By Thomas Jepsen in Career Services posted: Apr, 28th 2017

Focusing on First-Generation Students in Brazil

Career centres in Brazil struggle with a lot of the same challenges as the US and Europe, such as the need for employability to be a shared responsibility between all stakeholders at an institution, rather than just be a concern isolated within the career centre. Similarly, employability outcomes have a huge effect on an institution’s […]

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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Apr, 27th 2017

How to Hold Your Own ‘GradUCon’ or Career Week Event

Lately, several of our clients have been getting innovative with the events their career centers hold to keep students engaged and interested in career services. University of Chicago‘s UChicagoGrad recently held a ‘GradUCon’, inspired by the popular comic-cons that people all over the world flock to in order to network about comics, manga and anime. […]

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By Theresa Bibeau in Best Practices posted: Apr, 17th 2017

3 Admissions Essay Questions to Understand Applicants’ Employability Potential

“Tell us about an experience that had a huge impact on your life.” “Tell us about your biggest role model.”

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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Apr, 10th 2017

How to Help Students Craft a Resume that Stands Out

The competition within the entry-level job market is intense for most fields. For every position a student or recent grad applies to, hundreds of other qualified applicants are applying as well. Career services offices need to work with students early on to create the perfect resume that will end up standing out to potential employers. When coaching students on resume-writing, make sure you emphasize the following three points.

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By Theresa Bibeau in Career Services posted: Apr, 5th 2017

3 Points That Are Key to Students Developing Realistic Career Expectations

There will always inevitably be some students who assume that having a college degree will guarantee them their dream job after graduation. As career services professionals, it’s your job to prepare them by exposing them to several realities about what the job search after graduation will actually be like. Instill these ideas in your students before they get their cap and gown so they can enter the job market with realistic expectations.

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