Student Blog

STUDENT BLOG: Structured Networking

For any student who is looking to position themselves favorably in terms of their professional development, networking is a fundamental skill. The reason why this process is so critical is due to the nature of most hiring practices, namely, candidates …

By Devon Roshankish
Devon Roshankish Chase Career Peer Devon Roshankish
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STUDENT BLOG – Interviews: Developing Your Personal ‘Why’

In an interview, you will likely be asked: “why this position?” and “why this company?”. I encourage you to focus on the “why you?” to better understand your answers to the first two questions—developing your personal ‘why’ or your mission …

By Raegan Hill
Raegan Hill Chase Career Peer Raegan Hill
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Apartment Management Internship Through the Eyes of Jessica Harrington, HTM Junior

This summer I interned for AvalonBay Communities, a nationwide investment company specializing in residential apartment management. I really loved this internship! I increased the customer service skills that I love, there was a great work-life balance, and stable 9 a.m. — …

By Dave Wells
Dave Wells Career Coach Dave Wells
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STUDENT BLOG: How to Assess a Company’s Commitment to Diversity

67% of job seekers value a diverse workplace, according to a Glassdoor survey. McKinsey & Company did their own research and found that companies with ethnically diverse teams “outperform” other companies profit-wise. This proves to companies that incorporating diversity is …

By Bhani Sethi
Bhani Sethi Chase Career Peer Bhani Sethi
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STUDENT BLOG: Resume Tips from a Career Peer

So today I decided to travel back in time and review my resume that I brought with me to UMass my freshman year. Initially, I was sensitive to allowing a career coach to critique my resume since it included only …

By Kamraan Moore
Kamraan Moore Chase Career Peer Kamraan Moore
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STUDENT BLOG: Approaching a Career Fair as an Underclassman

Within the first couple weeks of my freshman year, I learned about the opportunity to attend Isenberg Career Day. A couple of friends and I decided it’d be a great idea to attend and network with top-tier companies as early …

By John Gomes
John Gomes Chase Career Peer John Gomes
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STUDENT BLOG: Owning your Professional Accomplishments

We’ve all been socialized to believe it’s necessary to stay humble about our accomplishments. Bragging is never allowed, and someone who has too much pride in themselves is seen as obnoxious.

While this is true to a certain extent, over …

By Haley Carroll
Haley Carroll Chase Career Peer Haley Carroll
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STUDENT BLOG: Isenberg Virtual Career Day – A Story of Opportunity

It is your first day of college. You don your best first day of school outfit, eat a hearty breakfast…and go to sit at the desk in your childhood bedroom. It is Fall 2020. A virus has wreaked havoc on …

By Fiana Herscovici
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