Making summer plans — hints for your college student

Making summer plans — hints for your college student

The end of the academic year is coming up fast. Before you know it, your college student will pack up and head home for much needed R&R. As a parent, I know a break from the stress of school is important. As a campus recruiter, however, one thing that always made an impression on me was the

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Career planning tips to share

Career planning tips to share

Looking for ways to help your student get ready for interviews and take advantage of career prep opportunities on campus? Your student may appreciate: SUPPLIES At least one complete interview outfit A professional notebook or leather portfolio with pens, paper and several copies of their references Printed business cards (to hand out at networking events)

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Interviewing with a disability

Interviewing with a disability

Some years back, while interviewing upcoming college grads for a consulting position, I met Rico.* On paper, Rico had many of the skills and experiences I was searching for: the right degree, a good GPA, knowledge of specific software and real-world work experience. I was excited to speak with him. With my first question, however,

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A graduate management degree & your student’s many options

A graduate management degree & your student’s many options

When your student first announced an intention to go to graduate school, you were excited for them. You pictured them working on Wall Street, or becoming CEO of a company (down the road, of course). The path seemed clear and the future looked bright. But now they say they plan to start their own company, going

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Los servicios de la oficina de profesiones y carreras

Los servicios de la oficina de profesiones y carreras

Como la primera persona en la familia en ir a la universidad, cometí muchos errores.  El primero fue el pensar que una educación universitaria automáticamente conllevaría a una carrera profesional.  Creí que mi diploma me abriría las puertas que estaban previamente cerradas para mi.  No reconocí los muchos otros pasos que debía completar para hacer

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The college student resumé

The college student resumé

Move-in day is approaching, and you and your new college student are getting ready. You’ve made a list of “must-have” items. Extra-long twin sheets? Check. Laptop? Check. Storage organizers? Check. Resumé? Check. Wait — what ? That’s right. Although rarely found on anyone’s Top Ten, a resumé should be considered an essential item on your student’s packing

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  • Loved this write up. Sounds so much like me but am most of the time questioning them about their health and studies and your article gave me new ideas of staying connected.... Thank you. Will put it to good use soon since my son is going across the country to attend your alma mater 😀

  • Fun but also useful article. I will keep the town crier technique in mind when my second Daughter leaves for college - as well as the Alexa Dot Joke tip! I love that Marlene's son told her her news was Often "inane". Clearly his education is paying off in an evolved vocabulary AT the very least!