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5 things new graduates should do to plan their careers

Today’s graduates start their job search with a belief that they should enter their company or industry of choice immediately after graduation. Students often pursue dream jobs with a short-term mindset, thinking that they need to get started in their chosen area right away in order to be successful in their career. In order to avoid time being wasted, Rebecca Cook and Eric D. Johnson from The Conversation have created a five-step process for new graduates to get on the path to their dream job.

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5 Professional Development Tips

Every experience throughout college provides opportunities for learning, through either the successes and failures of yourself and others.  Be intentional with the experiences you encounter and create and strive to have constant learning experiences.  Find out more about what Josh Frahm and Jenna Arcand believe are the five professional tips that college students need to be aware of!  » More …

Prioritizing Proactivity

As colleges form their academic year plans — some of which involve remote learning, hybrid or in-person models and all of which are subject to change — it’s important for aspiring careerists to prepare to adapt to the new normal. By following these steps, college students can build the career foundation and skills they need to launch their careers during a semester or year impacted by Covid-19. Check out these tips written by Jill Tipograph from Forbes!

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9 Ways to Use Your Spring Break to Advance Your Career

According to Alyssa Towns in the article, “9 Ways to Use Your Spring Break to Advance Your Career’, they state that when you think of spring break, you might think of beach vacations, nights out with your best friends, or a week full of rest and catching up on sleep.  However, sometimes it might feel like there is never enough time to achieve goals and want to squeeze in as much development both personally and professionally as you can. If a spring break vacation isn’t in your near future, consider using your spring break to advance your career, or help you get a head start on your career path. » More …

14 Black Professionals Share Their Advice for Your Career Journey

There’s nothing quite like receiving a job (or internship) offer. It’s almost always a moment filled with excitement, promise, and much-deserved celebration! But for Black new hires, especially those just taking the first steps in their career journey, such moments may also come with complex feelings attached.  One of the best ways to combat these feelings of isolation and return to the joyous celebration part of a new career is to arm yourself with wisdom from people who’ve been there. Some day, you’ll be able to return the favor for the next generation! » More …