Tag Archives: Career Advice for College Students

Enhancing college career development offices

I couldn’t agree more with Dr. Nathan Hatch’s (president of Wake Forest University) article, “Students need our help looking beyond paycheck.” Among other things, President Hatch argues that “universities should enhance career development programs to go beyond mere job placement” (Amen to that!). As a career development professional, I whole-heartedly agree. At the same time, however, I am faced with the reality that for some of our institutions, career development offices are simply not staffed or equipped to assist all of the students in desperate need of our help.   (more…)

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Holiday Job Search Tips for College Students

Here are some tips for keeping your job search and career planning alive over the holidays. After a long semester, it’s sometimes hard to get motivated to do your job search or to think about career development. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done over the fall, and take time to reflect on everything you’ve accomplished over […]

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Get the most out of your summer job

If you’ve chosen to work for the summer rather than take an unpaid internship, don’t think that your summertime employment has to be completely left off your future resumes. With some planning, creativity and a proactive attitude, you can turn your summer job into a career-building experience. Here are a few tips: Identify the skills you want to develop – […]

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