Working with professors

Working with professors

Your student’s college professor is more than just an educator. The professor can be a valuable asset both during college and after graduation. The relationship between your student and their professors is also an important mentoring opportunity. It’s important for your student to establish relationships with their professors early in their college career. Where does

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Will taking time off help your student land a job or internship?

Will taking time off help your student land a job or internship?

That can’t be right can it?? Surely our students need to be plugging along that well-trodden path — high school, college, high-flying job — and hiring managers hate to see any detours. Maybe not. My own grant-funded gap year gave me the opportunity to do a comparative research study on women’s rights in England and France. I interviewed

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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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In praise of community colleges

In praise of community colleges

With Lisa Matye Edwards, Ph.D. In a recent Denver Post column (Sept. 22, 2016), Dr. Everette Freeman, president of the Community College of Denver, described community colleges as “America’s best-kept secret.” Many of us have understood community colleges to be “less than” four-year institutions. But they’re not; they’ve grown. Today’s community colleges offer ready-to-work technical degrees,

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Summer plans for college students

Summer plans for college students

Once your student starts college, those lazy, unscripted days of summer become a thing of the past. And even though most of the country is still in the grip of winter, it’s time for your student to start making summer plans. For certain coveted internships and seasonal jobs, application deadlines may already have passed —

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