Category Archives: Career Success

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Building a Personal Brand

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Last week, I discussed personal branding and the importance of creating and maintaining a personal brand. So how do you create a personal brand? Think of your personal brand as your trademark – what makes you unique. The first steps include establishing your branding points and then writing your […]

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When the Job is Right For You

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 I have to be honest with you…I’m worried that I’m not going to enjoy the job I land post-graduation. A lot of people, especially starting out, have to work their way up to where they want to be. Often, that means working in positions that they don’t particularly enjoy […]

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Dream Big: A Sarah Maslin Nir Talk

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for the New York Times, and if you haven’t heard of her, she’s done some pretty cool work. For example, she wrote a series of articles that investigated the working conditions of the nail industry – as in manicures and pedicures. Doesn’t […]

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Coming to College, Pt 2: Jumpstart Your Career

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 When you first come to college, one of the furthest things from your mind is graduation and what you’ll do after your time at Champlain is done. You have four years, right? In your first year, you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do post-graduation or […]

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Traits For Success: The 4 C’s

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Dear Future Professionals, A lot of good C-words describe traits for success–communication, connection, can-do attitude. But here we’re focusing on four less obvious traits: charisma, comedy, confidence, and creativity. Charisma: We’ve listened to speakers who have grabbed our attention with their voice, the way they spoke, their involved body […]

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10 Things To Do After Graduation

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 The beautiful, and possibly terrifying thing about graduation is that you have choices. A lot of choices. Never before have you had such freedom (no one told you freedom would feel so…overwhelming). If you’re a little lost, drifting in all possibilities, here are ten things you can do right […]

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Things to Never Say in the Workplace

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Dear Intelligent, Driven Professionals, Whether you’re new in a position, have worked at the same place for years, or are still in college working towards your first professional job, there are some things you should never talk about in the workplace. Not to say you shouldn’t try and create positive […]

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