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Networking for Beginners

As you begin your collegiate career, one of the skills you will be introduced to is networking. Networking is defined as the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Networking allows …

By Juan Faura
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Top Vault Consulting Firms Celebrate Women’s History Month – posted by Vault

Women’s History Month is not just an “observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.” It also provides us with an opportunity to reflect (and act) upon the important ways in which our systems and institutions …

By Emily Tressler
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Tips for Crafting a Post-Interview Thank-You Note

One of the most important pieces of interview advice is to remember your manners—and by that I mean, write thank-you notes. Sending your interviewer a quick thank-you note is an easy way to make a great impression and show your …

By Ashley Reed - Vault
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Free Yoga to Reset this Holiday Season

Though I graduated from Smeal in 2014, I still remember it vividly: Finals week is no joke. Then add a global pandemic on top of the crunch time stress…forget it. As a proud Penn State alum, I wanted to share …

By Rachel Saslaw
Rachel Saslaw
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Career After College: What to Consider Before Accepting Your First Job

Graduating from college is an exciting accomplishment. All of the work you’ve put into studying has finally paid off, and you’re now ready to embark on the next chapter of your life. For many, this entails applying for and accepting …

By Business Career Center
Business Career Center
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Making The Most of Your Winter Break

Winter break is right around the corner. Though it is important to relax and regroup during this time, you can also take advantage of your free time in many ways.

 

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By Dylan Helfrick
Dylan Helfrick Career Service Intern
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Navigating the internship and full time offer process

“Congratulations, we are pleased to formally present the details of your employment offer from…”

FINALLY, this email came into your inbox, the offer letter that you have been waiting for after countless online applications and interview processes. Or maybe that’s …

By Yayun (Helen) Zheng
Yayun (Helen) Zheng Career Service Intern
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Displaying Confidence, Even if I don’t feel Confidence

Ever sit through a class presentation, meeting, or conference and wonder to yourself how some people are just so confident? Well, confidence is not one of those things that you “have or you don’t”. It is a skill that can …

By Linda Huang
Linda Huang
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Connecting with Smeal Alumni

As students, we are very comfortable in the classroom setting whether it be in person or on Zoom. However, when it comes to the “real world”, we are not as comfortable and that is due to a lack of experience. …

By Mohammad Hussain
Mohammad Hussain
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Navigating Skype, Phone, & Virtual Interviews

While virtual interviews used to be the exception, it is safe to say that in 2020 they are not only the norm, but they are pretty much our only option. As if the traditional interview process wasn’t intimidating enough, we …

By Justin Korman
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