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Six Reasons to Build Your Network in College

Your time in college is meant to prepare you for your future career. No matter what field you’re in, there’s one building block that’s critically important as you progress throughout your career—your professional network. As you work, you’ll make lots of new connections with colleagues, bosses, mentors, and others—and those relationships will benefit you in […]

Need to Write Your Resume? Don’t Freak Out!

When I meet with students who need help crafting a resume, they often express frustration, bewilderment, and fear. Not knowing where to begin, they start with Googling “resume” and are bombarded with too many templates and conflicting or outdated advice. The good news is that there really are just a few basic rules to follow […]

What Do Your Online Profiles Say About You?

Social media plays a huge role in how we function. Many of us use social media for our personal lives, though businesses also maintain a professional presence on many sites. It is for that very reason that it’s a good idea to think about what your current online persona says about you, and to consider […]

How to Sell Yourself in 60 Seconds

“So, tell me about yourself.” This is often the first question asked in many interviews. Do you know your response? Do you feel overwhelmed with how to begin to answer a question like this? How much do you disclose? If you have ever struggled with how to answer this question, think about coming up with […]

You Got the Job Interview, Now What?

As an instructor of Communication, I always find it humorous when students brag about winging an interview. My initial thought is always the same, why would you brag about being lazy? Interviewing is no different than playing an instrument, the more you practice the better you become. Your resume and cover letter brought you to […]

Career Fairs: How to Prepare

At some point in your college career you will begin thinking about employment…that pesky thing we all need before we begin making money. The hunt for employment can be a daunting and frustrating task, especially when you don’t know where to begin. Luckily, college students and others have opportunities to speak with employers directly, with […]

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