5 Things I Learned During my Solü Internship

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Internships give students an opportunity to gain experience and skills in their chosen field. While not all schools require completion of an internship or co-op, those who do will have a competitive edge and be more prepared to enter the workforce.  After talking with three of Solü’s software engineer interns in Rochester, NY, we share five of their biggest takeaways.  Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone  “Don’t be afraid to be … Continued

Why Work-Life Balance is the Key to Increased Happiness & Productivity

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Employees experiencing burnout are 63% more likely to take a sick day and twice as likely to pursue other jobs (Gallup), so it’s no surprise that employers are prioritizing work-life balance just as much as professionals are demanding it. But it’s not just avoiding burnout – research supports that the presence of work-life balance can lead to increased levels of happiness and productivity. And who doesn’t want that?  According to Mental Health America, a nonprofit dedicated to … Continued

Reentering the workforce in a [almost] post-pandemic world

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It’s the beginning of a New Year, and many people are thinking about returning to the workforce after an extended absence. Does this idea excite you or intimidate you? For me it was a little bit of both. After a 4 1/2 year hiatus from recruiting, to focus on my family, I began a new position with Solü Technology Partners this fall. Top of mind for me was how much the workforce has changed, with … Continued

The importance of honoring Diversity in the workplace

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The goal today is to celebrate diversity rather than strive for conformity. When a company embraces and honors the unique attributes of their employees, they find it boosts employee confidence, increases morale and overall job satisfaction. However, before a company can promote diversity there are steps that need to be taken to uncover unconscious bias among employees and create an environment that allows for everyone to feel accepted. Unconscious bias is within everyone because our … Continued

Four reasons to implement an internship program

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Creating a successful internship program can provide your company with an array of benefits that you have likely never realized. Your organization can help shape students by giving them real-world experience; this also means they help with your growing workload. As tomorrow’s workforce, these eager students offer a fresh perspective, an extra set of hands and insight into a new generation of talented young professionals. Discover and evaluate up-and coming talent Having an internship program … Continued

Four reasons why internships are important for students

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Internships are not just resume boosters. The benefits of doing an internship can last your entire career. A study from Gallup-Purdue, found that college graduates who participated in an internship were twice as likely to be engaged in their work and 1.5 times more likely to report high levels of wellbeing, than those who did not. As the demand for software engineers grows companies want to see more than a degree on your resume. Internships … Continued

Facilitating a Virtual Interview

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The goal of the Solü interview process is to assess to what degree a candidate’s qualifications align with the job requirement as well as customer environment, culture, and values. As many companies, we have also had to adapt to the changing work environment to provide the same level of quality in a remote environment. Although remote interviews are not a new territory for our team, it is to many people. We have found that the … Continued

Navigating a Virtual Interview

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Setting the tone in the virtual interview is becoming more important than ever before. With the transition into heavily saturated remote-work landscape, it is seemingly difficult to come into a new organization without meeting co-workers face-to-face. We have outlined key factors to remember when participating in a virtual interview. Dress appropriately Dressing professionally creates a businesslike atmosphere which will convey your commitment to professionalism and shows that you take the interview process seriously. Dress as … Continued