Category Archives: College

7 Things We Don’t Learn Before Graduation (But Should)

Before Graduation

Winter term is well under way. Soon, the commencement speeches will begin and caps will be flying through the air. Seniors: that hard-earned degree will finally be yours!

And it won’t be the answer all of life’s mysteries. It won’t solve all your problems. By itself, it won’t even mean a good career, or a good life. Here’s why…   

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Does Your Resume Say What You DID? Or Can DO?

Paying attention

I recently attended a webinar hosted by well-intended career advisors; the title (and I’m paraphrasing here): “the resume for the well-rounded student.”

Unfortunately, at a time when current students, soon-to-be graduates and recent grads need all the high-quality counsel they can get, the advice in that webinar likely wouldn’t help anyone find work – ever…   

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College Freshman Advice: Tips & Tricks to Kill Your First Year

welcome-freshmen

A few weeks into your first year in college, you’re probably now used to your surroundings. You’ve adjusted to being away from home. Your classes are all settled.

Now what?   

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10 Reasons Community Service Should Be Required in College

Volunteering is often considered something that’s nice to do, but not absolutely necessary. As a result, the number of students who volunteer is dropping at a rapid rate.

In fact, college student volunteerism peaked in 2004 at 31.2% and by 2010 had dropped down to 26.1%. Which means 3 out of 4 students are missing out on an enriching experience that benefits personally and professionally…   

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The 5 Extra-Curriculars Recruiters Want to See on Your Resume

College Experiences for Your Resume

Think your good grades and that degree are all you need to get that first job? Think again.

Today, employers are looking for much more from entry-level candidates. So having extracurricular activities that show you are a well-rounded person who will fit well into their culture are not just a “nice-to-have” – they are expected.   

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Here’s Exactly How You’ll Get a Job at Graduation

Welcome Back to College

Welcome, college students! Welcome (or welcome back) to the hallowed halls, the academic grind, to a life of independence and adulthood.

And welcome back to the “big lie”…   

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