Wisdom vs. tactics: What kind of advice are you getting?

2017 Spring Campus Shots

When you have career conversations with mentors, professors, professionals in the field, you’ll probably receive a lot of advice about what you should do next. Some of it will be immediately actionable, but other recommendations may seem rather vague or …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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What if my major doesn’t match my career plans?

Cassady Glass Hastings, undergraduate instructor at the college of education

Your major is supposed to be the subject you care most about for the rest of your life, right? Well, not necessarily. I’ve seen a lot of students this year who for one reason or another are in a major …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Working at a tech company as a person of color

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[Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of LinkedIn articles about my personal and professional growth through my  time as a content publishing intern at Microsoft. I also explore how this experience is influenced by my identity as …

By Aleenah Ansari
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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

2016 Commencement

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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