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Posted June 11, 2015 by

Your advisor is your academic planner: Ask them these 6 things

 

Although many college freshmen don’t think too much about seeing an academic advisor, due to the fact that they have so many other things to adjust to, it’s one of the most important things that they should do within their first few months on campus. You should see your advisor as your academic planner. They know just about everything that’s important about the academic situation at the university: grading systems, courses that lead to specific degrees, and so on. However, they will not seek out students; rather the student needs to be the one to take the initiative. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2014 by

Will a degree further your career?

Group of young college graduates and their professor at graduation

Group of young college graduates and their professor at graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earning a degree has traditionally been the way to stand out from the crowd when it comes to finding a job and furthering your career. But as more and more of the US population graduate from college and studying becomes more expensive, is the qualification losing its value?

There is certainly a lot to be said for experience as well as academic achievement, but a degree can still have huge benefits, especially if it’s from a college with a great reputation such as the American University or Ivy League colleges. Here’s how studying could further your career and how to ensure you spend your time at college wisely. (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 August 20, 2013 by

3 ways to best navigate your college career center

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Open door to the word Help in red letters. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Maybe you’ve walked by it, used it once or twice or don’t even know it exists. Whatever the case may be, your college’s career center can be an excellent resource for you to figure out a major, find a job or internship, or simply learn how to craft a resume or cover letter. Even if you’re attending an online college, your school may offer career services as well.

Before you pay a visit to your school’s career center, you should put some thought into how you’ll use its services. Here are three tips to help you navigate your college career center. (more…)

Posted December 03, 2012 by

How to Flunk an Interview and Drive your Career Services Advisor Crazy

CollegeRecruiter.comNot showing up at a scheduled event with your school’s career service office without contacting them is a bad sign for future interview opportunities.  In the following post, learn why this isn’t a good idea and what you should do about it.

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Want to drive a Career Services professional crazy? Just register for workshops – and then don’t show up. This is easily the most frequent complaint at any industry gathering. Many of my peers see “no-shows” as exhibiting a lack of respect or entitlement. But I see it in a different way – I see it as a sign of impending interview failure.

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How to Flunk an Interview and Drive your Career Services Advisor Crazy