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Interview Tips: How To Be Successful In Your First Professional Interview

WRITTEN BY: BRANDI PROCHAZKA We have all been there – that feeling of being excited and nervous, hands sweating, and not really sure what to expect. Everyone’s first interview is always a nerve-wracking experience. You have to go to a new location and meet with a total stranger to show them how great you are! […]

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Internship Vs. Summer Job

WRITTEN BY: NATE CURTIS “Should I get an internship?” That’s the question I asked myself every year in college as I started thinking about what I was going to do each summer. Of the four summers I had during college (yes, I took a victory lap!), I spent the first three working standard summer jobs. […]

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Benefits of a Mentorship

WRITTEN BY: CHELSEA PAYNE Throughout history, some of the greats were mentored by the greatest. Without their mentor, who knows where they or even the rest of us would be today. Would Oprah have been able to build her empire if she didn’t have the advice of Maya Angelou? Would Facebook even exist if Steve […]

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What Do the Arts, Fun, and Friends Have To Do With Recruiting?

WRITTEN BY: JOHN O’BRIEN.  PRESIDENT, AROUNDCAMPUS GROUP I’m often asked how our company manages to recruit 750 college students for our annual summer sales and marketing internship. Each year, we receive over 13,000 applications and interview thousands of applicants to find the right people, so the short answer is: carefully and strategically.  Through the years, […]

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Writing And Receiving LinkedIn Recommendations

WRITTEN BY: JACOB ROSS We’ve talked about LinkedIn Basics and how to set up your account, find connections, and even apply for jobs. Now that your profile is up and running and your network is growing every day, I want to give some tips about writing AND receiving recommendations on LinkedIn to help your profile […]

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Finding Your Adjective

WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE DUNN Picture this: You’re being interviewed and, after pleasantries and the dreaded “tell me about yourself” introduction, the interviewer asks you to name an adjective (or two or three) that sums you up. If you’re not prepared, it’s easy to get bogged down in self-reflection. Your mom says you have a dry […]

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How To Prepare For Your First Career Fair

WRITTEN BY: JACOB ROSS I remember the first career fair I went to in college. My university was very small and didn’t really have a strong Career Services department, so the fair was flooded with police departments and school boards looking for teachers. Nothing else really for students in other fields. When I became a […]

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Networking: Following Up After an Event

WRITTEN BY: MADISSON DELISLE Each year, universities host more and more events that involve networking with people in the professional world. Following up with the people you connect well with will allow you to keep those connections strong and beneficial. As we’ve mentioned before, a thank-you note goes a long way. Thank-you notes are not […]

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Start Thinking Ahead: Summer Internships and Job Hunting

WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE DUNN It’s January. Your mind is probably preoccupied with thoughts of the new semester, your broken New Years resolutions, and how cold it is outside (unless you’re one of our readers from the deep south…though 50 degrees might still feel frigid to you). Is now really the time to be stressing about […]

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6 Tips to Stay in Touch with Your Network

  WRITTEN BY: KATHRYN OLIVIERI If you’ve had a job or internship, you have a network of previous coworkers and supervisors. This network is extremely valuable because these people know how you hard you work. If you do a good job and leave a positive impression, they remember you and could recommend you for positions […]