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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 »




How Can I Transition into the Corporate Social Responsibility Field?

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Lea from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health asks: “How do I get into the field of corporate social responsibility? I come from a socio-medical public health background. What kind of skills and training are considered assets? If I’m looking for jobs in that area, what kind of job titles and keywords should I be searching?” Thanks for your question, Lea.  Your interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) is well timed as today’s consumers expect companies to not just be responsible corporate citizens and improve issues related to their operations, but also make a broader societal impact. A 2017 … / Read more »




How Can I Land a Job in the Nutrition and Dietetics Field?

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Pamela from Los Rios CC District asks: “How can I find entry-level or part-time work as a nutritionist?” Thanks for your question, Pamela!  The simple answer is to work hard at it, so you’ll ultimately accomplish your goal.  Most take a passive approach to finding employment.  You’ll want to be proactive in your search to successfully land an entry-level and/or part-time job in the nutrition field.  This work can help you for this job search, but if you do it right it can pay dividends for the future because every job is temporary. You only need one job, right?  During … / Read more »




How Can I Get Better Results in My Job Search to Get My Environmental Science Career Started?

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Sandra from University of South Florida asks: “I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and have been unable to find any way to get my foot in the door within the industry as a field technician (the traditional entry level position in the industry). I have internship experience in data collection, database management, and dealing with invasive species; I have rewritten my resume perhaps 70 times; and have been trying for over two years now to find work with less than four interviews to my name. It has come to the point where I am almost willing … / Read more »




How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

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Milinda from New Mexico State University asks: “What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?” Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a full-time, entry-level job you pursue in the future. Here are some basic guidelines to use when developing your cover letter content: Address your cover letter to a specific person. Begin with “Dear Mr. or Ms.”, followed by the last name of the person and a colon (i.e. Dear Mr. Smith:). Don’t use the first name of the addressee as it … / Read more »