Preparing for the Dreaded Panel Interview

Preparing for the Dreaded Panel Interview

*Recently, the topic of panel interviewing has come up frequently in my advising sessions. Below are some thoughts and resources I have compiled. 

Preparing for the Dreaded Panel Interview

After you’ve landed the coveted interview, and passed the initial screening, …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Career Advisor, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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PhD Questions of the Month: September 2020

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Welcome to the second installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top three career questions that we are asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. Before …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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Resume Customization

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This is the first post as part of a new Graduate Assistant Blog Series featuring advice and perspectives from graduate students working in Career Services.

There is no platonic ideal for a resume. The pantheon of strong resumes contains a …

By Ellery Kauvar
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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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Introducing Virtual Peer Career Advisor Pop-ins

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As we all know, this fall looks completely different from previous years. However, Career Services is dedicated to continuing to offer all of our services. We are excited to invite you to Virtual Peer Career Advisor (PCA) Pop-ins. This is …

By Zaida Bryant
Zaida Bryant Administrative Coordinator, The College Zaida Bryant
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A productive fall semester, wherever you are

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It’s all been said – how much we have experienced and how much is changing – and will continue to change – as we experience the global pandemic of SARS-CoV-19.  As the University stated just a few short hours ago, …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering Jamie Grant
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Welcome to Career Services: Fall 2020 (Video)

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Career Services will be offered in a virtual fashion this fall, but in the same robust manner that you’ve come to expect. Learn more about virtual appointments, career fairs, and more. Learn more about our fall plans here.

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Navigating Career Pivots for PhDs

Navigating Career Pivots for PhDs

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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The Many Benefits of Helping Others to Help Yourself in Your Job Search

The Many Benefits of Helping Others to Help Yourself in Your Job Search

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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You Aren’t Bragging

You Aren't Bragging

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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