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What’s Important to Your First Employer? GPA or Experience?

9/25/18

Note: According to a survey of employers, the vast majority of employers with internship (75.2 percent) and co-op (65.9 percent) programs indicated the primary focus of these programs was to recruit college graduates for full-time, entry-level positions. Many employers look … Continued

A New Approach to the Traditional Resume

9/11/18

Imagine putting together a resume that includes: Active hyperlinks to direct employers to work samples, websites, blogs, projects, and audio and video clips; Touches of color or unique fonts; Material with images, graphs, and text boxes; and/or LinkedIn, Pinterest, websites, … Continued

Daring to Decline: Knowing When to Say No to a Job Offer

4/16/18

Congratulations—you got the offer! This is cause for a celebration! Except…why are you experiencing the sinking feeling of dread? You may feel obligated to accept the offer because you already invested so much time and effort in getting to this … Continued

Using an Infographic to Explore Potential Careers

3/19/18

The purpose of this activity is for you to assess and rank your values, interests, strengths, and identity (personal or professional) in a creative and graphic way. (Take your infographic to a career counselor at your college/university career services office … Continued

The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters

8/23/17

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 professional-level correspondence. You face the challenge of … Continued

Organizations Offer Information on Jobs With the State or Federal Government

8/21/17

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

Relevant Work Experience a Key for Job-Search Success

5/25/17

We know that recruiters looking for candidates to hire for their organizations want college graduates who are a proper fit for their culture and industry. But, without being hired full time, how can you demonstrate that you can perform at … Continued

A Career that Reflects All of Who We Are

5/22/17

The pressure to find the “perfect” career has many students choosing one of two costly paths: they change majors multiple times, often adding time and expense to their undergraduate degree, or they avoid the matter entirely until they’re forced to … Continued

Careers in Sports

2/27/17

Becoming a pro athlete is not the only way to work in the sports industry. There are many different ways and avenues to have a career in sports. The sports industry is global. You could work in New York or … Continued