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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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Thanks to advancements in technology, transportation, and international communication, traveling abroad is easier than it’s ever been. And as international ...
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I just came back from a great family trip to Orlando, the host city for NACE19 in June.  I know you probably aren’t looking to the Orthodox Jewish guy ...
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Rethinking Prepared

Can I think through something with you all? There’s this word in our field that we all hear so often that it may have lost its meaning, but ever since ...
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Many of us spend quality time with friends and family. During this time, I face a common question that I am sure we all hear which is, “What kind of work ...
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Career centers across the nation are now expected to produce quantifiable results to respond to those challenging the worth and merit of a college degree—more ...
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As I speak to organizations around the country, I’ve heard a consistent frustration from business leaders that interns and new graduates don’t bring paper ...
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During a conversation with Noel Arellano, a Dell Scholar completing his senior year at Texas A&M, I shared a comment I have heard from students and ...
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On the coldest day of Winter 2019, I listened to a segment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, Sen. Kamala Harris announced ...
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An interview with Andy Chan, VP for Innovation and Career Development at Wake Forest University This year, The Future of We Task Force  is launching ...
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Even though I meet with students throughout their careers at our university to prepare them for their intern capstone experience, I still find that several ...
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