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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

7 Tips for Human Resources Majors

 The field of Human Resources attracts those who are energized by a high level of engagement with their community and enjoy the challenge of making it a better place to be. Whether you’re launching a career in HR from the ground up or you gradually gravitated towards the HR department after serving in another role, the field holds exciting growth opportunities in a variety of industries. Here’s a collection of tips that will help you maximize your education as a Human Resources Administration...
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5 Steps to Finding Work You'll Love: Career Planning Tips

If you're stuck in a job that's not a good fit, you've probably caught yourself thinking about your "dream job." You may have wondered what it would be like if going to work was among the highlights of your week instead of the low points. It might sound like a fantasy, but having a position that feels right can be a reality. How? The key to finding work you'll love is knowing yourself and then using that knowledge to find local job opportunities that fit you. The Career Planning Cycle The first...
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A Key that Opens a Specific Door: Customize that Resume!

In today’s job market, resumes and cover letters are still one of the best ways of making a first impression. However, gone are the days when one resume that explains your job duties and employment history is enough. Hiring managers are looking for a resume that speaks to them and the position they’re filling. And, they’re being highly selective. Have you ever applied to a position only to find the door to a new job remains firmly locked? Why are you unable to open the door? The reason may...
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Using Social Media to Benefit Your Job Search

Do you have an online presence? A Facebook page, LinkedIn account, personal website, blog, or other social media account? It might sound strange, but not having online accounts could be hurting your job search. You could assume that having no social footprint is a better option: if there’s nothing to find, there’s nothing that can negatively impact your job search. However, this off-the-grid strategy sends an entirely different message to employers. Does this applicant lack tech skills? Do they...
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Chief Allen Credits Granite State College for Career Success

Originally from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Michael Allen joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. His service led him to New Hampshire. When Michael's active duty service ended, he retired from the military and transitioned to a career with the Rochester Police Department, where he's built an impressive career in law enforcement. A decade into his career with the Rochester PD, Michael crossed paths with a former police officer from a neighboring community, who happened to work...
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Why You Need Career Services

Finding fulfillment and satisfaction in the job tasks we complete every day is a huge part of what makes our lives happy and prosperous. If we're in the wrong career path, it can have negative consequences for our wellbeing. This is why planning our career development is so important for every professional, as we spend so much of our lives working! It's critical for everyone, at every stage of their career, to take time to strategize each career move through determining interests, researching...
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10 Career Tips for #MarCom Marketing Majors

The Marketing and Communications is a field that's always evolving and there's always something new to learn. Getting your marketing degree is an excellent way to launch your career and here are a handful of tips to help you engage at a deeper level with your career path.  1. Never Stop Learning Are you the type of person who would remain a student forever if they could? Well, in the field of marketing, you can kind of get away with this. Throughout your career, you'll always have to find ways...
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6 Ways Life Improves When You Finish Your Degree

Imagine you're standing on stage receiving your degree. What an exciting moment! You put in the work, achieved your goal, and now you can reap the rewards. So…what exactly changes now that you've earned that degree? 1. Your Resume Sings We all know that receiving a diploma is a shining moment in the life of any graduate, but there are other impressive moments to come! Just imagine the first time you sit at your computer and update your resume and LinkedIn with your new degree, pertinent...
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