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How can I find a Mentor within my major?

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William from University of Tampa asked: “While I’m on campus, how can I find a mentor within my major or a related major for guidance?” William, Great job taking the initiative and seeking a mentor for guidance! Below are tips to help you find a mentor during your time at UT: 1. Your Career Center or Alumni Relations Office. These offices may have a formal mentorship program that connects you with an alumnus to serve as your mentor. When I was freshman in college, I signed up for a mentorship program, coordinated by the alumni office, which partnered me with … / Read more »

What should I include on a Cover Letter or Letter of Introduction?

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Celeste from National University asked: “I am currently working on a Letter of Introduction/Cover Letter template, and I need some guidance on what to include.” A cover letter is a document that introduces you to the employer. The letter allows you to convey your passion and interests in the position and organization. In addition, it allows the recruiter to assess your written communication skills. Personally, I love writing cover letters! It can be difficult to discuss how my unique background can be of value to the employer and the letter gives me a chance to connect my skills and experiences … / Read more »

How can I address my career change and new degree on my resume?

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Britany from Johnson & Wales University asked: “I have a finance background, and have decided to change fields to Information Security. Grad school starts soon, and it has been hard to land a job in finance. Should I pursue IT roles now instead? If, so how do I address that on my resume? Thank you” Congratulations on starting graduate school and thank you for your question. I understand wanting to apply to positions within IT since you have been having a difficult time finding a job in finance. Prior to starting graduate school, I was in a similar position.  I was … / Read more »

How can I get started with a career in Human Services?

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Kim from Wilmington University asked: “I have a Masters degree in Human Services, but can’t seem to find a job in my field. What can I do to get started?”  Dear Kim, Thank you for writing to us and congratulations on your Master’s degree! The job search can be daunting and I’m happy to discuss action steps to help you find a position in your field. Reflection Before we discuss the search, reflection is an important first step so we know where we are going. Since Human Services offers a variety of career options, ranging from counselor, social worker, case … / Read more »