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How to Bounce Back After Criticism

How to Bounce Back After Criticism

It's hard ignoring that feeling of getting punched in the gut the moment you're critiqued. You know value of constructive criticism, so why does it feel like a personal attack? Bouncing back from negative feedback like a champ is a skill—and like all skills, you can master it with practice! Get started with our suggestions below. Take a breather. Naturally, your thoughts instantly enter "fight-mode" Read More…
5 Things to Do Before Heading to a Career Fair

5 Things to Do Before Heading to a Career Fair

Career fairs are a great resource for college students and recent grads looking to expand their professional network. Your future is important, so don't wing this opportunity! Make sure you show up prepared with these five simple steps. 1. Get your resume critiqued. A flawless resume is a must. It's important to have more than one set of eyes proofread your resume and offer Read More…
Ways to Find an Internship

Ways to Find an Internship

Brought to You By our Partners at College Ave Student Loans There’s no denying the financial benefits that an internship can offer – it can provide invaluable experience that builds a strong professional foundation as you embark on your career journey. This can mean better opportunities after you graduate, a higher earning potential, and a network of connections that can Read More…
Learning to Speak Up at Work

Learning to Speak Up at Work

We'll admit it, the workplace can be super intimating for an intern or recent grad. You've got the skills, qualifications, and the determination to succeed—but what about confidence in your voice? Whether you're on the introverted side, or just aren't used to speaking up in a work environment, don't sweat it—we've got some tips! Ask questions. Speaking up doesn't just mean throwing out Read More…
Career Now Series: Networking that Works

Career Now Series: Networking that Works

So far, the Passion To Action series has covered the art of the elevator pitch and how to make your first impression count. But what else can you do to be memorable and leave a lasting impression? Turns out there are a few steps you can take both before and after you meet someone that can help you stand out from the crowd. Read More…
How to Handle Awkward Workplace Situations

How to Handle Awkward Workplace Situations

Ideally, a day in the life at your job or internship would be nothing but smooth sailing. That's unfortunately not always the case. These common workplace situations can totally be awkward, but we've got suggestions on how to handle them. 1. You forget someone’s name. We don't recommend using the classic "How do you spell your name?" trick. Imagine asking that to Read More…
Interview DON’Ts You Need to Avoid

Interview DON’Ts You Need to Avoid

Landing a job offer isn't simple. You can have all the right qualifications, yet still get out shined by another candidate. Why? Job interviews go beyond just having the right skill set. Take a look at these big job interview don'ts so that you can be sure to steer clear during your next interview. Not having an elevator pitch in your back pocket. You Read More…
5 Rags-to-Riches Stories That Will Inspire Your Career Journey

5 Rags-to-Riches Stories That Will Inspire Your Career Journey

Building a career isn't simple, and it's easy to get discouraged when you feel like there are people out there with more resources, money, and connections than you. Well, we'll let you in on a little secret - anyone can reach success. Take a look at these five rags-to-riches stories that prove you don't have to be a victim of your circumstances. 1. Read More…
Surviving Your First Day at a New Job

Surviving Your First Day at a New Job

The time has come. Your alarm clock has sounded. Your lunch is all packed. You've got your coffee in hand. You're ready for your first day at your new job. No matter what kind of job you're starting, we're here to help you survive and thrive! Check out our top tips for surviving your first days at a new job or internship. 1. Prepare the Night Read More…
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