Navigating Your Early Career Journey with A.I.: a Roadmap to Achieving Professional Success

Introduction In today’s fast-paced job market, landing your dream job as an early career job seeker can seem like an overwhelming task. With the ever-evolving job landscape and increased competition, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve. Thankfully, there’s a powerful ally in your corner: Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). In Read more…

Career Fair Domination – You Got This!

Everyone wants to shine when speaking with prospective employers at a career fair. However, much of the event outcome for jobseekers is determined BEFORE event attendance. Follow the best practices outlined in our career development guide for career fairs and you WILL be successful. Have any other best practices for Read more…

10 Books Every College Graduate Should Read

The perfect time to read and improve yourself is Summer Break! By reflecting on your past year’s experiences, emotions, goals, as well as future plans, you can better prepare for a life of success. The following ten books are considered professional development and self-help books that many great leaders and successful individuals have read to transform their life. Take some time to understand your own tendencies and hear the advice of these highly successful people to learn, grow and live your best life.

Interview with Christine Boucher, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Columbus Region Logistics Council

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Boucher who serves as the Director of the Columbus Regional Logistics Council for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Christine and I first met when she was the Business Partnership Coordinator for Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools and coordinated the Central Ohio Career Read more…

5 Ways Students Can Virtually Network from Home

As people continue working from home and refrain from attending in-person events, it can be hard to stay connected and build your network. Thankfully, we live in a virtual world where millions of great connections are just a click away! Here are five ways to effectively network and stay connected through a virtual platform.

Interview with Shakira Rhoads, Assistant Director of Career Services at Missouri Southern State University

GradLeaders recently interviewed Shakira Rhoads, Assistant Director of Career Services at Missouri Southern State University. We wanted to check in with one of our partner schools to better understand changes they’re making to increase student engagement in the virtual world we live in today. Here’s what Shakira shared with our intern, Emily Mowry…

How to Properly Utilize Your Career Center During College

College students who visit their career center are more likely to receive a full-time job right after graduation than students who don’t, according to a recent Gallup study. These students are also more likely to say that their school prepared them well for life after college. The problem is that many students don’t properly utilize their career centers, and some don’t visit them at all. It’s important for students to understand the value career centers can provide for life after college.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out Of Your Internship and Land Your Dream Job in the Future

Whether you’re at an internship that aligns with your dream job or landed somewhere else, you should take full advantage of this experience to maximize your chances of future success. By further developing your professional skills, you can make a greater contribution which can lead to new opportunities and long-term achievement.

Job Search Advice for Students During a Worldwide Pandemic

Searching for jobs right out of college has always been difficult, and it hasn’t gotten any easier amid a worldwide pandemic. Some students and graduates may be wondering if companies are even hiring at all right now. And the answer is yes!