These Pilots found what they were looking for!
I received some great UP applicants for the internship position that I posted. I was asked some great questions about the position and application process. I even had someone reach out and ask for general career advice in my field. We are offering the internship to a current student so I would say the posting was a great success. We hope to offer the same internship each summer so current Pilots, feel free to reach out to me any time!
I was struggling finding someone whom I could trust to help my son with homework and provide after school care a few days a week. Finding Phu through Switchboard has been a gift! He knew people I knew on campus, which immediately put me at ease, and my it's been a great fit. My son looks forward to getting his homework done with Phu.
I've had such a fantastic time connecting with UP alumni! I'm scheduled to mock interview my third alum later this week. So far I've been using Skype for mock interviews as the alums have been CA based and it's been working out perfectly. After talking more with the alums, I've been able to refer them to other people in my network for more insight into the company that they're interviewing with. I love expanding the UP network! I can't wait until they land the job... Both in fields that I find super interesting. I can't wait to refer alumni to them!
SUCCESS ~ A big thank you the UP switchboard community in helping me raise $14,000 of the proposed $30,000 for Parkinson's research. Almost half-way there! HEARTFELT SUCCESS ~ Parkinson's connections! Thank you Switchboard Community for the positive feedback! It is truly the personal connections that fuels my passion... "I'm looking forward to following your research. I'm praying that you have much success in finding that Mucuna is actually helpful for people with Parkinson's." "Your work is truly inspired. The outcome of the research in India, combined with further work, has the potential to benefit thousands of lives. Parkinson’s, along with other diseases or cancers, seldom impact only the inflicted. In supporting this research project it is important to remind one’s self of the families and loved ones you are also helping. Thank you for what you are doing."
A current parent reached out to me to find out "How much should be budgeted for personal weekend travel beyond what the students will do with the university" I contacted my daughter and her friends and they came up with $1500-$2000 per semester. Again this is an average and it all depends on how much a student travels.