February 22, 2017

The one yes that I needed

After my final round of job interviews in New Jersey, three in one day, I kept re-running them in my head. I thought I had done OK — I’d gone through the cases calmly and quickly and felt that I’d connected with the interviewers. But was my best their best? So many questions, so many emotions: an unfiltered look at the modern quest for employment.

February 16, 2017

Career (search) stories: trans and entering the job market

So, there is this local children’s theater group. The director, known for her eccentric and involved theatrical style, was looking for an assistant. I was thrilled to get the job.

At one of our first meetings I casually brought up my trans-ness. Relieved, she said, “I saw your trans-ness on your resume. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to be the one to bring it up.”

January 6, 2017

Five tips for your next informational interview

Wondering whether a certain career or organization might be the right fit for you? An informational interview with an experienced professional can give you an insider’s perspective.

December 14, 2016

Finding a summer internship: a monthly guide

Swimming in free time? Looking for fresh ways to spend it?

Riiiight. I didn’t think so. But even with classes, athletics, orgs, jobs, and everything else a Mount Holyoke College student commits to, it’s important to keep career planning in the picture. Who knows when the next great opportunity will come your way? Luckily, Mount Holyoke is filled with resources to help you. Here’s a month-by-month guide to finding the perfect internship.

December 6, 2016

The CDC means resources

In honor of November, which was National Career Development Month, advisors at the Career Development Center highlighted their favorite tools and resources. The six listed below can give you a serious leg up in your job or internship search.

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