• How Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modification Reflect Values

    10/16/17
    By: Amy Blackburn, Sr. Assistant Director, University Career Services

    I have been a career counselor for undergraduate and graduate students for a long time (over 25 years) and have seen a lot of changes in industry and recruitment during this time.  For example, “Casua … Continued

  • Hair. Discrimination. Messaging. My Message to Students

    10/5/17
    By: Tamara Taylor, Assistant Director, UCS

    I recently learned of a legal ruling that caused great pause. To be honest, a deep sigh and moment of disappointment. A headline to an article published in Ebony magazine, prompted me to read: “Court … Continued

  • What is an illegal question?

    9/28/17
    By: Sheena Jacobs

    Employers ask questions related to the position as a means of selecting the best candidate for the job.   However, there are times when the questions asked are not related to the job, inappropriate, a … Continued

  • Upcoming interview making you nervous? Stand up straight!

    9/25/17
    By: Jacquelyn Gist, UCS Assistant Director

    Conventional wisdom has long held that a person’s emotional state can be read by their body language. Someone with their head down and their arms tightly crossed is seen as being nervous or insecure. … Continued

  • Interview Etiquette

    9/21/17
    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    First impressions do count. Your resume earned you a job interview. Now, business etiquette will add some polish to your presentation. Etiquette—good manners—is based on the idea that certain social b … Continued

  • Good Questions to Ask at the Interview

    9/18/17
    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    You’ve probably heard it a million times: A job interview should be a two-way conversation. You may assume that means someone asks questions and you offer answers. But that’s only half of the conversa … Continued

  • Are you Career Ready?

    9/14/17
    By: Sue Harbour, Associate Director, University Career Services

    Are you Career Ready? The answer is probably no. However, you certainly can get there no matter your class level. You may need to do more in a shorter period of time if you are a senior vs. a first ye … Continued

  • Introduce Yourself to Employers in 60 Seconds

    9/7/17
    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    You step into the career fair and make your way toward a representative from the top-ranked company on your job-search list. What can you say and do during the next 60 seconds to make this recruiter w … Continued

  • Do You Have This Essential Interview Skill?

    8/30/17
    By: Tiffany Franklin-Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Congratulations! You landed an interview for your dream job or internship and you think you’ve done all the necessary prep work. Are you really ready to knock it out of the park and show this company … Continued

  • The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters

    8/23/17
    By: William J. Banis-Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of finding a job that you’ll face is writing appropriate job-search letters. The job search may be the first time you’ll have to compose and produce professio … Continued