By Christina B, English '18 Career Fair season is upon us, and with the nerves such an event brings on, we might forget how to dress to impress. Sure, we know that wearing jeans to a professional event is not the best move, but after a long day of class and no time to run home to change, jeans may be the only option. Not a good look… While a career fair is not a job interview, … [Read more...] about Professional Attire
Written by Christina Beningfield, English, Class of 2018 With the holiday season fast approaching, we begin to prep for the inevitable family interrogations. What are you doing when you graduate? How’s school, what are you thinking about doing after? We’ve read of the various ways we can flip these questions to our advantage; asking our nosy relatives how they can actually … [Read more...] about Navigating the Informational Interview
Written by Christina Beningfield, English, Class of 2018 Ask any UP junior about their summer plans and the majority will mention an internship; searching for them, meeting with employers, scheduling appointments at the Career Center to wrap their minds around the idea of internships. Everyone wants one, but why? It seems like internships are a new concept; most of our … [Read more...] about Internships: Why all the Hype?
Written by Christina Beningfield, English, Class of 2018 I have a box of business cards sitting in my closet. I was in a really inspired mood after reading Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to do Before You Join the Real World by Lindsey Pollak; in the section called “Get Carded,” (ah, so clever!) it was made very clear that a student with cards shows “maturity, … [Read more...] about How Many Business Cards is too Many?
| By Nora Fogarty | If you’re like me, you probably prefer to sit towards the back of a classroom or lecture hall, and you participate with some frequency, but not that much. You’d probably rather watch the discussion take shape, and form your own opinions while you listen, and then let your work do the talking instead. I’ve long since accepted that as a student, I’m not … [Read more...] about Connecting With Faculty