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Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Ariel Hernandez // May 8, 2014

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...

Thursday Night Market returns April 6. Image courtesy of Stephanie Yunker.

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Ariel Hernandez // March 30, 2014

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...

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Working WildCat: Great places for after graduation

Ariel Hernandez // March 9, 2014

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,...

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Working WildCat: Perfecting professional attire

Ariel Hernandez // February 21, 2014

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...

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Working WildCat: Negotiating salaries successfully

Ariel Hernandez // February 13, 2014

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...

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Working WildCat: Gearing up for graduate school

Ariel Hernandez // February 11, 2014

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...

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

Ariel Hernandez // January 26, 2014

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,...

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