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How to Have a Good Work-Life Balance

Reposted from BetterUp Feeling like all you do is work? You’re not alone. Several statistics show that more than 60 percent of U.S. employees feel like their work-life balance is out of whack. But how do you balance your work-life with so much work happening at home? And isn’t it good to work harder? With so many…

How to Practice Self-Care in Every Decade of Your Career

Pick up any women’s magazine, and you’ll read the words self-care. If you’re like me, you’ve always had a nagging uncertainty about what that even means. Do other people get more out of scented candles and bubble baths? Self-care is anything that helps to soothe your soul and gives you mental and emotional distance from stress.…

How to Make a Career Choice When You Are Undecided

With thousands of options, how will you choose a career that’s right for you? If you don’t have any idea what you want to do, the task may seem insurmountable. Fortunately, it isn’t. Follow an organized process and you will increase your chances of making a good decision. Assess Yourself Before you can choose the right career, you must…

What to Wear on Your First Day of Work, by Dress Code

Your first day of a new job or internship is an exciting time—but it can also be intimidating. You probably have a lot of questions, including “What should I wear?” Most offices follow one of three dress codes: casual, business casual, or business professional. Before you start, be sure to ask human resources (HR) about…

Are College Career Fairs Worth It?

Do you ever wonder if career fairs are worth it? Or wonder if recruiters will remember you at all? Even though career fairs can be busy and overwhelming, they make a big impact on possible employers and benefit your job search! Read the Handshake article below to hear from real employers on why they feel career fairs…

Resume Tips to Beat the Bots

An ATS, or applicant tracking system, is a digital filing software that stores candidate information and communications. Oftentimes, the technology prescreens resumes to determine if an applicant is qualified for the job, ruling out many applicants. More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies are currently using an ATS, and for these larger companies with thousands…

How to Clean Your Name Online

Online image is important, especially when you're building new connections with future employers! Creating a personal brand for your online platforms is an amazing way to not only keep your online image in check, but also stand out to employers. Check out this blog on tips for personal branding and cleaning up your online image so you can make the…

Semester Reflection: 7 Questions to Ask Ourselves 

Every new year, many people review the highs and lows of the past year and make resolutions for the year ahead. Now’s a great time for students to take time to reflect and take stock of the fall semester. Before moving forward, it’s helpful to know where we’ve been!  Maybe we joined a new club…

How To Tackle the Internship Search 

It might seem like all anyone talks about is internships! But where do you start and how do you get an internship? No need to worry, we are here to help. Use this guide to help you land your next internship and get real-world experience that employers love to see.   What’s your why  Start off…

Top 10 Freelance Careers

If you have a skill or talent that you think can make you money, you might want to consider freelancing! Freelance work is self-employed and usually involves working with clients on a project to project basis. Read below to explore these ten freelance careers and get inspired to try one out! If you’re wondering, “What are the highest paying…