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What to do after completing your summer internship

Finishing an internship or working a part-time job is a huge accomplishment and something that you’ll want to show off on your resume. If you gained any work experience over the summer, now is the best time to use it as a stepping stone to your professional career. Here are...

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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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How to land a job before graduation

The key to making sure you land a job before graduation is to start preparing early. Those who wait for the end of the spring semester to prepare for the job hunt will find that they missed out on a lot of great opportunities. Here are a few tips to help kick-start your job search.

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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...

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5 steps for setting up your Handshake profile

If you Googled yourself, what would you want to show up? Browsing through the first few pages, you might be surprised. With social media and the digital age, you’ll find that you have way less privacy than you thought you did. Now, more than ever, it’s important to control what...

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7 ways 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. This is an opportunity for them to decide if you will be a good fit and contribute to the team. It is your chance to really highlight your...

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How to use Handshake for your job or internship search

Whether you’re seeking full-time employment after graduation or trying to figure out what you’re passionate about, the best place to start as a CU Boulder student is Handshake . From searching for jobs and internships to making an appointment with a career development advisor, Handshake is your one-stop-shop for all...

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How to talk to your family about your future over winter break

What are going to do after graduation? What do you want to do with your degree? These topics can be difficult to talk about with family members, especially during the holidays. Whether you’re certain of your future plans or still trying to figure it out, it’s a topic that is...