellent career move. Luckily, Success Academy offers the opportunity to do just that. In addition to the rigorous formal training provided to teachers, leaders at Success Academy are constantly grooming the next generation of content leaders, principals, and education policy pioneers. “When I said I wanted to be an Assistant Principal, my manager worked with me to put together a plan where I would be focused on coaching and developing teachers at my school and at one other Brooklyn school,” Kate says. “I found out this April that I was promoted to Assistant Principal, so I am very excited to be doing that next year.” Danae also made serious strides in leadership roles, being quickly promoted to a content leadership role, then an Assistant Principal role, and finally into a senior leadership position. And she and Kate are not alone in their swift advancement. At a rapidly growing organization like Success Academy, the opportunities for you—and the scholars—are truly endless. Curious about how to start your STEM career strong? Check out open opportunities at Success Academy on WayUp! The post 5 Reasons To Start Your STEM Career As A Teacher At Success Academy appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  6. Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The physical and financial health of millions of people has been threatened by this unprecedented disruption. Seeing this, L’Oréal immediately leveraged its status as a global beauty tech giant to help the communities it serves—and beyond—through a response effort focused around three pillars: Ensuring the health and wellbeing of L’Oréal employees Galvanizing the company to contribute to the greater good Taking this time to transform the way L’Oréal works While the company was quick to enact protective measures for its employees, like work-from-home policies and stringent cleanliness procedures for manufacturing environments, some of the most important work was done to protect communities outside the company. 1. Looking Beyond The Beauty Community—And Galvanizing Employees To Do The Same When you’re a global manufacturing and supply chain leader, you have the power to mobilize quickly to make impact when faced with a pressing need. Immediately after the pandemic began, L’Oréal facilities around the world began creating and packaging hand sanitizer for essential workers, healthcare facilities, and care homes. As a part of their global COVID-19 relief efforts, L’Oréal donated $250,000 to Feeding America, which helps combat food insecurity caused by poverty, a problem which has grown since the start of the pandemic. In Europe, the L’Oréal foundation donated one million euros to its partner non-profit organizations fighting similar forms of insecurity across the Atlantic. As the company outlined in its official COVID-19 response, “These establishments are our first line of defense against coronavirus and are committed to protecting us and curbing the epidemic every day.” But it’s not just the corporation that’s helping out—employees are mobilizing as well. One of the pillars of the company’s pandemic response is to “galvanize the company to contribute to the greater good.” In that spirit, the company is matching the donations of their employees to Feeding America, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. 2. Supporting Their Partners & Small Businesses Beauty for all—one of the company’s core philosophies—means looking beyond the bounds of their business to support those in need. In addition to the public health impacts of the pandemic, many in the beauty community were also suffering from economic disruption. Stylists, salons, suppliers, and small businesses of many kinds are essential parts of the industry—and L’Oréal made sure to provide relief to them. Through donations, fundraising, and billing relief efforts, L’Oréal is jumping into action to help these small, vibrant businesses make it through. Partnering with organizations like the Professional Beauty Association, L’Oréal is helping to raise money for industry professionals who need assistance during the lockdown. Plus, for small businesses unable to get customers in the door, L’Oréal is delaying or freezing payments for their products. 3. Leading A Tech Transformation to Connect with Consumers – And Employees COVID-19 forced many companies to quickly undergo technological transformations to adapt to an entirely remote working world, but L’Oréal took this as an opportunity to make industry-leading innovations. In a time when many of us can’t be physically with our friends, families, and communities, L’Oréal’s teams also stepped up to the plate to use technology to spread happiness. Lisa Price, the founder of one of L’Oréal’s beloved brands, Carol’s Daughter, gave a virtual commencement speech to honor the class of 2020. Using the power of TikTok, multiple brands under the L’Oreal umbrella launched social gifting programs to build a sense of support during these unprecedented times. A partnership with Snap Camera was launched with eight of L’Oreal’s Brand to create AR lenses for platforms like Skype, Youtube, and Twitch. Conference calls have never been more glamorous! The teams behind all these innovations went through a tech transformation of their own as many employees transitioned to working fully at home. Even while not being able to be physically together, employees quickly mobilized to create ways to stay more connected than ever. The USA Head of Talent Acquisition, Sumita Banerjee, started teaching virtual Zumba classes for both employees and their families to participate, milestones like birthdays were celebrated with virtual fêtes, and beloved pets filled in for missed office mates. For members of the L’Oréal team, it’ll never be easier (or safer) to connect with their peers —pandemic or not. Innovating For Good Is Just Part Of The L’Oréal Culture “We at L’Oréal USA feel a deep responsibility to do our part to help address this crisis in the many communities in which we live and work,” L’Oréal USA CEO Stéphane Rinderknech said. And while the COVID-19 crisis is new, this type of innovative response for the betterment of society is standard practice for L’Oréal. Whether it’s technological innovations for sustainability or crafting diverse communities at work, the beauty technology giant has long considered its business an avenue for positive change. Want to see how your career could help with efforts like these? Check out open opportunities at L’Oréal on WayUp! The post 3 Ways L’Oréal Is Helping Their Communities In The Wake Of COVID-19 appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  7. What is accounting? What is advisory? What does a career in tax look like? You’ve got questions and we teamed up with the awesome team at CohnReznick to get you answers. Watch: CohnReznick is a national leader in accounting, tax, and consulting. They’re in the top 20 of Vault’s Accounting 50 list and in the top 10 of Vault’s Most Prestigious Accounting Firms list. So, finding an internship—and a first full-time job—at the company is a competitive process. You can apply through CohnReznick on WayUp. Either way, don’t forget to update your resume and brush up on your accounting basics. Good luck! The post CohnReznick FAQS appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  8. For students, summer is a time of relaxation and reflection. It’s also a great opportunity to build on their education with experiences they may not have had time for during the school year. For many, this experience is provided by a summer internship, but that’s not the only way. Here are a few strategies students and new grads are using to build up their resumes and create some talking points for future interviews. 1. Volunteer Community service is as important as ever and can easily showcase your commitment to both personal and community growth. In the midst of COVID-19, families who have never been in need are seeking support. Volunteering at your local food bank or meal delivery service can make a huge impact on your community and resume. Check out volunteer apps like Deed for easy ways to get involved. If an office or professional environment is a must, look toward non-profits, health care organizations, or political campaigns. In many instances, these volunteer opportunities provide the same experiences as paid internships. 2. Become A Virtual Tutor This summer, students from elementary school all the way through college are looking to have a safe and productive summer. A great way to help make this possible for them, while also being productive and safe yourself, is to apply to remote tutoring positions with organizations like Varsity Tutors or Care.com. There’s a great social impact to tutoring, too: You’ll help to prepare this generation of students for the future. Plus, tutoring can provide you with professional development opportunities, a flexible schedule, and a summer income. 3. Contribute To Positive Change College students around the world are taking the summer to educate themselves on what is important to them or to learn a new perspective that they can share with their community. Creating grassroots fundraisers and book clubs are great ways for students to raise awareness and money for causes they care about. Students can also tap into larger movements across the globe through websites like DoSomething.org and Change.org and others which help to mobilize young people in the fight for equal rights. 4. Improve Yourself With Online Courses Summer courses are a great way to get ahead for the upcoming semester, work on what you know needs improvement, or expand your future career. Online summer courses are a great option to improve yourself while classes are not being held in person or internships have been canceled. Online learning partners like Pathstream, Emeritus, or Springboard offer certificate classes that prepare students for a career in a high-demand digital environment. This is a great opportunity to stand out while adding to your resume and skills! 