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Thinking about Your Future over Spring Break

Your future after graduating with a humanities major: you can’t foretell it, but you can take steps to shape it.  Spring break is a good time to take care of some of the career-planning details that get shoved aside during the semester. First thing EVERYONE can do is put our upcoming career-planning events on their calendars. […]

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From the other side of the table: Why those in positions to hire people should NOT agree to informational interviews (and why you should ask for them anyway).

L. V. Anderson, associate editor of Slate, describes her own experiences with giving informational interviews and makes the case for why people in positions to make hiring decisions should NOT agree to take part in them.  Her bottom line? It’s anti-meritocratic. It’s impossible for everyone who’s searching for a job to land an informational interview […]

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Eight Steps toward a Summer Internship

Now is a good time to start thinking about summer internships. Not sure what your career goals are?  Not clear on exactly how an internship fits into your plans?  Some advice:  Create a need/want list.  Brainstorm all the things you would like an internship to include, taking into account salary, location, opportunities to learn relevant […]

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More Alternative Paths to the Classroom

In October, we had a post on Alternative Paths to the Classroom giving information and deadlines on programs like Teach for America and City Year.  Another program, Bard MAT Los Angeles, is advertising directly on I-Link with an early action deadline of January 15 (they will continue accepting applications until March 15).  According to the website, […]

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