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What To Do if You’re a First-Year Student

Got questions? Ask Alyssa!

In this episode, Alyssa tells you what to do if you’re a freshmen!

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Reneging On An Offer

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In this episode, Alyssa talks about reneging on an offer.

What should you consider when thinking about reneging? What to do if you are in the position? She shares everything that you need to know!

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Tesla wants “REVOLUTIONARY” Actuaries!

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, recently commented that he “would love to have some high energy actuaries” at Tesla. Musk said, “I have great respect for the actuarial profession… [Actuaries] are great at math. …We want revolutionary actuaries.” With the company growing at a fast pace, and other large companies looking for individuals that have technical training, business acuity and risk management skills, actuaries will have an important place in the future of business.

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By Courtney Copelas
Courtney Copelas Coaching Colleague Courtney Copelas
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How to Extend an Offer

Got questions? Ask Alyssa!

In this episode, Alyssa tells you how to extend an offer!

She shares tips and actionable pieces of advice on what YOU can do to extend this process. Each company is different but you can take the right approach and know what to say and how to say it. Alyssa has a bunch of tricks up her sleeve on what really works in these situations!

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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The Salary Question

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you how to talk about salary!
This can be a taboo topic for many people especially if you are not used to talking about a salary. What is the going rate for the industry or job position? How can you turn to tables and flip the script to get more insight? Should you give a number or range? All your questions are answered here!

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Where Are You in the Interview Process with Other Companies?

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In this episode, Alyssa answers – Where are you in the interview process with other companies?

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Coach’s Call: Jen Graham

Jen serves as Assistant Director in the Pulisfer Undergraduate Career Development Center in January 2018 and is the dedicated Career Coach for Computer Information Systems, Data Analytics, Liberal Studies (except Media, Arts, & Society), and Bachelor of Arts students.

Career Questions 

Best piece of career advice?

Don’t tie your sense of self-worth to your job

Worst piece of career advice?

Don’t make friends at work

Life mantra/ quote to live by? 

Be curious, not judgmental.

Fun Questions  

If you could …

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Standing Out in an Interview

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you how to stand out in an interview!
Interviewing is an art. It takes practice to make it perfect. With firms interviewing hundreds of applicants it is even MORE important than ever to figure out how to stand out in the whole process. Alyssa has some tips to share to make sure you are a star in your next interview.

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Tips for Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you all the top tips for writing the perfect cover letter!

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By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Coach’s Call: Melissa Sawyer

Melissa Sawyer is Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager and dedicated Career Coach for the Accounting, Corporate Finance and Accounting (Accounting Focus), Information Systems Audit and Control, Mathematics, and Actuarial Sciences majors in the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center.

Career Questions 

How did you become a career coach?

I worked in the Admission office of my undergraduate institution.  When I graduated, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life, so found a job working in the Admission office …

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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