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Career Education offers individualized support for students in creating application materials for internships, jobs, fellowships, and graduate school. During the academic year, we offer Express Advising Hours and are also available by appointment to help perfect your materials.

 

Five ways to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

LinkedIn is, arguably, THE place to be for professionals these days, social media or otherwise. In the post-pandemic world, networking online is more important than ever, and, of course, LinkedIn is the place where most job applications live.

The first …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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5 Benefits of Cover Letters

Including a cover letter is a great way to express your interest in a company and stand out against other candidates.

Many candidates choose not to include cover letters, so putting in a little extra work can really go the …

By Sarah Kuhn - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What Are Writing Skills?

You don’t need to be the great next American novelist to use writing skills. Writing skills apply to nearly every field, even if you’re not working in a creative career.

At work, writing is a hard skill we use to …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Building a Job-Winning Resume

This article was originally written and published by Custom-Writing.org.

Almost everyone feels insecure when they start working on their first resume. Suddenly there are lots of questions that need to be answered. What should I write? How should I write …

By Kiersten Borkert
Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor
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Strategic Career Planning: ID 125

Cynthia Nichols, Associate Director of Career Education
Course Overview ID125 Strategic Career Planning is a two-credit course designed to increase awareness of the career planning process and expand…

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A proper résumé and effective job-hunting skills can go a long way in getting a foot in the door. An …

A list of suggestions if you don’t get into graduate school.

A sample list of questions to ask to learn more about a graduate program.

Writing exercises for the graduate admissions essay, statement of purpose, or letter of intent.

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