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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 […]

Who are you thankful for?

November 21, 2017 November is a wonderful time of the year to express appreciation and gratitude for those who have had an impact on you. Think of those who have contributed to your success; family members, friends, teachers, and mentors. Writing a thank you card to previous employers or supervisors is a great way to […]

College Application Tips

-October 31, 2017 Congratulations, you are pushing through the college application season! Many of you may be submitting your applications early, if not, that is totally okay and we have put together some helpful tips for you. Remember to take time for yourself as the next few months can be extremely stressful. Please don’t hesitate […]

How Do I Ask For a Recommendation or Reference?

-October 27, 2017 College recommendations are a crucial part of your application. Also, once you start applying for internships and jobs, it’s very likely that you’ll need a reference. You can ask these by email or a handwritten letter, but either way, you’ll want to put ask for this carefully and professionally. Here are tips […]