Tag: post-grad

A Year (Or Two) of Post-Graduate Service

Having spent two years in an AmeriCorps program after college, I know firsthand the negative views that are sometimes held about post-graduate service.

Advice from the Other Side: Setting Goals in the Workplace

The first few months of a new job are all about getting your bearings and learning the essential functions of your role. After you’ve got the basics down, it’s important to continue to grow your skill set and continue to develop professionally. Setting goals (whether short-term or long-term) is vital to achieving success both in ...

Using A Staffing Agency

Jesse Ohrenberger shares the inside scoop on using staffing agencies in your job search.

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 ...

Advice from the Other Side: Use Your Age to Your Advantage

As you leave your undergraduate studies behind and enter into your first post-college job, it’s very likely that you’ll be the “baby” of the office. Being one of the youngest and least experienced of your colleagues can be really intimidating (as the youngest staff member in the CCD, I know how it feels). However, there ...

Advice from the Other Side: Your First Week on the Job

The post-graduation job search can seem endless at times, but with a little perseverance, you’ll soon land your very first “grown-up” job. Taking that first step into your career is so exciting, but it’s also a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. After all, you’ve spent the majority of your life in school, and ...

Advice from the Other Side: Essential Job Search Tips

If you’re anything like I was during my senior year of college, the prospect of finishing up your undergraduate education and having to start your career in the “real world” is, well, pretty scary. Some students are able to secure jobs before they graduate, and that’s great! However, that wasn’t my experience, and it’s perfectly ...