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Notable University alumni find success after college

Notable University alumni find success after college

By Stephanie Kim

January 28, 2014

In need of inspiration? Take note of Illinois alumni who have found success after graduation. The featured individuals’ successes do not entirely conclude the many of Illinois alumni; however, their accomplishments serve to picture the diversity and level of influence alumni have made. From Pulitzer...

How to wear a suit — the right way

How to wear a suit — the right way

By Declan Harty

January 28, 2014

From the Rat Pack and James Bond to Barney Stinson and Don Draper,  the suit has been the trademark of the professional man in both pop culture and everyday life. After four years of wearing jeans and sweatpants to class, a suit can be vital to transition into the professional world for college stud...

Practicing professionalism in college pays off in the future

Practicing professionalism in college pays off in the future

By Anna Hecht

January 28, 2014

Tackling college and maintaining a professional reputation may be a struggle for some University students. While working to create a positive first impression on professors and potential employers, college students are simultaneously facing enormous amounts of stress, deadlines, exams and homework. When un...

Where to find affordable clothing in C-U for your new job

By Alice Smelyanksy

January 28, 2014

It’s that dreadful moment you thought would never creep up on you again. You look in to an over-stuffed closet and find nothing to wear. It’s the day of your potentially life-changing interview, and you are about to leave your room wearing fuzzy slippers and a bathrobe because that’s less stre...

Choose major outside prospective job outcome

Choose major outside prospective job outcome

January 28, 2014

A common follow-up to the “What’s your major?” question is the dreaded “What can you do with that?” And while the questioner may be well-intentioned, the implication remains: Majors should be chosen for their intended job outcome.  However, Rebecca Diaz, assistant director at The Career Center,...

Don’t rush to declare a major early on

January 28, 2014

Many graduates say that college goes by in the blink of an eye. One minute, you’re an eager freshman, and the next, you’re graduating and thrown into the real world.  Because of the seemingly short time spent at the University, the need for a speedy answer to the questions “What should my major...

Keep your child-like dreams

Keep your child-like dreams

By Bridget Hynes

January 28, 2014

 I think every child has had at least one ridiculous dream of what he or she aspired to be as a grownup.  In kindergarten, when teachers would hand out those worksheets titled, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” we casually and confidently wrote down answers such as “a rockstar,” ...

Experience outside classroom helpful in professional world

January 28, 2014

While still in college, students can work tirelessly in preparation for the day they finally enter the “real world” and begin their careers. Fortunately for University students, Illinois is known as one of the top academic institutions in the country and serves as an ideal training ground for students...

7 tips to make your cover letter stand out

January 28, 2014

Writing cover letters may not be everyone’s favorite task, but they can make or break an internship or job application. Instead of just being a chore, a cover letter can serve as a snapshot of a student’s skills and personality — valuable assets that a company is looking for. Michele Plante, career...