Trends In Networking: Expanding Your Mindset


Many of us tend to think of networking as only something that you do at events that are labeled “networking events.” This is one view of networking, but it is actually much more. The trend in networking is to expand …

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Get the Most Out of Your Work Benefits


When you began working for a new employer, you were likely handed a large pile of information or employee handbook that detailed benefits along with work hours, expectations, company mission, and policies. If you were lucky, an experienced Human Resources …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Answering the Dreaded Salary Question


It has probably happened to you, right? You are in an interview, well prepared and confident in your answers. Then suddenly the interviewer asks, “So, what are your salary expectations?” Blindsided, you don’t know what to say or how to …

By Andrew Gupton
Andrew Gupton Career Advisor Andrew Gupton
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After 30+ Years of Work, What Comes Next?


Do you remember graduating from college? Armed with your degree, a host of friends and supportive family, you were ready to jump into the job market. Thirty years or so later, many of us begin to think about the next …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Are You Underpaid? 7 Signs You May Be


52% of working Americans feel they are underpaid. This, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Naturally, there are those that permanently believe they are underpaid, even though their salaries are in line with their skills and positions elsewhere. But, …

By Angela Baker
Angela Baker Freelance Writer
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Learn & Play at Career Carnival!


Visit our first ever Career Carnival to meet career staff in a fun atmosphere! At this event, Career Advisors will help students set up their Pioneer Careers accounts and teach students about the new career milestones for each year during …

By Heidi Perman
Heidi Perman Executive Director, Career & Professional Development Heidi Perman
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4 Things You Need to Know to be Totally Future-Proof at Work


We’re all guilty of having those little panics when we worry if we’ve chosen the right career direction. It’s tough to know exactly what you want to do once your time at college is up, I mean, what if you …

By Indiana West
Indiana West
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Passion. Holy Cannoli! What is this thing called passion!?


Recently, I was making a 17-mile trek across Arvada when our guide brought us to a halt, stretched out his hand and presented us with a brown paper bag. Within this seemingly innocuous container was a collection of several pieces …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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Understand Your Professional Self with a Personality Assessment

MBTI Types

Though our preferences and predilections can change over time, fundamentally we remain the same. We like certain things, are drawn to certain types of people and situations and make decisions in characteristic ways. But have you ever wondered why you …

By Grace Goodman
Grace Goodman Assistant Director, Alumni Career & Professional Development Grace Goodman
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Knock, Knock….


Did you know that Career & Professional Development has current students trained as Career Peer Advisors?  We have a team of undergraduate and graduate students who can help you with all of your resume, cover letter, and job or internship …

By Rebecca Damas
Rebecca Damas Assistant Director, Internship and Career Advisor Rebecca Damas
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