Senior Series: 3 Tips to a Top Cover Letter

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Admit it.  You find a job posting that piques your interest, you get ready to submit your resume, and then you see it.  “Cover Letter Required.”  The excuses start forming in your head.  “I don’t have time to write a cover letter.  I don’t know what to say.  They probably won’t even read it.  Maybe I don’t want this job after all.”

In my 7+ years as a recruiter for a top management consulting firm, I can tell you one thing about cover letters – we do read them, and often they can influence our decision on whether or not to interview an applicant.  The best cover letters answer three questions: Continue reading

4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Career Center Workshops

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  1. By attending a workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to receive information from a trained Career Peer Mentor who will pay close attention to your needs and help you find the answers to your career related questions.
  2. Do you know what a tagline is for a LinkedIn profile and why it’s important? Should you use an objective statement on your resume? Or do you know the best strategies on how to find internships or how to get started on your 4 Year Plan? If you don’t have the answers to at least one of the questions above, then you should attend one of our weekly workshops in the Career + Experience Hub, Davis Center.
  3. You’re going to pass through the Davis Center anyways, and you can pick up a yummy Feelgood sandwich either before or afterward.
  4. You’ll start the year off right by taking the time to reflect on your career journey, and to top it off, you’ll receive a FREE Career Center water bottle!

Here are the topics, days and times:

  • LinkedIn Mondays- Mondays (11am-2pm)
  • Resume Basics: Mondays & Thursdays (4:15pm-5pm)
  • Internships 101: Tuesdays (4:15pm-5pm)
  • 4 Year Plan for Career Success: Wednesdays (12:15pm-1pm)


Setting Intentions Toward Your Success

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So much is new right now. New year. New semester. New course load. New schedule. New calendar and email system.

Change can be challenging, but there is so much that is exciting to embrace in the newness. Seeking the new in each day can free you to continue to move in the directions you desire for your life and career. Continue reading