Ria Kalinowski

Senior CO-OP + CAREER Advisor

Ria Kalinowski

Advising Majors

  • Computer Engineering/Computer Engineering Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering/Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering

Drop-in Hours (All Majors)

If you are actively seeking a co-op for the upcoming semester connect with your CO-OP + CAREER Advisor directly about drop-in hours.

Resume review and FAQ drop-ins are every Thursday from 1:30 – 3:30pm via Zoom while classes are in session. Login to WITworks for Zoom details: Events > Workshops >Fall 2020 Virtual Drop-Ins.

To make an appointment:

  • Call our main line at 617-989-4101, stop by the front desk, or
  • Schedule on WITworks under Counselling Appointment>Request New Appointment.  Use your Wentworth credentials to login.  All Wentworth students and alumni have an account.  If you are an alumni and are having trouble accessing the WITworks, contact us at coopsandcareers@wit.edu or 617-989-4101.

Note: Due to Covid-19, all appointments are virtual; by phone or video.  Please indicate your preference and if phone, provide a phone number at which you can be called when scheduling your appointment.

BIOGRAPHY

Ria Kalinowski joined the CO-OPS + CAREERS staff with 4 years of experience in Higher Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Skidmore College and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University. Ria grew up in Northampton, MA but moved to Boston in 2006. She discovered her love for career development through informational interviews and volunteering at career centers in the area. She enjoys providing students with the tools they need to conduct successful job searches, using technology to help them build connections and increase their marketability, and guiding students on their career journey.

Unique fact:
Every Tuesday night you can find Ria playing defense for her floor hockey team through the Boston Ski & Sports Club.

All Posts

Guide to LinkedIn

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By: Ria Kalinowski

LinkedIn is a social media networking site that allows people to connect with colleagues, peers, and industry professionals. Individuals highlight their skills, experience, and examples of work on an interactive platform.

Why Should I Use LinkedIn?

Visibility: …

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Adjusting to the Workplace Part 1: Advice from an Advisor

Workplace culture

By Ria Kalinowski

There are many differences between attending school and starting work at a co-op or job. It can be a bit of a culture shock to make the transition. The schedule is different and expectations are new, so …

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Advice from a Recruiter with Kyle Greenleaf from JLL

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By: Ria Kalinowski

Assistant Director, Abbey Pober and I recently sat down with Kyle Greenleaf, a recruiter from JLL, to talk about their hiring processes. Kyle focuses on recruiting for industrial facilities management with a focus mainly on life science …

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Applicant Tracking Systems and Professional Summaries

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By Ria Kalinowski

When applying to full-time positions outside of WITworks, seniors and alumni need to tailor their resumes to each position they apply for to get their application past the Applicant Tracking System and into the hands of a …

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Creating an All-Star Profile on LinkedIn

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By Ria Kalinowski

Bringing your LinkedIn profile to an All-Star (or complete) level is important because profiles that are complete show up higher in search results. If you want to be found by recruiters, fill out your entire profile. It’s …

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Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing

Networking is a crucial, and often underutilized, method for finding your next job or co-op. Informational interviewing is a form of networking that helps you gain valuable connections and insight into your target industry. Learn about company culture, what tools, …

By Ria Kalinowski
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This American Workplace: Slang for International Students

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Let’s “Get the Ball Rolling” (i.e., Start Something)

Americans use a lot of slang. Slang is the use of phrases or terms, typically in an informal setting, that have come to stand for something else. It is most common to …

By Ria Kalinowski
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Acing Your Phone Interview

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So, you’ve been contacted for a phone interview. Congratulations! What do you do? What will it be like? How do you prepare? Keep reading to find out!

Purpose of Phone Interviews

The purpose of most phone interviews is for initial …

By Ria Kalinowski
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The Benefits of Co-op Institute

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It’s fall of your junior year at Wentworth and what’s looming over your head? Co-op search. You have no idea how to get started and you’re already busy with classes. Instead of waiting until the last minute and scrambling to …

By Ria Kalinowski
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Spring Cleaning for Your Social Media

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Spring is here! Flowers are blooming and whether you are searching for your co-op or a full-time position, it’s time to dust off your social media accounts. Presenting your best self while job searching is extremely important. You need to …

By Ria Kalinowski
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