College & Career Connections

Self-care for Job Seekers

Many are currently searching for employment, perhaps more people than ever before in our lifetime. Whether you have changed jobs recently and feel comfortable navigating an online environment or are dusting off a resumé that hasn’t been touched in years, this is a vulnerable place to be. Our full attention…
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College Visit Canceled! Now What

College Visit Canceled! Now What?

Strolling the quad, checking out dorms, sitting in on a class, and chatting with enrolled students about what the food is really like… How can the typical college tours still happen through the lens of a webcam? Well, they cannot, because a pandemic is anything but typical; however, virtual campus…
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Job searching during a global pandemic

Finding work in the United States right now is, in short, overwhelming. Before COVID-19 made its way stateside, looking for a job still wasn’t easy. However, the uncertainty of the coming months (and years) is adding new and unprecedented challenges to anyone’s job search. Beneficially, some career-related obstacles that may…
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Being LGBTQ+ in the Job Search

Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ+) in the job search process can be a daunting task if you’re unsure about how your identity will be received in professional environments. Depending on the state, there may be some protections offered. For example, here in the state of North Carolina,…
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Networking Genuinely

Networking appears as stiff cliches of interactions where bland business cards are exchanged along with disingenuous smiles. Small talk tends to drain all parties involved when the topics of conversation don’t impact worthy reactions. Fake chuckles after awkward statements can exhaust anyone’s emotional resources. Worst of all, in my opinion,…
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