| By Maddy Gonzalez | I can remember it just like it was yesterday, the day I chose my major. As an incoming freshman, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, or even the subjects I was interested in. Without knowing what exactly I wanted to study, I opted to enroll in the Pamplin School of Business. This meant as a freshman I was officially a business major, and … [Read more...] about Why I Stayed a Business Major
| By Cristina Scalzo | So you have decided that graduate school is right for you. But now what? Finding and choosing the right program can be challenging. In some ways, the steps are a lot like finding a job. There are a multitude of schools and programs out there and finding the right one for you takes time, thought, and advice. Here are some great ways to explore … [Read more...] about Graduate School: How to Choose the Right Program
| By Nora Fogarty | First of all, congratulations! You survived an informational interview, and you’re just that much closer to setting up connections that might someday serve you well in finding a job you love and find fulfilling. The question is, what do you do now? The most important thing to do after your informational interview is to send a thank-you note. Don’t … [Read more...] about So You’ve Done the Informational Interview – Now What?
By Cristina Scalzo Continued from Informational Interviews: Part 1. You are walking around campus, and you see that person you met last weekend through a mutual friend. The question inevitably runs through your head as you awkwardly walk by: “Should I say hi? Do they even remember me?” You begin to sweat as you weakly make eye contact and whisper “Hi.” This awkward … [Read more...] about Informational Interviews: Part 2
By Cristina Scalzo Once you have made connections with professionals, one way to make the most of those connections is through informational interviews. My freshman year, I was required for my Nursing 101 class to conduct an informational interview with two different nurses. The nurses I connected with did not live in the Portland area and so we did our interview sessions over … [Read more...] about Informational Interviews: Part 1