Archive | ALL APPLICATION ARTICLES RSS feed for this section

iStock_000006127692Small

Start Planning for Grad School

If you are a junior or senior, you have probably started thinking about whether or not you want to go to graduate school or what programs you may want to apply to. If you are just beginning your undergraduate studies, graduate school may not be on your mind at all yet being proactive NOW will […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Tattoo

Digital Tattoos: Ted Talks Video on the Permanency of Your Online Profile

We tend to think that the information we put online, or send to our friends, is temporary. However, Juan Enriquez shares his views (via Ted Talks) on the permanency of online information sharing. Using Andy Warhol, the ancient Greeks, and other examples from history, the case is made that the photographs and other data you […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
iStock_000000199811Small

Is College Worth It?

This is the big question today.  The news media is painting a picture that is beginning to scare students and their families as they look at the cost of a college education.  We see news reports highlighting the number of college students who are unemployed, and I’ve seen it personally in my position as a […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
job search

Finding an Internship

Completing an internship during your degree program is often a great way to get hands-on experience in a structured learning environment While some lucky students (or unlucky, depending on how you view it….) are automatically placed into internships by their programs, most students must take some initiative if they want to find an internship before […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Resume title page.

A Good/Bad Resume

An 11 minute video from Lynda, which illustrates the differences between a good and bad resume:


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
internship

What is the “Right” Internship?

You may have seen articles or heard your professors talk about securing the right internship. But what does that really mean? It’s different for everyone, but here are a few important points to consider when deciding whether an internship is the “right” one. It provides you the opportunity to learn new skills. The point of […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
initiative

To Whom it Concerns…Please Read My Cover Letter

There are no second chances with a cover letter. It is often the first thing that employers glance at. Some may actually read cover letters. Others will skim them. Regardless, if something they do not like jumps out at them, your file will likely be tossed to the bottom of the pile…or worse yet, the trash. Thus, the cover […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
LyingResumesInfographic

The Resume: It Could be the First and Only Impression

Although you need to have a good idea of what you SHOULD include on a resume, it may be equally important to know what to AVOID. Because the resume may be your first and last opportunity to make an impression, you want to avoid things like typos or grammatical errors, falsifying information on your resume, or disclosing […]


Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Overview

Career Skillet is an online educational resource designed to help students with skills that will help them successfully transition from student to career roles. Please review this Privacy Policy and Disclaimers periodically as we may make changes and updates without prior notice. We will post a date at the bottom of the page, so our audiences can see when the page was most recently updated.

Privacy Policy

We may use information from the Career Skillet site for program improvement or educational purposes (for example, presentations at conferences or publications in journals). Information that we may obtain from the site about you include:

  • -Manage your participation in events, promotions, or research you sign up for on the Career Skillet site.
  • -Analyze trends and statistics regarding visitors’ use of the Career Skillet website (for example, the pages visited, the most popular content, the types of information that our visitors share with others, how long visitors spend on the website, the types of questions visitors ask).
  • -To comply with legal policies and industry standards

Disclaimer

To ensure that Career Skillet visitors receive reliable and accurate information, part of our model is to include comments, authored articles, summaries, and other types of content from contributing authors. Career Skillet assumes no responsibility for documents posted by users or contributing authors although we will make every attempt to block or delete offensive material or any information that conflicts with the goals and mission of Career Skillet.

Contributing authors come from various backgrounds and were invited to contribute to the Career Skillet websites because of their expertise. The contributing authors are not responsible for the information posted by other authors.

Career Skillet will link to other websites. These links are provided as a convenience to visitors. Therefore, these links should not be considered an endorsement of the other website, and Career Skillet is not responsible for the content on the third-party websites. Although we are selective and only generally reference articles, infographics, or other materials on third-party websites that we believe is of quality, when you link to third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. If Career Skillet links to information on your website and you would like it removed, or you believe that Career Skillet is violating your website’s copyright policies, we ask that you notify Career Skillet in writing of a copyright infringement click here. If we remove or disable access to content in response to a copyright infringement notice you sent, we will make every attempt to notify you.

If you wish to use the content on the Career Skillet website for another website or online resource of similar nature, we ask that you do not duplicate our original content and that you list the Career Skillet name and provide a direct link back to the Career Skillet website. Please notify us and tell us how you are using our content.

For Questions, comments, or Advertising inquires please submit the following form and we will contact you back as soon as possible.

Your Name: *
E-mail Address: *
Subject: *
Message Details:  

*=required field
[php] include('mathcaptcha.php');[/php]

Overview