What to do when it seems like you have nothing to put on your résumé

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As a student, the pressure to build a strong résumé is high. There are lots of sample résumés out there – perhaps some that belong to your friends and classmates – that seem to have endless experiences and accomplishments listed on them. …

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Writing a Compelling U.S. – Style Résumé 

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As an international student, it is essential to understand the expectations hiring managers have for U.S. résumés as each country has its individual recommendations. Developing an effective document that not only highlights your education and experiences but also meets the guidelines of what American employers expect, is instrumental …

By Desiree Martino
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Virtual or phone appointments- even easier than finding Wilbur Cross!

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If you’ve made it this far and found our website, I’ve got great news! Meeting with a Career Consultant is just a couple of clicks away. If you are finding yourself wondering about the current state of the job or …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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The Importance of On-Campus Activities

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Are you interested in getting more involved on campus and making more meaningful connections? Do you struggle to fill up that one page for a resume? Well, I’m here to tell you that there is a way and it’s through …

By Melissa Nowak
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Applying to Another Graduate Degree Program?

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Maybe you need to leave your current graduate degree program for a different one, realizing the one you are in is not the fit you had hoped.

Perhaps you are currently in a master’s degree program and you know you …

By Kalle Nelson
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Benefits of Volunteering and Finding Volunteer Opportunities

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With most of us leading super busy lives, it can seem difficult to commit to the idea of volunteering – giving your time and energy to a cause without financial reward. However, volunteering is important for many reasons, and it doesn’t …

By Victoria
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When Employers Give Advice Students Listen!

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Curious about what makes a job candidate stand out?

At Employer Insights on September 25, 2019, Lindsey Patruno and Ashley Martin, Senior Account Managers and Field Recruiters from Amica Mutual Insurance Company shared perspectives about strong job applicants, great interviews, …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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5 Reasons to Schedule a One-on-One Career Coaching Appointment at the Center for Career Development

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Career Coaching appointments are one-on-one sessions for students that help to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be, through a goal and action-oriented process. Why get started now? It is never too early or …

By Amanda D'Arbanville
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Writing a Resume Geared Towards Non-Profit or Public Service

Writing a Resume Geared Towards Non-Profit or Public Service

Do you have an interest in going into public service or working for a non-profit? It’s important to remember that your resume is one of the first tools you have when it comes to applying for jobs or internships you’re …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant/Employer Relations Coordinator, Stamford Campus Alex Manna
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Translating Farm Work Experience on a Résumé or During an Interview

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Growing up and working on a farm has its benefits and challenges. It can sometimes lead to being so involved in the business that you may not experience other roles through internships or part-time jobs. Writing a resume or talking …

By Paul Gagnon
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