Career Center

  • Professional Dress

    February 16, 2015

    Struggling to decide on an outfit for your upcoming job interview? There is no doubt that the way you dress influences the interviewer’s first impression of you. Dressing professionally demonstrates respect, and also shows the employer that you take the interview seriously. It can also boost your own self-confidence during the interview. The interpretation of […]

  • Edit>Undo

    February 15, 2015

    I know it seems pretty elementary, but there are some things you should think about before doing them in the workplace—and Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z can’t undo these office faux pas. 1.  ICYMI, email shouldn’t be full of emojis and acronyms.  The way you communicate via text isn’t the way you should compose that note to […]

  • Creating your Own Luck

    February 14, 2015

    During the whole college journey it’s inevitable that a ton of advice will be flung at you from all directions. From close family members, to friends, to high school teachers, to counselors, to distant relatives you may have seen twice before, to even advice columns like this one. So the inevitable reaction to all this […]

  • 3 Tips For Landing An Incredible Internship

    February 13, 2015

    Sure, it may be snowing now, but summer vacation is closer than you think. Oh, and those summer internship application deadlines? They’re way closer than you think. So while you may be tempted to dedicate your spare minutes of free time toward planning your spring break vacation or binge watching another Netflix series, take some time […]

  • Common Mistakes for First-Time Job Hunters

    February 12, 2015

      Job-hunting is a difficult task and it can be easy to forget about the little things that make a big difference when it comes to competing for jobs. It is important to avoid the following mistakes when job hunting. Forgetting to Create a Professional Voicemail Message It is time to get rid of that […]

  • Customize your pizza order (aka tailor your resume)

    February 9, 2015

    Do you ever get mad when you get a pizza without the toppings you ordered?  Or special order a burger and they include or omit an item you specifically requested?  Does that annoy you to some degree? Well, think about that same situation only from an employer perspective with your resume and cover letter.  You […]

  • How minor is a Minor?

    February 7, 2015

    A Minor can serve to be a powerful tool in today’s job market. With jobs that are becoming more and more integrated with other disciplines, it becomes necessary for those looking for work to be less of specialists and more generalists. Scientists now have to be great communicators and presenters, Engineers are expected to have […]

  • An Unbelievably True Story About The Post-Interview Journey

    February 6, 2015

    You did it! You survived your first real-world interview. Not only did you survive, but you actually feel pretty darn good about how it went. You probably called Mom and Dad telling them how excited and relieved you’re feeling, and I know how tempted you are to take a few days to unwind from the […]

  • The 6 Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

    February 5, 2015

      Interview etiquette may be common sense to some, but from the horror stories hiring managers tell it is clear that not all interviewees know how to present themselves. Below are interview mistakes that could cost you that job of your dreams.  Dressing Too Casually One of the biggest things hiring managers complain about is […]

  • First Impressions!

    February 2, 2015

    We all make decisions based on them because we just can’t help ourselves. Are they always accurate? No, however first impressions are formed in seconds and can persist and influence major decisions. It takes about 7 seconds to make a first impression whether in your personal or professional life. When you meet someone for the […]