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Posted June 30, 2016 by

Networking on college campuses builds relationships

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Building a relationship with anyone requires time and effort. Once a relationship is established, both parties must work to maintain it. If recruiters and hiring managers want to really connect with college students, they should consider showing up on college campuses. These are networking opportunities not only for students but also for employers. Employers can create connections by personally interacting with college students, answering their questions, or by handing out business cards or other company information. Recruiters and hiring managers who spend time and energy on college campuses can not only network with students but also potentially build long-term relationships with schools. Tom Vecchione, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific, shares his thoughts on the importance of recruiters attending networking events on college campuses.

“It’s important for organizations with ongoing hiring needs at the college degree level to build and maintain excellent working relationships with their target institutions. Many times, it takes a year or two for given organizations to begin building strong brand reputations at colleges and universities that will attract the top caliber talent they (and other employers) desire.

Creating good recruiting relationships means you want college students talking to and talking up your organization to other students. Nothing is more powerful than trusted friends making a referral based on their own first-hand experience. Approved sponsorship opportunities with key student groups can also help cultivate student recognition of your organization.

Developing a strong partnership with the college’s career services operation is probably the most important thing an organization can do. Doing so can open all kinds of opportunities to engage students and even faculty potentially. In my 20 plus years doing this, I have seen time and again those employers who commit to long-term relationships with schools (i.e., don’t abandon the relationship even when employers are not hiring or there may be a market downturn) will be the most successful.”

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Tom Vecchione, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific

Tom Vecchione, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific

Tom Vecchione is the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific. Tom earned a Ph.D. in Counseling from Ohio University, specializing in college student career development. Tom has 22 years of progressively, responsible experience in career services/placement and university student affairs and works extensively with employers seeking to hire college students or alumni.

Posted May 21, 2016 by

What kind of degrees can be pursued online?

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The availability of online colleges has increased drastically even just over the last 10 years, and with that change, the degree offerings have also become more widespread. Today, students can find almost any degree level or major offered through an online institution. With a little effort and commitment, they can find a career path that works for them and take them where they want to go. So, consider all of the possibilities offered today when it comes to online degrees.

Certification levels

Previously, the certification levels provided through online colleges were limited, but today, students can find degrees at any level to meet their needs. Here’s an overview of certifications and degrees available at most colleges and universities.

•Certification: Many professional fields require ongoing certification to keep a license up-to-date. Fortunately, there are many certification program options, including those in medicine, education, counseling, and even business.

•Associate Degree: Two-year associate degree programs are a good choice for many career options, and online institutions typically offer a wide variety of programs at this level.

•Bachelor’s Degree: These four-year degrees are among the most popular online degree programs. Most online schools offer the widest variety of bachelor’s degree programs.

•Master’s Degree: These options used to be much less common, but students can now find online programs to obtain an MBA, MS, M.Ed., or MA.

•Doctoral Degree: This level of degree is still the rarest to be found on the internet; however, even doctorate degrees are increasingly offered online today. There are a variety of options ranging from business to education and even theology.

Majors

Many students believe they’ll be limited in their major choice if they choose to opt for an online program, but that simply isn’t the case. Online colleges offer a wide range of major options, including those in humanities, fine arts, business, finance, technology, science, health, medicine, education, and even law and criminal justice.

Specialized degrees

Today’s online colleges are even equipped to offer a wide range of specialized degree programs, such as a board certified behavior analyst program that can teach students to see the big picture. These degrees require specific preparation and advanced techniques that make them perfect candidates for an individualized online program. To pursue endorsement through a program like the behavior analyst certification, students are often required to complete specific prerequisites prior to applying for the program to ensure their success.

There are more online degree options available today than ever before. Online colleges offer programs at all different certification levels, as well as degree programs in various subjects. The possibilities are unlimited.

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Rachelle Wilber, guest writer

Rachelle Wilber, guest writer

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700

Posted August 25, 2015 by

How to Become a Go Getter at the Workplace

a determined young businessman on the go.

A determined young businessman on the go. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What’s the difference between a robust employee in the workplace and the one who “checks out” of work even when he is present? They could be working under the same boss, having the same credentials, or even providing the same quality of work (that is when they are both motivated). The main difference, hence, may lie in a personality trait that differentiates successful people from the unsuccessful ones. One’s a go-getter and the other is more of a no-getter.