5. Start A Side Hustle And Write About It On LinkedIn No matter what you choose, showing an eagerness to gain transferable skills and achieve your financial goals outside of traditional office work are great ways to demonstrate your drive to employers. If you do not have an internship this summer, then create your own career-growing, wallet-fattening opportunity! Social media makes it easy for students to leverage their networks to expand their online presence. House-sitting, lawn mowing, and selling old clothes or textbooks you no longer need are all great ways to start. Be creative! Documenting your progress for your network with posts and images keeps you in the front of their minds if new opportunities arise. You can also find new connections to help grow your side hustle! The post A Go-To Guide To Growing Your Career This Summer Without An Internship appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  9. Why WayUp? I joined WayUp as a Recruiting Operations Associate (ROA) in September 2019. Before joining WayUp I graduated from Quinnipiac University (Go Bobcats!). I remember how nervous, stressed, and anxious I was about finding my first job out of college. I knew I wanted to be in the recruiting industry and applied to over 50 jobs—most of which I never even heard back from. Then I came across WayUp and saw that the company had a 24-hour response rate for all applicants, free snacks, and Weekly Catered Lunches. What more could I have asked for? At the time I didn’t know I would fall in love with the company for different reasons. Here are just a few of the highlights of a day in the life of an ROA at WayUp. Typical Day As An ROA What is a typical day like for an ROA? There are a lot of daily responsibilities for ROAs but most days consist of conducting phone screens—which is just another way of saying “phone interview”—with students and recent graduates who have applied for jobs and internships on the WayUp platform. I get to learn about candidates’ accomplishments and potentially help them find their first job out of college! If you’ve ever applied to a job through our platform and qualified for a phone screen within 24 hours, you spoke to someone at WayUp. WayUp ROAs are the people on the other end of the phone who help make your interview experience enjoyable, efficient, and thoughtful. “I work closely with employers to find them diverse, qualified candidates to meet their hiring goals. Through effective communication and weekly meetings, we are able to find new ways to make the hiring process easier and more efficient for candidates.” Melissa Galarza, ROA at WayUp Each ROA sources, screens, and coaches candidates through their phone screens while creating a great user experience! One of my favorite parts of being a ROA is interacting with candidates every day. I love helping candidates find their dream jobs, especially when they send an email telling me that they got the job! “WayUp is a dream come true for job applicants. The site is user-friendly and very easy to use. What’s even better is that as the process moves forward, someone from WayUp is helping you every step of the way. I’d say I will keep using it, but I got the job.” Michael, Hired at Success Academy through WayUp Creative Scheduling One of the biggest perks of being a ROA is creating your own schedule. Before COVID-19 each ROA worked two days from home and three days in the office while picking the hours they wanted to work each week. Typically, the two days working from home would be a 1 PM-10 PM shift. O “This flexible schedule not only allows ROAs to work nontraditional hours, improving their work-life balance, but also gives candidates across the country the chance to interview at their own convenience. Given that diverse candidates are more likely to schedule phone screens after regular business hours, it’s really a win-win situation for us and the candidates we are trying to get hired!” Danielle, Recruitment Operations Manager at WayUp Personally, creative scheduling has not only improved my time management skills but has also provided me a strong work-life balance. This has been a consistent theme for me and across the board for all of WayUp’s ROAs. Some members of the ROA team are in graduate school and choose to work the afternoon shift, two days a week. “I love the flexible 40-hour schedule. Some weeks I work half days to be able to complete my work on top of school work. This scheduling really helps me feel like I’m still part of the team.” Fran, Recruitment Operations Associate at WayUp Remote Work At WayUp, the transition due to COVID-19 to working remotely was smooth and efficient. For our team, we were already accustomed to working from home two days a week because of our creative scheduling initiative. Compared to my friends and family, I already had experience using Zoom and managing my time while working from home which eased my nerves about making the uncertain transition to working from home full time. Due to COVID-19, more and more companies are looking for alternative ways to onboard new employees and implement remote work. “I am proud to say that WayUp has been innovative and flexible with onboarding new employees by creating additional training resources and culture initiatives to make sure we feel welcome, part of the team, and prepared for our job responsibilities. WayUp has been a great place to start my career, communication during the pandemic has been effective and constant. I am also getting a lot of great opportunities to grow my skills in areas like marketing and data science, despite not being in a traditional office setting!” Gabe, Started as an ROA during the pandemic Tips For Remote Work If you’re considering a role as an ROA (or any other remote role) right now, here are some tips that have helped me work successfully from home. Even though you might lose track of which day it is (because they all feel the same!), it is important to create a schedule. Here are some things I have learned from working remotely: Create a daily routine Time is valuable so use it wisely by creating a schedule Have a clean work area Don’t forget to take a lunch break Check in daily with your team As we navigate these unfamiliar times, it is important to have a strong company culture, especially one that is rooted in transparency. Transparency is one of WayUp’s key values and it is evident in the way we respond to every applicant, as well as in our internal processes. WayUp is a company with dynamic, energetic and creative employees. I value the relationships I have with my colleagues at WayUp and have made many new friends. Whether we are in person bonding over weekly lunches, participating in a team outing on a dinner cruise, or catching up over Zoom. When I started at WayUp nearly a year ago I was impressed by the perks like cold-brew on tap, weekly catered lunches, new friends, and a brand new office space. However, as time has gone on and the world has changed dramatically, I have found myself appreciating my role and the company in a deeper way. The team spirit during our daily team Zoom calls has helped me see new perspectives. Interacting with candidates and supporting them during these uncharted times is meaningful and rewarding. As each day passes, I am reminded that no two days are alike. I am proud that WayUp has adapted quickly to our changing times, while never losing sight of our integrity which is what makes WayUp so special. Want to start—or grow—your career as an ROA? Check out open opportunities at WayUp! The post A Day In The Life Of A Recruiting Operations Associate At WayUp appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  10. The pandemic has put a pause on many things, but it shouldn’t be stopping your professional development. For college students and recent grads, summer is usually a huge season for professional development. Whether you’re taking on an internship or applying for your first full-time job, networking events and speaker series are usually great ways to get an edge and gain the insight required to make big decisions about your future. This year—internship or not—WayUp is bringing that experience safely to your computer. Our Lunch & Learn Summer Series runs from June 30th – August 6th and we’ll be hosting virtual Q&A sessions featuring world-renowned industry experts from media, technology, non-profit, finance, e-commerce, and many more field. This is your chance to hear what industry leaders wish they knew when they were graduating, get unfiltered career advice, and ask questions and get answers live. Here’s some of what we’ve learned in our past sessions—and a guide to the ones you can still register for. Cathy Polinsky, CTO @ Stitch Fix As the technology leader of the data science–driven personal style business Stitch Fix, Cathy Polinsky’s career is at the intersection of some of the most exciting areas of business: retail disruption, ecommerce, and “unicorn startups.” Here are three major takeaways from her session (which you can watch in full down below): Don’t ignore the “soft skills” like collaboration and communication—they’re the keys to a successful STEM career Before you decide if you want to be a manager or an individual contributor, consider whether you’re invested in If you’re considering grad school for computer science, it helps to have a specific knowledge- or skill-based goal in mind rather than a vague desire for advancement Dan Rosensweig, CEO @ Chegg Dan Rosensweig has an incredible story. Actually, he has quite a few of them. But as a former Yahoo! executive, former CEO of Guitar Hero (yes, you read that right), and current CEO of education technology company Chegg, he’s got advice on how to navigate the worlds of business, technology, and finding your first job out of college. Here’s some of his best insights (and a chance to watch the full session below): Don’t just choose the right job—look for managers who will develop your talents (and don’t forget to make the connections last by staying in touch) You won’t see the best opportunities coming—but you have to be ready to take them (like working in an industry that was just invented) If you can’t get the exact job you want, try to find the right company where you can grow your career Register Now For These Upcoming Speakers Click on any of the names and dates below to learn more and register for your spot now. Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO at Girls Who Code, at 12:00pm ET on July 7 Michael Seibel, CEO at Y Combinator, at 3pm ET on July 9 Benno Dorer, CEO at Clorox, at 12pm ET on July 14 Zach Sims, Founder & CEO at Codecademy, at 3pm ET on July 16 Eva Moskowitz, Founder & CEO at Success Academy Charter Schools, at 12pm ET on July 21 Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CTO at Starbucks, at 3pm ET on July 23 Peter Boyce, Partner at General Catalyst, at 12pm ET on July 28 Jim Cramer, Investment Pro & Media Personality, 12pm ET on Aug 4 Linda Findley Kozlowski, CEO at Blue Apron, at 3pm ET on Aug 6 For more about the WayUp Lunch & Learn Summer Series, check out the National Intern Day site here! The post Learn From Industry Leaders, Television Hosts, CEOs, And More (For Free) With WayUp’s Summer Series appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  11. For Saarem, choosing a career wasn’t going to be easy. As a high-performing finance major, he heard a lot about the different options for ​his career. However, coming from a family of medical professionals, helping people save lives and advance science were basic family values. And as a part of his Muslim upbringing, Saarem says, it’s natural for him to want to help the people around him. So, how could he find a finance career that would utilize his talents and make a positive impact on the world? The Finance Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher—a Fortune 200 science company dedicated to making the world healthier, cleaner, and safer—offered him an opportunity to do just that. Rotating Through Finance Career Paths—And Making A Difference, Even In The Fight Against COVID-19 Thermo Fisher’s program allowed Saarem to rotate throughout various business areas, roles, and even offices at the company. This might seem like a lot of change, but it was exactly what he was looking for. “What better way to learn what you want to do than a rotational program? You get four six-month rotations in completely different areas of finance,” Saarem says. Throughout his rotations he