Proactive Job Search Strategies — UMUC Career Services Connection

A traditional job search is reactive – responding to posted or available positions. While you always want to continue to search for opportunities through traditional sources like online job boards (indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, simplyhired.com, etc.), and newspaper and trade publications, you must also work to tap into the unadvertised job market and enlist others to share […] … Continue reading Proactive Job Search Strategies — UMUC Career Services Connection

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7 Ways to Succeed at Your Internship

Do you have an internship this summer? ☀️ Are you nervous about making a good impression? Here are 7 ways to succeed at your internship! 👍🏽 1. Know what to expect from your internship. Clarify expectations and ask questions if you are unsure about anything. Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com 2. Observe others and ask questions. Learn … Continue reading 7 Ways to Succeed at Your Internship

Job Search Tips from Alumni

We interviewed JMU alumni—now working at Ernst & Young and Deloitte—about their job search tips for Dukes.👍🏽 https://youtu.be/aYk8vQKhWWE Check out more job search tips on our website!

30 FREE WAYS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO “WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE?” — THE MADISON NETWORK

When I was trying to figure out what career to pursue after my military service, I dove headfirst into the world of “finding my passion.” After spending almost five years in a career field (army intelligence) that had literally nothing to do with my college degree (television and film production), I wanted to make sure … Continue reading 30 FREE WAYS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO “WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE?” — THE MADISON NETWORK

12 Weeks to a Stronger Resume with InternPLUS: Part I — UMUC Career Services Connection

This is the first installation of a three-part series about how to use the 12 weeks of summer to enhance your career experience and boost your chances of success. When we think of summer, we often think of long lazy days filled with R&R. For those looking to get ahead in their careers, though, rest […] … Continue reading 12 Weeks to a Stronger Resume with InternPLUS: Part I — UMUC Career Services Connection

40 SUMMER JOURNALING PROMPTS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THINGS

THE MADISON NETWORK

Don’t just think outside the box this summer…

Think like there is no box.

Ease your worried mind by tuning out the excess noise in your head for a little while every day.  It’s summertime after all, and there’s no reason not to take your mind off (the wrong) things and find a little extra peace.

You know how you always turn down the volume on the radio when you need to a moment to think clearly?

The same is true for your life in general.  The noise you need to cut out first?  That’s the mental noise you hear all too often—the busy, worried thoughts screaming over your sanity.

Turning down the radio refocuses your mind and offers you peace and clarity when you need it most.  You don’t really think about how or why this makes such a huge difference, you just know that it does.

Now it’s…

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MINDY KALING REMINDS YOU THAT HAVING A CHECKLIST’S FINE, BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO LET IT GO — THE MADISON NETWORK

Yes, Mindy Kaling admitted, the culminating advice from her speech to the class of 2018 at Dartmouth College is a song from the animated Disney film Frozen: “Let it Go.” Kaling—best known as the the creator, writer, producer, and star of The Mindy Projectas well as her previous work on The Office—graduated from Dartmouth in … Continue reading MINDY KALING REMINDS YOU THAT HAVING A CHECKLIST’S FINE, BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO LET IT GO — THE MADISON NETWORK