Savvy Seniors: Networking Advice from a Recent Grad

Trisha Hlastawa, ’12,  graduated with a degree in Community Entrepreneurship and Public Communication. She currently works at Healthy Living in South Burlington as a Customer Service Supervisor and Community Outreach team member. What role has networking played in your career exploration and job search? Networking has played a key role. I found out about a …

Make the Most Out of Your Internship Experience

So you’ve landed an internship—great! But what can you do to make this a valuable, learning experience? Here are a couple of tips to consider: 1) Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially when you are confused about a task you were given or if you are merely curious about the culture of …

After the Job Fair

You came to the Job Fair, talked to employers, dropped off resumes and collected some business cards. Now what? Follow up! Let employers know that you appreciated meeting them and express interest in their organization’s opportunities. Learn more! Explore the company’s website, follow the company on Linked-In and evaluate fit with your interests. Prepare for …

What Employers Want

So you want a job or an internship.  You have worked hard, polished your resume and ironed your job fair shirt.  So now what? What is the secret to what employers really want? Keep to the basics.  Employers seek people who present themselves well, are well informed and are interested in being actively involved. Here …

Phone Interviewing: The Tale of Two Calls

“Just get me in a room.” –That’s Don Draper’s signature line in Mad Men. and refers to his uncanny ability to smooth-talk anyone. While I may not close million dollar deals before breakfast, I usually do well with people. This was not the case, however, when I had my first phone interview… First off, I …

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