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Aren’t Leggings Pants?

Aren’t Leggings Pants? This question was recently raised by a student in one of my classes. She was discussing appropriate clothing for a certain event and was surprised when I suggested that she change out of the leggings she was currently wearing and put on dress pants before attending. As one article in College Fashion […]


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Asking for Letters of Recommendation

Dear Professor, I am applying for graduate school. The online application system requested that I put in 3 individuals who might be willing to write me a letter of recommendation. I listed your name, so you can expect to receive an email from them soon. If you cannot do this, I understand. But, hopefully you […]


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Email Etiquette

Stop!! Before you press the “send” button, be sure to follow these steps for sending professional emails! Email has become a go-to medium for daily communication; it’s time-saving and cost-effective, yet there are several things that you need to keep in mind… 1) Check the “To” and “CC” lines… I’m sure you don’t want to […]


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You are what you wear?

Does your attire really reveal your identity? Do your clothes affect your own mood or emotions? According to research, Yes! Studies have shown that personality and mood can be managed and reflected through one’s attire (Moody et al, 2010; Ruetzler et al, 2012). Yet, when individuals say, “dress appropriately” or “wear something professional,” do you […]


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Lean In: Graduation-Style

So, you did society a solid and got a college degree…………YIPPEE! You have it all together, right? Know EXACTLY what to do with the rest of your life? If so, you are in the minority. Luckily you have many many MANY people to help you out with advice! For instance, a lot of famous people […]


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Hard vs Soft Skills and Employment

Employers have long been focused completely on the technical skills that future employees bring to the table, which are often termed “hard skills.” Research, however, has shown that more and more employers are looking for people with good “soft skills” to complement their work-related knowledge. So, what’s the difference? Hard skills are what you would […]


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Future PhD’s Success Guide

        Many underclassmen don’t realize all of the necessary steps involved in applying for a PhD program, and research training is just one of those steps. Many of us use our first couple of years just to get acclimated to undergraduate life and focus on “the now.” I recently read, Publish and Prosper, by Nathaniel […]


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Hello Study Abroad! Benefits and Common Questions

Have you considered a study abroad program as part of your college education?  In addition to the knowledge you gain, studying abroad can give you a competitive edge on the job market because you gain skills and strategies for communicating with people who speak a different language critically thinking about your own tolerance and cultural […]


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The Realities of Internships

This comic (http://mashable.com/2014/01/08/internships-comic/) from mashable.com highlights the lofty expectations of some new interns and the realities that often find them. Sure, you want to have high expectations of your position and hope that it will work out for the best. However, in reality, your internship may not live up to these expectations. Remember that you’re […]


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