College

Don’t Waste That College Tuition: Tip #2 for Helping Your Student Succeed

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Career, College, parents | 0 comments

Don’t Waste That College Tuition: Tip #2 for Helping Your Student Succeed

What is the SECOND step parents can take to help their students find career success? Insist that they get work experience during high school and college! Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But you’d be surprised how many college seniors have very little work or volunteer experience to put on their resumes. And that really hurts their chances for getting that all-important first job or internship. A lack of work experience hurts them in much bigger ways, too. When students don’t work or volunteer, they miss opportunities to learn crucial things about themselves and the world of work. Career...

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Beyond the Lab: Career Options for Science Geeks

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Career, College, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Sixty-percent of the United States’ fastest growing occupations are scientific in nature (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fastest Growing Occupations, 2014-2024). Yes, we need researchers to advance science and develop new products, and healthcare professionals to improve health for all people. But what if neither of those options appeals to you?  Take a look at the many ways you can put your knowledge to work. Science education Share your love of science with children, college students, and the general public through teaching in schools, colleges, science museums, and professional...

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New Grads: Networking Tips for Success

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Career, College | 0 comments

New Grads: Networking Tips for Success

These networking tips let you take control of your job search and connect with all potential contacts. Good news for recent grads.

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How to Choose the Right College Major

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in College | 2 comments

How to Choose the Right College Major

It’s normal for students to panic over declaring an academic major. They worry about making the wrong choice or are unsure as to which major will give them the best all-around job prospects. Here’s the good news: depending on their career interests, their choice of major may not make much of a difference (exceptions being career fields requiring a specific set of technical skills). The bad news? They have to decide what their career interests are. Here’s my advice for your college student to help him or her through the decision-making process: 1) Take an up close and personal look at...

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The Real Reasons You’re Not Getting a Job Offer

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Career, College | 0 comments

Reason Number One:  You think the interview is all about you. The truth? It’s SO NOT about you. Well, it is… but in a different way. I’ll explain. When was the last time a real live person sold you something? Say like, a car. Your salesperson likely took the time to assess what you really wanted and needed in a vehicle before seriously engaging with you. Let’s face it. Pointing you toward a Mazda Miata when you really need a family-size van won’t help them make a sale. When we’re in job search mode we’re promoting a product, ourselves, to potential buyers. Employers are no different that the...

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The best career decision-making tool

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Career, College | 0 comments

The Informational Interview   Don’t let the term “interview” intimidate you. It simply means talking to people about their jobs. Having a conversation with others working in the career fields you’re considering will help you decide if they are right for you. Career assessments can point you in the right direction; then when you need real time information, there is no substitute for the 30- minute informational interview.   It’s Easy  Let’s imagine that you want to decide between pursuing advertising or sales for your next career move or internship. Ask family, friends, colleagues,...

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