Posts by carolyn

Don’t Waste That College Tuition: Tip #2 for Helping Your Student Succeed

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Career, College, parents | 0 comments

Don’t Waste That College Tuition: Tip #2 for Helping Your Student Succeed

What is the SECOND step parents can take to help their students find career success? Insist that they get work experience during high school and college! Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But you’d be surprised how many college seniors have very little work or volunteer experience to put on their resumes. And that really hurts their chances for getting that all-important first job or internship. A lack of work experience hurts them in much bigger ways, too. When students don’t work or volunteer, they miss opportunities to learn crucial things about themselves and the world of work. Career...

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Getting Real About Career Change

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Career | 0 comments

It’s good to be realistic about the career change process. It’s rarely straightforward, and knowing about the twists and turns can prepare you for the thrilling – and scary – adventure of career change. Here are some guideposts to remember if you are thinking about taking it on.

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Career Change Ahead? Four Simple Steps to Prepare

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Career | 0 comments

Career change doesn’t have to be a blind leap off a steep cliff. If you’re feeling the icy coldness of a career winter, here are some things you can do to prepare for it.

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7 Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Career | 0 comments

7 Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed

I confess that I couldn’t tell you who won the Super Bowl last year – or even most years. But the Super Bowl commercials? Some of those have stuck with me. The three frogs croaking out BUD-WISE-ER always made me laugh. The golden Lab puppy that makes friends with the Clydesdale tugged at my heartstrings. Companies know that the best commercials grab viewers quickly, make an impression, and increase sales of their products. With so much competition for a viewer’s attention, a good commercial can be tough to create. Think of your resume as your own Super Bowl commercial. It also has to grab a...

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Beyond the Lab: Career Options for Science Geeks

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Career, College, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Sixty-percent of the United States’ fastest growing occupations are scientific in nature (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fastest Growing Occupations, 2014-2024). Yes, we need researchers to advance science and develop new products, and healthcare professionals to improve health for all people. But what if neither of those options appeals to you?  Take a look at the many ways you can put your knowledge to work. Science education Share your love of science with children, college students, and the general public through teaching in schools, colleges, science museums, and professional...

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