“Hey, Mom. What do you think about me going into the Peace Corps?” “I don’t want to say no, … but I don’t want to say yes.” It can be difficult to find a career path for those who don’t have a specific passion or interest. Some people have it easy and know exactly what… Read More Now What? A Guide to Finding the Right Career Path for You
Looking out at the vast job market, wearing only my resume and cover letter for protection, I cannot help but wonder about what will happen if I fail. Fortunately, I am prepared to fail. I’m prepared to fail a lot. What do you do when you fail in the vast, merciless job market? According to… Read More Preparing for Failure
When we talk about liberal arts we almost always land on the topic of sharing our chosen major with the world. What I think we don’t look at enough is how we answer the well-intentioned, but slightly obnoxious questions about our future plans. For me, most of my answers were outright lies. Liberal arts… Read More Your Degree, Your Power.
Career fairs are a place of desperation akin to speed dating. The people there are looking for just the right match. At the end of the night they might settle for someone less qualified to fulfill their needs, but they are all searching for mister or miss or missus right. The vendors stand there at… Read More Speed Dating for Employment
For the first three years of my college experience I could not have cared less about career fairs, résumé workshops, or other networking events that I saw advertised around my campus. ‘They don’t want me there,’ I told myself. First it was, ‘they want the older students. The juniors. The seniors’. And I was probably… Read More If I Did It, So Can You (A Pep Talk)
So I’m standing here, résumés in hand, begging my friend not to leave my side. We’ve arrived at the career fair early, too early it almost seems, as there’s practically no one here. “So we just dive right in?” I ask my friend. He’s in the same professional development class I’m in and we’re both… Read More The Career Fair: A Necessary Evil
This was undoubtedly the question I got most often at the career fair I attended recently. This is a hybrid of ‘Tell me about yourself’ and ‘How can I help you’, which I think is a fascinating combination of requests. This is less a call to sum up all of your experience and skills in… Read More What’re you looking for?