You Didn’t Get That Summer Internship. Now What?

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It’s been a long semester. The flowers are finally beginning to come out, and the year is winding down to an end. But everything isn’t necessarily perfect—you haven’t received that internship offer yet. Maybe you’re waiting on a handful of …

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Is the Rise in H-1B Petitions from U.S. Employers a Good Sign for International Students?

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Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received 201,001 petitions from U.S. companies for H-1B visas this year, a 6 percent increase over the number it received last year and the first time in three years …

By Sherry Rice
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#Adulting: Be proactive and actively engaged

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How can you stand out and showcase what you bring to an internship, job, student organization, or the classes you take? Be proactive, ask questions, and be willing to observe! Being proactive builds your personal brand and reputation at work, …

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Do You Have an Internship for Summer/Fall 2019?

If you’ve landed an internship and co-op for Summer and Fall 2019, be sure to report it with the Business Career Center! Sharing information about your internship/co-op not only helps Smeal gather valuable data to use for reporting and rankings. …

By Emily Yanchuck
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Change of Campus Students: Enroll in BA297!

If you’re a campus student interested in the Smeal College of Business, you are invited to take advantage of the optional 1 credit Career Planning & Strategies course (BA 297) taught by Smeal’s undergraduate Business Career Center BEFORE your enrollment at University …

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#Adulting: Google it! Don’t get bored in your internship and take the initiative

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Internships are a great way to gain industry specific skills and learn what it takes to be successful in you chosen career field, but what do you do when there is down time? Trust me, there is down time in …

By Sherry Rice
Sherry Rice Assistant Director for Professional Development Sherry Rice
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Take Part in the Smeal Alumni Mentoring Program!

Connect with a Smeal graduate who has been in your shoes!

The Smeal College of Business Mentoring Program offers students the opportunity to explore topics such as academic majors, internships, career planning, college to career transition, and leadership development with …

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#Adulting: Learning the ropes of a new job…and the politics

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When starting a new job, there is so much to learn and it can be plain overwhelming.  It seems like everyone knows what’s going on and what everything means except you.  Even when people kindly say, “let us know if …

By Lauren Watson
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#Adulting: Silence is a Virtue

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“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”    ~Stephen R. Covey 

We are all guilty of it – preparing our crafted response in a conversation before the person talking has …

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1 credit Career Planning & Strategies course (BA 297)

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If you’re a campus student pursuing the Smeal College of Business, you are invited to take advantage of the optional 1 credit Career Planning & Strategies course (BA 297) taught by Smeal’s undergraduate Business Career Center BEFORE your enrollment at University …

By Lauren Watson
Lauren Watson Change of Campus Program Coordinator/Career Coach Lauren Watson
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