CAREER CHECKLIST FOR NEW GRADS

Making it to the Finish Line and Staying Connected By Wendy McWilliams | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design  Graduation is rapidly approaching for Spring 2021, and it continues to be a weird year with the pandemic and a virtual graduation. That said, there are many aspects that will remain the same for new graduates, and despite missing out on the in-person experience of classes … Continue reading CAREER CHECKLIST FOR NEW GRADS

FIGHT OR FLIGHT – TIPS FOR CONQUERING CAREER SEARCH FEARS

Quell your Job Search Anxiety By Robyn Kurland | Former GGU Counseling Intern | Office of Career & Life Design  The job-seeking process, from career exploration to salary negotiations, can be overwhelming and the lack of control can often lead to justified fear. Each step brings its’ own challenges, and it is tempting to want to procrastinate or avoid the work altogether. Here are some tips on how to … Continue reading FIGHT OR FLIGHT – TIPS FOR CONQUERING CAREER SEARCH FEARS

WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

Tips for Working Parents During COVID-19 By Joana Sharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Being a working parent during normal times already requires a lot of patience, multi-tasking, and adjustment to unexpected situations, but during a pandemic – when you have to work full-time and take care of your kids at the same time – it sounds simply unsustainable. Working from home … Continue reading WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

LEAVING & STARTING A JOB DURING A PANDEMIC

Farewell… A message from Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design  After nearly 9 years, I will be moving on from GGU and starting the next step in my career journey. While I am sad to leave my position in career services, my team, and the amazing students, alumni, staff, and faculty that belong to this diverse community, I’m truly grateful … Continue reading LEAVING & STARTING A JOB DURING A PANDEMIC

STAYING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

I Get by…With a Little Virtual Volunteering By Kandis Rodgers | Employer Relations Manager | Career Consultant  “I get by with a little help from my friends.” This is a line from a famous Beatle’s song. How fitting this line is (and only this line if you actually listen to the whole song) during a time like this, where we are presented with the opportunity to think about how … Continue reading STAYING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

BUDGETING, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INTERNSHIPS

Adjusting your Budget After a Job Loss – The “Cliff Notes” Version By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design Even before our planet got hit with this panedemic, I limited my news intake. I was protecting myself from unnecessary anxiety that comes with being constantly bombarded with information about the state of the world. However, I know that ignorance is … Continue reading BUDGETING, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INTERNSHIPS

DEALING WITH JOB UNCERTAINTY

Preparing for an Uncertain Future By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design Lately it seems like a lot of things have been happening to us, which makes us feel like we’re losing control. Many of us have either lost or fear losing our jobs. If you couple that with constant news streams and updates, the anxiety becomes very real. Feeling … Continue reading DEALING WITH JOB UNCERTAINTY

INTERVIEWING FROM HOME (IFH)

The “Cliff Notes” Version – Tips for Interviewing Right Now By Emily Nahem & Neepa Parikh | Office of Career & Life Design We came across a great article on LinkedIn about Job Interviews During the Pandemic. Here are some key takeaways from the article, sprinkled with some advice of our own: Want to chat with someone about an upcoming interview or maintaining your job … Continue reading INTERVIEWING FROM HOME (IFH)