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

YOUR CHALLENGE, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT

The Mentorship Challenge By Megan Gray | Director of Mentorship | Golden Gate University January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, I’m excited to share that GGU has a new Mentorship Program to connect students with alumni, faculty, and staff for career advice and support. I hope to inspire you with a challenge. I know what you may be thinking. “Yes! Bring it on!” Or, … Continue reading YOUR CHALLENGE, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT

INSIDE SECRETS OF GETTING HIRED: AN EVENT RECAP

By Emily Nahem | Career Counseling Intern | Golden Gate University Last month, we had an amazing group of recruiters visit GGU to share job search tips and strategies. With shifts in technology and the increased autonomy of job-seekers, it’s important to know the current trends. We’re excited to reveal their top secrets for the job search process: Attend social events where you have the … Continue reading INSIDE SECRETS OF GETTING HIRED: AN EVENT RECAP

TALES FROM THE CAREER CRYPT

How to Scare a Recruiter in 10 days By Kandis Rodgers | Office of Career Planning In the spirit of ghouls and things that go bump in the night (and the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), here are 10 sure-fire ways to send a recruiter running for the nearest exit. Day 1: Ask for a job during a networking event Remember … Continue reading TALES FROM THE CAREER CRYPT

HOW TO SAFELY NETWORK ONLINE

By Joana Scharinger | Office of Career Planning Online Networking: Tips on LinkedIn Safety LinkedIn is a great tool to develop your professional network, but just like any other social media it can include scams and unsafe connections. Here are things you can do to stay safe on LinkedIn and some red flags to be aware of. How to stay safe on LinkedIn: Be aware … Continue reading HOW TO SAFELY NETWORK ONLINE

READY TO GET OUT OF THE BUBBLE?

5 Tips for Networking on Campus As you approach your first classes of the term, get ready to use the many networking opportunities GGU has to offer! Get out of your comfortable zone and do not hesitate to make the first move. The best way to practice that is by incorporating networking into your daily routine! Check out these simple tips: Get to know your classmates … Continue reading READY TO GET OUT OF THE BUBBLE?

YES, YOU CAN TALK TO STRANGERS

What’s the Worst that Can Happen? By Neepa Parikh, Director, Office of Career Planning When I meet with students who are curious about a particular profession, field, or company, I often ask if they have had the chance to talk to someone currently working in one of those areas. The response is usually, “I don’t know anyone who works at XYZ company.”  This is usually … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN TALK TO STRANGERS

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO…

Staying Connected After Graduation By Joana Scharinger, Assistant Director, Office of Career planning There are many benefits of staying connected to GGU after graduation. You can continue to build a strong network, attend events, develop new skills, and make new friends. Graduation isn’t goodbye! In fact, the connection to your school can last a lifetime. Wondering how to stay connected? Here are some ideas: 1. … Continue reading OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO…