We’re always scouring the web for new resources and tools to help your career, including this fantastic resource from Boundless, which found its way into my inbox… an infographic titled “12 College Experiences Your Resume Needs”.
First, a few thoughts…
“So, what do you want to do after you graduate?”
It’s a question you’ve probably fielded several times in your life. It’s a difficult one to answer, especially at the ripe old age of 19 or 20. Many fields of study open up an infinite number of career possibilities. How can you narrow it down?
A good place to start is…
Have you ever wondered what makes people successful? Have you ever wondered what makes people wealthy? There are a lot of opinions on this, but one common theme. Successful people work for free.
This idea is made clear in the book, “Good To Great”, by Jim Collins and it is called the hedgehog concept. The metaphor is borrowed from the tale of the smart fox who was consistently outmaneuvered by the spiky hedgehog blows.
Many of the connections that I made (that led me to scholarships and other opportunities) developed when I reached out to my instructors. A great way to start to develop and further your relationship with professors is the end-of-course email. Once you have finished your class and received your grade you have several options to send a quick (yet powerful) email your professors. Check them out and choose the option that best fits your scenario – and start to make those priceless and genuine connections with your professors.
It’s that time of year again — graduation time. If you’re about to graduate in the Class of 2012, congratulations! You may be in the midst of a job search, and I’m here to walk you through each and every step.
Ah, decisions, decisions. To go or not to go, that is the question. Some of the best advice I’d gotten after graduation was to not let my job dictate where I live, if I can afford it. If you’re anything like me and are feeling the post-grad itch to up and go, here’s some advice to take into consideration before making the big move.