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Marketing Myself as Multicultural

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Aligning myself with many other job seekers, the skills section of my resume included the word “bilingual,” being that I can speak English and Spanish.  In my mind, I already had a foot up on those who are restricted to one language, yet unbeknownst to me, I was selling myself short. The idea of thinking [...]

5 Tips on Creating Your Personal Brand

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Branding yourself isn’t just for people already in, or pursuing, a career in marketing. Whether you realize it or not, you are marketing your personal brand every single day to everyone you meet or encounter in your classes and even at work. The personal branding process starts with who you want to be as a [...]

Global Internships

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Here at Career Services, we definitely encourage students to complete at least one internship before they graduate. But what if you’re interested in study abroad as well? Of course, you could always do a study abroad and an internship at different times, but another great option is to do an internship abroad! OSU’s Study Abroad [...]

How an Internship Led Me to a Career

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Internships are such an important step on a college student’s path to a career. As a student, you are generally not qualified to attain work experience in a field that you are considering going into. As a result, students often obtain work experience in the job market that is not relevant to their field of [...]

Find Your Way with the Career Trail

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

College is the time to develop the  skills you need and Career Trail  is here to help!  Take advantage of the Career Trail Prep by Step program.   I am excited to be part of Career Services’ Initiative to reach out to OSU students both on and off campus by offering  a new way to engage [...]

The Opportunity in Every Opportunity

Friday, November 29th, 2013

There is so much information out there about how to find an internship that’s right for you, one that relates to your field of study, or one that will boost your experiences. We’ve covered topics such as: How to find your perfect internship, Internship Search Checklist http://oregonstate.edu/career/sites/default/files/JobSearchChecklist.pdf “How to Find an Internship” http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/careerservices/2013/07/26/howto-find-an-internship/ And, how [...]

Disney College Program Experience: An interview with Erica Evans

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Erica Evans, one of Career Services very own Career Assistants was a part of the Disney College Program experience in Florida this past Spring term and Summer. I had the pleasure of talking with Erica about her experience and here are some of the details she gladly shared with me: How did you find the [...]

Panama Experience: Volunteer Abroad

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Freshman year caused drastic alterations in my life. Being away from my home of 18 years, including all family, most of my friends, my loving Great Dane/Pit Bull…it was difficult for me. I spent my four years of high school involved in a variety of volunteer activities, ranging from being a member of the PAL’s [...]

Let Your Passion Lead

Friday, October 11th, 2013

I wrote this after watching Larry Smith from the University of Waterloo give a TEDx TALK on “why you will fail to have a great career” , an interesting video to me  especially because I work in the Career Services department. I hope that you will take the time to watch the video that inspired [...]

3 Easy Steps to Finding a Job With LinkedIn’s New Contact App

Friday, September 20th, 2013

I receive a fair amount of requests for LinkedIn recommendations, and I usually oblige without hesitation. However, a recent e-mail from an old colleague made me realize there are plenty of “networkers” out there who just don’t get it. “Yo, would you give me some props for that time we volunteered at SunLight.” I thought he [...]

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