Written by Amie Case, Graduate Assistant with the Career Center, Master of Arts, English: Creative Writing. Say thank you! Have you ever received a thank-you letter, email, or hand-written note for something you did for someone else? It’s encouraging to receive a genuine “thank you,” and it’s even more gratifying to pay it forward. As we enter this holiday season, … [Read more...] about Thank-you letters and other ways to show appreciation
Reneging on a job may damage your reputation. Written by Kayla Villwock, Intern Program Manager of SAS; article provided courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. After interviews with several top companies, you accept a job offer from Corporation A to begin a week after graduation. Then, XYZ Startup, a company that just began recruiting new college grads, … [Read more...] about Can you change your mind about a job after you’ve accepted?
Written by Amie Case, Graduate Assistant with the Career Center, Master of Arts, English: Creative Writing. Whether you are just beginning college, approaching graduation, or somewhere between those two points, your behavior on social media can have crucial impacts on your professional life. A single comment or post can severely damage your reputation or cost your … [Read more...] about Social media for young professionals
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? Projects you do for classes or organizations provide strong evidence of accomplishments It’s easy! Start a brag folder (also called a sunshine folder, I-love-me file, … [Read more...] about Building your professional accomplishments folder
Learn and practice networking skills at the free Networking Event on Wednesday, 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 … [Read more...] about Learn and practice networking skills at the Speed Networking Event April 27