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Graduates
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Practice Articulating Your Strengths

The hypothesis that employees are happier and more productive when their work aligns with their natural talents or strengths is based on research in the field of positive psychology. Two assessments designed to identify strengths – Gallup’s StrengthsFinder (or StrengthsQuest) and VIA’s Survey of Character … Read more

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Include Relevant Work Experience in Any STEM Education Plan

Newly minted grads are often dismayed to find that even jobs posted as “entry level” can require two or more years of experience. What happened to on-the-job-training? It still exists, but employers seem much more willing to invest in students before, as opposed to after, … Read more

Graduates
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Contract Work – Embrace It!

In the early stages of your career and in certain fields, it is common to get hired on a contract basis. A contract may last for as little as three months, or as long as three years, but one common feature to most contracts is … Read more