Tag: Career

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Making Your Case for Tuition Assistance

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More than half of U.S. employers offer tuition reimbursement as an employee benefit, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2019 Employee Benefits Survey. If your employer is in this group, this is a great way for you to advance your education and career, often at considerable savings. It’s an excellent opportunity that, if …

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Time for a Change? How to Make a Career Pivot

You’ve given it a lot of thought and you’ve reached a decision: You’re ready for a career change. But how do you make that happen? First, take some time to reflect on where you’ve been, where you’re headed and why you’re looking to make a change. Begin by identifying the source(s) of your dissatisfaction: Are …

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Capitalizing on Your Strengths at Every Stage of Your Career

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What are your strengths? It’s a question you can expect during almost any job interview. It’s also something you should ask yourself periodically, even if you’re not considering a job or career change. By identifying the types of tasks you excel at and enjoy doing, you’ll have an easier time building a successful, fulfilling career. …

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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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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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Deciding When to Go to Grad School

Even if you’re pretty sure about attending grad school, you might be uncertain about the best time to begin. Should you start right after you earn your undergraduate degree? Or should you wait until you have some full-time work experience? As is often the case, there’s no right (or wrong) answer. Instead, your decision will …

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How to Build Your Professional Network

Hi everyone! My name is Kyaw Myo, and I am a rising sophomore with an engineering and management major at Clarkson University. If you are reading this, I assume you are someone who wants to start building your professional network or to take it to the next level. First, a little bit about me. I …

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Why I Chose to Live in a Nursing Home During Grad School & How I Did It

It has been six months since I have begun graduate school, pursuing my master’s in occupational therapy. It has been six months since I packed up my belongings and left my hometown of Kingwood, New Jersey. It has been six months since I moved into a nursing home, sharing my new home with over one …