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Good Networking/Bad Networking

**********************GUEST AUTHOR KACEY MCCORMACK Networking is essential for career success. Bad networking can harm career success, but good networking can help you get a desired job and to move up in that job. Good networking is a positive experience for both parties. Some tips for good networking include: Preparing in advance for interviews scheduling a […]

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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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Effects of Networking on Career Success

Students and new professionals are always told to network, but what does that even mean? And, how do you do it? According to Wolf and Moser, networking is defined as meeting individuals, building relationships with these individuals, and maintaining relationships with these individuals in order to help both parties (you and the individuals) gain work-related […]

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Should I be friends with my boss?

I have had summer camp jobs and university student jobs and have started to wonder what is appropriate for relationships between employers and employees. My work history has been in relatively relaxed settings, where many of my co-workers (mostly high school and college students) seem to be friends with their supervisors. Is this how the […]

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Sup, Doc? Approaching Professionals At Conferences the Right Way

I attended my first national conferences last year for professional organizations in my field, The National Council on Family Relations and The Association of Family & Conciliation Courts. I had worked with a few professors, and our conference proposals were accepted. I was stoked because 1 – I got free trips to California and Arizona, […]

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American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference and Expo: See You There!

Start your planning NOW! AAFCS has a conference and expo each year in late June. In 2014 the conference will be held in St. Louis, MO. The annual conference provides a great opportunity for students and new professionals to meet others and hone their professional skills. Check out for information about the conference and […]

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The Power of a Handshake

What does your handshake say about you? Does it convey that you are confident and self-assured? Or, does it suggest that you are insecure, an emotional bully, or overconfident? Research shows that not only will you be judged by your handshake, you will be forming an impression about the other person when shaking hands. During […]

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