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Alumni Answers: Should I get an engineering license? (10/12/2017) - Dear Michael, Did you obtain engineering license, and if so, did you find it necessary? Did you join any engineering clubs? (Maurice) Michael H. (BS Physics, 2015), Research Engineer at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories The specific field of engineering you decide to pursue will play a significant role in ...
Alumni Answers: How can I explain my major? (10/6/2017) - Have you ever had a negative reaction to your choice of study, or felt the need to defend it? I am an art major (business concentration) and often have to let comments roll of my back or explain myself for choosing a major that is not widely considered "useful." Any ...
Alumni Answers: Getting a job with a History major (10/4/2017) - For the people who have History and majors that seem to not be so helpful when trying to get a job such as Art or Philosophy majors, how easy or applicable was your major to getting a job? Did it make it difficult to get a good job? (Gihad, History ...
Alumni Answers: How have you used your liberal arts education? (10/2/2017) - Having graduated from the University of Dallas, which prides itself in its liberal education, how useful is this type of education to you now? Can you see yourself where you are now having received a more focused and specialized education, rather than a liberal one? (Andy, Sophomore, Philosophy and Letters) ...
Alumni Answers: Writing! (9/29/2017) - Dear Wendy, Is it feasible to become both a high school English teacher and a writer? If so, how, and would you have any advice for me on doing so? (Grace)   Dear Grace, I am not sure if you mean a creative writer or a freelance writer; however, the ...
Alumni Answers: Transition From Physics to Engineering (Beemnet, Physics 2020) (9/27/2017) - Dear Zofia, Hello! I was wandering what you think of the transition from pure Physics to Engineering studies. Do you think it is better to seek out for engineering experiences while at UD? Thank you, Beemnet (Physics 2020)   Hello Beemnet, I absolutely think seeking out engineering while at UD ...
Alumni Answers: Finding and Pursuing Opportunities (9/26/2017) - Dear Alumni, I often find it difficult to be proactive about pursuing job opportunities on my own, especially when I am not sure what I want to do long term. This often results in my waiting for opportunities to fall into my lap, which does not always happen. Do you ...
Alumni Answers: Building a Writing Portfolio (9/25/2017) - Dear Wendy, When getting into the writing industry, did you find it necessary to have a writing portfolio or a showcase of your writing experience? If yes, what tips do you have for building a writing portfolio while still an undergraduate?   Hello Felicity, You ask an important question regarding ...
Alumni Answers: Asking Tough Questions (9/14/2017) - Dear Alumni, I was wondering how you handle hard conversations with employers. For example, when and how is it appropriate to ask for a pay raise? If you suffer from a chronic illness or disease, when should you let your employer know? Thank you!Jessica (Psychology 2020) Chris G. (BA Business ...
Alumni Advisors: Using LinkedIn (9/14/2017) - Hello! I was wondering what you think of LinkedIn as a networking tool. Do you utilize any of its features, or is it just more useful for when you are trying to find someone specific on it? Michael (Business 2018) Todd S. (MBA Organization Development, 2012), Talent Development Consultant LinkedIn ...