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  • Lessons College Students Need To Learn
    by Bob Roth - March 1, 2017
    When students enter college they will be expected to behave like adults. That means that they will do their own work, solve their own problems and interact with others in an adult or professional manner. That is just the beginning. To live their lives as graduates who are happy, highly respected and paid well enough to achieve their goals, they should be building the platform on which to launch their careers while they...
  • Can Coding Camps/Schools Get You A Job? The Real Answer Applies to All Career Changers...
    by Kris Dunn - February 16, 2017
    In a post-Trump world where AI is increasingly eliminating jobs that aren't coming back to the states - or to earth for that matter - it's a good exercise to think about workforce development/retraining alternatives that are out there. Let's look at one of those alternatives that has been especially hot. Coding bootcamps, which are Code camp 12- or 14-week programs that teach software engineering - are increasi...
  • Challenging Interview Questions
    with Lynne Eisaguirre and Cady Chesney - February 10, 2017
    Proper preparation for a job interview can make a candidate stand out from the crowd. Recent college graduates don’t have a lot of experience interviewing, but that can be overcome! Join host Cady Chesney and guest Lynne Eisaguirre, President of Workplaces That Work, as they dive into how can successfully prepare by knowing how to answer some challenging questions.
  • Earn A Job Offer Before Graduation
    by Bob Roth - February 1, 2017
    First year college students should already be thinking about the jobs they want when they graduate. That’s because the best job offers are earned when students select their targets early on and spend the next few years doing everything they can to impress the employers that have those jobs. Of course, some students will not be clear about their career direction during the first year of college. For them, it will tak...
  • Success Doesn't Happen By Accident
    by Bob Roth - January 5, 2017
    Most students want to be successful in college. They know that their success in college can lead to success in their careers and in life. However, success does not happen by accident. Yet, not every student is ready to accept that fact. Unfortunately, some students get it wrong. They come to college with the single goal of having some fun. Of course, that is a choice that students can make. However, fun should only be a sma...
  • Career Fair Clues
    with Courtney Steding and Tim Muma - December 9, 2016
    Finding ways to actually speak with employers is a key to landing your first job, and career fairs give you the opportunity to do so. Courtney Steding, associate director of career services at Penn State Behrend, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of successfully taking advantage of a career fair's design. Courtney clues us into the minor and major strategies that will help you along the way.
  • The Importance Of Work Experience
    by Bob Roth - December 5, 2016
    Students who work as they go through college with internships, part-time and summer jobs give themselves an important advantage in the job market when they graduate. Since not all working students understand how they benefit from their work experiences, it is important for them to think about their jobs as a way to support their career goals. For that to happen, students should understand five factors that improve their odds...
  • Should You Study The Humanities?
    by Debra Wheatman - November 25, 2016
    There was recently an article in the Washington Post about college students whose parents forbid them from majoring in liberal arts disciplines. Although it is easy to write this off as overzealous helicopter parenting, it is indicative of a trend over the last thirty years. Undergraduates are eschewing liberal arts degrees in favor of degrees in business or STEM disciplines. It is no coincidence that this has occurred during...
  • The Truth About For-Profit Universities
    by Debra Wheatman - November 21, 2016
    Dear Deb: I’ve been working full time for 15 years, and have reached what I think is a roadblock in my career. It is clear that in order for me to move to the next level, I need to get my MBA. Honestly, the thought of attending school for years, at night, while I work full-time and attempt to manage my household, turns my stomach. I’ve been looking into online programs, and am leaning toward one via the Universi...
  • Is the Future of School on a Chromebook?
    by Alexandra Levit - November 14, 2016
    When I was growing up, it was all about “Apples in the classroom.” Then, while I was in college, every student had to have access to a PC and connected printer so we our term papers would be legible. If you’re a school-aged child today, though, chances are you’ll interface with Google hardware before you ever hear the words “Apple” and “Microsoft.” My husband grew up in Norwal...