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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 ...

Working Wildcat: Improving interview body language

Working Wildcat: Improving interview body language

Ariel Hernandez

May 4, 2014


Filed under Features

Interviewing is a nerve-wracking process. Trying to say the right thing, dress appropriately and not sweat through your shirt can be exhausting. Unfortunately for some, the focus on saying the right thing overshadows proper body language during an interview. If you have an interview coming up, avoid the...

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Ariel Hernandez

April 22, 2014


Filed under Features

Graduation is a time of celebration. You passed all your classes, you made some great friends and now you get to head out into the world and make the big bucks. In 2013, the average college graduate made a starting salary of $45,000, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employe...

Working Wildcat: Experience employers value over GPA

Working Wildcat: Experience employers value over GPA

Ariel Hernandez

April 4, 2014


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A high GPA might represent achievement in a college classroom, but it doesn’t ensure your success in the work force. While there is hardly a valid excuse for doing poorly in a class, a bad grade doesn’t stain you with incompetence to a recruiter. Here are five things that can matter more ...

Working Wildcat: Building blogs

Working Wildcat: Building blogs

Ariel Hernandez

March 28, 2014


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If you’ve thought about joining the blogging community, you’re definitely not alone. In 2012 there were 31 million bloggers in America, according to Blogging.org. So what does it take to compete in an online world of constant blogger battle? Here are five tips to help create the nex...

Working WildCat: Rules for writing professional emails

Working WildCat: Rules for writing professional emails

Ariel Hernandez

March 13, 2014


Filed under Features

In a world of texts, tweets and other various forms of fragmented communication, we often forget how to contact someone using a full sentence.   If you’re trying to draft a professional email and are unsure about the proper do’s and don’ts, here are five rules on professional email...

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...

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