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Tips and great articles for students, including advice on how to get a great job after you graduate from college.


Pokémon GO: How This App (Seriously) Helped Me Get the Most Out of My Internship Experience


by Theresa Clark, Monday, August 22nd, 2016

0001-269862692016 has been one exciting year for smart phone users. From Snapchat connoisseurs, to Pokmon GO enthusiasts, to even Instagram story newbies, let's be real - our society has been all about it! Over the last month, I have fallen into the trap of the Pokmon GO craze. Admittedly, I downloaded the gaming app for […]



The Ultimate Guide: How to talk about you CWP internship in a future interview Part 2: For DMs


by Theresa Clark, Thursday, July 21st, 2016

0001-11637625This August will mark the fifth time Olympic medalist, Michael Phelps, will be present in the Summer Olympics. For essentially twenty years, Phelps has given his life to lanes of treaded blue waters and resilient fans. He has persevered and led a legacy in his Olympic stride. This type of repeated success is huge! Through […]



The Ultimate Guide: How to talk about your CWP internship in a future interview Part 1: For Interns


by Theresa Clark, Friday, July 1st, 2016

pexels-photo-70292-mediumIn a perfect world, job interviewing would come naturally. We would effortlessly be able to communicate all of our career experience without much hesitation. It would just, well, be easy. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world that requires us to challenge ourselves and put our best foot […]



5 Most-Asked Internship Interview Questions


by College Works, Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

5 Most-Asked Internship Interview QuestionsThe internet is flooded with job interview tips, but where's all the internship advice hiding? No college student should walk into the office of their dream internship without the confidence and preparation it takes to impress the hiring manager. Luckily, most internship-level interviews consist of a few classic (yet crucial) questions. Highly technical, or high-level […]



Top 10 Killer Ways to Improve Your Resume


by Cari Stark, Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Top 10 Killer Ways to Improve Your ResumeSuper scary statistics: The average time recruiters spend looking at resumes - 5 to 7 seconds The percent of resumes filtered out by talent-management software - 50% The percent of hiring managers who look at a majority of received resumes - 19% The average number of people who apply for any given job - 118 The percent of […]



Post Interview Thank-You Note Tips


by College Works, Thursday, September 18th, 2014

thank-you-saidaonlineNo matter what position or job you are applying for, sending a meaningful thank you note will set you apart from other applicants. Thank you notes do two great things for you- 1) It's a simple way of showing gratitude towards someone who has done something kind for you. 2) It keeps the communication loop […]



5 Tips To Guarantee You Get Hired


by College Works, Monday, July 14th, 2014

unemployedSummer is here and most people are a couple months into their summer jobs. If you find yourself still sleeping in on the weeks days and searching the couch cushions for spare change it might be time to find a job. Here are some tips on securing a summer job, or any job for that […]



Mastering The Phone Interview


by College Works, Monday, August 12th, 2013

imagesIt's 11:57, your heart's pounding, you've been staring at the phone for almost 15 minutes. You landed an interview with your dream company, but the catch is that you are about to take part in a phone interview- the results of this phone interview will determine if you get to interview with the company in […]



Managing The Stress Of Interviews- Part 2


by College Works, Monday, May 6th, 2013

url-1Last week College Works Painting wrote an article regarding stress during interviews. CWP talked about the best ways to prepare for your interview beforehand to help ward-off stress the day of the interview. Today's post is a follow up and provides tips to remain calm during the interview process.   Because you have spent the […]



Managing The Stress Of Interviews- Part 1


by College Works, Monday, April 29th, 2013

imgresToday's post from College Works is designed to give you some easy tricks to overcome interview anxiety. You walk into an interview and BOOM they hit you... The nerves... Your brain is flooded with dopamine, your adrenaline kicks in, your muscles become tense, and the sweat begins to pour. If this is you - don't […]


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