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Thinking About Graduate School?

Another two, three, four or even more years of education!? The thought of obtaining a graduate education isn’t for everyone.  But there are many others who are contemplating the idea, or have even decided that additional education is in the…

A Shorthand Guide to Finding Your Passion

We’ve all heard the saying, “Do what you love,” and having a job that we look forward to everyday isn’t as far-fetched as many may think. The key to this is self-awareness, which is an important component to both personal…

Take Action by Gaining Experience

Gaining experience in your area of interest is a great way to help make decisions. At the same time, any experience could lead you in a direction you never expected. I love textbooks. I love learning and theoretical conversations. I…

Weaving Your Network

“The question is not “How do you network?” but “When are you not networking?”. The answer to the latter is “You are not networking when you are sitting in an empty room by yourself disconnected from the rest of the…

Letters of Rec Without the Stress

Asking for a letter of rec might feel like the most awkward thing since your unfortunate third grade haircut. It might make you nervous or you might feel like it’s unbalanced.  However, unlike your third grade haircut, asking for a…

Steering Your Career: The Essentials of Communication

There are many steps one can take to find their career path.  The problem many students have is that they don’t necessarily know where to start.  It’s quite daunting, yet not as impossible as you might think.  There are so…

Career Fairs? You Got This. Five tips for a successful career fair experience.

Career Fairs? You Got This. Five tips for a successful career fair experience. 1.) PREPARE PREAPRE PREPARE: You can prep for a career fair from your bed while wearing your pajamas between episodes of whatever television show you are binge watching.…

Professional Skills to Develop as a College Student and Young Professional

The transition from being a college student to a full blown, real, grown-up is a tough one. Although this is a daunting task, working on these few skills listed below can help you tremendously in the long run, and make…

Resume Blunders

If you include information about time spent in jail for assaulting a former boss on your resume, I wouldn’t spend time waiting by the phone to get a call for an interview. It is very important to make a first…