Using the 4 Year Plan for Career Success: A Student Perspective

Coming into college my first year, I didn’t know what to expect. It was my first time on my own: holding myself accountable and trying to survive all of the exams. You may not have known what was expected of you either! How do you pick your major? What resources are available to research jobs […]

The Home Stretch

As you begin finals, we want to wish you good luck in the last days of the fall semester. Between study sessions, you might also start to think about how to use the upcoming break to your full advantage. During the semester you may have felt too busy to begin delving into career exploration or […]

Requesting Strong Letters of Recommendation

Applying for a job or internship?  In most cases, employers will call your references.  For most other competitive opportunities, chances are you will need strong and descriptive letters of recommendation to help set you apart from other applicants. Think you might apply to graduate or professional school, or for a national fellowship? Letters of recommendation […]

How to Talk to Strangers

Did your guardians tell you not to talk to strangers?  Now that you’re in college the buzzword is networking- talk to strangers, make new friends, and connect. Talking to strangers can make your hands sweat, voice crack, and heart race. How do I network and find out about opportunities that can inform and support my […]

The Party’s Not Over Yet! Here’s How to Stand Out AFTER the Job Fair.

Vilma Rodrigues-Silva is the Recruitment Manager of the Northeast Region for City Year New Hampshire. She goes to lots of job fairs, so we asked her about the best ways for candidates to stand out after the event. Is there an appropriate way to follow up with an employer after a Job Fair, even if I […]

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