Internships

Does Your Team Have a Ban on Learning?

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Exelaration

The quote landed with a thud. “On our project, we don’t want anyone learning on the job.” Someone said this to me in a meeting, and I couldn’t get it out...

Bogus or Real? Top Reasons Companies Say They Don’t Have a Thriving Internship Program

by | Nov 16, 2020 | Internships

Debunking fake news is everyone’s favorite 2020 hobby. Today’s fake news? The top three reasons we hear from companies for why they don’t have a thriving, year-round IT internship program: 1)...

What We Learned by Making Our Internship Remote

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Exelaration

The COVID-19 global pandemic forced businesses all over the world to quickly adapt their daily operations to be more remote-friendly. Unfortunately, many businesses also decided to cancel their summer internship programs...

A Most Opportune Moment: Whose Careers Are Damaged Most by Remote Work?

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Exelaration

I was 22 years old and my stomach churned as I approached the Arthur Andersen Consulting headquarters in Washington, DC, on a steamy June morning. I was reporting for work on...

The Biggest Problem with the Tech Talent Pipeline (and How to Fix It)

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Exelaration

The biggest crisis in the tech world today has been well-documented, and it’s even larger than you think. The tech talent shortage is growing exponentially as the demand for experienced technologists...

Seven Tips for Getting Hired in the Tech Industry

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Exelaration

Technology is always changing, and will always be booming. That’s because it represents whatever’s new. Across all tech areas and geographies, the world needs more tech workers, so it’s a great...

Seven Things Every Internship Program Must Have

by | Jan 02, 2020 | Internships

An internship can transform an entry-level professional or student into a job-ready professional. Graduating with a diploma is great, but graduating with a diploma and a resume featuring accomplishments from a...

This is No Babysitting Job

by | Dec 12, 2018 | Professional Development

Final Post of the Series: Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future I’m always grateful Excella had the vision to the start the Exelaration Center (XC) in 2008, and for...

Three Things You’ll Learn as a Mentor

by | Dec 04, 2018 | Internships

Part 8 of the Series:  Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future Mentoring trains mentees and mentors alike. Mentoring creates an environment of growth and will challenge you as a...

The Essential Traits Needed to be a Mentor

by | Dec 04, 2018 | Professional Development

Part 7 of the Series: Increase your stock by investing in your future What makes a good mentor? This may seem like a simple question and yet, depending on who you ask,...

How Mentoring Has Made Me a Better Technology Consultant

by | Nov 20, 2018 | Professional Development

Part 6 of the Series: Increase your stock by investing in your future Mentoring students is rewarding, and has helped me become a more successful technology consultant. While it has presented challenges...

Leveraging Learning Styles in Your Mentoring Relationships

by | Nov 13, 2018 | Professional Development

Part 5 of the Series: Increase your stock by investing in your future Understanding and identifying learning styles is a key component in the mentorship process. Everyone learns in slightly different ways, and...

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