| By Ally Mueller | The word “network” has become a buzzword in the 21st century. From building a network through LinkedIn, meeting friends and/or professionals for coffee, and asking people for more connections/references to meet with, networking has become an ingrained part of the professional world. While building a network sounds easy enough, this can actually be … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Build Your Network
| By Nora Fogarty | Until a few years ago, I’d never even considered going to graduate school. It seemed excessive, wasteful. Why would I want to spend another few years in school, paying out of pocket all the way, for a degree I probably wouldn’t need? No, I didn’t want to go to graduate school. A lot of this sentiment stemmed from my own stubborn insistence that I knew … [Read more...] about Wading In: My Grad School Application Experience
| By Ally Mueller | Many students embarking on their junior or senior year of college, or even those who have recently graduated, often feel as if they should have begun the job search process sooner. Nevertheless, it is never too late to lay a strong foundation for finding a job in your field of interest. In fact, simply making a phone call, using your network, and … [Read more...] about Career Prep: Take That First Step Now
By Nora Fogarty If you’ve made it this far and at least set foot on a college campus, chances are you’ve heard some variation of this question at least once, if not multiple times. These days, it can sometimes seem like everyone and their mother wants to know exactly how your life is going to go, down to your plans for majors, graduation dates, and the big one: your … [Read more...] about “So What Are You Going to Do With That Degree?”
By Cristina Scalzo The other day, my aunt called and woke me up at ten in the morning. She was in the Portland area and was wondering if I was interested in going on a walk. I groggily said yes even though I knew I had a million things to do to prepare for finals. This walk turned out to be a 5 mile speed walk/life update session. It also turned out to be a casual interview … [Read more...] about Networking: Know Who You Know!