Entries by Lori MacNeill

The Value of Persistence

There’s a lot to be said about the power of persistence. In Webster’s, it’s defined as the “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” Too many times, we sell ourselves short due to fear, anxiety, or emotional exhaustion. A successful job search requires a LOT of persistence. From […]

Dress the Part for Your Career Fair and Interviews

We’ve all heard the familiar adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” For better or worse, this is accurate, especially as it relates to career fairs and interviews. As the world becomes more casual, it’s hard to determine when business professional or business casual attire is appropriate. We’ve made it easy! Check out […]

What Company Culture Fits You Best?

What things are you looking for with company culture? There’s been a big shift from cubicles to collaborative workspaces and 8-5pm work days in the office to flexible schedules and remote offices. As work environments continue to evolve, it’s important for students to think about what company culture and work setting will allow them to […]

What are Soft Skills and Why do They Matter?

Employers want students with soft skills – what does that mean? Every week there’s a news article about the need for college students to have effective communication and interpersonal skills. But, what does that really mean? How do you acquire and then demonstrate these skills to employers? Let’s focus on 5 key communication skills employer’s […]