| I Want to Be a - Baseball Play-by-Play Announcer
by Joe Block and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The individuals who bring baseball fans the action often become part of their soundtrack of the summer, painting a picture of the game while fans go about their business. Joe Block, radio play-by-play man for the Milwaukee Brewers, tells Tim Muma about the road to becoming one of the few radio voices in Major League Baseball. With just 30 teams at the highest level, competition is fierce and the sacrifices are many, but Joe wo...
| You Do What? - I'm an Illusionist
by Adam Trent and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Illusionists (or magicians) have found some mainstream success in the entertainment world, but some may still view it as an interesting and odd choice for a career. Adam Trent is known as the Futurist as part of a group of seven of the most talented illusionists from around the world, performing together around the glove in The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible. Adam explains to Tim Muma how you can work your way into the...
| Job Search Guide - Uncover a Great Internship
by Marv Russell and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
Before you acquire that first great job, you most likely need to gain experience in the form of an internship. The value you create gives employers more incentive to hire you quickly. Marv Russell, a global human resources professional and author of "Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You to Know," talks to Tim Muma about the importance of finding the best internship for you. Marv discusses when you should start look...
| Job Search Guide - What Employers Want to Find When They Search for You
by Brenda Berkelaar and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
In today's modern, digital world, your job prospects can often be impacted by what employers find out about you when they search online. Gaining control over that image and appealing to those looking to hire is the key. Brenda Berkelaar, an author, teacher and researcher at the University of Texas at the Austin Moody College of Communication, talks with Tim Muma about navigating the online space. More specifically, she tells t...
Good Grades Are Not Enough
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2013
College students should be aware that employers look for much more than just good grades. Employers believe that well-rounded students who have had a broad range of on-campus and off-campus work and learning experiences tend to perform at a higher level than students whose experiences and performance were limited to classroom. The best employers seek students who have proved that they can excel in more than one environment....
A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Careerist Self About What Really Matters
by Karen Vitale - Mar, 2013
It’s a classic Catch-22—with a careerist twist. When facing big decisions early in your career, you don’t have tons of real-world experience to draw upon. And by the time you’ve actually racked up a decent supply of workplace wisdom, you may feel like you no longer need career advice. If only career tracks came with fast-forward and rewind buttons. (Or a blue police call box, for those who like to time travel in style.) Wh...
Why English Majors Don’t Have to Finish Last
by Jay Cross - Feb, 2013
What if my degree isn’t marketable?” I have always been fascinated by the assumptions behind this question. They get echoed back to us in remarks like: “Ugh, what are you going to do with philosophy?” “You majored in psych? Enjoy grad school for the rest of your life.” “Hell of a job market out there for that English degree!” Someone has apparently decided that math, science and engineering are the only majors th...
Is Your College Committed
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2013
What does it look like when your college is fully committed to student employment success? As they say, “You will know it when you see it.” When your college is fully committed to student employment success, everyone in the entire college community (not just the Career Services Office) is both responsible for and accountable for helping students learn about, prepare for, find and land good jobs. Therefore, if you are...
Yesterday I received a call from a community college out east. They may want to hire me to provide a motivational presentation to their undecided fema
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jan, 2013
Yesterday I received a call from a community college out east. They may want to hire me to provide a motivational presentation to their undecided female students sharing the benefits of nontraditional careers, i.e., male-dominated. What a great idea! Many female students enter college undecided about what major to pursue, and ultimately, what career path to choose. These students range from 18-year olds to those in their 40Œs...
Choosing a Career Training Program? Evaluate These 3 Key Support Services
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2012
As a new immigrant to the United States in the mid 1980's I searched for a career training program that would augment my job skills. My goal was to transition quickly into the job market. As I evaluated programs I learned that choosing a career training program was not just about the academics. Choosing a program was also about key support services the school offered. After looking at both 4-year and 2-year programs, I chose a...
If the Job Doesn’t Fit, You Must … Well … Quit
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2012
I had a great conversation with Jamie Harrison at Black Enterprise magazine recently. She wrote a very interesting article, If the Job Doesn’t Fit, You Must … Well … Quit, about knowing how to evaluate job opportunities and whether they’re a fit for you! This is a process that’s different for every individual, so keep that in mind. Here are some additional thoughts I wanted to share with you… 1) GET A JOB: As a college stu...
Seven Reasons Why College Students Become Unemployed or Underemployed
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2012
In recent years, the sad fact is that fifty percent of all college grads have been unable to land good jobs. The reasons for this statistic can be traced to a variety of reasons including the economy and a poor understanding of the employment process. Too many students fail to follow the steps that are most likely to lead to employment success. They prefer to ignore their employment goals until the senior year. Since gat...
Can You Have Your Dream Job Without a College Degree?
by Dana Sitar - Oct, 2012
In a market where clients are used to measuring your worthiness based on a college degree, opportunities can feel slim for those without that traditional seal of approval. You know you’ve got the skills to master your dream job, but the description on job boards always has that pesky degree requirement that keeps you from applying. Without the paper to prove it, how can you show potential employers or clients that you’ve got w...
College Career Centers Are Challenged in Preparing Students for Work
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2012
The skills gap is getting wider. According to the Job Preparedness Indicator research conducted by the Career Advisory Board in late 2011, only 14 percent of hiring managers felt that job candidates had the requisite skills to fill open positions. At the Career Advisory Board, which is presented by DeVry University, our mission is to help job seekers and careerists advance, so we decided to go to the front lines and as...
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