August 10, 2017
Focus on Your Skills, Not Your Experience premium
When you’re in college, advice is coming at you from all different directions and sometimes it can be hard to cut through the ‘noise’ to focus on what’s important. And while GPA, extracurricular activities, and an ePortfolio each have their own merit, the one area recruiting managers and employers are focused on are skills. In […]
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August 9, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at The University of Tennessee premium
While career services have long been part of college campuses, getting students to grace their threshold has been a little trickier. And it is not that students don’t care about their academic career or what happens after they graduate. Rather, it’s a misunderstanding about what is available and how it can play an important role […]
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August 3, 2017
Good News—Your Liberals Arts Degree Can Get You Hired! premium
There’s a common misconception that a liberal arts degree is ‘useless’ or that if you have one, you’ll never find a job. However, CEOs like HBO’s Richard Plepler (Government) and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki (History and Literature) would probably disagree. Even Michael Eisner, who graduated with a Literature and Theater degree, was able to find a […]
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August 2, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at Stanford University premium
As we discussed last week, career services departments on college and university campuses across the country are looking for tangible ways to connect with current students to help them develop academically and also maintain a connection as they become alumni in the workforce. For most, it starts with rebranding the overall image of career services. […]
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July 27, 2017
7 Ways to Display Your Leadership Skills premium
In addition to the hard skills you will display in your ePortfolio and on your resume, employers consider equally important what soft skills you can contribute. The NACE Job Outlook 2017 report showed that one of the attributes nearly 70 percent of employers looks for is leadership. Today, we’re looking at seven ways you can […]
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July 26, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at Miami University premium
Often there is a disconnect between students and career services. Students complain career services aren’t doing enough to help them prepare for life beyond college. At the same time, career services point out that most students aren’t doing their part and putting in the effort needed to get the most of what’s being offered. The […]
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July 20, 2017
How To Use Your Hobby To Get A Job premium
No doubt you’ve heard stories of people taking their hobbies and turning them into a career. For example, that friend who always tries out new fitness routines had a light bulb moment and became a personal trainer. So, if you can turn your hobby into a career, it stands to reason that you can you […]
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July 19, 2017
Why Playing Capture the Flag Will Make You a Better Hacker premium
The goals of Capture the Flag are simple: outthink, outwit, outhack. If you run in cyber circles you already know how to play: Apply real-world hacking tools to infiltrate a computer system, find intentionally placed vulnerabilities, and exploit them to capture a “flag”—a string of code that proves you discovered the flaw. “There’s a whole […]
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July 19, 2017
Why Digital Beats Paper When It Comes to Portfolios premium
There is something appealing about a paper portfolio—from being able to feel the texture and quality of the paper used, to having a tangible product to hold. And while a well-designed paper portfolio is certainly a work of art, it begs the questions: in this digital age, is it practical? Like many facets of academia, […]
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