worked in Franklin, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; and at the company’s headquarters in Waltham, MA. His first role was in financial planning and analysis (more commonly known as FP&A) on a site that produced chemical analysis tools. Even in this manufacturing-based role, he could still see the good he was doing. “Everything at Thermo Fisher goes back to the mission: to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer,” Saarem says. “One of the business units at my first rotation produced air quality measurement tools, which definitely contribute to those goals.” As the rotations advanced, so did his skillset–and his ability to do contribute to enabling a better world. A rotation with a team in Pittsburgh starting in February of this year suddenly put him on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: Saarem’s new team was responsible for the sale and supply chain of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses, doctors, and other front-line personnel. “For a lot of FLDPs at other companies, you just learn from a process doc and follow instructions,” Saarem says. “When COVID-19 hit, I was given the responsibilities of a senior analyst.” The impact of his work had never been clearer. “Finance, a lot of the time people think it’s only about metrics. But understanding that you’re making a difference and helping customers react to a pandemic is extremely fulfilling. Even if I’m working on a financial file, I know that down the road that it’ll help someone like a doctor, or patient on a ventilator, or a family who’s worried about their loved ones,” he says. Moving Up In His Career, Moving Forward With His Mission The beauty of a Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher is that you can do well in your career while doing good in the world around you. The very same responsibilities that afforded Saarem the opportunity to make a social impact also allowed him to work with senior leaders, learn new skills, and make an impact for the business. No matter the rotation, learning was always a part of the assignment. “I’m a student of knowledge. This rotational program has really done that for me,” he says. “If you have a hunger for knowledge, then you’re definitely going to be satisfied here. The more you learn, the more you realize there is to learn.” Saarem and his colleagues making “Science Care Packages” for a local middle school. And more than just learning, Saarem’s unique work on financial modeling helped him land a new type of role after his last rotation. He’ll be returning to his first office, where his manager will lead a team that gives company leaders more visibility into FP&A. But even though the program is over, Saarem still expects to grow at Thermo Fisher. “The great management is why I’m going to the Franklin office,” Saarem says. “My manager did an awesome job of managing talent and developing talent. She would give me challenging work, but she’d guide me or push me enough that I could learn how to do things on my own and produce results.” And whether those results were driving the bottom line forward—or the mission—Saarem could be confident in his career choice. Want to make your mark and develop your career? Check out open opportunities at Thermo Fisher on WayUp! The post How This Finance Development Program Helped Me Start a Successful STEM Career With A Social Impact appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  12. Getting your degree is a major investment in yourself, but your learning shouldn’t stop there. While a science or liberal arts education can serve as an important foundation for your other skills, you’re still going to need those “other skills” to get the job you want. And we’ve all seen those “other skills” on job descriptions. Stuff like Google Analytics or Facebook Ads Manager. As it turns out, having digital skills like these is the key, not only to getting a job in a hyper-competitive market, but also to getting a job you actually want. With the right skills on your resume, you can fast-forward your career two or three years and start making more money and having a better title, right after graduation. And that’s what Pathstream—an online learning platform dedicated to getting people like you equipped with essential digital skills—does best. They work directly with leading tech companies to develop curriculum that will get you job-ready. Here are five digital skills certificates offered by Pathstream and the careers they can help you get. 1. Digital Marketing With Facebook Facebook is the most popular social network in the world—and its marketing tools have become an essential part of any great digital marketer’s skill set. Through Pathstream’s Facebook Digital Marketing certificate, you’ll learn not only how to create and manage digital marketing campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, but also how to launch email marketing with MailChimp, A/B test campaigns, and analyze marketing results with Google Analytics. The best part: whether you’re working with Facebook or any other digital marketing platform, you can use these skills to drive success for a business. Jobs You Could Get: Digital Marketing Analyst, Content Marketing Specialist, Digital Ads Specialist, Digital Campaign Manager, Social Media Specialist, and many more! Salary You Could Expect: According to Burning Glass, the average salary of a Digital Marketing Specialist is $60,000. Marketers with these digital skills make an average of $7,000 more than those without them. 2. Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality In Unity Unity is one of the most popular video game engines in the world. From Pokémon to NASCAR, some of the most iconic imprints in gaming have created games with the Unity engine. It’s also on the forefront of the VR/AR movement. In this certificate program, you’ll learn essential skills like 3D modeling, 3D rendering, user interface design, and how to work with systems like the Oculus Go. With these skills, you’ll be qualified for roles at over 300,000 companies. Jobs You Could Get: 3D Designer, 3D Animator, AR/VR Developer, Creative Director, Level Designer, Game Designer, Unity Programmer, VR Engineer, and many more! Salary You Could Expect: According to Burning Glass, the average starting salary for someone with real-time 3D skills is $86,533. 3. Data Analytics With Tableau Tableau is the advanced data analysis tool used by some of the most prestigious employers in the world. Big Four accounting firms, top banks, and even consumer goods companies rely on data analysts using Tableau to produce some of their most critical business insights. If you’ve got your eye on one of the Top 10 Business Employers, business school, and the c-suite, getting certified with Tableau skills will put you on the right path. Plus, job security is well within reach for data analysts: Over 1,000,000 data analysts were hired in the past 12 months. Jobs You Could Get: Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Business Intelligence Consultant, Digital Analytics Specialist, Junior Data Scientist, Program Analyst, and many more! Salary You Could Expect: According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a Data Analyst is $62,453. 4. Salesforce Administration It’s often said that sales is the heart of any business. Well, Salesforce is the heart of almost every sales team. The platform became one of the most ubiquitous names in business by creating the ultimate customer relationship management tool. In this course, you’ll learn how to be a Salesforce Administrator, which opens up an array of secure, well-paying jobs in sales and analytics to you. Jobs You Could Get: Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Consultant, Sales Consultant, Sales Analyst, Salesforce Business Analyst, and many more! Salary You Could Expect: According to Burning Glass, the average salary for a Salesforce Administrator is $95,000. 5. Project Management With Asana “Manager” isn’t just a title. It’s a description of someone who uses specific skills to bring teams together and get projects done. If you’re aiming for a job leading teams, creating exciting products, and meeting deadlines, then learning how to navigate one of the premier project management tools, Asana, is a sure-fire way to begin. Looking for job security AND growth? In the past 12 months, companies posted over 1.2 million roles requiring project management skills. Jobs You Could Get: IT Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Project Specialist, Technical Project Manager, Technology Manager, Infrastructure Project Manager, and many more! Salary You Could Expect: According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a Project Manager is $66,137. Ready to ramp up your resume? Get exclusive discounts on Pathstream certificates on WayUp! The post 5 Digital Skills That Will Help You Get A Better Title And Make More Money At The Start Of Your Career appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  13. Some internships are memorable because of the friends you make. Others are important for your career because of the skills you learned or the connections you made. And sometimes you get to do work that really makes a difference at the company—and in the world. Luckily for Justine—an intern-turned-employee at PayPal—she got to make memories doing all of the above in her summer internship on the business operations team. We spoke to her about her experience at the global payments technology leader. Here are some highlights. #1: Creating A New Emoji For Venmo The stuff of tech internship dreams, Justine and her fellow interns were all invited to participate in an “Emoji Hack” for Venmo—a nearly ubiquitous payment app that’s part of the PayPal family. Designed for interns of all functions, the hack teams were made up of PayPal interns from across various teams. “They made it so that anyone, regardless of tech or creative experience, could participate,” she explains. Justine and her winning Emoji Hack team. Can you spot the trophies?Not only was this an incredibly cool opportunity for Justine and her peers—but it was a great example of how innovative tech companies leverage teams with diverse backgrounds and functions to produce game-changing work. The teams came up with so many emojis that, even though Justine and her team won, plenty of the ideas ended up being valuable in the long run. “We worked on the red cup emoji, which ended up winning the hack,” Justine says. “It just went live the other week, so now I can send it to my friends, which is really satisfying.” #2: Creating An Innovation Tournament—And Coaching The Winning Team An innovation tournament is exactly what it sounds like. Teams from around the world at PayPal compete to pitch different ideas that could change one of the PayPal products—and maybe even the world. The crazy part about this event is that the idea for it actually came out of another, earlier event, which Justine also won: the PayPal Intern Summit. “Toward the end of the summer, the Director of Innovation put together an Intern Summit to work on projects, development, and brainstorm,” Justine explains. “The topic was: ‘How do we increase employee engagement at PayPal?’ We broke out into small teams and came up with ideas.” Justine and her team for the global business case competition that grew from her winning idea.Her idea was a global business case competition to drive both innovation and employee engagement at the company, aka the Innovation Tournament. The director in charge of the Intern Summit liked the idea so much that he helped make it a reality. Even though most of the tournament occurred when Justine was back at school, she still got to participate in a meaningful way when she returned. “It was so cool to know that an idea I had when I was an intern became a reality at this massive company,” she says. “When I rejoined PayPal full time in September, I was able to become an advisor to the team that won. We’re now working on making that idea a reality, too.” #3: Redesigning The Newsletter For A Multibillion-Dollar Company Of course, it’s not all field day–esque events like hackathons and tournaments. Justine’s actual work was one of her favorite aspects of the internship. As a member of the operations team, she was tasked with handling some critical aspects of the company’s internal communications. One of her favorite projects was redesigning the company newsletter. “We made it easier to read, improved the quality of information, and increased engagement,” she says. If you’ve never worked at a large corporation before, you might not know how big of a deal something like this is. These newsletters are essential sources of information read by thousands of people around the world. They create a sense of community and bring attention to important initiatives like volunteer efforts and events (like the Emoji Hack and Innovation Tournament). And Justine was able to make significant improvements to PayPal’s—all while working as a summer intern. Internships Are Proving Grounds For Members Of The PayPal Team What Justine—and so many of her peers in the program—realized was that the PayPal internship program wasn’t just a funnel for coffee runs and lectures. It was an opportunity to take on high-impact work in an organization full of people who loved to teach and test new talent. “Now, the projects are more challenging, but the people and the culture are the same,” she says. “And that’s what I loved about PayPal in the first place.” Want to make your own ✅ on a global technology company? Check out open opportunities at PayPal on WayUp right now! The post Venmo Emoji Hacks, Innovation Tournaments, And More: My Summer Internship At PayPal appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  14. According to various medical experts, one of the most important steps to reopening the world is being able to track the spread of the coronavirus. The best method for doing this is called contact tracing. Essentially, it requires the careful investigation of social contact made by people who test positive for the virus. That’s where you can help save lives. We spoke to the team at MAXIMUS, a company that helps the government fulfill essential services like this one, about how you could start your professional life performing an essential public service—and how your career could go anywhere from there. What Is Contact Tracing? Contact tracing is the process of tracking the virus’ potential spread by looking at a person’s recent social contact. It all starts with a positive test for the coronavirus. “Someone will get a positive test result, and a case investigator will have a very extensive interview with the subject. Usually that person is an epidemiologist,” Chris Dabek, a MAXIMUS leader running the contact tracing efforts explains. “They try to figure out everyone with whom they’ve come in contact to determine who could have been exposed.” After that, those contacts are transferred to the teams at MAXIMUS so they can reach out to those folks and conduct similar interviews. This allows investigators and public health officials to create a map for the potential spread of the virus and test anyone who may have been exposed. Megan, another member of the MAXIMUS team who joined a year ago after graduating with a public health and political science degree, says the importance of these efforts can’t be overstated. “This really helps the whole world. Our government partners need to know where the virus is coming from so they can stop the spread,” Megan explains. “That’s why the CDC is recommending so many contact tracers. These jobs can save lives.” How You Can Become A Contact Tracer—And Help Stop The Coronavirus In Its Tracks If you’re worried that you’re not qualified for a job like this, don’t be. The baseline skills are hallmarks of most STEM and liberal arts educations: curiosity, thoroughness, and the ability to identify key information. Plus, MAXIMUS will provide plenty of training to prepare you. “We’re going to train everyone on the process and the tools they’re going to use,” Chris says. “What we’re really going to need is a sense of curiosity and great interrogative skills. You need to be good at questioning people.” While it sounds straightforward to go through questions about social contact, the best contact tracers are those who know when it’s time to probe the subject for more information. “What we’ve found with contact tracing is that people tend to give short answers. Don’t just ask: ‘Have you come in contact with anyone?’ Tell them to walk you through their day. People forget important details or never realize that they are important. Little interactions can count as close contact,” he explains. It’s an exciting, challenging job, and, of course, the potential benefits for public health and safety are massive. Lives will be saved and states can start to safely reopen. Another distinct benefit: the work is not only high-impact, but completely safe. “It’s a flexible working arrangement,” Chris says. “We’re hiring the way everyone is hiring right now: for people working from home.” Contact Tracing Is Just The Beginning: Start A Career With A Huge Social Impact Graduating at a time of crisis can be challenging. Fewer companies are hiring and plans you previously made may not be able to come to fruition. But a crisis can also be a call to action. That’s the case for Megan, Chris, and many of the other employees at MAXIMUS. “When I graduated from college, the first major thing that occurred was 9/11,” Chris tells us. “It made me refocus and rethink where I was going in my career. I knew then that I wanted to make a difference.” Many join the team at MAXIMUS because it’s an opportunity to combine their desire to do good with their business backgrounds. “I knew that I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to be in public health and I wanted to help the government, but I was curious about the private sector, too,” Megan says. “This is an amazing opportunity to learn about both.” “To play a role in how states come through this and come to a new sense of normalcy is what’s at stake here,” Chris says. “After that, the opportunities are pretty much endless.” For example, on one of his previous projects with the company—the rollout of the Affordable Care Act—Chris found that many of the people he hired grew into leadership and specialist roles that no had foreseen at the beginning of the project. Finding that kind of flexibility and room for a growth at a top employer is extremely valuable at the beginning of your career—crisis or not—and a career at MAXIMUS offers that and so much more. Ready to start making a difference—and start shaping your career? Check out open roles at MAXIMUS on WayUp! The post How You Can (Safely) Fight The Pandemic AND Start A Life-Saving Career At MAXIMUS appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  15. With unemployment at a historic high and job offers getting rescinded for new grads, we know that planning for your future has never been harder. But even with stiff competition and fewer openings, there are still plenty of ways to get your dream job. There are two important things to remember: 1) Companies are still hiring and 2) you can always make yourself a more competitive candidate. From financial analyst to 3D animator—your dream job is still out there, and we’ve found a way for you to become an even better candidate for it. Make Yourself More Qualified With WayUp’s Education Tech Partners While many students and recent grads are likely to groan at the idea of more classes, tests, and grades, these organizations offer way more than an average college class. In fact, all of these educators offer specific, digital skill–based courses that will leave you armed with the right skills and certifications to qualify for jobs that would normally take years of experience. Basically, you can take these courses to get better jobs at more competitive companies. Why WayUp Chose These Partners Normally, WayUp is in the business of helping you find, apply to, and interview for your dream job. But with so much uncertainty in the world, you might find yourself with some extra time this summer. So, we decided to expand what it means to help you on your journey to a great job. If your internship or full-time offer got rescinded—or you’re just in the midst of an extended job search—now could actually be the perfect time to expand your skillset and get some concrete proof of it for your resume. We’ve chosen these partners because they: Offer concrete digital skills courses relevant to some of the most interesting jobs and internships, and Are providing exclusive discounts for WayUp users. The Best Education Platforms Offering Discounts To Users On WayUp 1. Pathstream Pathstream’s mission is to help students gain the digital skills needed for careers in fast-growing fields like digital marketing, data analysis, project management, Salesforce administration and more. They even offer courses in Unity, a 3D video game engine. Pathstrea works directly with leading tech companies to develop each curriculum to get you job-ready. 2. Springboard Offering courses in data science and machine learning, Springboard can help you get certified in some of the most exciting fields in the job market. Leveling Up Your Skill Set Is Always A Good Idea Whether you’re looking to change your career entirely or need to gain that competitive edge for your job search, WayUp has your back. To check out more opportunities to bring your career to the next level, go to www.wayup.com. The post How WayUp Is Making Sure You Can Get Your Dream Job During The Pandemic appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  16. If you’ve lost your job, been furloughed, had your salary cut, or worried if your job is next, it’s undeniably stressful. