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
Use Your Hobby To Showcase Marketable Skills and Get Hired 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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July 18, 2017
5 Reasons to Redefine your ePortfolio Strategy premium
The use of ePortfolios in academic settings has proven beneficial for educators, students, and employers alike, but not every ePortfolio strategy lives up to the hype. That’s because ePortfolios have shifted in functionality, ease of use, and integration with other education and learning platforms over time, creating legacy systems that simply don’t get the job […]
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July 14, 2017
6 Examples of Liberal Arts ePortfolios premium
For students with a liberal arts degree, it can be difficult to find a job after graduation. This could be a result of a number of factors: Unlike career-specific majors like nursing or engineering, the challenge in identifying what profession or industry to pursue, identifying the work-relevant skills and competencies that they’ve learned might be […]
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