Career Scoop

How To Master Employer Communication: The Follow-Up

So, you just gave your elevator pitch and had a great experience networking at your college career fair! Now what? Make your impressions last and build connections that you can carry into your post-grad career by sending a follow-up! Take a look at these tips on what to include in your follow-up, as well as…

How To Master Employer Communication: The Pitch

For anybody in the workplace, time is the most valuable asset to maintain. We try to use as little of it as possible. This can complicate networking, since networking is all about making business connections that will last. So how do we make solid business connections, but only take up a minute of someone’s time?…

How to Find A Work Life Balance

Between jobs, schoolwork, and clubs on top of having a social life, we are all busy people! Making the most out of each task may feel like our top priority, but when’s the last time you stopped or slowed down? When’s the last time you focused on your mental well-being and not just personal achievement?…

What’s the Value of a Part-Time Job?

Welcome back, Tigers! We hope your first few weeks of school have been nothing but extraordinary and full of memorable moments. The MUCC is excited for all the upcoming campus career fairs that will provide you with the opportunity to find the right employer. In the coming weeks, we will be hosting the Campus Part-Time…

Should You Use Canva for Your Resume?

Creating your resume in Canva can feel like manifesting a makeover. What can seem like a plain and boring document suddenly looks colorful and eye-catching. So as a career coach, when I meet with clients who’ve spiced things up by making a Canva resume, I hate breaking the news that their fancy new document probably…

The Right Way to Read an Entry-Level Job Description

So you’ve found an entry-level job description that looks promising. How do you make sure it’s worth your time to apply? The job description can tell you a lot, not just about the role, but about the company and culture. Take the time to read the job description carefully. Then, use the job description to…

Don’t “Do What You Love,” Do What Lets You Have the Life You Want

When it comes to career advice, we’ve all heard, “Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.” Or picked up Marsha Sinetar’s book proclaiming, “Do what you love, the money will follow.” Or thought of Lana Del Ray explaining that “doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness.”…

How to Show Off Your Soft Skills to Employers – With Samples

Tell a story on your resume and cover letter to demonstrate your personal qualities. What are soft skills?  When employers are searching for candidates on Handshake, they’re usually looking for hard skills: specific competencies like Python, Spanish, or Photoshop.  Your soft skills, on the other hand, are about personal qualities that influence how you do your work. For…

100 Ways to Thank Someone For Their Time

In today's busy world, kind words are important. People often choose to communicate their gratitude to others through the written word, by drafting a traditional note or by sending a text message or email. In this article, we discuss why it is important to express gratitude and learn 100 ways to say thank you. As…

This One Easy Habit Will Make You Better (and Happier) at Work

One of my mom’s favorite stories to tell us as children was the tale of the traveler and the three bricklayers. In the story, the traveler meets the bricklayers, who are hard at work, and asks them what they’re doing. One of my mom’s favorite stories to tell us as children was the tale of…