Why ‘perceived value’ is key for graduate businesses


One of the very few blanket statements we can confidently make about customers of almost any company is that they’re all looking to receive value from their purchase or investment. For anyone starting up a new graduate business, failing to …

By Sam Butterworth
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Checklist for Back-to-School Safety and Career Success


Failing to plan, as the saying goes, means planning to fail, and this adage holds truer than ever at the beginning of a new school year. When everyone returns to campus in the fall it can be too easy to …

By Emma Bailey
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8 Mistakes that Make You Unprofessional at an Interview

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Interviews can be a very nerve-wracking experience for students because of immense pressure to get that job. During the college years, they face the first experience with the corporate world and, in many cases, the experience is not that positive. …

By Lucy Benton
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Part of your job search involves asking for references. Employers ask for references because they want to know what others have to say about you. Your references praise or criticism can sway the outcome of your …

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How to Make a Successful Career Transition

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Are you considering a career change? Unlike finding a new job, this might mean leaving an industry, as in shifting from journalism to wealth management, or moving to an entirely different position in your company, such as transferring from procurement …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Can You Start Your Job Search Without an Exact Job in Mind?


Many liberal arts majors think they need to know the exact job title they plan to pursue before beginning their search for a job or internship. That idea is FALSE!

Instead, liberal arts students should make a list of the …

By Heidi Perman
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What Types of Skills are Best for a Sustainability Studies Major?

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If the idea of contributing to solutions for real environmental change appeals to you, then becoming a sustainability studies major might be the right fit for you. What’s the best way to thrive as a sustainability studies major and set …

By WayUp Guide
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How to Get a Mentor at Work


Whether you’re working at a summer internship or embarking on your first full-time job, getting a mentor at work is one of the best things you can do for your career. A long-established practice, mentorship helps you develop your …

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Good to Know: Work-Life Balance “Tests” Are a Thing Now in Interviews

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As someone who’s conducted hundreds of interviews, I can assure you: There’s a reason behind every question an interviewer asks. Our goal is to gain insight into who you are and how you work so we can find …

By The Daily Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions
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When a Cover Letter Is a Waste of Time

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Applying for any kind of job position is stressful. What it mostly comes down to is a few minutes of the interviewer’s busy schedule that determines whether or not you are fit for the company.

While many young people …

By Luisa Brenton
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