6 Tips for Successful Virtual Networking, Even During the Pandemic

Successful networking can open doors to mentorship, professional development, friendship, and career growth.

Of course, things have been different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are many more of us working from home, but professional and industry events of …

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Virtual Spring Cleaning: Tips for Organization in an Online Environment

Spring has sprung, and it’s about time to clear the dust bunnies out and open up the windows! However, as much of the world has spent their time working and going to school virtually for the past year, I figured …

By Mandy Hay
Mandy Hay Career Assistant
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6 Ways to Build Up Your Resume When You Can’t Afford to Do an Unpaid Internship

As you start thinking about life after college, you may hear that internships are the most important stepping stones to your first job. And they are often the simplest and most traditional way to build up your resume so you …

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10 of the Very Best Jobs for Introverts (That Won’t Leave You Drained)

Not every job is the right fit for every person—so it makes sense that you’d be looking to find a job and career path that feels well-suited to your personality.

While some folks might thrive in a role where they’re …

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5 Essential Networking Steps for Undergrads and Grad Students

Ten years ago, when I entered business school, many professionals told me that the journey ahead required significant investment in professional networking. So I followed their advice, and soon my calendar was filled with various networking events and meetings all …

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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

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A Day in the Life: Meet ’09 fashion and apparel design graduate Ashley Linsmeier

One of the joys of working in a small but rapidly growing business is that you really do get to experience every side of the business, especially if you’ve been there for as long as Ashley Linsmeier has.

“I got …

By Mandy Hay
Mandy Hay Career Assistant
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9 Steps to Nail the College Career Fair

The big day has come. You have made it to the job fair, you are dressed professionally and focused. So, now what?

It is important to understand that campus recruiters travel a lot, do multiple careers fairs, and are under great pressure to …

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How to find an internship with the help of the career development office

Each semester, a great many college students across the country search, apply, and interview for internships. The process of searching for an internship and getting credit for it can seem daunting, but the Career Development Office is here to make …

By Mandy Hay
Mandy Hay Career Assistant
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How to Make a Job Fair Work for You

The beginnings of many careers originated from job fairs, which is just one of the reasons why they are so daunting. It can get confusing as to what to bring, how to dress, and how to prioritize who to talk …

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