Category Archives: Work Experience

Take a Sick Day

This morning, my partner woke up and immediately told me he’s not going to work today. He’s been feeling sick for a few days, and while he’s pretty sure it’s just allergies, he decided he needs time to rest if … Continue reading

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Job Shadowing

What is job shadowing? It is a temporary non-paid noncredit experience where you follow an employee at an organization and learn about a particular job or industry. While shadowing, you experience the normal day-to-day activities they might experience while working … Continue reading

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Great Resignation or Great Reshuffle?

You’ve seen the signs like the one above everywhere. While it’s most noticeable in customer service industries like food service and retail, organizations across all industries are complaining about a “labor shortage”. But the shortage is not in the labor … Continue reading

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Keeping up with your connections

As future professionals, we all know the importance networking and making connections have for our career paths, but maintaining your connections is just as important as gaining them. So what is needed to maintain your connections? Well, first of all, … Continue reading

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Life as a Pre-Med Student

I am a senior at the University of Maryland College Park here at USG, studying Biological Sciences. Becoming a Biology major wasn’t a simple decision, and during my first two years at Montgomery College, I was very indecisive about my … Continue reading

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How to Land a Summer Job/Internship

Looking for a job, internship, or research experience and don’t know where to start? Believe it or not, recruitment for Summer 2022 has already begun! But right now is the perfect time to start preparing to land the perfect opportunity … Continue reading

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Alumni Event Recap

Last night I attended the COMM Alumni Panel set-up by the University Career Center. Alumni are a great resource and I found it super useful to hear about their personal experiences transitioning from college to a job. The COMM alums … Continue reading

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is when you feel you are not qualified or deserve to be where you are despite all of your skills, talents, and accomplishments. The first time I experienced imposter syndrome was a few weeks before I transferred to … Continue reading

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The How-To’s of Interviews

So, you’ve decided what you want to do with your degree. Great! However, you have no idea how to get there. Not great. Enter your peace-of-mind saver, the informational interview. Here are five tips to nail it. Respect the other … Continue reading

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Importance of Networking:

Yesterday I attended a Zoom Fireside Q&A chat with special guest Isabel Yanes. Isabel is a freelance Assistant Editor for scripted television based in Los Angeles. She also works as an Animation Artist for various companies. The Q&A was very … Continue reading

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