Tips for scheduling as a Smeal major

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Every semester up until graduation students are asked to schedule their classes for the upcoming semester. In theory this is a simple task, but in actuality it is quite daunting. Smeal offers a variety of different majors and minors, which …

By Hunter Anderson
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Student Spotlight – SC&IS and Global & International Studies Major, Faith Gongaware

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Meet Faith Gongaware, a senior SC&IS and Global & International Studies student who interned with Estee Lauder. During her time with the company, she developed a lot of data analysis and supplier relationship management skills while gaining a deeper understanding …

By Emily Tressler
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Help the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) in advocating for alternative grading this semester

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As a Smeal student, you can help the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) in advocating the University Faculty Senate to reinstate alternative grading for the Fall 2020 semester. Take the following survey regarding your interest in alternative grading for the …

By Emily Tressler
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LinkedIn for Students: How to Use It Right [Tips & Examples]

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Originally posted: https://ivypanda.com/blog/linkedin-for-students/ 

As an undergraduate in the US, you must have heard of LinkedIn. LinkedIn allows users to manage career opportunities, network, and demonstrate personal accomplishments. Through the platform, a person can find a job, explore a particular industry, …

By Yvonne McQuarrie
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How to Choose Your Smeal Organization

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No matter what grade you’re in, if you are looking for a new Smeal organization to join, you can feel overwhelmed by all of the choices. Should you join a club focused on your major? Or one that organizes a …

By Christine Kovell
Christine Kovell Career Service Intern
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Student Spotlight – SC&IS Major, Tim Durant

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Meet Tim Durant, a Senior SC&IS major. At his co-op at Johnson and Johnson, he had the opportunity to get Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. He also had the chance to enhance his interpersonal, professional, and transactional skills and …

By Emily Tressler
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The Most In-Demand Soft Skills and Which Industries Want Them- Originally Posted by Vault

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When candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it’s often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. While skills like imagination or patience may not seem like something to put on your resume, employers certainly want …

By Emily Tressler
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Is Graduate School in Your Future Plans? Utilize These Resources for Your Career Trajectory!

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Considering graduate school is an important life decision. There are many options to consider when choosing your program based on your academic and professional goals. Setting your goals early, establishing a timeline, and staying on top of applications, are important …

By Jana Jaffa
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Having Casual Conversations with Recruiters

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Hello. Talking to recruiters seems scary right?

I know. I have been there, and I’m still there sometimes. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Remember that recruiters are people too. I have been doing recruiting as a student ambassador …

By Emma Moul
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Practice Your Upcoming Virtual Interview with HireVue

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Have an upcoming virtual interview you need to prepare for? As a Smeal student, you have access to HireVue to practice virtual interviews. Did you know, many companies that recruit at Smeal use HireVue for their virtual interviews?

Take advantage …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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