Career Advice

Make the most of your summer break even without an internship

Speaking from personal experience, going into summer break without an internship can definitely be discouraging. However, it is not a reason or excuse to do nothing with your time over the summer. There are plenty of things you can do …

By Elliot Solomon
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#Adulting: Staying Relevant with Companies Hiring

We’ve all seen the news reports…the economy is majorly suffering right now, thousands of people are getting laid off, businesses are shutting their doors…With everything going on right now, it may be tough to stay positive and consistent in your …

By Ali Chiavetta
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Check out Virtual Internships to boost your Resume!

Interested in a virtual internship or externship and gaining the skills necessary to thrive in today’s economy?

Check out these resources for virtual internships and externships available:

GE Virtuoso: Virtual International Internships

Gain international work experience and build your resumé — …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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#Adulting: Rocking a Virtual Career Fair

Upcoming Virtual Career Fair: Hire Big-10 Fair (Tues. April 14th from 11am-3pm)

Though we’re in uncharted territory looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the job market, all hope is not lost for job & internship seekers. Similar to …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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#Adulting: How to compartmentalize

The idea of compartmentalizing is simple in theory, (breaking things up into different sections or “compartments”) but tough to put into practice.

In a time where everything has moved to the virtual sphere, it’s easy to get caught up in …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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#Adulting: Take advantage of working from home with an informational interview

With much of the country under “stay-at-home” mandates, most employees are working remotely. If you’re someone who’s been meaning to reach out to someone to inquire more about what they do on a day-to-day basis…this might be your chance!

Speaking …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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How Will Coronavirus Affect Your Job Search in 2020? – originally posted by Vault

Since the coronavirus arrived in the U.S., my clients have been asking, ”Will coronavirus slow down an already slow hiring process? Will there be layoffs and hiring freezes?” My answer is: it depends.

Keep searching

Not every industry slows down in …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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#Adulting: How to nail an interview…even from home

As social distancing looks to be the “new normal” for the foreseeable future, job-seekers may be facing some anxiety when it comes to the next step of their employment process. In 2020, we’re no strangers to applying to jobs online, …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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#Adulting: Maintaining the Job Search Process in a Virtual Reality

Far and wide across the university, students and staff alike are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 virus. As Penn State announced their decision to maintain an online-only presence for the duration of the Spring20 semester, it’s normal to feel …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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Zoom best practices for your online meetings & appointments

Have an upcoming Zoom meeting or appointment, but not quite sure how it will work? Check out the Zoom support page for training webinars, info on testing your audio and video, and much more!

Some helpful tips for Zoom meetings …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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