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…
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.
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…
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.
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”…
As my freshman year of college ended, I decided it was high time to figure out what the world of business was all about. This was the time to explore my options and focus my goals. This was the time to whittle down the lists of plan As, Bs, and Cs, and to take leaps of faith. And this was the time to observe a company from the inside out through a summer internship, attempting to add value to the organization while increasing my personal depository of practical wisdom. I remember, due to a flurry of research the night before,