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Humanities Majors and Business?

Check out this ad for an internship at Synchrony in the University of Illinois Research Park. The job title is a mouthful: Synchrony Emerging Technology Intern (Business, Marketing, Consulting). It gets shortened to “Business etc.” in the ad itself. Much of the ad may sound like white noise, if you haven’t already worked in business. […]

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One Page? Yes, One Page. Mostly.

“I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on making a resume with more than one page. I have seen conflicting opinions about this.” The less you give people to read, the more control you have over what they pay attention to. This advice applies to resumes, but also cover letters, writing samples, […]

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Watch Out for the Jellybeans (and M&Ms)

If you’ve been looking at job openings through Idealist.org, you may have run across an ad for an interim communications lead at a company called Yourstake.org. The instructions for applying include the following: The writers of the ad thoughtfully include a hyperlink to explain why they’ve included the last item. The link explains the purpose […]

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Is It Time to Apply for an Internship?

 Why Should I Apply for an Internship? Learn more at our upcoming workshop: Internships: How, When, and Why. Tuesday, October 20, 5;30pm. Register on Handshake for Zoom link. It’s important to gain experience outside the classroom while you’re in college so you can explore potential career paths learn more about your strengths acquire skills show […]

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Careers for Humanities Majors: Technical Writing

“Technical writing” is writing that sets forth instructions, explains a process, or communicates important information. “Technical writing” is writing that sets forth instructions, explains a process, or communicates important information. It is different from writing that argues, persuades, or advocates. If you have enjoyed explaining to your grandparents how Spotify works, or writing down an […]

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How to Move Toward Your Future in July

If you’re feeling a bit bewildered and adrift, it’s okay. Here are some things you can do to start moving forward. We’re halfway through 2020 and so far, nothing has gone according to plan, anywhere, for anyone. If you’re feeling a bit bewildered and adrift, it’s okay. Here are some things you can do to […]

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