Alumni Edit Blog

Staying Positive and Productive During COVID

It’s easy to get lost in the news and become disoriented in these quick-changing times. We know you might feel really anxious and confused and we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone. While it’s important to stay home and keep our distance from others in order to protect our communities, we also have […]

How to Keep Your Social Media Professional While Still Being Yourself

Social media can be a lot of fun, and of course, is a very useful tool for staying connected and making a presence for yourself. However, as we’ve seen in the news time and time again, social media can easily cause your professional or academic downfall. Here are some tips for keeping your social media […]

How to Write a Cover Letter

We know what you’re thinking: Cover letters are such a hassle. We get it but, writing a cover letter gives you the chance to show employers who you are and why you are the right person for the job. It can be difficult to know what to include and how to structure your letter, but […]

Tips for Writing a Professional Email

Summer is here, which means that it’s internship season! It’s important to review some guidelines to consider when writing a professional email before you begin connecting with people from your internship. Emails that are poorly written can give employers a bad impression of you and they may have a harder time taking you seriously.   […]

LinkedIn Tips

Many college students feel confused as to how they can best utilize LinkedIn and their confusion sometimes results in not creating or maintaining a profile. Social professional networks are becoming the greatest source of quality hires. It may seem overwhelming to create or edit your LinkedIn profile, but the benefits can help you now and […]

Let the Internship Search Begin

Spring semester is already halfway over which means it’s time to seriously start thinking about your plans for this summer. Internships during college are crucial for your professional experience and learning development. A study found that students who had paid internships in college had a 72% chance of receiving a job offer, compared to 44% […]

Resume Formatting

Once you have all your information written out and feel confident about the quality, it’s time to take care of the smaller details. Formatting can be tricky because you may want to show your creative side but you have to be careful when writing a resume. Formatting shows the amount of time and effort you […]

It’s time to build your resume!

Before you begin writing your resume, decide on which format you will be using. Follow these steps to help build your resume! Gathering your personal and employment information This is the easy part! Make a list of all of your jobs/internships, college classes, volunteer and community service, and awards. Include more relevant experiences rather than […]

Resume Styles

The average employer only spends a few seconds looking at a resume, which means that your resume must be well written and organized, properly highlight your accomplishments, and ultimately leave a lasting impression. There’s so much to consider in resume writing so the Alumni Edit will be featuring different posts tackling resume writing. This post […]

How to Get Ahead Over Winter Break

Congratulations on completing your fall semester of college! You now have a few weeks to relax, recharge, and spend time with friends and family. While it’ll be amazing to hang out after all the hard work of this past semester, you can utilize this free time to keep yourself ahead academically and professionally. 1. ATTEND […]