Tag: communication

Mom, Dad? I’m an English Major.

Going to college can be rough; there’s a lot that goes into making the leap. You have to worry about doing laundry, you have to worry about making friends, you have to worry about what duvet cover your roommate is buying so your color schemes match. Oh, yeah—most importantly, you have to pick a topic ...

You Already Know How to Write a Cover Letter

You have probably heard that you should write a different cover letter for each position you apply for. This is true, but that doesn’t mean that you must start from nothing each time. While we don’t recommend copy and paste from a previous letter, we do recommend that you follow a formula to make it ...

Will People Read & Respond To Your Email?

Business professionals send and receive 200 billion emails daily. While we email frequently, these messages are often ineffective and inefficient. The following tips will better help your reader understand and take action with your email. Subject Line Clear email subject lines contain about 4-7 words telling readers what to expect in the email. For example, ...

Finding Your Professional Identity – in the Place You Were a Student

As a fairly recent college grad, I am navigating the waters of my first full time, professional job like a lot of my fellow Class of 2017 (and now 2018!) graduates. I have just passed the one year mark in my position as the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center's Student Outreach Coordinator, ...

Build Your Business Etiquette

You’ve started a new job or internship and want to make a great impression. But how? My advice: stop worrying about “fitting in” and start thinking about how to stand out! Take communication, for example. Communication is one of the skills employers most highly covet in workers. Many people think they are good communicators, but ...

Back to the Basics: Reading and Writing in your Internship

By Alisa Harris Marketing & Communications Manager, College of General Studies When you start an internship, there’s a lot to learn. For the marketing and communications interns I manage, it’s stuff like how to draft a good tweet, how to write a web post, or how to dream up ideas that advance our marketing goals. ...

Career Insights: Sundae School in Dennisport, MA

Leanne Quinn Over the past five summers, I have worked at Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor in Dennisport, Massachusetts. Even though I can’t actually eat dairy, I will openly brag to anyone that asks (or does not ask) that Sundae School was voted the number one ice cream parlor on the cape last year and ...

Art of the Interview: Meta-Talk Your Way to a Job

During an interview, even one you’re well prepared for, you might get a question you’re uncertain how to answer. Maybe it’s an important question you could give a long answer to, but you wonder whether that would be okay. Or it’s an unusual question that catches you by surprise. Or it’s a question whether you ...

Internship Series: Bay Cove Human Services

Lidiya Dubrova CAS ’20 | Undecided Day Habilitation Program Intern, Developmental Disabilities Division CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? Lidiya: I worked with the individuals in the program, primarily on their communication goals. I found my favorite goals to be the practical ones such as a card sort to sort pictures of people ...

Advice from the Other Side: Navigating Office Culture

The lessons you learn in the classroom prepare you for a successful career, no doubt about it. However, the classroom environment doesn’t always mirror the office environment. Navigating office culture and politics can be a bit intimidating when you’re first starting out in the professional world. I, for example, worked in food service and interned ...