Category Archives: College

Are You REALLY Ready for the Career Fair? [Infographic]

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So many career fairs… so many ill-prepared job seekers.

Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready…   

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Classroom to Cubicle: How Life Changes after Graduation [Infographic]

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This time of year, many soon-to-graduates are contemplating going off into the “real world.” New jobs, new lives, and new responsibilities are just around the corner!

But what does that new life typically look like for a recent graduate?   

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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?

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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

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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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