LinkedIn 101

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LinkedIn is your professional platform to shine. Other than your resume and cover letter, this is a way to showcase your professional pursuits and accomplishments. It is important to keep it clean, updated, and interesting! Think of it as your way to leverage connections, build a network, and define your credibility.

Here are some tips and tricks to make your LinkedIn top notch:

Take your time writing your summary; it should be an enjoyable read
Add some interesting details about …

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Network like it’s your NET WORTH

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Let’s face it, networking is a skill and it’s a hard skill to master. However, despite how hard it might be to some, it is critical to learn in order to advance your career and professional development. 

Networking can happen anywhere at any time so it’s always good to know the basics and have a solid understanding of what to say when the occasion arises. It’s not just about attending career forums or formal conferences, networking can happen at a …

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Defining Your Goals 

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Goals are incredibly important to plan and strategize where your career is going. Make sure your goals are both for the short term and the long term. Another big tip is making sure that they are S M A R T – specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, and timely. 

Some good career goals to start with are: 

Sign up for CDI 
Network with 5 new people 
Develop a new technical skill 
Land an internship 
Find a reliable mentor 
Get a good …

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Ted Talk Thursday: Talks for when you’re starting a new job

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Being the new person is never easy. Let these talks help you in walking into your workplace with your shoulders back and head held high.

What Ted Talks are in this playlist? All of the following PLUS MORE —

10 ways to have a better conversation

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked …

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Summer Career Reflection 

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Now that the summer months have wrapped up and we are starting yet another year of college, it is time for reflection. Reflection is such a key element to your professional development because it allows you to think back and be honest with yourself on your own growth over a period of time. Many of you might have had summer internships, some virtual others in the office. Many of you may not have had any traditional work experience and focused …

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