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the workforce, especially the job market. It can feel overwhelming to think about anything other than applying for new jobs right now, but there are a few immediate steps you can take to make your life a little bit easier while you’re on the job hunt. The TL;DR Right now, you could receive an extra $2400 per month in unemployment insurance. We know it sounds like a hassle, or maybe it’s something you never saw yourself doing, but it’ll be worth it. We completely empathize that applying for government benefits and health insurance plans is probably not what most of us envisioned even a few weeks ago. We’ve tried to make it as quick and easy for you sort out, so that you can focus on taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and finding your next opportunity. Alright, here’s what you can do: Get an additional $2,400 in stimulus money + unemployment insurance Sort your health insurance (before you lose your company-sponsored plan) Extend your personal runway Get your stimulus money If you’re feeling weird about it or are unsure if it’s worth the hassle, here’s why we think you should prioritize it: If you’ve lost your job, had your salary cut, hours reduced, or you’ve been furloughed, you could qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, which can easily add up to a few hundred dollars per week. If you qualify for unemployment insurance, you’ll get an extra $600 per week in pandemic assistance thanks to the stimulus package/CARES act. These payments do not include the one-time direct deposit stimulus package payment of up to $1,200 depending on your income. You can check on the status of your economic impact payment at IRS Get My Payment website. We read the stimulus package, figured out the math, and turned it into a quiz, so you can calculate your total benefits and get step-by-step instructions to help you sign-up. As you have probably heard or experienced first hand, wait times for application approvals are much longer right now. But, don’t worry, your benefits will be applied retroactively. Sort your health insurance If you’ve been laid off, furloughed or you’re losing an employer-subsidized plan, it’s good to sort out your health insurance now. As tempting as it might be to procrastinate, the application and enrollment process can take at least a few weeks, and you certainly don’t want to be insurance-less in a pandemic! Your key next step is to take a few minutes to find the most cost-effective plan for you right now. You might be thinking about continuing with your employer-provided plan through COBRA. This can be a good option, but it could be quite expensive depending on how much your employer covered. It’s worth exploring other options through ACA (“Obamacare”), or direct through private insurers. When you take our quiz, we’ll include our health insurance guide to help you navigate your options. Extend your financial runway COVID, among many other things, is not helping our bank accounts. Here are a few things you can do to help you financially weather this transition period: ✔️Check out our post and tools for detailing your income, assets, core expenses and discretionary spending. We know ️its not the most fun exercise but we tried to make it easy for you! ✔️Explore discounted and free services, cash assistance and job opportunities from our crowdsourced list of relief resources. You can filter the table by benefit type to discover the most relevant offers. ✔️Consider taking on a side project to help supplement your income while job hunting. Check out this list for some ideas. It can be hard to handle all these things on your own. Under normal circumstances, losing your job can be unnerving. Now with all the added stimulus programs, and general complexities that come with an unexpected global event like the COVID pandemic, taking care of yourself can be more complicated than ever. You are NOT on your own and we are here to help if you need it. Join the Mento community to receive more additional job support. They’ll be sharing more resources to help you ramp up on the job search, connect with you new job opportunities and offers, and manage your money in the time of COVID. The post Here Is What You Can Do If Your Job Or Salary Has Been Impacted By COVID-19 appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  17. You’ll sometimes hear successful people talk about an “aha” moment: a realization that they weren’t just doing a job, they were building a career. At Enterprise, these kinds of aha moments happen all the time—and that’s because of the company’s long-term growth culture. It’s a true equal-opportunity meritocracy where someone’s success is determined exclusively by their performance. At the same time, it’s a company that takes care of its people like they’re family. Here’s a look at six different Enterprise employees—who have excelled in their careers—and how they would describe their aha moments. Ethan: Applying For His First Promotion—And Getting It Enterprise is a company built from the ground up. And for our employees, that ground floor is the Management Training (MT) program. When Ethan graduated from college and entered the MT program, he started learning how to run an Enterprise branch on day one. “Everyone was really eager to help me grow quickly,” he said. As a Management Trainee, Ethan heard a lot about the culture of quick promotions and steady advancement at Enterprise. And while he was excited for the opportunity, he wasn’t sure if he could believe the hype. However, after he’d put in the work as a Management Trainee, it was time to take the qualifying test and apply for his first Assistant Manager position. He aced the test and got the job—and that’s when he had his aha moment. “I started to realize the promote-from-within hype is real, and I’m moving up because of it,” Ethan says. Sam: Learning To Run His Own Multimillion-Dollar Business Sam is now a successful salesperson in Enterprise’s business rental division, but his aha moment came earlier in his career at Enterprise when he got his first branch manager position. “I looked around and realized that a bunch of professionals early in their Enterprise careers were running multimillion-dollar businesses, and how amazing that was,” he says. “It really came to me at that moment how much responsibility was shouldered on me.” The reason that Enterprise employees with as little as two-years’ tenure are entrusted to do so much is because of the training and mentorship they receive to help them reach their goals. “In each of my roles at Enterprise, I’ve had a relationship with someone who was invested in me,” Sam tells us. “Not just my sales or service performance, but for me as a person. My life goals and my career goals.” That’s why when it was Sam’s turn to run a branch, he was ready. Kendra: Quitting Enterprise (And Then Coming Back) Kendra excelled early in her Enterprise career, getting promoted to branch manager in only a year and a half. But when she received an offer to join a sales team at another company, she took it. Shortly after she arrived at her new job, she saw some stark differences in the culture. “I remember I asked my supervisor, ‘How does this fit into our bottom line?’ And she told me that I didn’t need to worry about that right now,” Kendra recalls. “If I asked someone at Enterprise about a part of our business, they would’ve taken the time out of their day to teach me, not just to give me the answer but to show me the big picture, too.” That culture of mentorship and learning at Enterprise is an essential part of the company’s performance-based promotion plan. And why Kendra, ultimately, decided to return to Enterprise. “You get promoted by performance from day one,” she explains. “And that’s why we take development so seriously. When your manager moves up, so do you, and vice versa. Everyone wants you to take their job in the best way.” Now, as an Area Rental Manager, Kendra is the kind of boss she always had at Enterprise: ready to lend a hand, teach a skill, and guide her teammates to success. Philip: Doing More, Making More, Becoming A Leader Philip had a goal to double his annual salary within two years—and he knew sales was the way to get there. “I started as a Management Trainee,” Philip tells us. “I liked the idea that my career would be based on my individual performance and how I could contribute to the overall atmosphere and experience at a branch.” And his individual performance really did shape his career. A strong work ethic and success with key management attributes allowed him to rise through the ranks, eventually getting him into a role with Enterprise Car Sales. Within the two-year mark, Phillip was hitting his original goal, but that wasn’t when his aha moment came. “One day my Area Manager asked me what I thought about being in management,” says Philip. Philip was an all-star individual contributor, and that brought him a lot of success, but with the encouragement of his Area Manager and a few other leaders at Enterprise, he took on a management role while still staying in sales. Now, he’s got a new goal: senior leadership. Phillip’s aha moment came when he realized he would never run out of ways to grow—and people to support him—at Enterprise. Gloria: Managing Hundreds Of People—And Her Own Life Gloria started in the Management Training program at the St. Louis Contact Center – where employees provide remote customer service – and quickly found her place on the roadside assistance team. Her dedication to customer service over the years led to her current role: managing an international reservations and customer assistance team. “Collectively I’m responsible for about 120 to 140 employees,” Gloria tells us. “It’s pretty exciting. I get to learn and grow with them.” Her aha moment came around 7 years ago at a pivotal time in her career. “Right around the time I was working towards a promotion, I found out I was pregnant,” she recalls. She was nervous that her career growth wouldn’t be compatible with her personal growth. But when she told her leadership team the news, they were excited for her. “The thing that was so great was that there was room for my whole self at Enterprise,” Gloria says. Not only was she able to get flexible work-from-home arrangements, but her managers were still just as committed to her growth. “I can’t think of another organization that is so intentional about you being your best self,” she explains. “This is a place where you know that your performance will be your passport to a long and healthy career.” And that’s still true, a couple promotions (and kids) later. Ali: The Freedom To Work Creatively—And Succeed On Her Own Terms Ali has always been independent. She loved cars but wanted to make her own career outside of her dad’s bodyshop business. That’s why she joined the Enterprise Management Trainee program. “I thrive on customer relationships,” Ali says. “One of my mantras is to treat every conversation as an interaction instead of a transaction.” At the beginning of her career, this worked great in the branch with rental customers, but Ali had a feeling her philosophy could carry her to even more success in a formal sales setting. “I knew I’d be more apt to succeed in a business-to-business sales environment,” she says. And, of course, her dedication and support from her managers helped her achieve that goal. But her aha moment came when she realized a measure of her success came from being able to do it in her own way. “Being creative and getting involved in the community have always been important to me,” Ali explains. “Both as a professional and as a person.” And that’s been the key to Ali’s success in her current role as a business rental sales executive in Nashville. She’s a member of local organizations for business owners and community members. The connections she makes in those groups have led to new relationships for her and new business for Enterprise. Experience Your Own Aha Moment At Enterprise Looking for a career, not just a line on your resume? Whether you’re seeking a summer internship or an entry-level position, you’ll find room to grow and the training and development you need to thrive at Enterprise. Ready for your aha moment? Check out open opportunities at Enterprise on WayUp! The post How 6 People Had Their ‘Aha!’ Moments At Enterprise appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  18. As a full-time college student who also works part-time, I can find it hard to schedule and organize my day. I have found it even harder to prioritize now that all my classes have gone online. After trying various methods of trying to organize my different tasks and responsibilities, I have found time blocking to be the most efficient form of time management. What is Time Blocking? Time blocking is a time management method where you “block off” your day. Each block is allocated to completing a certain task or group of tasks. Unlike a running to-do list where you mark off things as they are finished, time blocking allows you to dedicate a certain amount of time to work on each task. Fun fact: Elon Musk uses this method to help him run his two major companies! Why Time Blocking is Beneficial It is a simple way to add structure to your life. It also is an effective way for you to take control of your day. Time blocking can be especially helpful for those who: Have long-term projects/assignments Struggle with various interruptions throughout the day Juggle many responsibilities or projects at once Find yourself in reactive mode; responding to emails, messages, texts, etc. Blocking your Time Now it’s time for you to sit down with your favorite paper planner or electric planning app. I personally like the Day Designer planners, since there is a schedule on every page for each day. I also find it handy to have an electric planner, in case you’re on the go, Google Calendar is great since it syncs on all your devices. Prioritize your commitments Go through and add in any prior commitments, such as meetings, appointments, and hard deadlines. Next, go through and determine which tasks are higher on your list. Allocate them to your most productive time of day, whether that being morning or afternoon. Set your daily schedule Now go through and block out the rest of your day. You can be as specific as adding your morning and night routine, or lenient to where you just add academic or work obligations. Fill out the rest of the day While filling out your schedule, be sure to add buffer time between your blocks. It can be hard to have a strict cut off time, so make sure you allow extra time in between blocks. Also factor in things such as travel time if you need to drive to an appointment. Once you are done, your schedule should look something like this: Insert to-do list within your time blocks Once you have blocked out your day, you can then go in and add a specific to-do list within the blocks. Todolist is a great tool that connects with your Google Calendar and lets you add individual to-do lists in each of your blocks! Revise as needed Obviously not everything goes as planned, so as things come up, revise your schedule. Also, at the end of the week, take some time and reflect on how your blocking for the week went. Did you find it productive? Did you allocate enough time for all tasks to be done? This is a draft that can constantly be adjusted to your needs. About the author: Makahla Stout is a junior at Virginia Tech where she is studying Fashion Merchandising and Design. In partnership with InternQueen. Check out internqueen.com for more tips & advice! The post What Is Time Blocking and Why You Should Be Doing it? appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  19. Every person who applies to a job on WayUp hears back from the employer within 24 hours. If you’re thinking this sounds too good to be true, don’t take it from us. Take it from our other users: “I like the idea of someone being in my corner. I’ve applied for work for some time without any responses and now I’m getting them using your platform.” “The feature where you get a response within 24 hours is amazing. It’s unlike any other job board, in an excellent way.” “The site has made it easier to find internships that suit my interest and I am able to make connections with recruiters more easily.” The average recruitment platform doesn’t offer this feature—which is why it’s no surprise the #1 complaint we hear from candidates about the job search process is that they don’t hear back from employers. So, how did WayUp change that? 1. CANDIDATE PROFILES Every candidate who signs up for WayUp creates a digital profile that gives candidates an opportunity to provide as much detail as possible about their work history, education, and anything else employers may want to know over the course of a job application. Candidates can also make these profiles public and searchable so employers can reach out to them directly about opportunities. Check out our CEO’s! This example profile of our CEO showcases essential info with a personal touch. (Pro Tip: A puppy never hurts.)The digital profile also helps us promote our employers’ jobs to candidates who are qualified, helping recruiters who can then spend less time sourcing and more time interviewing. It also has the added advantage of making sure candidates are only seeing and applying to jobs for which they meet the basic requirements. For example, we would never show an internship intended for rising sophomores to a graduating senior.‍ This saves both for you and the potential employer. 2. THE DIGITAL SCREEN Every job on WayUp requires a digital screen in order to apply. Employers determine which qualifications they want to require for the job, whether it be certain majors or the willingness of candidates to relocate for the position. These questions ensure that candidates who are not qualified for the role don’t advance to the interview stage. Brief questionnaires like these allow companies to have all the information they need to make first-round decisions.The purpose of the digital screen is to ensure employers have 100% of the information they need to make a “first-round” choice on candidates, and to give both sides 100% visibility into the job application process. We also make sure employers have a chance to review every application, even those that don’t meet the minimum requirements. 3. NOTIFICATION & SCHEDULING After the digital screen, WayUp technology matches job qualifications to each candidate’s answers and digital profile, and based on the employer’s criteria, will send a response within 24 hours. ‍Candidates who do meet the requirements are immediately routed to our scheduling engine, which lets the candidate move forward into whatever the next step of the employer’s hiring process is. This can include anything from: Their team phone screening the candidate Our team phone screening the candidate (our Pro/Premium package) The candidate being asked to formally submit an application to the employer’s ATS …or anything else the employer’s process may entail If you don’t meet the requirements and the employer decides not to move forward with your application, you’ll still get a response within 24 hours. OUR VISION FOR YOU Our vision is for the job hunting process to be transparent, informative and easy. With our 24-hour guarantee, we help candidates like you spend their time focusing on what they need to do to prepare for their interviews, rather than worrying about whether or not their application was reviewed. This also helps employers and recruiters by giving them the time to interview qualified candidates rather than spend time with unqualified applicants. And every second they have to spare is one they can—and will—spend interviewing great candidates, just like you. The post How WayUp Makes Sure Employers To Get Back To Everyone Within 24 Hours appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  20. This post is brought to you by Kopa—a digital platform for finding temporary housing in places like NYC. After you land an internship in New York City (maybe with the help of WayUp), you’re flooded with feelings of relief and excitement. But this excitement is often replaced by stress and panic as you realize you need to find a place to live. It’s no secret that NYC has a high cost of living. (FYI, Monica’s apartment in “Friends” would actually cost $14,000/month.) Add in unfamiliarity with the city, neighborhoods, and boroughs, and finding housing can be a nightmare. However, there is housing that you CAN afford, and it’s not as hard to find as you might think! 1. Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Typical residential buildings in Bed-Stuy. | Photo credit: Eli Duke Commonly referred to as Bed-Stuy, this neighborhood is located near the popular (and more expensive) neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick. It’s bordered by Flushing and Broadway Avenue and offers historic brownstones, small restaurants and stores, and plenty of trees and community gardens. Transit Score: 8/10 Subway lines A and C can get you to the Financial District in 30 minutes, but you may have to walk a bit to a station if you live in the middle of the neighborhood. You can also choose to bike the 5-6 miles into Lower Manhattan. With all there is to do in Bed-Stuy and the surrounding neighborhoods, it’s easy to walk to restaurants and entertainment. Top sights and attractions: LunAtico: Owned by three musicians, this cocktail bar offers ecletic live music. Richard Beavers Gallery: A gallery showcasing work from up and coming artists who focus on issues facing the Black community. A&A Bake and Double and Roti Shop: A casual Trinidadian bakery and restauarant known for their doubles – flatbreads oozing with various fillings and chutneys. Average price per 1 bedroom: $2,250 Average price per single room: $1,200 2. Ridgewood, Queens Many parts of Ridgewood consist of rowhomes in friendly communities. | Photo credit: Timothy Krause Located at the southwest edge of Queens, Ridgewood has a family-friendly feel with housing options ranging from apartments in rowhomes to rooms in multi-family homes. While the area is largely residential, new restaurants and shops are poping up, and the hip area of Buskwick is within walking distance. Transit Score: 7/10 If you’re heading into your summer internship in Midtown, you’ll be able to hop on line M for a 40 minute ride. Walking to attractions in the area is easy to do. Top sights and attractions: Vander Ende-Onderdonk House: This Dutch stone colonial house was built in 1709. Rosa’s Pizza: Simple and fancy pizza, garlic knots, and more. The Footlight Bar: Hosting live music, drag bingo, and open mics. There’s an event for everyone here! Average price per 1 bedroom: $2,150 Average price per single room: $1,200 3. Washington Heights, Manhattan Washington Heights is located close to/better known as Harlem and Upper Manhattan. | Photo credit: Allie Smith This neighborhood is quickly becoming a hip enclave for millennials, with more restaurants and shops opening up. The area has a smaller population