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Networking with Professors

 If the thought has crossed your mind that you should seek out advice from a faculty member (professor, instructor, TA), then you should probably do so. Talking to students outside of class is part of a faculty member’s job. Whether the topic is grad school, the upcoming paper assignment, or confusing course material, these conversations […]

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When Should I Get an Internship?

We get this question a lot. The answer is: yes. Which is to say: to answer that question, you have to ask some others. What do I want out of an internship? If your goal is simply to start getting some work experience because you have none and to start exploring what’s out there, then […]

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Humanities Majors and Research Park

You may get urged to apply for job and internship opportunities at Research Park that seem to have nothing to do with your major. The job titles may seem bewildering. “Strategic Resources”? Agriculture companies? Tech stuff? You may also be confused about what Research Park is and how working there might fit into your life […]

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Career Fair Jobs for Humanities Majors: Management Development Programs

ONE option for humanities majors in campus career fairs is  management development programs. Sometimes called “leadership development” or “rotational programs,” these opportunities involve a one- to two-year commitment to a mid-size to large company. During that time, the new employee rotates through several different departments, learning how different parts of the company operate, trying out different skill sets, […]

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Would You Be Willing to Leave Your Family at Disneyland?

Every Sunday, the New York Times business section publishes an interview with a CEO. The feature is called “Corner Office” and is well worth following to understand what people mean when they talk about “company culture” and “fit.” Towards the end of the column, the interviewer always asks about the specific interview questions that CEO […]

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