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Choosing a Major

Whether you’re struggling to pick a major, or if you’re just not sure you are in the right one currently, here are a few tips for evaluating college majors: Reflect on what interests you Evaluate your beliefs and core values Test out majors by taking introductory courses Ask for input from those who know you […]

Learn About The Latest Job Search Tool – Google Jobs

Google’s new job search tool makes it easier for you to search and filter through multiple sites at once! Key Features: Allows you to search by Job Category, Title, Location, Date Posted, Type (Internship), Company Type or Employer Pulls postings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Facebook, Glassdoor, HelpWanted, and Dice Adds salary information if […]

Spring Semester Planning Tips

Winter break is a great opportunity to rest and get organized for spring. Planning for the Spring semester: Audit your degree plan to make sure you’re on track Assess if you have time to add a minor or get a certificate in an area of interest Reach out to professors regarding undergraduate research opportunities Research […]

New Free Service – Career Onward Office Hours Is Now On Facebook Live!

We’re launching Career Onward Office Hours on Facebook Live! Join us from 3:00 to 3:30pm CST on Facebook Live. We can’t wait to answer your job search and career questions as we support all college students in your college to career transition! This is your opportunity to ask all those questions you have about conducting […]

Tips For Helping Your Job Search Over Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and get refreshed before finals. There are also things you can do to give you an edge in the job/internship search process: If you’re seeing friends and family during the holidays, they’ll probably ask you countless questions about your life. Be prepared […]

10 Interview Tips for Doing and Looking Your Best For Video Interviews

Video interviews are a very efficient way for employers to screen applicants, which is why they are increasing in popularity. The keys to a successful video interview is preparation and practice to avoid technology problems and feeling confident communicating in this format. There are two types of video interviews: Synchronous interviews are conducted real time […]

10 Tips To Prepare For Case Interviews

Case interviews are used by consulting, financial services, and an increasing number of other employers to evaluate an applicant’s problem solving, quantitative, analytical, and communication skills coupled with their professional demeanor in a high pressure timed environment. Types of case interview questions: Market sizing, calculation, estimation, numerical Business operations Business strategy Brainteaser, puzzle, IQ questions […]

10 Tips for Successful In-person Interviews

In-person interviews are typically the last step of the recruiting process (unless it’s an on-campus interview) and can range from 30 minutes to multiple interviews on-site during a half or full day company visit. Ten Tips for Successful In-person Interviews Prepare interview stories using the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result) Research the company and make […]

10 Tips To Prepare For a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are often the first round of the hiring process and are typically conducted by a recruiter on the HR team. A recruiter wants to quickly assess three things within the 20-30 minute call; communication skills, experience relevant to the job, and culture/personality fit to the company. A successful phone screen interview is critical […]

Products Students Need For Career Fairs

  The key to success in the job search process is preparation! These are a few things that are always good to have on hand: Business cards Vistaprint Moo Check with your University to see if they offer them Personalized Stationery Minted has many beautifully designed options. TinyPrints also has many nice designs. Paper Source […]

Summer is Over, Now What?

What did you do this summer? Did you Intern? Volunteer? Take a class? Travel? Work a summer job? Study Abroad? Lead at a camp? If you did any one of these or other activities, be sure to add details to your resume and LinkedIn profile. Focus on the ‘Why’ and try to quantify what you did […]

Are YOU Ready for the Career Fair?

  Career Fairs can be overwhelming but with adequate preparation, any student can succeed. Here are some guidelines to help you through the process: What do I bring? A plan of what companies you want to talk to, including practice companies and research on each target company Portfolio (Simple black one with a pad of […]