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Making the Most of Your Winter Break

I saw this interview on an ABC news channel yesterday (ABC Interview) and wanted to share…it includes some strategies for using your winter break to achieve some of your career goals. Some things you could try… Make contacts with agencies, organizations, or businesses in your area. Ask if they need seasonal employees or volunteers. Some […]

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Career Exploration

After meeting with several students over the last few years about the same things, I’ve determined that “freaking out” about their career-related future is a completely normal experience (seems to be worst for sophomores and seniors). “I don’t know if I chose the right major.” “Should I switch majors?” “How do I know what I’m […]

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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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Smart Networking

Networking is essential for career success. Yet, there are right and wrong ways to do it. For example, it’s critical to find mentors who are willing to help you, but if you monopolize the time of someone you just met, act like a know it all, ask them questions that are too broad or that […]

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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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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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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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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 http://www.aafcs.org/meetings/14/index.html for information about the conference and […]

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