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"Best practice" is a common phrase in higher education institutions; yet it is rarely analyzed, and thus its meanings are often subjective. It is presumably ...
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(AW + T) + R = BS

Bulleted statements are a foundational piece to a great resume. Attempting to highlight relevant skills, getting past application tracking systems (ATS), ...
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I recently moderated a panel discussion on overcoming career obstacles with a disability.  One of the young professionals on the panel was my former student, ...
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Sometimes it feels like understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is complicated. There are lots of similarities, overlap, and of course differences ...
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Usually, it is not a good idea to start a blog post with the end, but Richard Pimentel’s closing keynote was the perfect summation of NACE19.    Pimentel ...
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By Corey Twitty and Charles Jennings Jr. As you embark upon your first National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference, we realize ...
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By Jeffrey Moss, with contributions from Adam Hecktman and Matt Mottola Entry-level hiring is broken. Consider this: according to the U.S. Bureau ...
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by Stephanie Pallante and Cynthia Billington It’s crazy to think just how long ago it was when both Cindy Billington and I attended our first ever NACE ...
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Do you feel stuck in your current job? What are you willing to do to change your situation? Move? Go to college? Travel? Do you have the mental strength ...
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By the year 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the labor force will consist of 47.2 percent women and nearly one-fifth Hispanics, which ...
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by Kelli K. Smith and Cassie Spencer Don't miss this session at the NACE 2019  Conference & Expo: Competency to Career: Preparing Students Through ...
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I Made a Student Cry

As I sat at my desk helping a student with their resume, I noticed tears starting to form in their eyes. I wish I could say these tears formed because ...
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Summer internships, along with GPAs, have been shown to be the best predictors of post-graduate success, according to the NACE report, “ The Impact of ...
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by David Ortendahl, Toni Burrell, Bryan Barts, and Lori Elder Introduction and Framework   The job offer process is inherently fraught with stress ...
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We all know campus recruiting is broken for employers and students alike, and that academic pedigree does not predict success or fit. In response, we ...
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Prepare for the Captain Obvious statement in…3…2...1… Change is difficult and, sometimes messy. Okay?  Allow me to drill down on that statement from ...
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Get ready career services professionals! We are now in the middle from what I like to call the “Senior Rush.” Countless of graduating seniors bombard ...
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Whenever I work with students who are exploring careers, I am reminded of Esther Greenwood from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar (1963), “I saw my life ...
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It is hard to believe we are more than half way through the winter semester at Oakland University Career Services. Spring is in the air and we are celebrating ...
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“There’s a skill shortage in the United States. If we don’t start training programs now we will have a shortage of technical candidates.” – Natalia ...
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