density and larger living spaces than the rest of Manhattan. Transit Score: 7/10 Even though it’s in Manhattan, Washington Heights is located over ten miles from the Fiancial District. You’ll have easy access to to Upper Manhattan and Midtown, but plan to bike or take a 40 minute subway ride to Lower Manhattan. Top sights and attractions: The Cloisters: A Metropolitan Museum focusing on Medival art and architecture. The High Bridge: The oldest bridge in the city, it now serves as a pedestrian walkway between and The Bronx. Manhattan Sweet Life Pastry: A friendly spot offering baked goods and Mexican fare. Average price per 1 bedroom: $1,800 Average price per single room: $1,150 4. Astoria, Queens Astoria buildings vary in architectural style and size. | Photo credit: Ed Johnson With small family restaurants, hip new bars, older family homes, and new apartment buildings, Astoria has it all. Rental prices in this neighborhood vary depending on the type of real estate you live in and how close you live to subway lines. Transit Score: 7/10 With lots to do in Astoria, it’s easy to walk to parks, restaurants, and bars. However, if you need to head into Lower Manhattan, you’ll need to hop on the N or W trains for a 30-40 minute ride. Top sights and attractions: The Noguchi Museum: Showcases the work of artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi. Astoria Park: Home to the ‘s largest pool, this 60 acre park offers plenty of green space. NYC Sal, Kris, & Charlie’s Deli: Offers big, cold-cut sandwhiches at low prices. Average price per 1 bedroom: $2,600 Average price per single room: $1,600 5. Fordham, The Bronx Fordham has plenty of tenement buildings like these. | Photo credit: Nate Bolt With lots of young residents and the presence of Forham Univeristy, Fordham feels a bit like a college town. It contains a lot of tenement buildings and has a bit of a grungier feel than the other neighborhoods on this list. Transit Score: 6/10 The B, D, and 4 trains can take residents into the Finanical District and Southern Manhattan. However, expect a ride of at least 45 minutes. Top sights and attractions: 188 Bakery Cuchifrito’s: An inexpensive Puerto Rican restaurant with a large menu. Edgar Allen Poe cottage: The last home of the famous poet. Elsa La Reina De Chicharon: A highly-rated, unassuming Dominican restaurant. Average price per 1 bedroom: $1,750 Average price per room: $1,050 Finding Housing that Suits You Whether you’re looking to sublet a small room, live in a house with a big living room and 5 roommates, or just find a place where you can start your journey to becoming a New Yorker, these neighborhoods are good places to look for housing. The post Guide: Most Affordable NYC Summer Internship Housing appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  21. The COVID-19 crisis has caused confusion and worry for many, especially those in the class of 2020. In a recent survey we sent out to graduating seniors, only 10% of students were confident in their ability to find a job—an 80% drop from before the pandemic. Even with these fears, some great opportunities are still out there for students and recent grads to take advantage of while they have the time. WayUp has assembled a list of these opportunities, which range from paid tutoring gigs to educational resources that can help you get the job of your dreams. If you hear of a program you think is great for students and isn’t listed here, please reach out so we can include it! Paid Tutoring Gigs Chegg Tutors Pays: $20/hour+ Becoming a tutor is a great way to make extra money, with skilled tutors earning more than $1,000/month. You can find out more and apply to be a Chegg Tutor at the link above. Tutor.com Pays: $12/hour+ Tutor.com has been connecting students with tutors for over 20 years. Tutoring can be done remotely and pay depends on the subject. You can find out more and apply at the link above. Varsity Tutors Pays: As much as $1,000/month Varsity Tutors is looking for online tutors across all academic subjects. Tutors who take advantage of their “Instant Tutoring” option have earned more than $1,000/month. You can find tutoring positions they’re actively hiring for on their WayUp profile. Care.com Pays: Set your own rate Care.com is the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care. Among those care services is tutoring. You can find families and students seeking tutors by signing up for Care.com through their WayUp profile. Skills Development Treehouse Cost: 7-day free trial, then $25/month If you’re looking to learn anything in programming, Treehouse has a massive collection of tech tutorials on everything from mobile apps to SQL. Courses can be 50+ hours, go deep into each subject, and you can try it for free. See the tracks they offer and learn more at the link above. Udemy Cost: Promotion of $9.99 per course in May Udemy is our go-to for a wide range of courses on everything from business management to financial analysis to digital marketing. Every course is reviewed to make it easy to pick the best value options. Explore the course catalog at the link above. Codecademy Cost: Free, with additional courses and development paths available for $19/month Codecademy is a great resource to learn how to code and is even greater for students, with 25 courses offered for free and only $19 per month for the full product. Their career paths, from Web Development to Machine Learning, can be explored at the link above. DataCamp Cost: Free to demo, and $25/month for the basic package DataCamp is hyper-focused on data science and analytics, which makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking to pursue a career in those fields. Learn the basics for free and get more in-depth with student-friendly pricing of $25/month. Check out their course catalog at the link above. Job Training and Online Degrees SV Academy Cost: Free If you’re exploring opportunities in sales, SV Academy is a great place to start. It’s an intensive 1-month (or 3-month, part-time) online bootcamp that trains you for a career in tech sales. Students have to be accepted, but don’t have to pay to take the program. We also partner with them so you can apply right on WayUp. Thinkful Cost: Courses start at $4,950, with pay-nothing-up-front plans available If you are looking to get training on a level that allows you to walk into an engineering or other technical job, Thinkful (also a Chegg service) is a great place to look. With intensive immersion courses available from engineering to digital marketing and product management, Thinkful has a great track record with 86% of engineering graduates getting hired. You can explore their catalog and pricing at the link above. Coursera Cost: Auditing courses is free; certifications can range from $29 to $99 per course; $399/year for unlimited courses; degree costs vary Coursera is a go-to for online degree offerings that run the gamut from humanities to computer science. Although their online degrees can cost upwards of $25,000, their online courses are much more reasonably priced and can mostly be audited for free. If you’re looking for a range of options to prepare you for any number of jobs, both technical and non-technical, Coursera is a great choice. Lambda School Cost: Pay tuition of $30,000 either up front, or when you get hired Lambda School has received a ton of attention in recent years due to its free-up-front job training program. Although right now their curriculum is limited to software engineering and data science, if you’re interested in one of those fields, their 9-month program might be a good fit for you. Find out more at the link above. Have a suggestion for the list? Reach out to us at support@wayup.com. The post Resources For When You’re “In Between” Jobs (Or Can’t Find Your First One) appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  22. If you’ve lost your job, been furloughed, had your salary cut, or worried if your job is next, it’s undeniably stressful. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the workforce, especially the job market. It can feel overwhelming to think about anything other than applying for new jobs right now, but there are a few immediate steps you can take to make your life a little bit easier while you’re on the job hunt. The TL;DR Right now, you could receive an extra $2400 per month in unemployment insurance. We know it sounds like a hassle, or maybe it’s something you never saw yourself doing, but it’ll be worth it. We completely empathize that applying for government benefits and health insurance plans is probably not what most of us envisioned even a few weeks ago. We’ve tried to make it as quick and easy for you sort out, so that you can focus on taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and finding your next opportunity. Alright, here’s what you can do: Get an additional $2,400 in stimulus money + unemployment insurance Sort your health insurance (before you lose your company-sponsored plan) Extend your personal runway Get your stimulus money If you’re feeling weird about it or are unsure if it’s worth the hassle, here’s why we think you should prioritize it: If you’ve lost your job, had your salary cut, hours reduced, or you’ve been furloughed, you could qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, which can easily add up to a few hundred dollars per week. If you qualify for unemployment insurance, you’ll get an extra $600 per week in pandemic assistance thanks to the stimulus package/CARES act. These payments do not include the one-time direct deposit stimulus package payment of up to $1,200 depending on your income. You can check on the status of your economic impact payment at IRS Get My Payment website. We read the stimulus package, figured out the math, and turned it into a quiz, so you can calculate your total benefits and get step-by-step instructions to help you sign-up. As you have probably heard or experienced first hand, wait times for application approvals are much longer right now. But, don’t worry, your benefits will be applied retroactively. Sort your health insurance If you’ve been laid off, furloughed or you’re losing an employer-subsidized plan, it’s good to sort out your health insurance now. As tempting as it might be to procrastinate, the application and enrollment process can take at least a few weeks, and you certainly don’t want to be insurance-less in a pandemic! Your key next step is to take a few minutes to find the most cost-effective plan for you right now. You might be thinking about continuing with your employer-provided plan through COBRA. This can be a good option, but it could be quite expensive depending on how much your employer covered. It’s worth exploring other options through ACA (“Obamacare”), or direct through private insurers. When you take our quiz, we’ll include our health insurance guide to help you navigate your options. Extend your financial runway COVID, among many other things, is not helping our bank accounts. Here are a few things you can do to help you financially weather this transition period: ✔️Check out our post and tools for detailing your income, assets, core expenses and discretionary spending. We know ️its not the most fun exercise but we