$alary and Compen$ation: Evaluating Job Offers

Lucky you!  You’ve landed a job offer…or more than one! Now – how do you evaluate this offer and know whether you need to get more information or request some changes in that offer?  Here’s a few things to remember when …

By Rebecca Damas
Rebecca Damas Assistant Director, Internship and Career Advisor Rebecca Damas
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Dreading Graduation? Let’s Go for a Walk.

It’s January and a little over one week into a new year. This is a time when people are feeling compelled to create some sort of change in their lives, to give up some habit, or develop a new one, …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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Preparation Matters: 5 Steps to Interview Success

Interviewing is a skill and preparation is what will help you to stand out. Here are 5 techniques to get ready!

 KNOW YOURSELF: Be ready to discuss your key strengths and abilities that make you the best candidate for the …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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8 Steps to a Successful Interview

The Career & Internship Fair is tomorrow!  Be prepared for the interviews that result from your connections at the Fair.

1.       Research

a.       Employer website, news feeds, talk to alumni or others who already work there

b.      Dissect the job …

By Mary Michael Hawkins
Mary Michael Hawkins Director, Undergraduate Career & Professional Development Mary Michael Hawkins
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5 Critical Tips for Professional Emails

Email might not be college students’ favorite form of communication, but it is a critical communication method in the world of work and your job search.  Be certain to make a positive impression by following these 5 quick tips:

1) Reply within …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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The Value of Campus Involvement

How do you set yourself apart from other candidates? One of the biggest dilemmas with gaining a competitive advantage in the job and internship market is having a robust resume with transferrable skills. It is not enough to simply graduate …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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Applying Online and Not Getting Interviews? Try This…

One of the great frustrations of job seekers is applying online and then never hearing back from employers. Many candidates refer to it as the “black hole” of job applications.

It is critical for job seekers to understand that when …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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6 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PHONE INTERVIEW

 For many positions there is a step you must pass through before the in-person interview—the phone interview. Employers conduct phone interviews because this is an efficient way to screen through candidates without the time and expense of an onsite interview.

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Out or Not: 6 Strategies for LGBTQI Job-Seekers

 How a student identifies can definitely influence the job search strategy. The student may decide to target LGBTQ-friendly companies or choose an environment that may or may not be as open. The Human Rights Campaign website (www.hrc.org) is a great …

By Sue Hinkin
Sue Hinkin Executive Director of Career Services Sue Hinkin
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How to Handle the “What are you going to do when you graduate?” Question Like a Pro!

As graduation approaches, countless graduating seniors have a sudden urge to avoid all family gatherings and parental phone calls in an attempt to dodge one of the most dreaded questions of the college student experience:

What ARE you going to …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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