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How did you find your first job? Did you apply somewhere your friend worked or did a family friend hire you in their business? One way or another, most of us use our personal networks to find new jobs. Sometimes …

By Nicole Geiger
Nicole Geiger Employment Services Manager
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Are you serious about starting your own company?

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The startup process is messy and unpredictable—licensing intellectual property, producing a manufacture-ready prototype, lining up customers, raising money—all are critical and daunting. So if you are serious about starting your own company… you may need some help. Luckily the Buerk …

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Assistant Director & Career Coach Alison McCarty
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The experience paradox: Qualified but not qualified

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Many seniors come into my office with what seems like a paradoxical situation. They feel simultaneously well-qualified (I just finished 4 years studying math and Spanish) and totally under-qualified (every job wants more experience than I have). There are a …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Landing a job after graduation

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You did it! Four (more or less) years of hard work, late nights, study sessions and endless cups of coffee and you made it through your last finals week EVER! You went to all the parties and celebrations, your friends and …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Internship Corner – Career Readiness Competencies

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Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of 8 competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition to the workplace.  During your internship, intentionally seek out opportunities to develop or hone the following career readiness competenciescritical …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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Surprising lessons: What I learned from my summer internship

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Summer internships can be a very rewarding experience and give you a taste of what your future career will be.  They can also point you in the direction of things you don’t ever want to do and leave you struggling …

By Alexa
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Who Are You, Really?

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Far too many people jump straight into a job search and start applying for jobs without fully thinking about what exactly it is that they are looking for. Depending on where you are in your life, career, relationships and financial …

By Katie Thompson
Katie Thompson Consultant
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Employers like to see evidence of skills and knowledge, not just a list

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What makes a resume stand out? Not a big list of skills and buzzwords. It may be tempting to include fancy terminology and phrases like “synergistic thinker” or “visionary leader” but what matters is showing the context in which you …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Tips for designing a graphic resume

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How do I make my resume stand out from everyone else?

It’s a question we all ask and struggle with. Your unique experiences and the way you share them is one way to make your resume stand out. But you …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Internship Corner – Internships Make a Difference

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Each year the UW Office of Educational Assessment surveys alumni 6 months after degree completion.  2,215 undergraduate degree recipients from 2015-2016 responded to the most recent survey.  Here are some interesting internship data points:

57% of respondents completed at least …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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