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Current Career Topics for Mount St. Mary's University Students

This past year, I have been blessed to be the Writing Intern in the Career Center. My entire experience has been absolutely wonderful. I have formed strong bonds with the staff members, student workers, and my fellow interns that I will carry with me after the Mount. Through my research, I have learned so much about career development and have shared this knowledge through my articles for the Career Corner Blog and the Mountain Echo. I have met prospective students at Open Houses and other Admissions events and have formed connections with employers of various different professions. I am so grateful that I have had this opportunity to learn and grow in the Career Center and feel very prepared for my future after the Mount....Read the full blog post
Many job and graduate school applications include a space for you to include several references. Hiring managers can contact your references to learn more about your strengths, skills and previous experience that make you a qualified candidate. Securing references, creating a reference page, and obtaining letters of recommendation is easy – just follow these simple guidelines....Read the full blog post
Some college students graduate without a job. It is not the end of the world if this happens to you - keep persevering and doing your best to find a job after graduation. Follow these tips to help you find a job post-graduation....Read the full blog post
Many interviews today are conducted via Skype. The Skype interview is a happy medium between a phone interview and an in-person interview.  Here are several tips to help you excel during a Skype interview....Read the full blog post
Email is the #1 form of communication in the workplace. That’s why it is so important to be able to write professional emails. Here are a few general tips you can follow to ensure that your emails to professors and employers are polished and professional....Read the full blog post
Professionals, job seekers, recruiters, hiring managers, and entrepreneurs all use LinkedIn. It is the #1 way that recruiters find job candidates today. That is why it is so important to create and maintain a professional and successful LinkedIn account. Take these tips and tricks into account in order to develop your professional network on LinkedIn....Read the full blog post
Imagine that you are on an elevator with a potential employer. You have about 30 seconds to sell yourself to him/her. In these 30 seconds, you should convey several key points of information about yourself.  Let us examine each one in detail:...
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