How to Stay Motivated in Business School: Advice from a First-Generation College Student

Courtney Kohler always knew she wanted to go to college and study business. But when it came to submitting materials during the application process, and even once she was on campus and working through classes, she found herself facing a …

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Mary [uConnect] Customer Success Manager
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JC Penney Suit-Up Event

The JC Penney Suit-Up Event is a fantastic opportunity to purchase professional attire at a steep discount! To receive an extra 30% off Suit-Up Coupon, text GOUMASS to 67292. Purchases can be made online or in person from March 1st …

By Melissa Salva
Melissa Salva Executive Director, Undergraduate Employer Relations & Operations
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How first-generation college students should find internships and entry-level jobs

First-generation college and university students in the United States are defined as those whose parents did not attend college. According to Wikipedia, first-generation college students tend to be older, come from families with lower incomes, attend college part-time, live off-campus, …

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How First-Generation College Students Can Find Internships And Entry-Level Jobs Upon Graduation

By Diana Brush

In a good economy, the average entry-level job search can take from three to six months.  In a poor economy, it takes even longer.  First-generation students who are searching for internships or entry-level jobs need to make …

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College career service offices a great resources for job-hunting, first-generation students and recent grads

First-generation students may be at a disadvantage when searching for part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. Yet these students can minimize or even reverse these disadvantages or even reversed them. How? By working closely with the professionals in their college …

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How to Be a Good Mentee and Mentor

Taught by Emilie Aries
Mentorship can make a difference to anyone’s career—mentees and mentors alike. While they’re often thought of as being one-sided, these…

Coping with Impostor Syndrome to Build Career Confidence

Taught by Emilie Aries
If you’ve ever found yourself feeling unworthy of promotions, opportunities, or accolades; constantly worried about being discovered as a fraud…

Managing Your Personal Finances

Taught by Jane Barratt
For many of us who are not financial professionals, worrying about money and saving for the future can be a…

Overcome Overthinking

Taught by Melody Wilding
While the act of overthinking usually feels like work, it’s more often the opposite. The more we delay action to…

Uncovering Your Authentic Self at Work

Taught by Kenji Yoshino
Despite decades of diversity and inclusion efforts, people sometimes feel forced to choose between being included and being themselves. Join…

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Taught by Carolyn Goerner
Those who experience imposter syndrome often believe they are inferior to others or have faked their way into positions despite…

Embracing Unexpected Change

Taught by Todd Dewett
When we’re caught off guard by a job loss or the crumbling of a personal relationship, it can be tough…

Efficient Time Management

Taught by Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Did you know that if you save just one hour per week, you could gain a…

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