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6 Tips for Virtual Career Fairs

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Virtual Career Fair Advice

Virtual career fairs are necessity today but won’t be going away anytime soon. Why? They’re simply more effective, efficient and ultimately a better way to create meaningful connections between students and employers. Virtual career fairs allow employers to quickly and easily connect with more right-fit candidates around the world right from their computer or cell phone without completely disrupting their workday or week. This digital hiring solution also makes it easier for job-seeking attendees to visit more booths, ask more questions, learn about multiple new opportunities, and expand their network all while in the comfort of their own home. Here are six tips for job … / Read more »

Top 10 Assessments for Job-Seeking Students

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Career, personality, and aptitude assessments are an important initial step in the college-to-career student journey. These tests can help you learn more about yourself, improve your relationships with others, expand on your strengths, identify your weaknesses, and better prepare you for the right career path ahead. Here are the top 10 career assessment tests to help you on your journey to self-discovery. 1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) The MBTI test was created to help job seekers discover their personality type, strengths, and preferences to better understand what career path is best for them. Based on your answers from the test, … / Read more »

5 Ways to Utilize Alumni in Your Job Search

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Alumni Networking Job Search Advice

Creating positive alumni relationships can enhance your college experience and better prepare you for the real world. Alumni can provide invaluable advice, expand your professional network, and introduce you to new opportunities. Here are five ways you can build a relationship with alumni and take advantage of everything they have to offer.  1. Attend Alumni Networking Events  Students should attend alumni networking events to meet with people who have been in your shoes and can relate to your current situation. You can ask them questions, hear advice, and add new connections to your network.   2. Join an Alumni Mentorship Program  If your university offers an alumni mentorship program, this is a great … / Read more »

5 Reasons You Should Intern Before Graduating

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Why Intern

Many students may be questioning whether or not it’s worth it to participate in an internship or other experiential learning opportunity during college. Some students may think they don’t have enough time, they’re not prepared enough, or they’d rather wait until they graduate and find a full-time job. But in today’s job market, an internship might just be the best way to stand out from other candidates. On top of that, an internship, co-op, apprenticeship, job shadow or other part-time work experience can be beneficial in other ways as well:   Learn what you like  An internship is when someone works for an organization … / Read more »

Why Students and Alumni Should Report Internships and Job Offers to Their School

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Universities and career centers are constantly trying to gain insight into their students’ internship and career experiences to not only improve their own process and curriculum but also to report outcomes to publications that rank the value of their degrees. Career centers also need their students and alumni to report their internship and job offers to understand interests and hiring trends specific to their university. Often times, the most important yet most difficult data points to gather are non-credit-bearing internships since there is no incentive or easy way for a student to report that information to their college or university. But this information is … / Read more »