Vacation or New Career?

Give and Getaway

Do you like to be active, even when on vacation? Do you want to make a difference or learn a new skill? Looking for an idea for the summer or a semester break? Ready to enhance your résumé and find …

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Don’t Have a Job Yet? Don’t Panic!


One of the top things I hear regularly from graduating CLAS students is how behind they feel. They see “all of” their peers (often in pre-professional majors like accounting) who already have job offers and consider themselves failures for still …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Why Not Start Today?


I often interact with students who are interested in making a difference through their future careers. Some of these students have plans of starting their own non-profit or social enterprise. Others express an interest in pursuing a career in a …

By Emily Fiagbedzi
Emily Fiagbedzi Graduate Assistant
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3 Things to Think About Before Applying to Graduate School

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So, you’re thinking of applying to graduate school? Maybe this has been your plan since you were a freshmen, or maybe you just recently started thinking about it. I encourage you to continue to think about applying to graduate school …

By Corinne Golash
Corinne Golash
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Applying to Graduate School

So you’ve decided you’re ready for graduate school! Congratulations! This process can be both exciting and overwhelming. The Center for Career Development has created a video that will help you understand how to research graduate schools, how to prepare for …

By Amelinda Vazquez
Amelinda Vazquez Assistant Director of Programming
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A Guide to Having a Good Life (and Successful Career)


The Stoics were very much interested in human psychology and were not at all averse to using psychological tricks to overcome certain aspects of human psychology, such as the presence in us of negative emotion. That’s great you say, but …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources
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The 4 Types of Questions You Should Ask at the End of Every Interview

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Your job hunt’s moving along, and to prepare for your upcoming meeting with the hiring manager, you’re practicing your answers to all of the most common interview questions.

But, there’s one that you’re feeling a little stuck on—what are …

By The Daily Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions
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Landing a career with a liberal arts degree


I recently read this response to a parent concerned that their child has graduated with a degree in history, has applied to “dozens” of jobs and hasn’t even gotten an interview. He’s still working as a cashier in a big …

By Lisa McGuire
Lisa McGuire Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations
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Everyone should have a career mantra. Hear me out.


ˈmantrə/ noun
noun: mantra; plural noun: mantras
1. a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation

Everyone should have a career mantra. Hear me out.
Think about the companies you admire most or the stores you …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
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Staying Motivated – In Search of the Magic Wand


We have all felt immobilized at one time or another, lacking motivation and falling into listlessness. Sometimes the feeling is induced by fear of the unknown or failure. At other times it occurs when 10 priorities are wrestling for attention. …

By Kay Gruder
Kay Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services
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