Category Archives: Quick Tips

Quick Tips: Choosing a Major

(I originally posted these tips on Twitter. @sweetcareers) Speak with faculty and current students in a department about the major before you declare. These conversations can help you confirm or dis-confirm your expectations about the major. Picking a major that you love will be more effective than selecting a major whose job prospects seem good, but remember to supplement your […]

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Quick Tips: Networking for College Students

(I originally posted these tips on Twitter. @sweetcareers) Not sure where to start networking? Try starting with some informational interviews. College students have networks, too. But you’ll need to expand your network, and work to keep it active. Connect with your college’s alumni network by contacting Alumni Relations. Also see if your alums have a LinkedIn group which is especially […]

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Quick Tips: Info interviews in familiar territory

(I originally posted these tips on Twitter. @sweetcareers) If info interviews are intimidating, try interviewing professionals at your university. Universities employ professionals in public relations, human resources, and IT, as well as accountants, nurses, artists, curators, and other occupations. Once you’re comfortable with info interviewing on your campus, branch out to interview professionals in your industry of choice.

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Quick Tips: Grab bag resumes

Create a “grab bag” resume that lists ALL of your experience, paid and unpaid, in reverse chronological order. This grab bag resume is for your eyes only (and maybe the eyes of your career counselor); never share the grab bag resume with employers. Your grab bag resume can be as long as you need it to be.  Keep adding new […]

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