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How to Market Yourself as a Millennial

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An article by contributor Kyle Elliott. As a Student Affairs professional, I work with millennial students (those born between 1981 – 1997) every day. While not strictly outlined in my position description, much of my work focuses on professional development coaching for these young students. Oftentimes, these students want to hide the fact that they are millennials. This doesn’t come as a surprise given the words often used to describe our generation—lazy, wasteful and self-centered, to name just a few. While some of these characteristics are true for some millennials, they are also equally true for some Gen X’s, some … / Read more »




5 Keys to Making the Most Out of a Career Fair

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An article by contributor Dixie Somers. Career fairs are a staple at any university campus. Schools, cities, states even businesses host regular career fairs, not only as an opportunity to network in their communities, but to scout and recruit local talent. Career fairs are great place to find leads during your job search, but you still need to put in some effort of your own if you want to get the most out of it. Here are just five things you can do that will help you during your next job fair: 1. Do Some Research Before the Fair Most job fairs … / Read more »




Your 4-Year Plan: How To Take Advantage Of Your College Education

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An article by contributor Meghan Belnap. With the rising costs of college education and the increasing demand on student attention in the form of social and digital media, having a 4-Year plan is absolutely critical to take advantage of your college education. All too often, graduates are saddled with student debt and without suitable work. Some real-world skills are sadly missed or not studied by most new graduates, but it’s never too late to start taking advantage of your education, and laying the ground work for a career after graduation! Freshman Year: Orient Yourself, Work Hard and Socialize Most incoming freshman … / Read more »




How can I start my professional network?

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Erin from University of Texas at Dallas asked: “I’m getting ready to graduate in the spring, but haven’t found a job yet. People often find jobs by knowing someone who knows someone, but how can I meet people who would want to hire me when I’m still in school?” Thank you for your question, Erin! You’re right, having professional connections greatly enhances your job prospects. When you know-someone-who-knows-someone, there’s a certain level of validity and accountability attached to your name that you can’t achieve with a resume alone. It can be a daunting prospect to start your professional network, especially before … / Read more »




How Do I Find a Career in Human Resources?

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Glenda from Midwestern State University asked: “I have a Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and a Masters degree in HR Management. However, I am having a challenging time finding a career in the field of Human Resources where I can use my education. What steps can I take to pursue an HR Position?” Thanks for your question, Glenda – Finding a career in Human Resources can be uniquely challenging. As an HR Graduate myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the barriers that can prevent someone from being hired into a role in this field. When I was searching for … / Read more »