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Find Balance in Academics & Extra Curriculars

February 7th, 2019 · 2 Comments

Q. Settle an argument with my college advisor. What counts most—grades or experience? I heard you speak on campus last fall and recall you saying extra-curricular activities are the most important things you can do in college. Am I quoting you correctly? -ML A. At the risk of getting in trouble with your advisor, you heard me correctly. Technically, […]

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Make Yourself Memorable: Ask Great Questions

September 4th, 2018 · No Comments

I met last week with a prospective student who I want to have in one of my future classes. Reason: She asked great questions. Her questions were so well organized that each answer logically led to the next question as she skillfully accumulated information that will help her decide where to pursue her graduate degree. […]

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Hats Off Etiquette 101

June 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Before the start of a recent career panel discussion, I was surprised when a panelist told several students to remove their hats. After they promptly complied, the speaker asked if they understood why she made that request. That brief 90-second discussion may have been the key takeaway from that particular panel. I admit to cringing a bit […]

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Protect Your Social Security Number–Even if Recruiter Asks

August 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

Q. I was contacted by a recruiter who saw my resume and wants to refer me to an unidentified company seeking a PR professional. He said he needed the last four digits of my Social Security number before he could present me to his client. Said they want to run a background check prior to […]

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5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move

June 6th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Q. I’ve been offered a job in San Francisco, but that requires my husband and I to move from the Midwest where we’ve lived our entire lives. Family and friends are here, but this would be a huge career move—jumping several pay levels. But it’s scary to start over in a new city and we […]

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