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Exploring industry professions: Public policy

Are you exploring jobs outside of academia? For graduate students, there are many sectors offering opportunities for engaging work. For example, if you love research, you could explore roles in public policy. Here are some tips to help you find your fit in industry and explore different options. Where to...

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How to find a mentor

Whether it’s someone who offers great advice, helps you accomplish your goals or is there to talk things out, a mentor can be a powerful presence in your journey at CU Boulder and beyond. If you’re looking for a mentor, it can sometimes feel challenging to know where to start...

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Why you should go to a career fair in your first year at CU

Spring career fairs and events Career Services has many career fairs, events and workshops every semester to help you meet employers and make decisions about your future. There are three large career fairs happening this semester: STEM Industries Career & Internship Fair on Feb. 6 Health Professions Expo on March...

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Kick-off your job search with these strategies

If you’re beginning your last semester at CU Boulder, you may feel some pressure to get serious about what’s next. It can be challenging to search for a job while finishing up your degree, but there are some strategies to make it easier. Here are some tips to help you...

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How to stand out during the job search

The job search process can be competitive. But there’s one thing that can help you stand out from the crowd: your personal brand. Your personal brand is a way to market yourself. It defines how you present and promote yourself to others. This is the message that helps potential employers...

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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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The top skills employers need from new graduates (Hint: They aren’t technical)

It may seem surprising with the age of technology that we live in, but the most in-demand job skills right now are uniquely human. According to a 2019 survey of employers , the top skills today’s employers are looking for in candidates include: Listening skills (74%) Attention to detail and...

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How getting involved can prepare you for the future

Getting involved is a great way to meet others and feel more at home on campus. But did you know that getting involved can also help you prepare for life after graduation? Whether it’s through a student group, volunteering or having a part-time job, getting involved can enhance your college...

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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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Career Services introduces new modern career network

This fall, Career Services has replaced Career Buffs with Handshake —a modern career network for college students. The new system is not only easy to use but allows users to customize every step of a career development journey. From searching jobs and internships to making an appointment with a career...

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