Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Small Town Thinking

I am not talking about ignorance here, I am talking about the mindset you get when you limit your thoughts to a distance or a radius. Let me explain: I had to run up to the library the other day and as I was preparing to leave I found myself wondering if there was anything else that I needed to drop off “up there” – to be efficient? to be lazy? – I’m not sure. Then I realized as I was walking up there that, for some reason, I was thinking of this trip as a trek; as if walking to the […]

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Making The Most Of Career Fairs (like the Expo on 9/20!)

Career Fairs, like Employer Expo (on 9/20) and other networking events provide an opportunity for you to explore careers, gather information from prospective employers, and develop contacts to use in the course of your job  or internship search. Companies attend these events for a variety of reasons: to increase awareness about their organization or the opportunities they offer; to identify potential candidates for future hiring needs; or to fill specific positions that may currently be available.  The Bucknell alumni and parents who attend CDC networking events are enthusiastic about sharing information regarding their career paths, as well as assisting students […]

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Firsts and Lasts

It’s your last day of classes at Bucknell. Ever. Can you believe it? We can’t either! But don’t despair…there is some good news on this day of lasts. #1 is that you have access to career services for a lifetime (and free!) so if you still need some help, now or later in life, Bucknell will be there for you. Make sure you connect with the Linked Bucknell Alumni Group and bookmark the ACS (Alumni Career Services) website. Besides being available for counseling, ACS also offers really great programs, networking opportunities, and webinars. #2 We are still here for you […]

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Post-College City Guide – First Up: Houston!

By Laura Carlson ’12 While many Bucknellians scope out jobs in typical places from NYC to DC, there are plenty of other fascinating cities out there with endless opportunities, dynamic cultures, and the same constant buzz you’d find in any booming city. We encourage you to check out some of these other wonderful cities for recent college grads, deemed as the most promising cities for recent graduates by BusinessWeek, Forbes, and many others. With a hefty blend of job openings, pay, affordability, young culture, and entertainment, these cities stand out as promising starting points for recent grads to consider when […]

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

“Go West, Young Man”

There may be a debate about who actually said this famous line but there is no debate in its call to action, “go west!” Recently the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released a survey that indicates that the “Midwest Leads in Hiring Projection Increase.” The good news is: hiring plans are increasing! According to the survey, Responses indicate that the increase in college hiring will be highest in the Midwest, where employers expect to hire 18.5 percent more college graduates in 2012 than they did in 2011. Employers in the West also anticipate a double-digit increase—11.5 percent. Why […]

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Behavioral Interviews

We discussed Case Interviews, which is all well and good but not everyone will be subjected to a case interview so now I’d like to turn our attention to Behavioral Interviews. Behavioral Interviews, or Behavioral-Based Interviews (BBI), is a technique used by employers to learn about your past behavior in particular situations to help determine how you would perform on the job and fit into the organization. “Enthusiasts believe that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior…more recent behavior is a better predictor of future behavior than older behavior, and that long-standing trends are better predictors of behavior […]

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012

What IS a Case Interview?

On-Campus Recruiting is starting back up and I thought now would be a good time to talk about Case Interviews. You may have heard this term thrown around but do you really know what a case interview is? If you are hoping to go into the management, consulting or the investment banking area then you definitely NEED TO KNOW because a case interview will almost definitely be a part of your interview process. In a case interview the job applicant is given a question, situation, problem or challenge and asked to solve it. The case problem  or challenge is often […]

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Diversity Resources for Internship and Job Searches

Have unique concerns and questions about the job or internship search? Then make sure you check out our advice, information and resources for Diversity Resources for Internships or Job Searches in myBucknell. Here’s what you’ll find: International Students Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Students – (We are Out for Work Gold Certified!) Multicultural/Students of Color Students with Disabilities Women Students And remember you can always make an appointment with a counselor by calling 570-577-1238 or emailing us at

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Winter Break – Take Us With You!

It’s the last day of finals and the few cars left are packing up, ready to leave our little bubble for Winter Break. But just because you aren’t on campus doesn’t mean that you have to leave the CDC behind you. First of course…take a break! You deserve it. You’ve been working hard and, just like you have to recharge your iPhone, your body needs to recharge its own battery so rest up and don’t feel guilty. At some point of course your parents may start nagging you to get up before 3 pm and people may start asking you […]

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Partnership for Public Service “Go Government” Series on Vimeo

Good news! If you missed when we offered space to come and watch a great student webinar series on Working for the Federal Government in the Fall you can catch up on the series (and more) now on the Partnership for Public Service’s new vimeo channel…and Winter Break is a great time to do it! This series is brought to you by the Partnership for Public Service staff, agency recruiters, federal interns and graduates who recently received offers for federal jobs. It was designed specifically for individuals seeking government jobs and internships to learn how to best leverage their skills […]

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

November Networking – Book Resources

Our last post of the November Networking Month is the post that keeps on giving because we are highlighting some resources in our CDC Library that are available for you to check out. A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market by Katharine Hansen A concrete and practical guide to the nuts and bolts of networking, using a step-by-step approach geared to recent grads and young career changers. Helps young professionals identify who they should connect with. The Networking Survival Guide: Get the Success You Want By Tapping Into the People You Know by Diane […]

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Get Your Internship Search On!

How did it become the last week in November?! If you are wondering the same thing and starting to worry about not having an internship lined up…DON’T! We still have a ton of internships listed on the BRIDGE and they keep rolling in from parents, alumni and friends (not to mention employers!) so make sure you are checking the recently posted jobs or using the “one-click” searches to find all the opportunities that are listed. Remember that internships (and jobs) are listed by application deadline many of which fall on Mondays. If you experience any difficulties using the BRIDGE keep […]

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Bmail and the Internship/Job Search

There is an old (and overused) saying that goes “searching for a job is a job,” and as much as it’s a cliche it’s also pretty accurate. We tell you here that each cover letter should be customized to the job and often times your resume too. We send Weekly Job Lists from filled with great jobs and internships with varying deadlines. Then there are all those great other resources and listings like InterQueen, Intern Alert, YouTern not to mention LinkedIn and any other company research you may do (like on One Day, One Job). All this adds up […]

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I pity the fool…who doesn’t get help from Career Services!

Listen to Mr T! Don’t let the job or internship search sneak up on you… We are here to help you strategize your job search and to help finesse your resume and cover letter. Stop in M-F, 1:30-3:30 for Quick Questions or make an appointment (577-2839) Check out our Google Calendar for all the events we have coming up!

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Social Media For Your Career

We know you are busy people, we know you may not want to think about your career only M-F, 8:30 – 4:30, and we know you may not realize that the Botany Building is not for plants … but budding careers (Ha! OK maybe a bit too cheesy). So we know all this but did YOU know that you don’t have to come in to get started or interact with us? Here’s how you can get started from your dorm room – in your pajamas: Follow Us Like Us Add the Bucknell.Career Google calendar Add the myCareerCenter Gadget into myBucknell […]

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