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Posted July 22, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Don’t Worry About Having Top Corner Office Jobs Now. Plan that for the Future

Recent college graduates should not focus on getting the top corner office jobs right away.  However, that does not mean they can’t start planning to do so now for the future.  Learn more in the following post.

Though you know you one day want a C-suite title, you realize it’ll take some time to get there. No one puts the recent grad or entry-level associate in the corner office off the bat. So should you hang back and wait awhile before stepping up? Of course not! You should chart your path to

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Posted July 09, 2014 by

3 Reasons Why Graduates Should Find an Internship

If you are a college graduate looking to get some work experience and potentially discover a career, the following post shares three reasons why you should find an internship.

Featured: Featured Students always ask me if they should try to intern after college. My response is that it always depends on the student’s circumstance and previous experience. One of our campus ambassadors from UCF just graduated and is interning at UniversalMusic Groupthis summer. I asked Kailee why she decided to intern after graduation and

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Posted July 07, 2014 by

College Students, Need Some Advice about Getting Jobs and More? Ask Alumni These 7 Questions

Networking with alumni is one way for college students searching for jobs to get some advice.  Here are seven questions in the following post for students to ask alumni.

Looking for a new direction in your job search this summer? Attempting to expand your personal network after graduation? Struggling with career decisions? Been-there-done-that career advice and mentorship may be closer and easier than you thought. When was the last time you tapped your alumni network?

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Tips for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Group of smiling graduates

Group of smiling graduates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that graduation has come and gone, it is time for recent college graduates to look for jobs.  With stiff competition for employment opportunities, the challenge for graduates is to stand out from the crowd.  So how can they do this?

Here are five tips from Christy Palfy, a recruiting manager from Progressive Insurance. (more…)

Posted May 29, 2014 by

5 Best Practices for Alumni Engagement Online

Alumni rejoicing together

Alumni rejoicing together. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many graduates have fond memories of their days on campus. I mean, sure, the knowledge and experience gained, but probably also a lot of pizza and late nights socializing at a whisper in the library.

But your relationship with those grads doesn’t have to end after they walk across the stage. Alumni can be a great resource for current student retention, career networking, and (of course) university donations. In the past, alumni engagement strategies revolved around phone calls and direct mail campaigns. Now, higher ed staff are beginning to engage alumni using social media, connecting more grads across the country and inviting their participation at several levels. (more…)

Posted May 27, 2014 by

How Recent Grads Can Plan Careers as They Pursue Entry Level Jobs

For recent graduates who didn’t plan their careers while in school, that does not mean they can’t do so today.  As these grads pursue entry level jobs, learn how they can still plan careers in the following post.

I received a tweet this morning from a senior who graduated from a university a few days ago, “what do you do when you are exactly as the student described in that post except you are now in the real world?” Basically, what do you do if it’s too late

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Posted May 05, 2014 by

Are You Using LinkedIn’s Resources When Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates?

For those of you using LinkedIn when searching jobs for recent college graduates, make sure you’re taking advantage of the resources being offered to get the most out of the site.  Learn about these resources in the following post.

LinkedIn is perhaps the most powerful networking resource job seekers have at their disposal. According to Jobvite, 36% of job seekers report that they use LinkedIn. That’s a fairly large number. Well, it’s a large number until you consider that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn! This difference in percentage means

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Posted April 23, 2014 by

Serving the Student-Customer

Happy female student working on a laptop

Happy female student working on a laptop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A funny thing happened on the way to the student services office during the first week of classes. The long winding line of students had disappeared, replaced by small groups and individuals contentedly tapping away on their mobile devices.

Campuses today are serving a tech-savvy, always connected generation of students that is increasingly empowered to learn and communicate in a non-traditional way – on their own time using their own devices.  This culture of anytime, anywhere communication, with its accompanying expectation of a real-time response, is a challenge that higher education institutions across the country, including the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, have met using an array of strategies. (more…)

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Are You Trying to Find Jobs for College Students? 5 Tips for Your College Career Center to be Most Helpful

If you’re searching to find jobs for college students, don’t expect your college career center to get you the job.  However, it can be most helpful to your search by using the tips in the following post.

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

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Posted April 09, 2014 by

Creating a cold networking email for an internship or job

 

Since you can only make a limited number of connections from your family or friend circle, you must learn how to create and send an effective networking email. The easiest way to find a professional is through your alumni directory or on LinkedIn.

Your first step is to generate a list of about 100 people

This is how you’ll build your initial network. Keep track of these people on an Excel spreadsheet. I typically create a simple color code: Not responded, responded, responded & very helpful. (more…)