What Characterizes a Good Internship?

Photo: An example of a good internship (where there is communication and feedback), and an example of a less-than-good internship (repetitive tasks that aren’t related to career goals) At this time of year, many students are applying for summer internships at a variety of different companies and organizations. With so many internship postings out there, …

Savvy Seniors: Find Hidden Jobs (One Senior’s True Story)

Spring semester of my senior year – stressed out and exhausted, I was bogged down with papers, exams, projects, presentations, work and extracurricular commitments. On top of that, I hadn’t yet secured a job for after graduation. Everything was still up in the air and the next several months were filled with uncertainty. In April, …

Begin Networking with Two Easy Steps

Love it or hate it: Networking is an integral part of any job search, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. You have likely heard some of the reasons why you should network. The relationships you build connect you to information, organizations, and people- all that may help you direct your next steps. Plus, networking …

Savvy Seniors: Start "Relationship Building" Today!

Alumnae Alyson Welch shares her networking experience and advice What role has networking played in your career exploration and job search? Networking has played a huge role in my professional development.  Four years ago, I moved to Madrid, Spain and had no idea what I was going to do.  After a few months, I found …

The Single Most Important Thing To Do After the Job Fair

Write a thank you note. Why? A prompt and sincere note of thanks helps you stand out among the hundreds of other people the employer met at the fair. It demonstrates that you’re sincerely interested and motivated about their company, it demonstrates your writing skills and it can make you more memorable than any other …

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