Which one are you? If you’re reading this post, then you’re probably looking forward to knowing what it takes to be a go-getter and not only be able to motivate yourself at work every single day, but also power up others around you with your spark.

To become that, you need to adopt a go-getter mentality and this is what it’s like… (more…)

Posted June 16, 2015 by

You Should Read This First If You Are Thinking Of a Career in the Law Industry

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Legal gavel on a law book. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s more than useful

With how things are going, perhaps every one of us should have some kind of legal training as a life skill like reading, writing and driving. However, that’s just to say that regardless if you end up in a career within the law industry or elsewhere, it is good thing to get an education in law at whatever level.

The question though is, why do you want a legal career? In addition, which career do you want in the industry? Let’s talk about that shall we? (more…)

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Failed The First Time? Here’s How You Can Apply The Second Time

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Rejected? Dejected? Don’t worry! We all know how it feels. If you still feel that the job you applied for was the “perfect” one and you don’t have a clue about why they rejected you, you may well try again. Many applicants are too bummed out to ever try again – for any position at all at the company. However, with the facts and figures listed below, you might change your mind about this.

If a company has listed a job ad, the intention of the job ad could have been for a future job position, and not necessarily a job position that is currently available. Also, reapplying after a certain new position has opened isn’t always a bad idea because the applicant pool changes every time. So, it is possible for you to have a higher chance the second time you apply (this means that at least 6 months have passed since you last applied). (more…)

Posted February 04, 2015 by

How to achieve success on your first internship program?

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Trainee in office talking on the phone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Gaining work experience to prepare yourselves for your professional life is extremely important. Organizations throughout the world offer tremendous programs, allowing students to gain valuable work experience by working within those programs. They take in students and then make them pass through rigorous training processes; most of the organizations then also offer amazing roles and permanent jobs to students who have been successful in those programs.

One of the programs that are very common throughout the world and most students during their academic life look forward to it is the Internship program. An internship is limited weeks on the job training experience, where students are placed in the department of their choice usually, and then are trained to perform entry level roles. Some organizations might even pay handsome money for the internship concluded while others just offer it for free. Students recently have developed a perception that many internship programs are pretty casual and they offer nothing to learn which is significant. Today, we will talk about various aspects of an internship program and how to be successful at it. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

New on Your Entry Level Job? How to Get Attention the Right Way

So, you’re starting your new entry level job and want to make a great impression.  If this is your goal, the following post has tips on how to get the right kind of attention at work.

You managed to land a coveted entry-level job at a Fortune 100 company. Congratulations! You’re now just another guppy floundering in an ocean teeming with sharks. It’s the first day on the job and you’re full of excitement in anticipation of the wondrous future that awaits you. As you make your way to the battleship grey cubicle that

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Posted September 05, 2014 by

College Graduates, Looking for More Interaction on LinkedIn Concerning Jobs? How to Get Better Results

When searching for jobs on LinkedIn, college graduates can gain more interaction by focusing on their value.  Learn how they can get better results on the site in the following post.

Maybe you’re falling short of your expectations on LinkedIn. Maybe the calls and email aren’t flooding in. And that is 100 percent normal. The fact is, most people who view your profile are not ready to call you, email you, or buy what you are selling after just one look at your profile. Which means the goal

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Posted September 03, 2014 by

Are You Willing to Put in 8 Hours to Land an Entry Level Job?

While landing a new entry level job may take some time, putting in eight hours of work in your job search just might make a difference.  Learn more from an infographic in the following post.

If you knew that eight hours from now you could be much closer to a brand new job… how long would it take you to get started? According to this infographic created by LocalWork.com, by making the right changes to your jobs search tools and strategy, you can be much more employable with

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Posted June 02, 2014 by

Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 6 Things to Consider about Your Job Search

Once new grads begin searching jobs for recent college graduates, they should consider six things about their job searches.  Find out what they are in the following post.

All around us, the caps have been thrown; the gowns have been stored (or at least thrown in the closet). Several million graduates are now descending on the workforce. And, sadly, way too many of them don’t have a clue what it takes to be successful at the next level. Before they can learn what it takes to

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