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How to prepare for an interview

By the time you get to an interview, the employer has already decided that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Your interview is an opportunity for you both to evaluate if you will be a good fit and contribute to the team. It is your chance to highlight...

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Tips for finding a job before graduation

It’s your final year of college! While it may seem too early to start thinking about your job search, some companies begin recruiting as early as October, so it can be helpful for you to start preparing now. Those who wait for the spring semester may find that they missed...

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4 things to do after completing your summer internship

Internships can be crucial in developing new skills and understanding the world of work. As your summer internship wraps up, now is a great time to reflect on your experience and maintain the connections you made. Here are four things to do as you complete your internship and prepare for...

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Tips for building the perfect resume

Resume Samples First or Second Year Student Senior or Recent Graduate STEM Student Your resume is the first thing an employer will use to consider whether to bring you in for an interview or not. This document is critical and could be your only chance to convince the recruiter you...

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Tips for answering questions about your future

“What are you going to do after graduation?” “What do you want to do with your degree?” Sometimes it can feel like these types of questions come up a lot, especially with family. Whether you’re certain of your future plans or still figuring it out, there are ways to make...

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5 tips for calming nerves at career fairs

Attending career fairs ranks among the top four ways that CU Boulder students obtain an internship or first job out of college. The atmosphere creates a foundation for successful interactions that could potentially lead to employment. But we get it—career fairs are intimidating and oftentimes, nerve-wracking. But if your dream...

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5 tips to help build your network

It's important to remember that networking is just a conversation. Here are a few strategies to help you feel more comfortable when making connections this year.

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Advice for first-year students from your peers at Career Services

Adjusting to campus life and getting familiar with all of the opportunities to tap into can be overwhelming. Trust us, we’ve been in your shoes. It’s important to know that you are not alone and that your peers are here to help you through every step of your college career...

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10 essential skills you’ll need for career success

Your time at CU will help you develop all kinds of skills you’ll use throughout your career. Many of those skills will come from your academic experience, and others you can develop through experiences such as internships, study abroad and research projects—called transferable or soft skills. Transferable skills are skills...

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5 ways to make the most of your career fair experience

Whether you're seeking your first internship or need to secure your post-graduation plans, attending a campus career fair is a great place to start! Most positions are filled from networking opportunities like career fairs, so don't miss your chance to make a big impression. Here are five quick tips to...