Branding Yourself for Graduate School

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Sep
2015
Posted By : Katie Sawyer 0 Comment
Categories :Branding

By Katie Sawyer, McPherson College Career Services Director Many people assume personal branding is only for the working world. Students who are planning to move from undergraduate work to graduate or professional-level studies don’t need to worry about establishing a brand or setting themselves apart from the...

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The Lovely, Kelsey Ploeger

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Sep
2015
Posted By : Brandi Wriedt 0 Comment
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I would like to take the time to introduce you to the energetic, Kelsey Ploeger.  She is an Assistant Director at the University Career Center at KU.  In this role she functions in a career counseling role and serves as the liaison to the School of Education...

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Empower Your Client by Focusing on Their Strengths

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Sep
2015
Posted By : Angela Hayes 0 Comment
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     Empower Your Clients by Focusing on Their Strengths People have a tendency to direct their attention to their weaknesses. As a career coach, one of our jobs is to shine a light on clients’ strengths. Helping clients identify their areas of strength can make a big...

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Technology Tool of the Month: Virgil Career app and website

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Sep
2015
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
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Released in 2014, the Virgil app helps job seekers "evaluate their competitiveness for any career." Users take a brief survey (about 20 questions) to assess their skills and experience. Virgil uses the survey results to provide the user with information about how qualified he/she is for a...

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Take It All In and Make It Count

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Aug
2015
Posted By : Katie Sawyer 0 Comment
Categories :Branding

By Katie Sawyer, McPherson College Career Services Director It’s the beginning of another school year, and that means a fresh start and new opportunities to get involved, forge new friendships and delve into new projects and courses. While professional branding may seem like something you do off...

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Introducing: Polly Matteson

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Aug
2015
Posted By : Brandi Wriedt 0 Comment
Categories :Member Spotlights

This wonderful lady is Polly Matteson.  The Assistant Director/Employer Relations Coordinator for the Truman State University Career Center. As a member of a 3-person professional staff for our centralized career center (serving around 6,000 students), each of us works closely with students with career and decision making. ...

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Technology Tool of the Month: Symbaloo (organize your most used web links)

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Aug
2015
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

If any of you are like me, you probably visit the same websites over and over and over each day. Sure, you can pin them to your favorites or browser bar, but this can fill very quickly, and it really doesn't offer a way to organize the...

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Meet Amber Goreham

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Jul
2015
Posted By : Brandi Wriedt 0 Comment
Categories :Member Spotlights

It's my pleasure to introduce to you Amber Goreham. Amber is the Director of the Career Services Center at University of Central Missouri.  She directs, plans, coordinates, develops and implements a comprehensive university-wide program of career services and student employment.  Amber also directs and manages all areas,...

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The Power of Accountability

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Jun
2015
Posted By : Angela Hayes 0 Comment
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How can we help our clients dramatically increase the chances of their success? By giving them “homework” and holding them accountable. Whether it’s to rework their resume, research companies of interest, videotape themselves on a practice interview before they come in for their mock interview with you,...

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Building Your Brand During the Summer Months

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Jun
2015
Posted By : Katie Sawyer 0 Comment
Categories :Branding

Most students and education professionals equate the summer months to an extended vacation. But just because classes aren’t happening and life is running at a slightly slower pace doesn’t mean it’s still not a great time to continue building your personal brand. Many students are using the...

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