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Ten Books Every College Grad Should Read

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College Student Career Book

The perfect time to read and improve yourself is Summer Break! By reflecting on your past year’s experiences, emotions, goals, as well as future plans, you can better prepare for a life of success. The following ten books are considered professional development and self-help books that many great leaders and successful individuals have read to transform their life. Take some time to understand your own tendencies and hear the advice of these highly successful people to learn, grow and live your best life.    The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale– This book is an easy read that will teach you how … / Read more »




Career Advice for Students During a Worldwide Pandemic

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College Career Advice Pandemic

Searching for jobs right out of college has always been difficult, and it hasn’t gotten any easier amid a worldwide pandemic. Some students and graduates may be wondering if companies are even hiring at all right now. And the answer is yes! Companies are still looking to fill positions that they find vital to the growth and success of the company. But this means they’re looking for the top candidates to fill these spots. It’s important for students to learn how to stand out among other candidates and prove they’re the best for the position, especially when the job market is so competitive. Here’s some advice on how to be successful in your … / 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 »