Over-Confident Oscar and Inadequate Isaac: Young Professionals as Leaders in the Workplace


After years of dedication focused preparation, and challenging coursework, you have successfully matriculated from being a student, intern, or trainee into the role of a full-fledged young professional. Will you enter and transition through this role with overconfidence (you did …

By Lorrenza Vandiver
Lorrenza Vandiver Assistant Director-Professional Development and Diversity
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How to Prepare for That Upcoming Meeting


You’re in a new job and you receive your first meeting request! Did you know that you need to prepare before you show up to the meeting? Here are some great resources to ensure you’re successful in all of your …

By Heidi Sawyer
Heidi Sawyer Career Counselor-University College
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Degree in Music Now What? 70+ Careers and Salaries Revealed


‘Typical conservatory education tells students that there are usually two paths to success with a music degree. The first path is getting a job in an orchestra or professional ensemble (or cast, for musical theater majors). The second path is teaching, …

By Martin Saenz
Martin Saenz Career Counselor-College of Liberal and Fine Arts
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All About The Benjamins: 25 Highest Paying Internships for 2017!


Perhaps the biggest perk of some of America’s best internships is the pay. According to Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports, the median annual salary for a full-time U.S. worker is currently $51,350. However, if interns at these companies worked a full …

By Avin Jordan
Avin Jordan Experiential Learning Program Coordinator
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Learning Through Experiences: Know Your Options!


Experiential learning is the process of developing knowledge and skills from direct experience – learning through action. Experiential learning opportunities are hands-on, real world experiences that give students a chance to learn by doing.

There are many things to consider …

By Avin Jordan
Avin Jordan Experiential Learning Program Coordinator
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Calling all Computer Science majors: Jobs are waiting for you

Computer Science
By Tara Ryan
Tara Ryan Career Counselor-College of Sciences
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By Veronica Rodriguez
Veronica Rodriguez Career Counselor-College of Business

Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Soft Skills (But Didn’t Want to Ask)


Focusing on Both Hard & Soft Skills


Hard skills are things that are quantifiable and measurable; you either have them or you don’t.  Many specific qualifications for a job are hard skills, such as years of work experience or proficiency with particular computer programs.  Soft skills are …

By Sara Goede
Sara Goede Career Counselor-College of Liberal and Fine Arts
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