Grad, Undergrad

6 Ways to Position Yourself for a Promotion

No matter how much you like your job, chances are a time will come when you want more. Adding responsibilities, challenges, and the accompanying income and stature is the natural next step in your career. But how do you make it happen? Here are six tips to position yourself for a promotion. Be a team …

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Surviving a North Country Winter

As a Northern New York (NNY) native, I have faced firsthand the struggles of the North Country’s harsh winters. If this is the first you’re hearing of it, yes, we can get 7 feet of snow (and have! But not recently … ), and yes, the temperature can get well into the negatives. Don’t let …

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Five Reasons I Love Engineering & Management at Clarkson

Hello readers! My name is Callie Lindsay and I am a senior Engineering & Management student here at Clarkson University. If you are a prospective student considering Clarkson or a current Clarkson student thinking about changing your major, I hope this blog can be of use to you! I can honestly say that choosing Clarkson …

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Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Grad School

If you’re applying to graduate school, you’ll most likely need to include a few letters of recommendation in your application. Gathering these letters can be a source of anxiety for applicants who are unsure whom exactly they should ask to write them and how to go about asking for them. Here are some tips on …

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Tips For Move-In Day

Move-In Day can be full of chaos, stress and emotions. Planning for this day with the appropriate tips can reduce the stress and amp up the excitement! Here is a list of what to do before and during Move-In Day! Before Move-In Day: Write a list of things you need to bring. Make sure to …

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Navigating Your Career Path

Whether you’re in business or engineering, healthcare or education, or virtually any other field, the landscape is constantly changing. The good news is that change can be exciting. In fact, it often brings the types of opportunities that Clarkson graduates have a reputation for seizing and solving. Change also often prompts some self-reflection about your …

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Career and Graduate School Fair

At some point in your academic career, you will most likely have the opportunity to attend a career and graduate school fair. And even though that may seem a bit overwhelming or intimidating, remember that it is just that — a great opportunity for you to network and learn about companies, positions and programs you …

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Clarkson Ignite: New Spaces, New Opportunities

What will you do in college to chase your passion and prepare yourself for a lifetime of success? What will it take?  In a world where nearly half of all U.S. jobs are at risk of automation (Frey & Osborne, 2013), universities must create innovative content, delivery methods and programming to continue fostering talent that …

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Ten Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement

Preparing your statement of purpose for your grad school application can seem like a daunting task. It’s your chance to tell the admissions committee who you are and how their program fits into your career plans. But as long as you give yourself plenty of time to brainstorm and prepare, you will be able to …

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Making the Most of Your Grad School Experience

If you’ve been accepted into grad school, congratulations! You’ve earned the right to celebrate and relax—but not for too long. Instead, before you start class, spend some time preparing. If you anticipate the academic and personal challenges of grad school, you’ll be in a better position to make the most of the experience and enjoy …