Category:Career Exploration

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 »




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 »




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 »




Four Ways to Take Advantage of Your College Career Center

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College Career Center

College students who engage with their career center are more likely to receive a full-time job right after graduation than students who don’t, according to a recent Gallup study. These students are also more likely to say that their school prepared them well for life after college. The problem is that many students don’t properly utilize their career centers, and some don’t connect with them at all. It’s important for students to understand the value career centers can provide for life after college. Here are a few ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your career center during … / Read more »




Top 10 Jobs of the Future

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Jobs of the Future

The U.S. economy and overall job market were majorly affected during the Coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment rates were at an all-time high as people lost their jobs and their future became unclear. As people shift their job trajectory or attempt to start a new career path, they should focus their attention on the jobs that are continuously growing. According to the United States Department of Labor, here is a list of jobs that are projected to be in high demand within the next few years.   Medical and Health Services Manager   A medical and health services manager oversees and manages a healthcare … / Read more »