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Category Archives: Choosing a Career

What’s Your College Degree Worth?

When I wrote about this question over a decade ago, it was in response to one jobseeker in an article for the Wall Street Journal who had this to say: “A degree isn’t any big guarantee of employment, it’s a basic requirement, a … Read More…

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Why INTERNSHIPS?

If you are wondering why internships are important; the reasons are many! First and foremost – Employers value internships! Whether you are a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior, internships should be a part of your college experience.  In fact, multiple internships should be … Read More…

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20 Pieces of REAL Advice for a College Freshman

From the desk of the Dean…(Updated for the Class of 2023) In a few weeks, summer will end and you will become a college freshman.  You won’t be alone. Thousands of new college freshmen will file onto college campuses and populate college residence … Read More…

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I’m just looking for a good place to work

One of the most stressful parts of the job search is evaluating whether or not a certain company would be a good place to work – for you.  Questions you ask yourself could be – How do I pick a good place to … Read More…

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Join professional associations; Membership has rewards

Membership has its rewards. “Man is a tool-using animal…Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” ~ Thomas Carlyle Professional associations is one of the best tools out there if you are trying to get involved! We spend a lot of … Read More…

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Set S.M.A.R.T. career goals

Be S.M.A.R.T about your career goals.   “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk” ~ J.C. Penney Set career … Read More…

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