At the W. Scott Amey Career Center, it’s our mission to empower students to be major contributors to their local and global community. We aim to do this by providing access to holistic personal and professional development. Today, meet Panagiotis Rammos, a 2020 alum with a master’s degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, who landed a position at Lifoam Industries, LLC.
- What is something you learned about the job/internship search process that you didn’t know before?
- I was not aware that finding a job might take some time. It could be days, months or a year due to several reasons such as high field competition and/or sometimes unpredictable circumstances. In my case, it took me close to 10 months to secure a position.
- How was the SEAS Careers Team useful during your job search process?
- During the job search process, I turned to the SEAS Careers Team for tips on setting up a job search strategy, formatting my resume and negotiating job offers.
- Was there anyone else at SEAS (e.g., staff, faculty, etc.) who was helpful during your search? If so, who are they and how were they helpful?
- I reached out to friends that had already graduated and had experience in the field for advice and networking. In addition, I sought advice from faculty members.
- What advice would you give to current SEAS students?
- My advice is to start considering your goals and options at least a year before graduation, by clearly defining them and setting up a plan to achieve them by using the services and resources of the SEAS Careers Team. If possible, go after internship opportunities to gain experience and perspective of your interested field.
- During the job search process, if they don’t offer you a position after an interview or you are not receiving interest, you should not be discouraged, as there are multiple factors affecting this; you have to be patient, stay positive and be ready for the next opportunity!