What I Learned From My Summer Internship: Tidbits of Career Advice That Could Benefit Anyone

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Completing an internship has apparent benefits– you can earn college credit to learn industry-specific skills. However, internships can offer even more; if you pay attention, you may be able to pick up on other important professional skills as well.

I …

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A Day in the Life: ’13 Biology Alum Ashley Grell Shares Her Story

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More and more these days, high school students are feeling pressured to know what they want to do with their lives, right now. They feel the pressure of failure, even before they have stepped one foot into the career world. …

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Networking during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, daily life has changed drastically.  As a community, we now have to communicate and work virtually making connecting with employers and finding new career opportunities a more overwhelming and daunting task.  Although these changes continue …

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Advice from Katie’s: Why you should sign up for the Professional Development Program

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The Professional Development Program provides First-year, Sophomore and Junior students in the College for Women an opportunity to design their career pathway and prepare for their future career. Students receive training in professional skills, and will have access to experiences …

By Emily Reeder
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Reviewing Your Resume: How Often Should You Update Your Documents?

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How often should I update my resume? 

What’s a cover letter? 

Where do I even start when creating these documents?

These are all excellent questions. Whether you have never written a cover letter in your life, or you are a …

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8 Interview Questions About Diversity and Inclusion Every Job Seeker Should Be Able to Answer

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For both employers and job seekers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are more important than ever. As the former head of people at two quickly growing startups and the cofounder of a nationally recognized workplace inclusion strategy firm, I’ve seen …

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Who signs up for the Professional Development Program?

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The Professional Development Program provides First-year, Sophomore and Junior students in the College for Women an opportunity to design their career pathway and prepare for their future career. Students receive training in professional skills, and will have access to experiences …

By Emily Reeder
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Best practices for virtual interviews

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“Hello, we have reviewed your resume and cover letter, and would like to hold a virtual interview this coming week–”

Wait, what? A virtual interview? You may have never done one before. How is it different from a face-to-face interview? …

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Finding the best cultural fit within your professional life

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The job market is often very competitive. Employers have very specific criteria that they look for in a new hire, and one position may have multiple competing candidates. The St. Catherine University Career Development Office has staff and tools to …

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You’re a College Grad, Now What? Part 1 | Dealing with the Post-Collegiate Blues

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Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in June 2019. If you’re a 2020 grad, you’ve probably had a particularly bumpy ride in the last few months. Likewise, the road to getting your first post-college job might be especially unusual. …

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