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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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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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The art of maintaining your network

As a graduate student, networking is equally important whether you plan to remain in academia or move into another field. Here are a few tips for making and nurturing those professional connections.

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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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Everything you need to know about career fairs

Before the Career Fair Prepare your résumé Create a résumé that highlights your skills, abilities, and experience. Develop a tailored résumé for each type of employer you want to meet with. Do your research You can see a list of employers who plan to attend the career fair on Handshake...

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How to prepare an elevator pitch

Your "elevator pitch", or your “30-second intro,” is one of the most important things you’ll need to prepare before attending a career fair. Why? Because it will help you make a great first impression and first impressions are everything! An elevator pitch explains, in 30 seconds or less, who you...

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3 Habits of Highly Effective Conference Attendees

Networking is an important part of your job search preparation, whether you are staying in academia or transitioning to industry, and conferences are a good way to add contacts to your personal network! Attending an academic conference can be intimidating, but these tips will help you get the most out...

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3 tools to help you network now

Even if you've been holed up in a lab for the past 5 years, you can still begin meeting folks who can help you make that next move in your career. Check out the following resources aimed at aiding you in finding that person you just have to meet. Find...

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Networking Is the Key to a Successful Job Search

Networking is not a skill you are born with, it is something that is learned through education, training, and practice. Many people spend a lot of time networking, but very few actually do it correctly. If you are looking for work, you need to be spending at least 80 -...