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Welcome Sophmores

The reason we break out our college student advice by segments (Freshmen - Senior) is because all of those years have a different runway of time until entry into the workforce.

Typically freshmen do not engage adequately into the job search process and sadly, seniors often panic and lament that they did not start sooner when they face the prospect of graduating without a firm job offer.

Congraduations, you are engaging with plenty of runway to get this right, and have an abundant search.

Ignore what you friends are doing or should I say not doing regarding job search.  Know that it is critical to:

  • Attend every career fair that you can get access to on campus (More...)
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Building Your Network SOP

Building your personal network, a key career advantage, is the process of building, nurturing and serving your network. The key to this endeavor is a process-based approach on a variety of dimensions. Read More...


The summer is upon us and hundreds of thousands will be in the internship mix.  One might think, ‘Great I got an internship and I will':

LinkedIn Tip: Join a Group

Job Searching with Social Media expert Joshua Waldmanjoins us today to give another tip, as to how to grow your effectiveness on LinkedIn. From Joshua: In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. Read More...

What to Say During Interviews

You’ve done the work applying to jobs, you’ve waited weeks to hear back, but the day has finally come where you’ve been asked to interview for your desired position.  Read More...

Informational Interview

An informational interview is a meeting with a professional to learn about opportunity and viability relative to your future career. A productive place to explore would be: Read More...

Physical vs. Virtual Job Search

On campus you are surrounded by many events and opportunities to find employment through internships and/or full time jobs. Read More...

7 Ways to a More Abundant Campus Experience

  • Have perfect attendence
  • Never miss a homework assignment
  • Become a leader in a campus group that will get you 
  • Consider working partime (20 hours a week or less)
  • Keep your couriosity peaked in order to figure out what you want to do in your career
  • Hang out with people who are dreaming big and headed where you want to go (the over-achievers)
  • Never miss a career fair

Sounds simple but if you want to graduate on time, with as little debt as possible, and leave employed, follow these 7 steps and you will vastly increase you odds.



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