Category Archives: Tips for College Students

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What name should you use on LinkedIn?

Your name is kinda a big deal! Not only does it identify you, but it’s part of your personal brand and is often the first thing about you that your professional community will come to know. But what if you go by a few different names? What if you have a preferred name that is different from your legal name? […]

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6 Tips for Starting Your New School Year

Take time to get to know who your academic advisor is; they can be an invaluable resource when it comes to planning your classes, understanding campus policies, and finding additional resources that you’ll need. Definitely take advantage of your faculty’s office hours. Try to follow a (flexible) schedule that takes into account class time, study, work, social time, exercise and […]

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Feeling Hopeless

The holiday season can be a wonderful, joyous time for many. However, it can also leave people feeling overwhelmed, sad, exhausted, and lonely. If you’re feeling hopeless or depressed this holiday season, or any time of the year, please reach out. If you don’t have family or friends that you can contact, many university campuses have emergency/crisis hotlines available, and […]

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Make Your School Year Great With These 4 Tips

campusWelcome Back! We’re hoping you have an amazing school year! Here are some really easy, but often forgotten, tips for making this year especially great.

Forward your school email account
If you don’t regularly check your school email account, remember to forward it to your primary account (the one you check regularly), or to set up your primary account to pull your school account’s emails. I know you probably get a LOT of email from your school that you don’t necessarily want flooding your regular account, but you can also miss a lot of important information and news if you’re not getting email from your school.

Meet with a career advisor
Whether you’re a first year student, an alum, or any year in between, talking with the folks at your career center early and often can be really useful. Get the most out of your appointment by doing a bit of preparation in advance. For example, have a list of questions ready, or write down a goal for the year and ask for help to achieve the goal. Most career centers can help with choosing a major, planning for longer term careers, finding internships, searching for jobs, applying to graduate school, and a lot more.
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