Career Exploration & Development

Week of October 15th, 2014

Career Quote of the Week

"There is no passion to be found in playing small - settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 20th

Intro to CE&D

4:30-5:30PM Burton Morgan 219

Tuesday, October 21st

CE&D Convo


The Three Numbers Recent Grads Need To Know

The 50-30-20 Rule for Financial Planning

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Tough Interview Questions

What happens in an interview when you don't know the answer to a question?

This is a lot like the rule when you can't remember someone's name. Don't try to finesse, just confess.

"I don't know the answer to that, but I am willing to learn."

If you are dealing with a client, "I don't have the answer, but I will find out for you."

Don't let "don't know" be the end of the show. Use it as an opportunity to highlight your problem solving skills.

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Tips for Building Your DULink Profile

DULink is one of the best resources for you to find your next internship, externship, or job. Our online portal can be found through the "Life after Denison" webpage (a Google search of that will lead you directly to it). Scroll down and you will find a link directing you to DULink.

DULink will automatically lead you through a set-up for key information in your profile. Afterwards, you can upload resumes, transcripts, and cover letters, through the "My Documents" tab. This is located at the top of the screen. Hit "Add new," at the bottom of this page and from then on it is the same as adding an attachment to an email.

From here you can search for jobs, externships, and internships under the "Jobs" tab. For most positions you simply need to hit "Apply" and click on which documents you want to include in the application. Presto! You have officially applied to a position.

Other Tips:
  • Hit "View" after uploading documents (on the My Documents page) to individually check each document you have uploaded. Make sure that the format has not changed during the upload, because that is how your documents will appear to employers.
  • Do not title your documents with too long of a name, this may cause it to not upload successfully.
  • If you have any further trouble or need assistance stop by CE&D in 306 Burton Morgan. Our team will be glad to help out.

The Industries Hiring the Most College Grads in 2015

Susan Adams of Forbes discusses a recent study released by Michigan State University that identifies the industries hiring the most individuals from this upcoming graduating class. Check out the article!