tried to make it easy for you! ✔️Explore discounted and free services, cash assistance and job opportunities from our crowdsourced list of relief resources. You can filter the table by benefit type to discover the most relevant offers. ✔️Consider taking on a side project to help supplement your income while job hunting. Check out this list for some ideas. It can be hard to handle all these things on your own. Under normal circumstances, losing your job can be unnerving. Now with all the added stimulus programs, and general complexities that come with an unexpected global event like the COVID pandemic, taking care of yourself can be more complicated than ever. You are NOT on your own and we are here to help if you need it. Join the Mento community to receive more additional job support. They’ll be sharing more resources to help you ramp up on the job search, connect with you new job opportunities and offers, and manage your money in the time of COVID. The post Here is what you can do if your job or salary has been impacted by COVID-19 appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  23. Did he just interrupt me? Or is there a lag in the video…In an online meeting, it’s much more difficult to tell. It’s much easier to blame it on technical difficulties. And beyond being interrupted, it’s much more likely to not be invited into a meeting at all. So how can we stand up for ourselves behind the screens? Even before the onset of COVID-19, remote meetings have become an integral part of workflow, as our businesses become increasingly global and always-on. Now that we’re nearly entirely working from home, it’s more important than ever to change the culture around online meeting dynamics. We can start by asking our teams to set some standards around online meetings. The person calling or leading the meeting has the power to change the entire dynamic: Create an agenda. This ensures each person has their allotted time to speak and questions can be held until the end to mitigate any instances of interruption. Start the call by making all participants feel a part of the conversation, emphasizing that this is a forum with equal opportunities to share from all attendees. As the call goes on, ask for direct input from participants who haven’t had a chance to contribute. Not getting what you need from leadership? Always introduce yourself on a call if there are folks you don’t know — even this little moment of establishing relationships with those on the call can limit interruptions. And always speak with volume and confidence, and when you use shorter sentences, your stops in between aren’t as long, making it harder for people to interrupt. Be clear and assertive, using words like “believe” and “will” — and don’t be afraid to keep talking through interruptions! And when you’re STILL interrupted, here are a few polite, but sharp responses: “May I finish?” “I wanted to add that…” “There are a few more essential points I need to make. Can you delay a moment while I do that?” “I know I will appreciate your feedback, but can you hold off until I’m done?” Start calling it out when it happens to your colleagues, and if there’s one repeat offender, get together with a few of your teammates who share the same sentiment and make a pact to have each others’ backs. A little “I’d love to hear more about what Jane was saying,“ goes a long way and sets a precedent that this won’t be tolerated. Not getting the chance to speak because you’re not invited to even have a seat at the table (or a screen at the WebEx)? Ask for your team to create shared calendars as a way to better coordinate schedules and share weekly all-team updates since it is difficult to hold large calls with everyone involved. That way, you’re always in the know and can ask to be included if you feel you have something to contribute. Microaggressions have the power to become more macro when people can hide behind their screens — but if we come together and speak up, both inside and outside the Fishbowl community, we can shape this new digital workplace culture in a positive way. About the author: Ro Kalonaros, Manager, OMC Hive at Omnicom, and Fishbowl Community Leader In partnership with Fishbowl. Check out fishbowlapp.com for more advice & to get connected with other professionals in your field. The post “Can You Hear Me Now?” Dealing with Online Meeting Dynamics appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  24. Want to know what it’s like to work at WayUp? We spoke to one of the leaders of our Customer Success team, Jessie Vaccaro, to get a better sense of why she loves coming to work every day—even with her telecommute from Chicago. Tell us about your role at WayUp. What do you do? As a Director on the Customer Success team, my Co-Director and I are responsible for leading the CS team. Our team manages all of WayUp’s enterprise clients on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that our clients are “Green” (aka happy) and that the team is operating at a very high level from a logo- and net-revenue-retention perspective. We act internally as advocates for the client and meet with internal stakeholders to make sure that client needs align with the product roadmap and offerings. Why WayUp? What attracted you to the company? I was attracted to WayUp because of our mission! I love that we’re bringing a diverse slate of students to our clients and that candidates have a chance to interact with a wide range of employers on our platform. What does a typical day look like in your role? Every day is about balancing client responsibilities and internal projects, requiring CSMs to consistently reprioritize tasks. We meet with our clients on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis so we are constantly pulling updated data, drawing insights, and making strategic recommendations for improvements. Because we speak with our clients so frequently, other internal teams at WayUp look to us to hear what our clients are saying and understand how we can best serve them as a business. This creates a lot of opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage. We love being able to make an impact on how the product progresses! What’s the culture like at WayUp? How do you work as a team? The WayUp team as a whole is really social and collaborative! The CS team specifically is great at sharing client insights with one another and being able to brainstorm for problems. We are always willing to help out one another with client needs! What kind of positive social impact does your work have? What are you most proud of? I love being able to be a thought leader within the early-career space. We are the conduit between what our users want and helping clients shape their hiring process to better serve students and recent grads. The post Q&A: What’s It Like To Be A WayUp Customer Success Manager? appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  25. Being a college student is tough; you have to leave your home and move away, leave your childhood friends behind and make new ones and be on your own, and now our entire lives have been flipped upside down with the tragic news of COVID-19. Instead of seeing all the bad it has brought us we should focus on the good; reuniting us with our families, extra-long summer vacation, and ONLINE SCHOOL!!! We know that things can get tough if you have never taken classes online and that your mental health might be taking a toll but we asked college students how they are making the best out of everything! Here are a few ways to deal with virtual classes and staying mentally healthy: 1. Connect with your support system Having to pack up your newfound life or life you have had for a few years already can be difficult. Your routine has been shifted and your mental health will be affected. Being in quarantine means you can’t see your best friend, you can’t see your cousins, you can’t see your sorority sisters, but it doesn’t mean those conversations have to stop. We are lucky that we live in a time of technology and we have so many ways to connect with others. During this time a lot of emotions can come up and it is a difficult time for everyone – CONNECT with them, be there for them and let them be there for you! 2. Your feelings are valid! It is okay to feel what you are feeling whether it is being overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or mad; take it one day at a time. Everyone is in the same position and we need to support one another. Write down your thoughts and feelings and track your mood to make sure your mental health is okay. 3. Communication is key Transitioning to online classes can be tough for some people; they don’t know how to use the online software, they focus better in in-person classroom settings and use tutoring and office hours to excel in classes. Remember just because the work and lecture are online now does not mean your professor is gone too. During virtual class, meetings ask as many questions as you can, just like how professors say when you are in person I promise someone else has the same question as you! Don’t be scared to email a classmate or your professor if something is confusing about the work, communicate with others to get your work done the correct way without having to stress out! Everyone is in the same boat together so don’t be scared to communicate! 4. Don’t forget about yourself Being at home can get the best of us, we start losing what day of the week it is, we sit in bed all day watching Netflix, we start to worry about our family and in the process forget about ourselves. Take the newfound time you have and paint your nails, put on a facemask, take a bath, try out that new workout routine you saw on YouTube, put on some makeup and do your hair, do ANYTHING for yourself even if it takes less than five minutes. Taking a few minutes out of your day to focus on yourself doing something you love or something you have always wanted to try out will put you in a better mindset and help you feel normal during this time. 5. Online classes Online classes are either someone’s favorite or most hated. Every student learns differently; there are virtual learners, visual learners, physical learners, verbal learners, and aural learners. During quarantine, this might be difficult for most but we need to learn how to transition into virtual learners. The BEST tip is to buy a planner or notebook to write out all deadlines. Writing out deadlines will keep you on track doing your work. As a virtual learner, you need to set out priorities. It can be tempting to lay in bed all day but wake up, fix your bed, change out of your pajamas, and move to a different part of your house to get the feeling of “going to class”. The last tip I have for you is to still have your study groups – of course virtually – but studying with friends will help you stay motivated through your coursework and have you prepared for finals! About the author: Coral Dayan is a senior at CSUN studying System and Operations Management and Apparel Merchandising. In partnership with InternQueen. Check out internqueen.com for more tips & advice! The post My Classes Are Now Virtual, Here’s How I’m Staying Mentally Healthy appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article