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The 2 Best Tools on LinkedIn Your Students Aren’t Using

The 2 Best Tools on LinkedIn Your Students Aren’t Using

Posted by Hally Pinaud>> If you haven’t seen Classmates, take a minute to click the link there. Up until about a week ago, I would have told you that the Classmates tool is the coolest thing on the internet for a college student hoping to build a professional network. I feel almost as passionately about [...]

September 28, 2012 More
Three things you should do within the first month of college

Three things you should do within the first month of college

As a whole new chapter in your young life, freshman year comes with a lot of firsts.

September 28, 2012 More
Alumni Career Services and the Power of a Good Webinar

Alumni Career Services and the Power of a Good Webinar

Posted by Katie Murley Keefe>> These days, we get a lot of questions about Alumni Career Services. It seems like many of our clients are expanding how they serve this group, and often are creating devoted resources for them. Unfortunately, alumni are typically a much more diverse group than our students — both in terms [...]

September 27, 2012 More
Essential life skills college forces you to learn

Essential life skills college forces you to learn

Whether living with your parents in high school was like boot camp or a luxury hotel, heading to college for the first time can be an eye-opening experience.

September 27, 2012 More
Three ways studying abroad can help your post-grad job search

Three ways studying abroad can help your post-grad job search

While you might be planning on pursuing a study abroad program through your college or university as an opportunity to travel the world and drink legally in other countries, your time outside of the U.S. can actually be a major advantage…

September 26, 2012 More
Meet Our Talent: Part 8

Meet Our Talent: Part 8

a little introduction to our community   Name: Alyson Pedro-Gonzalez What are you currently studying in school or what did you previously study? I graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Psychology. What kind of career do you hope to have or what’s your current career? I would like to have a career in [...]

September 25, 2012 More
Keeping your travel costs low during college

Keeping your travel costs low during college

Unless you’re going to school in or around your hometown, chances are you’re going to have to shell out a few dollars traveling to and from college over the next four years.

September 25, 2012 More
Don’t fall victim to these common (and misleading) hiring assumptions

Don’t fall victim to these common (and misleading) hiring assumptions

There are dozens of different variables to consider when you’re hiring for premium entry level jobs and paid internships at your organization.

September 24, 2012 More
How to prevent the dreaded freshman 15

How to prevent the dreaded freshman 15

There’s a lot to look forward to in college, but one aspect drives fear into the hearts of incoming students everywhere – the dreaded “freshman 15.”

September 21, 2012 More
Three signs of a bad internship

Three signs of a bad internship

When it comes to qualifying for premium entry level jobs after college graduation, it’s vital that you have plenty of experience with student internships.

September 20, 2012 More
24/7 Career Support — Some of Our Favorite YouTube Channels

24/7 Career Support — Some of Our Favorite YouTube Channels

Posted by Hally Pinaud>> Last fall when we saw the amazing Belmont Career Connector video, we couldn’t help but share it with EVERYONE. We opened every user conference with it. If you haven’t seen it yet, let me just say… we want this student on our marketing staff here at Experience: Which got us thinking [...]

September 19, 2012 More
Event Attendance = Employment Outcomes?

Event Attendance = Employment Outcomes?

Posted by Janet Sun>> We all know the value of a “workshop” is to teach students a valuable career skill such as how to write a resume or how to prepare for an interview. The question we may want to ask ourselves is what is the value of an employer event? We know that connections [...]

September 18, 2012 More
Meet Our Talent: Part 7

Meet Our Talent: Part 7

a little introduction to our community   Name: Luis Rosero What are you currently studying in school or what did you previously study? I am currently completing an MBA at the University of Maryland in Finance – graduate in 2013. I also got my BA from Maryland in Economics. What kind of career do you [...]

September 18, 2012 More
Common mistakes employers make about hiring

Common mistakes employers make about hiring

While there’s no tried-and-true method for hiring the best candidates for premium entry level jobs and paid internships – especially in the current marketplace – there are a number of guidelines that every hiring manager should be aware of.

September 14, 2012 More
What Makes a Fantastic Facebook Page? Take a Look at Central Michigan!

What Makes a Fantastic Facebook Page? Take a Look at Central Michigan!

Posted by Hally Pinaud >> Social media is an increasingly big deal for our clients. After all, the eyeballs on an event or job can increase exponentially with a well timed post or tweet. Having a Facebook that works isn’t just about having checking the “do we have one?” box, though. That’s why we recommend [...]

September 13, 2012 More