How To: Job Search Strategy

The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

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Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

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Transferable Military Traits & Skills

When you join the military, you enter knowing that wherever your life and career takes you, there will eventually come a time to transition out of your service uniform. It is important to recognize the transferable traits, as the impact …

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How to decide what career events to attend and opportunities to pursue

There are many different opportunities out there – recruiting events, employer sessions, internship programs, full-time openings, etc. But how do you know which to pursue? Does it matter?

Simple answer – yes, it does matter. Employers want to connect with the most …

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Seeking a competitive advantage? Feedback is a gift!

Harvard Business Review highlights research that indicates feedback is a gift and suggests it is a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. In the management of your career, feedback can help you conduct research, assess your suitability to specific …

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Career Management: It’s more than resumes and interviews!

We know that too many students think that the work of finding a job out of business school is simply about writing resumes and hoping to land interviews. We also know that the process can be overwhelming and feel like …

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What is a Leadership Development and/or Rotational Program and is it right for me?

There is a language in job descriptions that is sometimes difficult to understand.  In business school, two terms that often pop up are Leadership Development and Rotational Programs. Professional development, mentorship, and career advancement are on many business students’ minds, …

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Are you choosing a major aligned with your career aspirations?

 

Committing to a major is an important step towards choosing a career, but they are not one in the same. Choosing a major is a decision on what your academic path is going to look like during your time …

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Get yourself ready for proactive offer management

In your academic program, you are honing your critical thinking and decision making skills. These will serve you as you face challenges and make choices throughout your career. Making career decisions has a number of reasons why it can …

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Offer Management: How to say “no”

As a business student who has been actively searching for a job, you’re likely ecstatic to receive an offer. However, before you accept it’s always a good idea to reflect on whether the job is “right” for you. To get …

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Growing your career within your current organization

You don’t necessarily need to leave an organization to grow and develop within your career. 

It’s possible to create and manage your career path within one organization as opposed to multiple organizations that span your overall career. Remember that promotions …

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