This Summer’s Internship- A 10 Week Interview…

As your junior year comes to a close, your most important interview is about to take place. And if handled correctly, your upcoming internship could lead to much more than a summer paycheck. Consider this: according to CareerBuilder 63% of graduates who complete a paid internship will receive a job offer to join their employer… Continue Reading »

The Most Successful Interviews End With A Close

Over my career, I lost count many years ago how many times I would walk back to my office after an interview thinking, “I wonder if they really want to work here.” You have heard it before: Your interview is a sales call and you are the product. So what do the most successful sales… Continue Reading »

The Class of 2016: Who Hired Them Into What Jobs

Good news for current students. A look back at the 1.8MM graduates that comprised the Class of 2016 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows companies hired 5.2% more new grads than in 2015 while starting salaries rose 3.8% to $52,569. As reported by LinkedIn, here’s a look at some of the data… Continue Reading »

Record Debt and Loans Impact Everyone

You feel fortunate. You belong to the 29% of graduating students who will leave college debt-free and therefore may believe today’s amount of student loans and record debt are issues that do not impact you. This is simply not the case. Consider the following environment that exists for over 70 percent of your classmates or… Continue Reading »

A Disconnect

There is a disconnect between today’s candidates for entry level positions and the managers interviewing them. According to a joint report from PayScale, and Future Workplace while 87% of recent graduates said they feel well prepared to hit the ground running after graduation, only half of hiring managers surveyed agree with them. Why the disconnect?… Continue Reading »

Its Time To Start Thinking About An Internship Next Summer

A summer internship at the completion of one’s junior year can be an invaluable tool to post-graduation employment. Studies show 63% of graduates who complete a paid summer internship will receive a job offer. In addition, the average starting salaries of Graduates who participate in paid internships are 28% higher than their peers without internship… Continue Reading »

Moving Forward

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 41.6% of the Class of 2016 are either working part-time, have plans to enter graduate school or are actively looking for meaningful employment.  If you are looking for a job but have not yet been successful a few thoughts: 1)      Remain positive: Sure.  The plan was… Continue Reading »