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Reap benefits from living at home post-graduation

A house sits on the corner of two streets in Urbana on Oct. 4. For recent graduates, living with their parents for a transitional period is often the most affordable option.

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

According to the annual Illini Success Report from 2018, 91% of that year’s graduating class secured a first destination of employment, further education or a volunteer position within six months of graduation. Despite this, an article from Market Watch reported 28% of recent graduates are back li...

Positive ways to handle rejection

Engineering students talk to company representatives at the Engineering Career Fair at the ARC on Sept. 11, 2018. Reaching out and asking questions to recruiters can be helpful in future job opportunities.

By Christine Sheriff, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

The idea of being rejected can be a scary thought. To put it simply, rejection sucks no matter what the circumstances. However, in the professional world, rejection is often an unavoidable fact of life. Successful people do not learn to avoid being rejected, but simply learn how to deal with it and use...

Pre-med student seeks advice from campus resources

The front doors of the College of Medicine stand on 506 S. Mathews Ave. on Tuesday. Pre-med students face a lot of pressure to gain experience in their undergraduate years.

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

As a student who is just deciding to become pre-med late in my college career, I have been feeling pressure to figure my life out and become as involved as possible. But, deciding to be pre-med and actually following through with it are two very different things. To begin, the amount of requirements medical...

To those uncertain about their path:

To those uncertain about their path:

By Meghan Lyons, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Everyone seems to have their lives figured out. So many people have clear-cut visions of becoming surgeons, lawyers or pharmacists. They all follow the same road: Get good grades, get a good test score, get admitted into a top grad school and settle down into their designated trade. It’s lonely...

Be advised: college planning

Career Center employee and student, Shoptorshi Rahman, walks through a sample resume with Alexis Young on January 24. Academic advisors are available to assist with student problems.

By Ava Traverso, Special sections editor

January 27, 2020

Looking through the long list of stresses that college students face, making sure to graduate on time can be one of the biggest, with another close one being securing a job post-graduation. While it can feel overwhelming with the pressure to make sure you are doing everything right during school, you...

Dominate your next job hunt

he Career Center is located on 715 S. Wright St. It offers students many resources free of charge.

By Ava Traverso, Special sections Editor

January 27, 2020

In the world of careers and internships, the hunt for the right fit can seem daunting at first glance. However, you are not alone in your search and you do not have to feel frightened. Along with the thousands of students who are going through the same trials and tribulations you are, it can be helpful...

‘Rise and grind’ mentality doesn’t determine success

'Rise and grind' mentality doesn't determine success

By Clare Budin, Assistant Special sections editor

January 27, 2020

It’s a phrase on phone alarms, stickered on expensive water bottles and laptops and stamped on countless Instagram bios: “rise and grind.” It’s a phrase that, at face value, seems like an innocent encouragement to spend every day working hard to achieve your goals and celebrate your passions. Ho...

What am I supposed to do with my life?

What am I supposed to do with my life?

By Cassie Reichert, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Your future career will affect almost all aspects of your life. Most people spend the majority of their lifetime in the workforce, so planning your career path is incredibly important. A job will take up your time, determine where and how you will live, your quality of life and even affect your impac...

When it comes to career paths, choose yes

When it comes to career paths, choose yes

By Shivali Shukla, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

I’ve completely lost track of the number of times someone has asked me what I want for dinner and I’ve responded with a conflicted “I don’t know.” Since I'm indecisive when confronted with even the smallest of decisions, you can imagine how much inner turmoil I dealt with when it came time...

The ins and outs of networking

Engineering students talk to company representatives at the Engineering career fair at the ARC on Sept. 11, 2018. Attending as many events as possible strengthens the likelihood of leaving a lasting impression on companies.

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Networking is the act of interacting with people, exchanging information and developing professional and social contacts. Regardless of the field you’re in, networking is an important skill everyone should utilize. However, how many of you had to put yourselves out there and create connections before...

Find your perfect internship with these tips

Find your perfect internship with these tips

By Molly Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

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

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...

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