Finding A Career That Reflects All of Who We Are

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Melanie Buford, Program Coordinator/Adjunct Instructor, Career Development Center, University of Cincinnati LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mebuford/ Website: http://www.melaniebuford.org Each semester I teach a course for undecided students to help them narrow their career interests in order to declare a major. Over and over, I see a recurring pattern. The pressure to find…

Top 5 Tips for Using Career Services

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Candace Lamb, career coach, University of Louisville Career Development Center Twitter: @candace_lamb LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/candacelamb1 Blog: http://www.theproactiveprofessional.com I often hear complaints from new college graduates that career services didn’t get them a job. Something many students don’t understand is that career development centers are not placement organizations. Career services professionals are…

Dear Graduate Counseling Student…

  Dear Graduate Counseling Student, Thank you so much for coming in to see our career center. I really enjoyed meeting you, and your passion for the counseling profession shines bright. I am so thankful that Career Counseling is a class that you can take to receive your degree. I am pretty sure I made… Continue reading Dear Graduate Counseling Student…

Encourage Students to Tolerate Uncertainty and to Take Risks

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Melanie Buford, Program Coordinator/Adjunct Instructor, Career Development Center, University of Cincinnati LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mebuford/ Website: http://www.melaniebuford.org It’s amazing how the title of Jullien Gordon’s TED Talk, “How to graduate college with a job you love and less debt” resonates with students.  Their enthusiasm is all the more remarkable in its rarity.…