Posts Tagged ‘networking’

5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

It can be easy to dismiss volunteer work when life is hectic and you have to think about yourself first. With school, a job, friends, clubs, and potentially sports, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But volunteering can be mutually beneficial when you look at it from a completely different perspective. Here are a ...

How to Find and Learn from a Great Mentor in College

A positive relationship with a professor can make an enormous difference in your experience as an undergraduate, as well as helping to launch your post-college career. A mentor can help you navigate degree requirements, independent study, research, study abroad, internships, scholarships, graduate school applications, and job applications. They can offer advice and provide a support ...

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

#8220;You make your own luck” is a quote you’ve probably heard before. The meaning, however, is lost without more context. After all, if you make your own luck, doesn’t that make it the opposite of luck? Well, according to psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor, a person’s luck is often manufactured. In his ...

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of ...

10+ Questions for Your Next Networking Lunch

You should be meeting with professionals within your field as often as possible. People who have been in the work force for two or three years are the best, as they’ll have information relevant to you, and they’re more likely to enjoy helping someone whose shoes they can still empathize with being in. Plus, your ...

How to Reap the Benefits of Greek Life in the Real World

If you’ve decided to go Greek at your college or university, you’re probably wondering what you’re going to get out of it besides parties and t-shirts. Believe it or not, you can actually leverage your time in a sorority or fraternity and reap the benefits of Greek life in the real world. From jobs in ...

How to Find a Mentor in College

We all seek a little guidance from others at some point in our lives. College is one of those time periods in which finding a mentor can be crucial to your success. There will come a time when you’ll need to know how to make better decisions, or you’ll want to graduate and find a ...

3 Important Lessons Learned From My Summer Internship

This summer, I interned at a nonprofit called Engine in Downtown Minneapolis. It was one of my first real jobs working for someone else, and I learned so much in just a couple of short months. On my last day there, I wrote down the three biggest lessons I had learned over the course of ...

Job & Internship Opportunities

The pressure to find a job or internship in this market is overwhelming students across the nation. How are some of your friends finding such useful websites? Where are they getting the right resume help, and how are they finding these random applications? Some of your friends probably had their jobs handed to them from ...