Category Archives: Career Success

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14 Secrets of a Great Communicator

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 To be a stand-out in your industry, you have to be a great communicator. Lindsey Pollak offers tips in her book, Becoming the Boss that can help ensure you’re on your way to being a successful communicator. Get the Basics Right There’s nothing worse that meeting someone and then […]

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The Key to Career Success

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 In this post, part three of my blog series based on Lindsey Pollak’s Becoming the Boss, I’ll be talking about five key ways to prep yourself to be a great leader. Pollak’s theory is that you have to be a leader on the inside before you can be an […]

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How to Talk Politics in the Office

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Religion and politics: the two forbidden conversation topics. You’ve probably heard your Great Aunt Bessie say, “Don’t talk about religion or politics at the dinner table.” What’s the big deal? Well, have you seen the media buzz lately? Religion and politics are impassioned topics for many people, and some […]

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Managing Your Online Presence

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Managing your online presence is important because employers often check your social media profiles to ensure you’re the kind of candidate they want to hire. Maintain your online presence: Don’t Flame Out. If you disagree with someone, always do so respectfully. “Flames” and profanity can help you strike out […]

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Benefits, Salaries, Taxes and Raises: Q&A

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Salaries, benefits, taxes, and raises can be confusing and difficult to navigate. This question and answer will hopefully answer many of the questions you have relating to these topics. What are the typical benefits that companies offer? What kind of benefits can we expect from different types and sizes […]

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Personal Values Employers Want

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 There are certain personal values that employers want their employees to have because they align well with the personal values that the company has. Personal Values that Employers Seek: Honesty/Integrity Employers are looking for people who will be honest when they make mistakes or when they are unhappy with […]

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The Danger of Comparing

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 One of the most important lessons you can learn while you’re still in college is to stop comparing yourself to your peers. From a professional standpoint, paying attention to what someone has that you don’t – connections, their dream internship, awards – isn’t going to get you anywhere. In […]

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