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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Good/Bad Resume

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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