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Heidi Roizen, the most well connected professional in Silicon Valley, said: everything is relationship driven today. As international students, we’ve all experienced, at some point of our college life, getting rejected by a recruiter because of visa-sponsorship issue. We go... Continue reading
Last week, during my typical Monday afternoon shift, a warm and pleasant-looking woman, decked-out head to toe in full Cal gear, walked into the career center. I promptly greeted her and asked how I could be of service. She happened... Continue reading
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We are constantly told to enjoy our young years-- to enjoy our college life! On the other hand, we are expected to have our life after graduation figured out! How can we do both at the same time? This is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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So you might think that because I work at the Career Center I have been to all these amazing career/internship fairs...well...you guessed wrong! Though I have worked in a handful of them setting up and such, I have never gone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
Why an Internship? An internship is a great way to explore career paths, gain valuable exposure to an industry, and develop professional skills. It gives you a chance to "try out" a career that may or may not match your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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The Cal Career Fair last week kicked off the Fall 2014 recruiting season with a bang, but as exciting as the job hunting process can be it can also bring out the nerves in us all. Suddenly we are faced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the Career Center will hold its first major Career Fair of the year - and personally, I am slightly freaking out! Why? Before I began my job as a Peer Advisor at the Career Center, I knew next to nothing about, and was hesitant to... Continue reading
This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the Career Center will hold its first major Career Fair of the year - and personally, I am slightly freaking out! Why? Before I began my job as a Peer Advisor at the Career Center,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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Throughout my first two years of college, I tried to immerse myself in as many organizations and volunteer programs to help me figure my interests and what types of activities I could excel at. This process resulted in a wide... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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This is a question every pre-med student will undoubtedly encounter, and it helps to start thinking about the answer to this question early on before you either apply to medical school or before you make a hasty decision about your... Continue reading
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You may be looking for an internship or job, but everything you found is in the Bay Area…What if you don’t want to work in the Bay Area? Maybe you want to live in another part of the state? Country?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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You need to market yourself in order to impress employers and admission officers. Based on personal experiences, employers and admission officers love it when you create something and grow it. Whether it is a software app, a volunteer group, or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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Welcome back from spring break! It is around this time of year that students receive news from employers with job offers. Before your deserved celebration begins, it is important to understand the holistic process of accepting or declining a job... Continue reading
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As interviews are starting to pile up, you might want to start thinking about who you are going to add on your reference sheet. Choose these references wisely because employers will be contacting these people so you want to choose... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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It’s March! This is the time of the year where most people are searching and applying to jobs whether it is for the summer or full-time. For some, job hunting can be difficult, but it might be more confusing if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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Have you ever been curious about what opportunities are still around after spring break? If you’ve thought none then let me reveal why that is a myth! Recruiting happens year round. Though there are cycles, one can never know exactly... Continue reading
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Informational interviews are a valuable resource that is often forgotten and ignored by students who question its “usefulness”. Will you be able to get a job or internship through an informational interview? Probably not directly, but you will gain insight,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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Not sure how to create a strong personal statement or statement of purpose/letter of intent for graduate school applications? While this part of the application can range depending on the graduate field and from school to school, there are some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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As the end of the year creeps ever closer, graduating seniors may find themselves experiencing mixed emotions of bittersweet accomplishment. While this time is definitely one to be celebrated, it’s also important to think about what will happen after graduation.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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Starting this week, the Career Center is providing a new online chat service for students and alumni. Whether your schedules are packed or our appointments are booked, this is a great way to get all your career-related questions answered. To... Continue reading
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Did you miss the Career Fair? Don't you worry—there are other opportunities and steps you can take! 1. Check out our Friday Career Lounges at the Career Center! We hold various events throughout the semester: These events will be helpful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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Career Fairs for Spring 2014 are just around the corner. It doesn’t matter what year you are, you will definitely benefit from attending them; both in the short-run and in the long-run (this includes you Freshmen). I’m going to keep... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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With winter break quickly approaching it is no wonder we are already singing our favorite holiday songs and getting ready to cuddle up by the fireplace for a well-deserved rest. This winter break as you are waiting for your cookies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner
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If you’ve applied to several jobs or internships, some employers might have responded to you with an offer. Congratulations! You’ve gained an opportunity to work in a career field that you are interested in. However, if you’ve received multiple offers... Continue reading
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Dressing for a job interview can be tough. Oftentimes, when preparing for an interview we get the tip to “dress appropriately,” but what does that even mean? Below are some tips on how to appropriately dress to impress. First of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at UC Berkeley Career Center Peer Corner