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Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Ariel Hernandez

May 8, 2014


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With the looming uncertainty of what to expect after graduation, life post-college can be overwhelming. As you transition from textbooks and buck nights into long workdays and financial obligations, keep these tips in mind to help ease you into the next phase of your life. 1. Don’t feel entitled ...

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Ariel Hernandez

March 30, 2014


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The Thursday Night Market is aiming to clean up more than just your diet this summer. The market starts from 6-9 p.m. April 3 and runs rain or shine until Sept. 25. The market houses more than 100 vendors that line the streets with great food, live entertainment, farm-fresh produce and arts and crafts for e...

Working WildCat: Great places for after graduation

Working WildCat: Great places for after graduation

Ariel Hernandez

March 9, 2014


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Thousands of graduates will walk across the stage come May, but only a handful of jobs are available locally. Forbes and Rent.com compared the top 25 markets with the best rental values, unemployment, cost of living and annual mean salaries in 2013 to develop a list of the top 10 places to relocate after college.Consider these cities as you plan your bon voyage from Chico. Bos...

Working WildCat: Perfecting professional attire

Working WildCat: Perfecting professional attire

Ariel Hernandez

February 21, 2014


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To suit up or not to suit up?There is a lot of confusion about the proper time for business professional versus business casual attire. As if trying to interview, network and give presentations wasn’t stressful enough, figuring out what is appropriate to wear is just an additional burden.If you are trying to decide whether to sport business professional or casual, ask yourself what lev...

Working WildCat: Negotiating salaries successfully

Working WildCat: Negotiating salaries successfully

Ariel Hernandez

February 13, 2014


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If you never ask, you will never know.There is no way around it — asking for a higher salary is an awkward conversation that most dread and avoid. Being turned down is an embarrassing blow to the ego. The fear of your boss thinking of you as an unreasonable, greedy employee is even worse and a solid reason to hide from the situation. While being tur...

Working WildCat: Gearing up for graduate school

Working WildCat: Gearing up for graduate school

Ariel Hernandez

February 11, 2014


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Starting a new chapter in life is often accompanied by fear of the unknown. This is a common feeling for seniors in the spring semester, when they haven’t quite figured out what to do after the buzz of graduation wears off. The possibility of graduate school may have crossed your mind, depending on what your goals are. Graduate scho...

Working WildCat: Five fool-proof tips for getting called back

Ariel Hernandez

January 26, 2014


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The Chico job market is saturated with thousands of college students and only a handful of businesses. If you don’t know why you’re not receiving a callback after submitting dozens of applications, you aren't alone.It could be from stiff competition, but it might be from common mistakes that many a...

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