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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: May, 9th 2016

Basic Tech Skills for Students Entering the Workplace

Finding a job in a competitive market is tough, but the right combination of skills can make it easier for college graduates to stand out. Research from LinkedIn reveals that 20 of the top 25 skills sought by employers are technology skills. By focusing on teaching some of these skills, you can help students gain employment opportunities and achieve success in their chosen career paths. Here are some basic technology skills all students, regardless of their major, must learn to improve their career prospects.


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By Alana Ripy in posted: Apr, 26th 2016

Community Colleges Cater to the Need for Real World Experience

While higher education used to be primarily concerned with giving students the opportunity to simply build knowledge, there has been a shift in recent years toward providing students with real-world skills relevant to their intended job fields. Community colleges have been at the heart of this change, helping students identify their career goals and build job experience so they graduate as more marketable employees.


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By Alana Ripy in Study Abroad posted: Mar, 14th 2016

Avoiding College Debt by Studying Overseas

The United States has one of the highest average undergraduate tuition rates in the world. This has created a situation that forces students to make difficult choices. Recent trends are showing American students choosing to attend college overseas, where they can expect to get more for their money.


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Feb, 18th 2016

Four Books for Students Entering the Workforce

For entry-level candidates, the job search is challenging under any circumstances. But with revolutionary changes occurring in the economy and in the culture of work, recent graduates may need help preparing themselves for a successful career path. Careers are becoming more flexible, and professionals may no longer spend all their years at one company. As industries emerge and decline and uncertainty continues to be a theme in the modern job market, job seekers can educate themselves with these timely reads.


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements posted: Feb, 10th 2016

Best Places to Work for Recent Grads 2016

Our Best Places to Work for Recent Grads survey is back! It’s time to prove you’re the best to all the college students and recent graduates you’re dying to hire.


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Best Practices, Career Services, Events posted: Feb, 4th 2016

Why You Need to Attend CSM Symposium ’16

CSM Symposium 2016 is the event not to miss!


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Jan, 27th 2016

Building a Bond Between a Career Counselor and a Student

Career counselors provide a valuable service to students attending college. Not only do they serve as mentors for students and recent graduates, career counselors also link potential employers to the talent offered by the school or university. However, this cannot be done if your career services office does not have a good relationship with students on campus. Fostering good student relationships helps not only the students, but the office as a whole. If your career services office is having trouble connecting with students, use the following tips to help bring them in.


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Aug, 17th 2015

The Future of CSM

For those who were not able to attend last week’s Future of CSM webinar, here is a brief recap of what was discussed.


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By Victoria Chapa in Career Services posted: Jul, 23rd 2015

How Symplicity Recruit Protects Job Seekers from Scammers

When it comes to screening for fraud employers and jobs through Symplicity Recruit, our team has a system that works. No fake employers can fool us. Each member of our team is fully trained to spot and block any false posting, so job seekers stay protected and focused on finding the best-fit opportunities.


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Jun, 26th 2015

Tips for Students: Show Your Appreciation When Networking

When students are searching for a job, they need to know that gratitude matters. In order to differentiate themselves from the thousands of other candidates, students need to know how to network and build positive business relationships; this starts by demonstrating basic courtesy, but there are plenty of other things they can do to demonstrate appreciation and make a positive impression on the people who could help them launch their career.


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