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Fall 2017 CO-OP + CAREER Fair

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Our second annual Fall CO-OP + CAREER Fair was held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 2:30pm – 6:00pm in both Watson Auditorium and Tansey Gymnasium. This was the first time we held this event in two locations, with 214 employers in attendance. …

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How to Work the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

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An approach for everyone, whether you are low-key or EXTRA!

Low Key
EXTRA
RESEARCH
Find the list of employers attending on the “Fairs App” and research the ones that interest you.
Look to see if they have positions posted so …

By Caitlin Brison
Caitlin Brison CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Caitlin Brison
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The Benefits of Co-op Institute

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It’s fall of your junior year at Wentworth and what’s looming over your head? Co-op search. You have no idea how to get started and you’re already busy with classes. Instead of waiting until the last minute and scrambling to …

By Ria Kalinowski
Ria Kalinowski Senior CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Ria Kalinowski
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So, You Want to Go to Graduate School…

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More and more students these days are telling me they want to go to graduate school. And they’re saying it earlier on in their collegiate careers. Before you jump on the grad school bandwagon, it’s important to a) ask yourself …

By Lauren Creamer
Lauren Creamer Assistant Director Lauren Creamer
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Choosing an Employer

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A corporate employer or start up? Which is the right fit?

Larger corporations typically offer stability, regular hours, better pay, clearly defined roles and well-established support. Start-ups, on the other hand, tend to be more flexible about work hours, often …

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20 Tips for Networking and Navigating a Conference

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Conferences can be intimidating – whether you’ve been to them in the past or not. Here are some fool proof tips for conference newbies and veterans alike.

Know your audience. What type of conference is it? Who will be there? Professionals? …

By Lauren Creamer
Lauren Creamer Assistant Director Lauren Creamer
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Discovering Your Strengths

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In order to develop a career that really suits you, it’s important to have a basic knowledge of your key strengths. Your strengths are your talents/gifts that come naturally and easily to you. There are many assessments you can take …

By Janel Juba
Janel Juba CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Janel Juba
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Networking: Keeping a Cool Head When You Think You Might Just Sweat Through Your Shirt

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Even the idea of networking can be intimidating to students as they begin their co-op or job searches. In fact, speaking the word networking can bring on a cold sweat to the introvert in us all, but it is important …

By Jer Jurma
Jer Jurma CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Jer Jurma
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Cover Letters: Why and How

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Cover letters…does anyone actually read these? Why, yes! Many do! While we cannot predict which hiring managers read cover letters and which do not, we do know for certain that those that read them really care! Hiring managers like a …

By Caitlin Brison
Caitlin Brison CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Caitlin Brison
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How to Answer the “Greatest Weakness” Question

How to Answer the "Greatest Weakness" Question

Sometimes a painful moment arises in an interview: My pulse is racing, my palms are sweaty, and my grasp on my vocabulary is slipping. Now you want me to talk about my greatest weakness? Really?

Why do hiring managers ask …

By Becky Smith
Becky Smith CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Becky Smith
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