Undergrad Student Life


Internships Don’t Expire After You Graduate

I’ve had a lot of pressure on me to get a job after I graduate. According to parents and society, our path is to graduate, get a job and make money. I’ve learned that this path doesn’t have to go in order. Jobs aren’t easy to find after graduation and even if you get a job, it might not be the best fit. I’m here to say that’s okay! If you don’t like a job, find your passion instead. Internships are a great way to find what you are looking for in a career. Here are five reasons why:Continue Reading


7 Pieces of Advice for Starting Your First Job

It’s tough to admit but I’m about to graduate college. I am about to get a full time job, live on my own and support myself. Everything about that sentence sounds terrifying but I’m oddly excited. Most college students feel anxious and excited about leaving college because we are leaving a sense of home and diving into the unknown. After reading articles and talking to people about their own experience leaving college to enter the real world, I’ve gathered seven pieces of advice that everyone should know when they are facing one of the most fundamental moments in their life.Continue Reading


Communication is Key When it Comes to Business

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Throughout my four years at college, I’ve realized business is important but not as important as communication. Business is communication. If you are not able to explain your thoughts and ideas, you will not be able to do business with anyone. To help you out, I’ve come across some tips for proper business etiquette:Continue Reading


Advice from the Intern Queen Herself

I went to see Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen last semester and I must say, I was not only impressed but terrified. She talked about how she completed 15 internships in her undergraduate career and how hard she worked to get there. To top it off, her internships were around the country. She interned in Florida, New York and Los Angeles all within her first three years of college.Continue Reading


Don’t Let Your LinkedIn be a Hot Mess

I created a LinkedIn account last year when I was applying to an internship and they requested a LinkedIn account. I quickly made one with little detail and no connections. I’ll tell you right now that I did not get the internship. After talking with friends in my classes, I realized how many people are on LinkedIn and how many users look at your profile each day. I was shocked that I didn’t know Continue Reading


Challenging but Worthwhile Role Play Event

I attended the Professional Sales Leadership (PSL) Role Play Networking event with Mary Caravella’s Professional Selling course and Bill Ryan’s Sales Leadership course in late October. Employers, faculty, and students from both the Professional Selling and Sales Leadership courses attended this event in order to enhance students’ communication skills.Continue Reading


2015 Business & Veteran Career Expo

Business & Veteran Career Expo 2015
Business & Veteran Career Expo 2015

Just three weeks into the fall semester, more than 300 School of Business and Veteran students swapped their summer attire for business professional suits and kicked their job search into full gear at the Fall 2015 School of Business & Veteran Career Expo on September 18, 2015.

When planning the Expo, we realized that students would not expect to focus on their job search so early in the semester, but employers’ recruitment cycles start earlier every year. In order to provide them with the best advantage, we challenged students to renew their search for full time and internship positions early in the game. We were thrilled to see that the students took up the challenge and owned the day!Continue Reading


MSFRM Middle Autumn Festival Celebration

Middle-Autumn Festival is also known as Chinese Moon Festival. It is a time for families to be together, so people far from home will gaze longingly at the moon and think about their families. The event is open to anyone and everyone on campus. Delicious potluck dinner, music, dance, fun games and sharing traditional culture!Continue Reading


Advice for Selecting a College: Shop for Best Fit, Not ‘Designer’ Name

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“Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania,” is the title of an outstanding book by New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni.

After researching higher education in the United States, Bruni discovers and shares anecdotes of students who did not get into their first-choice colleges, and were better off as a result. His conclusion is uplifting.

Today, in our country, there are an amazing number of strong education opportunities that will serve students well. Yet students and parents spend too much time, money, and effort, coupled with stress and tears, seeking acceptance to the perfect, most-desired school.Continue Reading


Top 10 Reasons to Live Off-Campus for at Least a Year During College

1. Having more freedom. Living off-campus gives you more choice of how many friends you would like to live with. Also you can mostly feel free to decide how to decorate your own room.

2. It’s a better place if you want to invite your friends over. Dorms are apparently not the best places to hang out because they are too small. However, off-campus apartments gives you more space.Continue Reading