Violeta Lara

Career Counselor

Violeta Lara

Skilled in Career and Mental Health Counseling, Student Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Social Justice, I am passionate about the engagement I have with current Students and Alumni.

As a Career Counselor, I will be supporting you in developing strong resume & cover letters, advising and providing relevant resources to make effective decisions around your major and career exploration, and help prep you for the job hunt.

I am an alum from St. Kate’s! Ask me about my experience :)

 

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How to Answer the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Interview Question

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One of the more common interview questions you will receive is: “Tell me about yourself.” It’s often the first question you receive in an interview, and while it might seem, on the surface, to be a lazy and simple one, …

By Vault Careers - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Pros and Cons of Working as a Teacher

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Today is World Teachers Day, and so in honor of one of the world’s most honorable and rewarding (but demanding) professions, here’s a look at the best and worst aspects of a career in teaching.

Pros

1. Being able to …

By Vault Careers - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Side Hustles for Nurses

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Side hustles offer the chance to earn extra money, whether someone wants some extra spending money without having to pick up extra shifts or is trying to build another source of income. Nurses have the education and experience to participate …

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5 Rewarding Teaching Careers in a Post-Covid-19 World

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The economy has been brought to a grinding halt over the last few months, and everyone is feeling the squeeze. But although Covid-19 has closed schools and affected every industry from travel to retail, the field of education has been …

By Sarah Daren - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to Switch Careers to Social Work in the Age of Covid-19

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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of nearly everyone on the planet. Social distancing has become the new norm for daily life everywhere, making it difficult to serve vulnerable populations. Schools are closing all over the country, leaving at-risk …

By Sarah Daren - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Educator turned UX Designer – Meet Springboard Alum Kashif Ross

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Springboard has graduated 15,000 students across our course offerings. In this series, we sit down with some of the students who inspire us and help share their story.

Kashif Ross used Springboard’s UX Design Bootcamp to transition from teaching to …

By Siya Raj Purohit - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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10 Ways to Land an Internship During COVID-19 (It’s Not Too Late!)

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The coronavirus pandemic has left very little unchanged, and internships are no exception. The results of a survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in May found that 22% of employers had revoked internship offers in …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Succeed in a Difficult Job Market After Graduation

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Completing a degree in healthcare is quite an accomplishment. Years of rigorous courses, studying and memorizing large amounts of information, and attending countless hours of clinical experience can feel like climbing Mt. Everest, but the excitement and anticipation …

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Want a Job in Tech? Now’s the Time to Start Looking

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As consumer habits around the world change under the coronavirus lockdown, demand for tech companies that satisfy our needs for virtual work, entertainment, and socializing has skyrocketed. Whether you have experience as a software engineer, data scientist, marketer, UX designer, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

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If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: When you’re job searching, you should tap into your network for advice and assistance. But the COVID-19 pandemic—and the record unemployment that’s come with it—has turned so many aspects …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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