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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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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...

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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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Six reasons to visit Career Services today

You may find it surprising, but Career Services does way more than help with your resume. In fact, we offer a wide range of services to help students discover professional development opportunities through CU Boulder and beyond. So, why should you pay us a visit? Here are six not-so-obvious reasons:...

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Myth Buster: Why your major does not equal your career

Before jumping to any conclusions, let’s flush out some common misconceptions regarding choosing a major... Myth #1: My major will determine what I do for the rest of my life. Reality: Studies have shown that within ten years after graduation, most people are working in careers that aren’t directly related...

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8 things to consider when deciding your career path

People often underestimate the amount of time needed to do effective career planning. This is true whether you are just starting out with your career or in the process of changing your career direction. The development of career goals depends on input from each of the components of the wheel...