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Why You Should Wait to Go to Graduate School

The road leading away from college is different for everyone, but many choose the path to graduate school. While higher education nurtures those interested in academia, the education received from real-world experiences and entry-level jobs can be just as valuable and formative. Here are five reasons to consider waiting to go to graduate school.  Continue reading Why You Should Wait to Go to Graduate School

Group Projects: How to Lead without Doing All of the Work

Let’s face it- group projects are something that we all dread. It can be difficult to align expectations, and ultimately responsibilities usually fall on just one or two group members. Rather than taking on the brunt of the work at the last minute, set your group up for success in seven quick steps. Continue reading Group Projects: How to Lead without Doing All of the Work

Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves

Joe Reaves is the DJoe Reavesirector of the Career Planning and Placement Center at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago where he helps students realize and actualize their potential and find meaningful careers. As a part of his role, Joe organizes the college’s annual career fair. In this fireside chat, we speak with Joe about how to stand out in the crowd and navigate a career fair successfully. Continue reading Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves

The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

In this edition of Student Insights, we spoke with eight current students to understand what it is really like to be in law school. Overall, we noticed that experience really differs by school, but one thing all of these students had in common was hard work and long hours at the library. Continue reading The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Graduate School

So you are in the process of applying to graduate school, or maybe you have been accepted and are deciding on what school to attend. Many students choose a school based on name or prestige. While this is a credible consideration, it should not be a deciding factor. Graduate school marks the next step of your career and it is important to make it count. To ensure that the program you choose will help you reach your professional goals, you want to keep these things in mind. Continue reading 10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Graduate School

Mentorship and Leadership: Career Spotlight with Chakena Sims, Deputy Press Secretary at Chicago Public Schools

Chakena Sims is a rising leader. She serves as the Deputy Press Secretary for Chicago Public Schools and is also a Trustee at Connecticut College. When she isn’t busy working, Chakena may be found brunching or reading a good book.  During our time with Chakena we spoke to her about the public school system, leadership, and how to find a good mentor.

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