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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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8 Steps Towards Professionalism

In need of a job? Want to avoid living on Mom’s couch forever? Professional demeanor can be the difference between being hired or fired. Here are 8 simple tips that you can use to make certain you are prepared to behave like the professional that you are or have the potential to be. 1. Dress […]


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Impression Management and the Power of Your Handshake

From previous experience, I have learned that the first impression can make a significant impact on the tone of the rest of a job interview. It has also been documented that handshakes influence first impressions; see our Power of a Handshake article. Indeed, handshakes can influence whether the people we meet trust, like, or want […]


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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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Are Membership Dues Worth It?

I was recently an invited guest speaker in a career/professional development course for seniors. When talking about the importance of networking to students’ professional development, I had one student who raised concerns about membership dues in national organizations. She asked if it would be sufficient to get involved at state or student levels rather than a […]


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