6 Tips for Success After Graduating

workforceIf you’re like most students, finishing college will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, and also one of the scariest. Despite the best efforts of your career services counselor, odds are you’ll still have doubts about what you want to do with your life. If you’re in need of some career services advice, or life advice in general, don’t worry; the following tips were created for people just like you:

 

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10 Best Careers for Recent Grads

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Many people would agree that one of the hardest things you’re going to do in life is get that first job out of college.  There may be several jobs for you to choose from, but of course, you want to work for a company that’s a good fit in an industry that’s going to give you ample growth opportunity for many years to come.

If you’ve just graduated, (or even if you’re just about to embark on your higher educational career), there are some jobs that show the signs of faring well in the coming years. Here is a closer look: [Read more...]

8 Powerful Questions to Ask at Your Next Job Interview

For students who have just graduated, many, if not all of you, will have to deal with job interviews in your near future.  If you find job interviews intimidating, remember that your prospective employers are often just as fearful as you are. They need to know that their potential employees will be valuable additions to the company, and they worry that the best candidates will not want to work there.

For this reason, a job interview should be a conversation, with candidates asking as many questions as they answer. If you ask the right questions, you will not only discover whether you want the job, but you will also show your interviewers your critical thinking skills. The following questions are ideal for any job interview:

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5 Reasons Why Career Services is One of the Most Important Offices On Campus

Have you ever wondered what happens after you leave the safe confines of your campus?  How will you find a job?  Where will you go when you need help?  If these concerns have crossed your mind, rest assured that there have been plenty of students before you that pondered the same stressful questions.

It is for this reason that our Career Services team was created.  Our goal is to help you.  We don’t believe in getting our students through school and sending them off into the world without any help; we believe in standing next to you, giving you leadership, and guiding you through everything from resume prep to mentoring you in preparation for the correct career.

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Our Career Services office is here to help you throughout your job-finding journey.  We provide career fairs, resume writing help, and help with improving your interviewing skills.  We believe that recent graduates shouldn’t be pushed out into the world without a little assistance, so we also help with salary negotiation skills, career development workshops, and employment assistance.

Forbes recently wrote an article that said it best:  We want you to know that we’re always here for you, and there are at least five great reasons to support the fact that Career Services is the most important office on campus.

Is a College Education Actually Worth the Investment?

The debate over whether college is worth the investment or not seems to be an increasing subject matter among young adults.  Since the housing market crashed and the Great Recession took hold of America, people have witnessed climbing debt and have begun to ponder whether or not the cost of college is truly worth the investment.

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Some reports show that student loan debt for our country has made its way over the $1 trillion mark as frustrated recent graduates struggle to find their place in the professional world, receiving continuous rejection letters or taking jobs for which they feel they are significantly under-qualified.  In reality, these struggles are just the same as they’ve always been, and although student loan debt may be on the rise, so, too, is the discrepancy between what you could be worth as a college graduate versus your ultimate worth without that degree. [Read more...]