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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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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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Going Above and Beyond Without Burning Out

  WRITTEN BY: CHELSEA PAYNE Whether it is in grade school or in the real world, there’s always that one person who strives to go above and beyond. You may have been that student racing to answer the question or that student rolling their eyes in the back of the class, but it looks like […]

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LinkedIn Basics

  WRITTEN BY: NICO REEVES LinkedIn is the Facebook of business professionals. Each and every day, recruiters are turning to LinkedIn to fill their hiring needs. When used properly, LinkedIn can be a valuable resource for both recruiters and job seekers alike. Those who utilize LinkedIn are able to showcase their professional accomplishments, past work […]

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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 […]

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How to Get a Glowing Reference

  WRITTEN BY: TIFFANY DOUGHERTY You’ve got a perfect resume and flawless cover letter. You’ve double and triple checked your application. What else could you possibly need to land your dream job? An enthusiastic, glowing reference can speak volumes about your work ethic and personality – the things that may not be evident on a […]