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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 »

12 Helpful Alexa Skills for College Students

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Ask Alexa GradLeaders

Amazon Echo devices and the Alexa voice-prompt assistant gives students the freedom to access information, learn new skills, and complete tasks in a hands-free manner. This device makes it easier to connect with others, learn about new opportunities, prioritize tasks, and manage time. Here are the top 12 skills to help college students make the most of their time at school and improve their chances of landing their dream job upon graduation: Find jobs that match your career goals: “Alexa, open Career Advisor.” If you’re just beginning your job search or looking to switch careers, Alexa’s Career Advisor skill is a great place to start. She will … / Read more »

Tips to Answer Post-Pandemic Interview Questions

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The COVID-19 pandemic affected the way job seekers and employers find careers and onboard new hires. With this kind of an impact, you can be sure that employers will be asking questions about how you managed your time during the pandemic and what your plans are for the future. Knowing how to answer these questions can show employers that you were able to make the most of an unprecedented situation. Here are a few helpful tips on how to strategically answer post pandemic interview questions. How did you deal with the transition to working/learning in a virtual environment? Although some people thrive while working from home, that’s … / Read more »

Five Ways to Virtually Network from Home

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Virtual Networking

As people continue working from home and refrain from attending in-person events, it can be hard to stay connected and build your network. Thankfully, we live in a virtual world where millions of great connections are just a click away! Here are five ways to effectively network and stay connected through a virtual platform. Build Your Online Brand Establish yourself by setting up a strong web presence. Use social networking tools like LinkedIn or career services platforms like GradLeaders to create a profile with a professional photo and complete profile explaining who you are, what you’ve done, and where you … / Read more »

Eight Virtual Interviewing Tips for Students

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Virtual Interview Tips

Many events and in-person meetings in the business world continue to convert to virtual experiences, including the interview process. Although virtual interviews are typically conducted in the same structure as in-person interviews, there are a few aspects that candidates need to consider in order to adjust to the changes. We want you to ace your interview, and simple adjustments to a virtual platform shouldn’t be what holds you back. If you’re a student or recent graduate preparing for an upcoming virtual interview, here are some tips to help you succeed. Test Your Technology Before-Avoid running into tech troubles during the interview by running your equipment beforehand. Create step-by-step instructions on how to get it up … / Read more »