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A holistic approach to interview preparation

By Martin Clark, PR and Marketing Intern For many people, job interviewing, is one of the most nerve racking and difficult experiences imaginable. Often times, we feel that the interview is so important, that if we don’t do well, we won’t get the job of our dreams. This causes us to neglect ourselves when preparing…

Networking: how to end a conversation

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern   Holiday breaks are the perfect time to network! Simple ways to network include: volunteering, speaking with a family friend or attending an alumni event. However, you may often wonder what to do when a conversation has run its course. According to the Culture and Manners Institute,…

An OWU student’s experience with SOTC

By Chris Litzler, senior   I spent ten weeks this summer participating in the Summer on the Cuyahoga Program. SOTC is a unique summer internship program only available to students of Case Western Reserve, Colgate, Cornell, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Smith College, University of Chicago and Yale. The program brings together 50-60 students for an experience designed…

Using Twitter to find employment in the digital age

By Martin Clark, PR and Marketing Intern   Twitter, with its simple premise of allowing users to express themselves in 140 characters or less, is one of the most popular social media sites today. Teenagers and college students use social media the most, but often only to follow pop culture, politics and news. It’s great…

Conduct informational interviews during winter break

By Melissa Bogner, OWU Internship Coordinator Searching for your first “official” job for after graduation?  Looking for an internship for the summer?  Stuck on where to begin?  Consider conducting informational interviews over Winter Break with alumni, where you can ask for career or industry advice rather than employment for a specific job.  Gaining insight into a…

The importance of proofreading

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern As a journalism major and Copy Editor of the Transcript, proofreading is a concept I am very familiar with. It is pretty obvious that one should always proofread papers, applications, cover letters, and other substantial writing endeavors. However, how often do you proofread emails? It is important…

Tips for applying to graduate school

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern Seniors (and juniors thinking about grad school) – Applying to grad school can be a challenging and time consuming process. Starting early affords one more time to study for entrance exams (and time to re-take them!), get personal statements reviewed, request a transcript, as well as gives…

Resume Action Words: People Skills

By:  Melissa Bogner, OWU Internship Coordinator How do you show employers that you work well with others? Putting the right action words on your resume to properly describe yourself to employers can be hard.  The Culture and Manners Institute “Etiquette Tip of the Week: Resume action words” by Callista Gould shares some action words that…

Reflections on Homecoming Weekend

By Hannah Urano, Social Media and Blogging Intern Each year, one of my favorite parts of Homecoming Weekend is interacting with alumni. Seeing alumni who graduated fifty years ago walk around campus reminiscing with old friends about their college years inspires a shared sense of Bishop pride. When speaking with various alums at last Friday’s…

Be a Better Small-Talker

By Amanda Stewart, OWU Career Counselor Networking – making connections and building relationships – hinges on one crucial element: an ability to talk to people. Often times, people you have never met before. If you’re an introvert, like me, it can be especially difficult (not to mention possibly terrifying) to begin a conversation with a stranger…