Tales from a transfer student

My first two years of college were a real struggle. I had horrible study habits carried over from high school which didn't require much effort and yielded good grades. Needless to say, this method did not serve me well in my college courses.

First Year Friday: Start Now

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The best advice I could give to any first-year student is to get started NOW. A common misconception is that you need to wait until senior year to utilize University Career Services (UCS). After all, you’re not even thinking about applying for jobs yet, right? However, UCS does so much more than helping seniors find full-time jobs.

Informational Interview: Senior Associate at Red Ventures

Growth is extremely important in the company you start your career with.  Growth equals opportunity, and opportunity allows for personal impact.  When you’re able to make an impact on a daily basis, you begin to write some interesting chapters in the story of your life. – Park Denning

Tuesday Tip: Attend an Info Session

File 9584Career development can seem tricky and overwhelming. So as an undergraduate, how can you realistically be preparing for a future career? Try going to an organization’s information session through University Career Services (UCS).

10 Emerging Job Search Trends, Tips and Tactics

An exerpt from a white paper on the state of the job hunt, with insight from top professionals

By Arnie Fertig

The changing nature of résumés, use of applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn and other social media sites, Skype video conferencing, big data applications and more are all impacting the way employers and hope-to-be-employees find, communicate and interact with each other.

What NOT to do at a Career Fair!

Negativity bias is the psychological phenomenon by which humans have a greater recall of unpleasant memories compared with positive memories. Make sure you don’t leave potential employers with negative memories about you! Follow this list of what NOT to do at the career fair.

5 Reasons to put the Career Fair on your Calendar

Here are five good reasons why YOU should attend the Fall Job and Internship Fair on September 11th from 12-4pm in Rams Head Rec Center.

How UCS Can Help You in 15 Minutes

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We all push things off or decide to nap/ binge watch Netflix instead.  But 15 minutes could help you find your fit (that’s only a quarter of a Game of Thrones episode). University Career Services has an array of resources no matter what you need.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what to do or if you really want a specific job, a UCS Career Counselor can help.

Why You Shouldn’t Come to UCS this Year

File 9558You don’t want to interview for a job. University Career Services hosts on-campus recruiting with hundreds of employers throughout the year. Search and apply for jobs through Careerolina. Set up a mock-interview to help you secure that internship/job offer. UCS also helps students find part-time jobs in the local area.