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Navigating through college in preparation for career post-college.

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Valuing Your Professional Presence Pays Off

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” This is a quote by the famous designer Coco Chanel. I encourage my students to be unique; I teach my students to show their individuality when creating a personal website or LinkedIn account. Being unique displays confidence and self-assurance and that is what employers like to see. So, if applying for a new position or ...
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What are the questions that first-year college students ask?

What are the questions that first-year college students ask? What major should I choose in college? What career will I pursue? Some people say, follow your passion. Others, find a good paying job. For me, I want to know What am I  going to do? But it is important to ask: What do you want to do? As a first-year college student, when you are looking ...
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Taking Risks: One of the Great Hidden Benefits of College

College is a time for exploration and taking risks. From the professor’s chair, I see students from every stage, maturity level, and economic background. What binds them all together is the experience of taking risks to explore their own gifts and direction. Recently, I was speaking to a group of students about this very subject of taking risks. Normally, when it gets to the point ...
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Teaching the Importance of Networking by Conducting Informational Interviews

Due to the changing nature of the work environment, from bounded careers to boundaryless careers, networking is still a skill that must be learned. Students planning to work in today’s business environment must be entrepreneurial. That means students must take responsibility for their own career path. This paper describes an exercise that teaches students the importance of networking by completing the Networking Research Project. This ...
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The Art of Conversation

I just came back from cycling Madagascar.  This was a week’s fundraising trip for the Genesis Research Trust—a non-profit research organization for the health and welfare of women and children.  It was a very challenging cycling event for a very good cause. Forty-two women signed on for this cycling challenge; the bike ride was one of the most difficult riding experiences I’ve done, and I’ve ...
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