Virtual Networking in a Pandemic World By Wendy McWilliams | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Recently I received a connect request on LinkedIn from somebody I have never met. Neither their title nor company rang any bells, but there was a note along with the request. This person was an aspiring career counselor looking for information about the field and about my decision to … Continue reading REACHING OUT FOR INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS
How to Impress on a Video Call By Emily Nahem | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Many of our interactions these days, professional and personal, are happening over video conferencing platforms. From participating in an online meeting, to a job interview, to attending a virtual career fair, it’s important to know how to put yourself in the best light! Follow these 7 tips to … Continue reading LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Can I Decline a Handshake? By Joana Scharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career Planning You are at a networking event and you see someone politely coughing into their hand. A few minutes later, you are introduced to this person who immediately extends a hand to greet you. You are concerned about possible germs, but don’t want to be rude. What do you do? … Continue reading NAVIGATING HANDSHAKES DURING THE FLU SEASON
By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning Planning an event is anxiety-provoking. If you’ve ever planned a party, wedding, or work event, you know how much goes into it. Everything needs to be coordinated starting from high level planning (ex. date, time, and venue) to the smaller, but significant details (ex. name tags, utensils, and refreshments). The last thing a planner needs … Continue reading DO I REALLY NEED TO RSVP?