By Mayibel Ruiz Choosing a major in college feels like a big deal when you’re starting as a freshman, but how important is the major you choose? Are there majors that help their graduates secure a job, or are there other factors at play? With the upcoming spring 2022 graduation, future college graduates wonder when they should start applying for jobs in their field. Everyone graduates ready to begin their new life after college, but this new life most likely begins with a new job. How can students know what career is the best fit? We have all heard of the age-old career advice given to college students, secure an internship early, join clubs on campus, and network. But, if … [Read more...] about From degree to career, do degrees decide your occupation?
Even if you haven’t had any work experience yet, you should begin building your professional network. Depending on where you want to go in your career, you can connect with people who are doing what you want to do. You can connect with your peers from your classes in your major, so you can stay connected after you graduate. You can also follow companies you’re interested in working at. In addition to adding any work experience you may have that you want to include in your LinkedIn profile, and your education, these are some important things to know and think about when creating your LinkedIn profile. Professional Photo Do not use a silly photo of yourself for your LinkedIn account. … [Read more...] about Advice: How to maximize your LinkedIn experience
By Tommy McCardle |Staff Writer| Starting a career after graduation could be a scary thought for some, but have no fear. The Career Center can help transform that fear into confidence for students. The Career Center, located in University Hall on the third floor in room 329, offers services such as resume building, job interview training, and personality assessments to match with majors for students fearful of entering the workforce. "What we offer here at the Career Center are mainly things that students can use to find a job," said Victoria Fleming, a student assistant. Cusara Kennedy, a junior majoring in Business Administration/Accounting, noted she remembered hearing about … [Read more...] about The Career Center
By Danielle Workman |Staff Writer| Upcoming graduates might find themselves feeling lost when they think about post-grad life. Between papers, finals and projects, seniors have little time to prepare for the next step into the “real” world. The real world can take you by surprise and control can easily slip from your fingertips, so here are a few tips that can help you take control of your post-grad life. First thing every student should do is update and refine your resumé at the Career Development Center, located in University Hall, 329. The Career Center has a variety of options that can help get the leg up on job hunting by attending a resumé workshop or a resumé critique … [Read more...] about Enter post-grad life without surprises
By LynnPost |Staff Writer| Identity theft is a world wide problem and can happen with just a click of a mouse. Thousands of cases of identity theft through social media have even been reported. At least one person in 8.6 million households in 2010 had their identity stolen, according to the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. With numbers that high you should ask could I be next and how can I avoid becoming a victim? To make sure no strangers could access my personal information I made my profile private. Only the people I grant access to can view my private information. The only thing that is available to the public is my profile picture and my cover photo. However, … [Read more...] about Secure your identity, don’t be a victim