Monday, November 30, 2009

Using a Professor as a Reference

I'm a recent graduate and I would like to use a professor as a reference. Is there a certain protocol I need to follow in order to ask permission for use of his/her name as a reference?

Monday, November 16, 2009

The value of an unpaid internship

Are unpaid internships legitimate? It seems to me these companies are just trying to get cheap labor from college students.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What does “Principals Only” mean in a job posting?

Sometimes I see ‘Principals Only” in online job postings. I don’t know if I can apply to these jobs or not. What’s this all about?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's a Not For Profit?

I feel pretty dumb asking this, but what exactly is a “not for profit?” I keep hearing I should look for a job at a not for profit, but I don’t even know what it is. And are there paying jobs or is it all volunteering?

Monday, August 31, 2009

I need an internship!

Help! I’m graduating in May and I think I should really get an internship before I graduate. Is it too late for this semester? Or next Spring?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Exempt vs. Non Exempt

Q: Sometimes I see the terms Exempt and Non Exempt Status in job postings. What’s that all about?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Considering Graduate School

With the job market being so tight, I hear a lot of people are attending grad school. Is this a good idea?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Should I wear a business suit to Career Expo?

Okay, in a previous blog you say to wear a business suit to a job interview. But what about the Career Expo that’s scheduled for Thursday? It’s going to be a pain to dress up because I have classes before and after the event that day.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Including a Writing Sample in a Job Application


I was recently looking at a company's website and saw that in order to apply for a position they required not only a resume and a cover letter, but also a writing sample. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what an appropriate writing sample could be.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Working for a family business

This may be a stupid question – but does it look bad if I worked for my family business? I’m afraid it seems like the only job I could get was from my parents!