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Managing Your Social Media

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Regardless of what industry you want to work in, your social media presence is crucial to your professional reputation. When you’re looking for a job, and even when you’re not, people are going to Google you. It’s up to you to make sure that what they find helps rather […]

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Building Your Personal Brand

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Millennials are the first generation of people who have had a personal brand and online reputation to manage  since practically day one. Many of us are natural self-marketers, but there’s always more to learn. Creating and maintaining an intentional personal brand is the focus of this post, the fourth […]

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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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Leadership Books to Know About

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 In part one of this blog series about leadership, I discussed generational differences and how these and a changing economy affect millennials in the work place. In this post, I’ll be focusing on different career books you should read when you get a chance. These books form the basis […]

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Millennials: Generational Differences

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Remember Lindsey Pollak, the Sophomore Symposium keynote speaker on leadership for Millennials back in 2014? If you don’t remember her or didn’t even come to Champlain yet, Pollak is a leading expert on the Millennial generation, and she’s worked as an official ambassador for LinkedIn. At the conclusion of […]

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Preparing a Cover Letter

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 Cover letters are a versatile means of communication that reinforces the qualifications presented in your resume and highlight how your skills and personality would be a good fit for the company. Crafting a cover letter allows for expressing your personal qualities and interests that compliment your resume. An Effective […]

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EHS Division Cover Letter Samples

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 The way to get the job you want is to, in part, write a cover letter that conveys your passion and excitement for the position you’re applying for. Here are samples for every major in the EHS division. Begin each cover letter with where you live, like “100 Maple […]

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Federal Resume Writing

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 The purpose of the federal resume is to prove in writing, every general and specialized skill that you have developed in your career. This is why the federal resume is so much longer than a traditional resume. It is typically three to five pages in length. USAJOBS Resume Builder […]

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Networking: Tips for “Working a Room”

by Sarah Wilkinson, Class of ’17 It’s natural to feel nervous about walking into a room full of strangers at a networking event. It takes courage. Keep in mind, however, that employers and other attendees may feel as nervous as you. If you focus on making other people feel comfortable, you’ll forget about your own […]

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