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Summer Reads and Listens

This summer is the perfect opportunity to dive into personal development through books, talks, and podcasts. Here are a few recommendations to get you started: Books The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Grit by Angela […]

Technical Interviewing 101

Technical Interviews can be daunting, but with adequate preparation they don’t have to be! Normal technical interview consists of two parts: Whiteboarding or coding—The interviewee is given a problem for which they have to whiteboard or code a solution in real time. Knowledge-based Q&A—Interviewers ask questions about different topics so they can dig deeper into the […]

Social Media Audit

Social Media gives us a way to network through creating a brand that we feel best represents us. Recruiters like social media because it gives them information about candidates that would never appear on a resume. When beginning your job search, it is important to audit all of your social media profiles to ensure that […]

Spring Career Fairs are Coming!

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 with as well as research on each one. This should include a couple of practice companies to help you […]

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 […]