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Find your perfect internship with these tips

Find your perfect internship with these tips

By Molly Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Searching for internships as a college student can be very stressful, and it is that time of the year again. It can be an overwhelming process, especially if some of your friends already have an internship ready to go. If you are struggling to get an internship, the following advice may be...

Storytelling offers happy (job) endings

Storytelling offers happy (job) endings

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

While time management, strong communication and organization are all fine skills to present on a resume, there’s an ability that is becoming more marketable than all the rest in today’s job market. It’s not one that goes on your resume, either. It’s one that comes into play once you are past th...

Strengthen your resume with these tricks

Strengthen your resume with these tricks

By Natalie Stanowski, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Uncategorized

As the time for career fairs and summer internship applications approaches, it’s common to worry about polishing your resume to perfection. While scheduling a meeting with the Career Center or your academic adviser can help organize and fine tune your resume, it can be difficult to figure out what t...

Create basic resume with four easy steps

Create basic resume with four easy steps

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Whether you’re a freshman dipping your toes into the professional world for the first time at the spring career fair or a senior hoping to find your dream job, one of the most vital elements of your goals is your resume. When structuring your resume, it is necessary to effectively communicate your experien...

Prepare past your resume for career fairs

Prepare past your resume for career fairs

By Aayush Aggarwal, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Engineering students are heavily encouraged to attend the career fair to show off their skills and expertise to potential employers. However, we’re rarely told how to make ourselves stand out. The most common advice goes something along the lines of “Bring at least 10 copies of your resume with ...

Impress future employers with your profile

Impress future employers with your profile

By Ava Traverso, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Throughout life, one of the most necessary and intimidating aspects of entering the adult world is career hunting. An important factor in finding the perfect job involves the external image you put out to employers. Even though the prospect may seem daunting at first, it can be easier than you think. ...

College degree doesn’t reflect future

College degree doesn’t reflect future

By Zack Fishman, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Census data analyzed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows about 27 percent of all college graduates without a graduate degree hold a job related to their major. That is to say, nearly three-quarters of undergraduate students will spend enormous amounts of time learning a curriculum that won...

Master these sections before taking LSAT

Master these sections before taking LSAT

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Trying to figure out where you want to go after your bachelor’s degree is kind of like eyeing different pieces of cake in a bakery. Most of them look pretty good, all of them look overpriced and you’re pretty sure you’ll regret whichever one you end up choosing. That said, if you are considering law school...

Learn something new from each job

Learn something new from each job

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

When we’re small, we look to what bigger people do with a bit of awe. We see people demonstrating how they do their job, and we ask ourselves, “When did they learn how to do something so complicated, so well?” Then we grow up and realize that there is no secret; we learn to be better, more productive...

How to find the best internships

How to find the best internships

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Choosing an internship or finding one that is the right fit for you might seem relatively simple, but it can be a struggle as many factors are involved in selecting the best one for you: date, location, salary and even relevance to your major.  Even though the Internet seems to have all the answers, the reli...

Four ways to boost your interview confidence

Four ways to boost your interview confidence

By Molly Zupan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Tomorrow is the big day. At 9 a.m. sharp, you have an interview with a representative from your favorite company. Feeling anxious, eager and everything in between, you wonder if you’re ready. You remind yourself that past semesters have been preparing you for this quickly approaching moment. Don’t p...

Five questions to ask your academic adviser this semester

Five questions to ask your academic adviser this semester

By Meral Aycicek, Assistant Special Sections Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Career Guide, Special Sections

Like many other students, you might be feeling stressed or confused about what the next years may hold. Many students try to tackle this issue on their own instead of seeking out their academic advisor to help alleviate the stress. Every college has a different way of scheduling advising appointments. Explore...

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