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Shiloh B. May 10, 2018 788 views

What is the most important professional quality a person can have?

Employers, teachers, colleges, and even parents all search for and even expect certain qualities in people. What are a few of the qualities you look for in someone and what do you think the most important quality would be? qualified expectations personal-development professional-development...


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Erykah W. Apr 26, 2018 570 views

How can I have better professional conversations?

I'm a pretty good talker between friends and in casual settings but haven't really had a chance to flex my professional speaking skills. In terms of future internship employers and professors, what are some good, non invasive topics to carry easy conversation? professional-development...

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Abby H. Jan 17, 2018 558 views

How do you make connections for jobs?

How do I make the connections needed to find high-paying jobs? I am planning on graduating with a degree in International Business, and I am aware that you need connections with other people in the business to receive these kinds of jobs. Jobs Connections networking professional-development...


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Victoria S. Jan 17, 2018 455 views

What if you are shy? How do you get involved at college?

I don't really enjoy being in groups. Worried about finding a way to meet other at college. confidence college getting-involved college-advice...


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Adrian W. Apr 19, 2018 501 views

What is the best way to pay for college without a credit-worthy cosigner?

I am a sophomore in college, and I am just curious on the best way to pay for college. I am a theatre major, and I don't have a cosigner who has good enough credit. I am really looking for advice on scholarships/grants/etc.. Anything helps! college college-major college-jobs...

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Adrian W. Apr 19, 2018 503 views

Is it better to take a gap year after graduating college?

I am a sophomore in college, and I am just curious on the best way to saving money after graduation. This would be to prepare for the student loan burden. Would it be better to move back home and work a minimum wage job, or try and find a job in a big city that pays more? college...

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Karena K. Apr 02, 2018 483 views

What are some interview tips?

I am applying to optometry school this year, so hopefully I get some interviews! eyes optometry interviews...


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Jeancarlo B. Jan 17, 2018 548 views

What is a skill or quality most people overlook when it comes to interviewing that is actually vitally important?

As a college student, the transition to the workforce is happening really soon. Since I will have to do many interviews, what soft skill or quality should I make sure I have in order to make myself as hirable as possible? interviews jobs computer-science professional-development stem...


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Alexandra C. Aug 13, 2017 692 views

How do you ask an institution or professional for shadowing opportunities?

I am currently a college psychology student. There is a particular clinical institution that I would be interested in doing some shadowing at. My problem is that I'm not sure how to ask if shadowing opportunities are available when I have no prior relationship with the institution. My target...

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Brenda S. Apr 29, 2017 1183 views

How do you address recipients in your email professionally?

Hello! I'm currently a freshman university student, and I send a lot of emails through my university email, to professors and university staff alike. I've done research on the right ways to email professors, reading tons and tons of articles but a Google search can't seem to help me. It's a...

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Gabriela C. Dec 10, 2016 722 views

What should I include in my professional summary in my resume ?

Helllo , I am trying to work on my resume , but I am getting too many mixed ideas for my summary part in my resume help ! resume professional-development summary...


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Joel T. Mar 26, 2017 1035 views
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Paajcha Julie X. Apr 30, 2017 908 views

LinkedIn profile: Tailored towards a certain profession or master resume?

The reason I am asking this question is because I've seen a number of profiles on LinkedIn that seem to be master resumes and others that seem to be tailored. Recently, I have been starting to use LinkedIn more often and fixing and editing my profile. Does it depend on how you use LinkedIn?...

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Brenda S. Apr 30, 2017 1160 views

Is there a cut-off for relevant information on resumes on Linked In, or should you include everything?

**For everyone who doesn’t have a LinkedIn and is reading this, I’d advise you to make one right now! It helps a lot, and even just making one and adding new things to it helps so much! LinkedIn is getting increasingly more popular with both employers and job-seekers. My university highly...

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Galina B. Apr 14, 2017 954 views

How can I effectively use LinkedIn if I do not have many real-life connections?

I am a high school student and I created a LinkedIn account two years ago but I do not have much on my profile and only 4 connections. I am in school most of the time, so I do not have a lot of work or volunteering experience. My town is small and not a lot of people I associate with have a...

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Mounia M. Feb 09, 2017 904 views

What are the best ways to network?

I'm wondering what are the most effective methods of networking? Is volunteering the best or are informational interviews with professionals in my field of choice? I want to gain a network before applying for grad school and find a mentor. graduate-school volunteering networking mentoring...

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Destiny N. Feb 08, 2017 629 views

What college do you have to go to to be an actor?

Because I've joined theatre and I've started to grow an interest in acting professional-development team-leadership...


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Zachary Y. Jan 12, 2017 841 views

How do i figure out what to wear to an internship interview?

I am a junior college student majoring in Geography. I am looking to obtain an internship in the field of transportation. I have recently got two internship interviews and am curious what I should wear to them. college internships interviews professional-development...


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Patrick K. Dec 29, 2016 845 views

What was your first job in the game development industry? Please share your experiences--the good, the bad, the ugly, all of it--with me.

Hello. I am an aspiring Game Designer/Developer who's attending college to get my Bachelor's Degree. I was just wondering to all the veterans and professionals in the Game Development world, what was your first job title working in the industry? Did you like it? Was it memorable? What game...

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Brandon L. Nov 07, 2016 680 views

What are some practical ways to know if a job position is a good fit for me?

The jump from college (or school in general) to a career is a big step. resume interviews professional-development...


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Alexa O. Oct 22, 2016 809 views

Do you think it's fair that a single standardized test can define you in your education?

I have recently begun applying to colleges. In doing so, I have been asked on numerous occasions what my ACT and SAT score is. Personally, I believe that one test should not be a determining factor in whether or not you get into college. Students have worked their whole primary education in...

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Tylea M. Oct 10, 2016 796 views

How do you effectively communicate your value to an employer in a short interaction?

Received a call from a potential employer and wanted to know how best to communicate value during a phone pres-screen. business marketing communications recruiting hiring customer-service professional-development...


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Alexandra C. Oct 05, 2016 726 views

How do you ask a professional to do an informational interview with you?

I am currently a freshman in a professional development for psychology class, and we have an assignment to talk to someone in a position of our choice for an informational interview. I was considering talking to someone from the Kinsey institute since I might want to volunteer there in grad...

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Miriam S. May 25, 2016 911 views

How beneficial are office hours for students to get to talk and ask questions with their professors?

I just would like to know how much I would get out of office hours and how they typically work. college professor human-resources...


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Joshua G. Feb 29, 2012 4483 views

I have a problem managing my time, how would I fix this problem?

I'm 15 and I have trouble managing my time and staying focused at school. How can I fix this? What did you do? time-management...


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Anne L. May 04, 2016 803 views

What technology should I be learning in high school to prepare for college and the 'real world'?

I had an internship where I saw a lot of the employees using different kind of technology programs (Google docs was one of them). Are there specific tools or programs you recommend I learn that would apply to most jobs? I want to learn now so that I can use them in and after college! college...

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