Topic: networking

Does Gen Y Feel Compelled To Help Each Other?

Does Gen Y Feel Compelled To Help Each Other?

The old song goes, “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends. Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends.” The lyrics are so simple, and yet the message is so true. But often that simple concept of support, a little help, is easily forgotten, especially when we all get caught up in going full speed in our careers. But this is when we need the help the most. We need it from mentors, but we also need it from our peers.
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Check Your Network: How Networking Perpetuates Racial Discrimination

Check Your Network: How Networking Perpetuates Racial Discrimination

If you pay attention to career advice — from Sheryl Sandberg or Warren Buffett or from or from this website, for that matter — you know that networking is crucial to finding a job, keeping it, and advancing within and beyond it. But of course, not everyone has access to solid career networks through friends, family members, or college. And a new study suggests this is a major factor that helps explain why the black unemployment rate is so high. More »

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-time Job

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-time Job

As the weather becomes warmer, the days get longer, and the rain boots start to appear, most students are beginning to wind down in their spring internships. Regardless of one’s academic background, the “internship experience” has become a seemingly essential feature of every young professional’s resume. However, as important as this experience may be in helping get one’s foot in the door, eventually every intern hits a point where they are ready for a “real job.” After all, who doesn’t look forward to regular hours, building a resume and, of course, a full-time salary? More »

Job Help For Older Alums

Job Help For Older Alums

A few years have gone by since you last visited your college career center, practicing interview skills and combing through job listings.

OK, maybe it’s been longer than a few. No matter: Your alma mater could turn out to be a smart resource for your next career move. More »