Category Archives: college

#60Day Challenge, Day 18: Visit Your Career Center

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On day 18 of the #60Day Challenge – where we focus on one 60-minute task every day for 60 days, all in an effort to help you become far more employable just two months from now – we visit a wholly under-utilized resource…

Your school’s career center.   

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Does Your GPA Really Matter to Recruiters?

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Does your GPA matter to recruiters?

I would stress that it’s not GPA that’s important, but the work that goes into it. That is, students should not strive for a GPA as the number in and of itself, but strive to do good work and learn something. It’s the work that results in students increasing knowledge, building skills and gaining a broader perspective on the world around them. And this level knowledge will reveal itself in the job interview…   

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5 Tips to Get the Most from Your College Career Center

Get the Most from Your Career Center

I often hear recent college graduates complain that their career services center didn’t get them a job.

What many students don’t understand is that it’s not the career development centers’ duty to get them a job. The center is not a placement organization. Career services professionals provide students with the tools to figure out what they want to do professionally and how to best market themselves for the job search.

Here are five tips to using your college career center:   

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Which College Clubs Will Help Your Career Most?

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At every college, students are surrounded by clubs and organizations they can join. These are not only good for social development, but also look great on your resume.

By all means, join the Ping-Pong team for fun! However, there are some college clubs you should consider joining because they will help you prepare for your career…   

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You Can (No, You MUST) Network in College

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Many recent graduates attempt to enter the business world with a very limited network. This invariably makes starting their early career far more difficult than it needs to be.

To land a position right after graduation, networking in college has become mandatory…   

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Stop Blaming Career Services: #HigherEd Responsible for Unemployable Grads

Higher Education and Unemployable Graduates

Want to join the angry mobs blaming Career Services for our unemployable graduates? Think they are the only ones at fault for those that will exit the stage in May with a diploma, but without a clue?

You just may have it wrong; you may be waving that judgmental finger in the wrong direction…   

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