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Monday, November 5th, 2012

Professional Reputation Workshop presented by BPN Student Members

Date: Thursday, November 8 2012 Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: ELC Walls Lounge Presented by members of the Bucknell Professional Network (BPN) Learn the basics about how to manage your professional reputation now, while you are a student, and why it is so important — in the internship/job search, at your internship site, and online. Hear what employers tell us. Find out how to avoid online mistakes that will cost you a job. FREE Food and Professional Pictures for you to use on an online networking site and/or email profile!   BROUGHT TO YOU BY CDC: BUCKNELL PROFESSIONAL […]

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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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Monday, November 21st, 2011

Identifying Connections for Networking

Today it’s even easier to identify connections for networking. Let’s start with one word: LinkedIn. We have a Bucknell Alumni LinkedIn group that is growing every day and it’s a no brainer to start there. Apart from the group, LinkedIn (in general) is a great way to make connections and build your network but make sure you are doing it wisely! A second, and uniquely Bucknell way, to build your network is by participating in our Bucknell Professional Networks. These are already conveniently organized with alumni by industry which takes out a lot of the work on your end. These […]

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

LinkedIn Classmates – way cool!

So I was doing my daily twitter drudge and it’s overwhelming what you can find. I don’t know if it was because it was rainy or what but today Twitter seemed to be particularly jam packed with great information. Jammed. Packed. I won’t share it all with you here, although I would like to, but I did want to highlight one of the coolest things I found today – Classmates on LinkedIn (now called Alumni as of 11/1) I can’t remember my exact trail but somehow I came across The LinkedIn Blog and the post all about this new feature: […]

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Monday, August 29th, 2011

Become a LinkedIn Superman/woman

Is this my ad nauseam topic of the year? It may be…and I know you’ll be thanking me later so I appreciate all those Thank You cards in advance. But this time I’m going to let someone else talk to you about it, in person. So get up from your computer, stop reading this on your iPhone and head on over to Taylor 203 to learn, see and do! Find out if you really are LinkedIn and learn how to strategically use it  in your job search and create a professional online presence. You can also use LinkedIn to start […]

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Student-Friendly Profile Options on LinkedIn

Everyday LinkedIn gets more into the game with new and improved features that make the tool easier to use and more functional when applying or searching  for jobs. They’ve also started to make a concerted effort toward more student-friendly features with some new additions to the profile section are another step in that direction. Here’s a quick run down of them from the LinkedIn Blog: Projects: Participating in projects shows that you can apply classroom learning to real-world challenges and work effectively in a team. Add compelling research or class projects to your profile – especially those that demonstrate experience […]

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

PwC and Leveraging LinkedIn

Learn How to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Career Search! PIZZA PARTY Thursday, 2/24 at Noon ELC 256 Together, PricewaterhouseCoopers and LinkedIn want to help students feed their futures. PwC is a sponsor of LinkedIn’s new career pathing tool, where students can gain exposure to the basics of using LinkedIn as a career tool and also take advantage of PwC’s Career Corner offerings! Bucknell is one of 60 schools selected for the sponsorship and will provide all students with a distinctive, fun and innovative way to understand the importance of building and leveraging their network and learning from others’ career paths. […]

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Are you IN?

You know the power of Facebook for connecting with friends, now it’s time to learn the power of LinkedIn – the professional way to network. Mark your calendars for: Google Me: Using LinkedIn in Your  Search Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Noon – 12:50 p.m. Taylor 203 (access to computers to help build your profile!) Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn as a job search tool with a real Bucknell student profile as an example. Learn the basics of LinkedIn, useful ways to enhance your search and how it can be used to explore career paths. You can leave this […]

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Job Search Message in the Bottle

By: CareerAlley “I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle” – Sting Okay, so today I heard that Mattel is making a special dog collar for dogs that will allow them to use Twitter (unfortunately, I kid you not). And if you think I’ve gone totally bonkers, then you can take a look at this link and see the product first hand (Twitter for Dogs – Puppy Tweets). So by now you are probably wondering “okay, but what does this have to do with job search?”. Everything and nothing. So I got to thinking, if a dog can […]

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Follow us!

Do you tweet? Check out the BucknellCareer Twitter page for up-to-date event information, blog posts, tips, resources and re-tweets from industry leaders! It’s an easy way to help with your career search!

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Monday, August 9th, 2010

I’m Your Biggest Fan

Are you a fan? Join our Fan Page on Facebook for one more way to keep up-to-date with what is happening at the Career Development Center. It’s an easy way to stay up-to-date with all the CDC has to offer, events, tips, articles, and more… so what are you waiting for???

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Monday, July 19th, 2010

Do I have to be on Twitter? No, but you SHOULD BE! Here’s why…

If you want to build your personal brand, establish an online presence, and be in the right place at the right time for your job search, then you have to utilize social media. The big 3 social media sites are LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. While LinkedIn is focused more fully on business, and Facebook leans toward the social, Twitter lands somewhere in the middle. Nearly 75 million people visited Twitter in January 2010. Twitter relies on “tweets,” which are posts of 140 characters or less. They’re short, but frequent. Life moves fast on Twitter. But then, the world moves fast […]

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In your job search, don’t take the ‘social’ out of ‘social networking’

How do you use social networking in your job search? A recent NACE survey of 2010 graduates indicated that while over 90 percent of respondents have profiles on social networking sites, a much smaller percentage actually use those sites in their job search. Less than 30 percent feel that employers should view their profiles, which is understandable — most people use sites like Facebook for social reasons, and aren’t interested in blurring together their personal and professional lives. However, one piece of the survey was surprising, and I found it particularly alarming: Students using social networking as a job-search resource […]

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Monday, June 28th, 2010

The Importance of Online Personal Brands

Students in Elaine Young’s marketing management class at Champlain College are required to brand something ultimately critical to their future career success—themselves. As part of the class, Young requires each student to identify something he or she is passionate about, build their online personal brands through social media, and track their success. “My overall goal is that they learn the tools, help one another, and get visible online all with the intent that they get jobs,” explains Young, associate professor of marketing. “It’s an interesting process for the students to figure out what they are passionate enough about to keep […]

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