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The Importance of Professional Development

The Importance of Professional Development   Every student has had that exasperated moment in class when you want to demand, “Are we ever going to actually use this?” If you’ve ever stumped your parents or other adults when you’ve asked for homework help, you’ve gotten your answer. Memorizing mathematical theorems and the dates of historical…

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How to Choose A Summer Internship

How to Choose A Summer Internship When I was in high school and college, I used to cringe when people asked me if I was going to apply for a summer internship. In my eyes, an internship was something you did (for free!) to pad your resume, when in reality you spent your time making coffee…

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation The real question here is, how do you become the kind of person your teachers and bosses want to write a letter of recommendation for? They’re putting their name on the line – give them a reason to. Of course, you didn’t read this article until you needed…

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Secrets to Finding a Job After College

Secrets to Finding a Job After College Finding a job after college is no easy task. It is scary and feels like someone is pushing you off a cliff. But with a little information, this process doesn’t have to be so bad. Finding a job is quite do-able if you do it right. Here are things…

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End Your Internship Like a BOSS

End Your Internship Like a BOSS When your internship is over, there’s far more to be done than simply cleaning up your desk and walking out. End your internship with gratitude and professional savvy.   Write a THANK YOU NOTE Get old school and use some nice stationary and a nice pen to write a good…

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3 Surefire Ways to Impress Your Internship Supervisor

3 Surefire Ways to Impress Your Internship Supervisor The best advice I can give student interns is to treat your internship like a job audition. This is the chance for you to show your boss what you’re capable of. Give them a taste of your work, and leave them wanting more. Follow the following three tips and…

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What to Wear to an Interview: Honest Trailers

What to Wear to an Interview: Honest Trailers 1. Your big girl (or big boy) panties. If you’re going for an interview, leave the childish attitude at the door. This includes all of the following (and more): obsessively checking your phone, “like” and “um”, the Hunchback of Notre Dame posture (the hunchback does not get the girl……

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A New Blog Segment: Professional Development

A New Blog Segment: Professional Development   Faithful Blog Readers, Today, we are saying goodbye to Get Fit! Friday and HELLO! to Get Professional! Friday. We’ve been getting thousands of questions about how to choose a college major, how to decide on a career, how to land a job, etc., and we decided that a…

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