Answered by John, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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I am impressed when a student has an intern or co-op assignment and, in addition to the basic facts (job title, location, company, responsibilities, etc.), he/she lists concrete accomplishments during that assignment and how those accomplishments furthered the project or work. To me this demonstrates that the student understood the impact of his/her work.
I am also impressed with students who have paid a significant part, or all, of their college tuition by working while going to college. Additionally impressive is when they maintain a great GPA in the process. That signifies to me that the student has worked hard and earned his/her way.