Organizations Offer Information on Jobs With the State or Federal Government


National Conference of State Legislatures This is a nonpartisan, noncommercial website designed to educate college students, recent graduates, and anyone looking to change careers about the diverse professional opportunities available within state legislatures. The “Career Paths” section features testimonials from statehouse … Continued

What Interviewers Want to Know


During an interview, potential employers want to gather information to gauge whether you, the position, and the organization are a good fit. Here are some generic questions—and examples of specific questions—an employer may ask in an interview. Use these as … Continued

Internship Timeline


It’s never too early to start planning for your internship. The total process—finding an internship and applying and interviewing for it—can take several weeks or even months. Here is a general timeline to assist you with the planning process: Research … Continued

Climb to Your Career in Four Years


Where will you be in four years? Will you be ready to join the work force? Maybe you have your future planned: You know what you want to be after graduation and you have an idea of how to get … Continued

Building Relevant Work Experience


Getting the Most From Your Internship Experience Learning, confirming, impressing, and positioning. When you take an internship, these should be four of your goals. Of course you want to learn as much as you can about your employer and its … Continued

Conducting the Successful Phone Interview


A potential employer may want to do a preliminary interview by phone. If you’re prepared for the call, you can impress the interviewer. Here are some tips: Turn off distractions. Take your phone into in a quiet room. Have all … Continued

Grad School: Getting In


Fast Fact: Each year, approximately one-quarter of the graduating class goes on to graduate school. Getting into grad school is far from a slam-dunk. Undergraduates are up against not only their peers, but also nontraditional students who have been in … Continued

Grad School: Application Timeline


Follow this general timeline to keep yourself on track. Time frames are approximate: Check the deadlines for your schools of interest and adjust accordingly. Junior Year (Fall) Many graduate schools look at applicants’ grades from the last two years of … Continued