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You Want a Job, Right?

And you try to avoid the silly mistakes like addressing your application to the wrong person or having typos in your resume. But what if you're doing some things that you think are good but are actually tripping you up? This article from the Muse details for common missteps applicants confuse for good habits, and how to fix them.

You Know The Endorsement Feature on LinkedIn?

You can use that to help each other! If you don't know, other LinkedIn users can endorse you for possessing certain skills, and the skills you've been endorsed for the most are displayed on your profile. So if you know that your buddy is a great designer or a numbers dynamo, go ahead and endorse them! You want the skills most important to the image you want to put out displayed, so talk to each other and endorse one another for the skills that you want to show off.

Want to Be Productive Over Winter Break?

You know that moment in between episodes of whatever show you're currently binging, when you can see your reflection in your computer and are forced to reflect on your life? DON'T LET IT GET YOU DOWN! You can assuage your guilt by learning some new skills over the break using Lynda.com.


Being a W&M student gives you free access, so make use of it. Lynda provides resources on learning how to do everything from basic Photoshop to professional audio mixing. If you want to pick up a marketable skill or a just want to learn something cool, you should check it out.


To access the tutorials, go to Lynda.com, click login, and then click organizational login. From there choose College of William & Mary as your organization and log in with your W&M info.

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Spring Events Calendar

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Fun Fact

During the Christmas season, almost 28 Lego sets are sold every second (up from the usual 7 per second).

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