Let’s Talk About LinkedIn

Within the last century, job searching and career development methods have undergone a full transformation. It used to be, back in the day, that if a person needed to apply or find a job they would have to visit the company/store/organization and complete a paper form job application. When you need to network, you would [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Are Cover Letters Dead?

Many students and graduates ask if they will need to write a cover letter - well, the jury is still out. Companies have piles and piles (virtual, of course) of resumes from eager applicants and many times will not have enough hours in the day to read a cover letter.  A college recruiter from the [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Work + Life|

Survival Guide to Group Projects

Fall Break is right around the corner, but as you approach the end of this week, a million different mid-term assignments block you and your freedom. If you are like me, you might be a part of a group project or three. It happens every semester. You may already be completing the work given to [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Work + Life|

Salary Negotiation 101

It can be one of the most nerve-wracking situations you ever encounter and a lot of students are in the dark on how to handle some of the basics. How much should I ask for? What happens if they don't like what I say? What's even considered normal? These are all valid concerns. While salary [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Work + Life|

Four Skills I Plan to Improve On in Four Years

In an address to Stanford University graduates, Steve Jobs mentioned that dropping into a calligraphy class, which at the time seemed trivial, was one of the most influential pieces to the current Macintosh's visually-appealing typography. There is great opportunity and growth for career development when you start pursuing skills that you find passion in, even if [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Anxiety & Your First Year

The following article was contributed by licensed counselor, Linda Waxse. If you find yourself dealing with anxiety, or simply want to learn more about the counseling center at Park, feel free to visit their website or schedule an appointment at counselingappointment@park.edu  Enrollment is up at Park University and we're experiencing one of the largest freshmen [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Post-Interview Protocol

Congratulations! You had the job interview. So, what's next? Now that you have completed the interview round of job searching, you will dive into the waiting period. Although the waiting period may take the longest time, there are a variety of ways you can stay productive. One of the questions often asked is, "What should [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Managing my side hustles

As a college student, you’ve likely learned the importance of this skill. How else can you manage to juggle a work schedule, family/social obligations, school activities, and all of your classes and homework assignments? You might think that time management will become less of an issue when you’ve graduated and have started working full time. [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Working on Your Work Ethic

This past year I have sat on advisory boards with company recruiters, took part in hiring webinars, and just recently had the chance to join a workshop discussing the gap between company needs and the workforce - mostly focusing on new graduates. While each company or field will be looking for different expertise, I found [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Congratulations Graduate! Now What?

Now that you are graduating you are at the beginning of a brand new journey. What does it mean to be a graduate of Park University? How does it feel to finally earn the degree you have worked so hard for? This is a milestone worth celebrating. In time you learn that completing one milestone [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Work + Life|