Cultural stereotypes aren’t always a bad thing. (If you’ve ever enjoyed reading a “You know you’re a ____ when…” email about your culture, you probably know what I mean.) It’s never a good idea, however, to become bound by stereotypes, to become pigeon-holed by them, or to pigeon-hole others with them. Cultural difference is a huge topic, and I won’t […]
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Your college degree is worthless…that is unless you learn to supplement it accordingly and market it effectively. In Part 1 of this two-part post, we examined ways to supplement your college degree. In Part 2, we discuss how to market your degree effectively.
Your college degree is worthless…that is unless you learn to supplement it accordingly and market it effectively. In Part 1 of this two-part post, we examine ways to supplement your college degree.
Before anything else, let me say this: YOU are in control of your career and your college education – don’t let that control slip away from you by handing over decision-making power to someone else. Of course it’s a good idea to ask for help from your parents, advisors, faculty, career counselors, friends, etc. But, the final decisions have to be yours.
Supplementing your college degree:
- You’ve gone to college to learn, both inside the classroom and outside of it. What you learn and how much you learn is up to you.
- For example, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in child development, and have signed up for a developmental psychology class, don’t assume your professor will bestow all that needs to be known about child development upon you. If there are certain aspects of child development that you know will be useful to you in your career (because you’ve been researching various employers in your field), utlize your prof’s office hours to discuss the topic in more detail. Think about writing a term paper on the subject. If you’re offered the opportunity to give a class presentation, make sure your presentation is about this topic.
It took a little while, but the NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair (NISVCF) is now open for student registration. You need to be a student or alum of a NACE school to register, so contact your career services office to get more information. Although the NISVCF site states that the fair will be open until May 2009, an email […]