Written by Amy Marie Charland and Mary Ann Lawson. Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. An internship allows you to test your career objectives, helps you identify your talents, and directs you toward an appropriate career, while helping you acquire essential practical and professional skills you need in the business world. It also … [Read more...] about Locating and applying for internships
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
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, interviews you and offers you a job to … [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. Employers are constantly seeking evidence of unprofessional behavior in potential job candidates. Because our lives have become so openly intertwined on social media, it takes little to no effort for employers to quickly gather insights into our personal … [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? It's easy! Start a brag folder (also called a sunshine folder, I-love-me file, or master list). A brag folder is a great way to remember details from your … [Read more...] about Building your professional accomplishments folder