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A fun summer job AND valuable career experience? Yes, it’s possible!

I just wanted to do something—anything—related to my field. I did not want to waste another summer doing a job that wouldn’t help me at all in my career. This job ended up giving me one of the best summers of my life.

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Building your professional accomplishments folder

Written by Amie Case, Career Center Communication and Design Assistant, Bachelor of Science, Professional Writing. Need an easy way to keep track of all your professional and career-related accomplishments? It’s easy! Start a brag folder (also called a sunshine folder,

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Learn and practice networking skills at the Speed Networking Event April 27

What does professional networking mean? Many people think it’s only for job seekers, but networking—which basically means developing relationships—is an important skill to learn as we begin developing our professional life. This includes planning and learning about careers, gaining experience

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Meet the Career Center’s new graduate assistant

Written by Theresa Lydon-Lorson, career counseling graduate assistant, Career Center My name is Theresa Lydon-Lorson, and I am a 2014 graduate of Missouri State University. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies, and I am currently pursuing

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12 LinkedIn etiquette tips

Written by Amie Gant, Career Center Communication and Design Assistant, Bachelor of Science, Professional Writing. Because having good etiquette on social media can positively impact your professional development, knowing what to do and what not to do on each social

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Everyday tips for the aspiring leader

Written by Amie Gant, Career Center Communication and Design Assistant, Bachelor of Science, Professional Writing. According to Job Outlook 2016 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), leadership is currently the most desirable attribute that employers look for

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Feel the burn? How to recognize and overcome burnout

Written by Amie Gant, Career Center Communication and Design Assistant, Bachelor of Science, Professional Writing. Semesters are long and overwhelming. For many students, instructors, and professors, this Thanksgiving break can’t come fast enough. Exams and large projects are due every

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