Category Archives: Professional Development

New Student Group Meets: Women in Earth and Mineral Sciences (WEMS)

The newly formed undergraduate EMS student group held a faculty panel discussion on October 29. Victoria Sanchez, Yvette Richardson, Melissa Gervais, Kate Freeman and I were asked to provide “a piece of advice on being a woman in science.” We learned … Continue reading

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Diversity: Why Should I Care?

Employers and graduate schools are seeking individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity during their college years. The global market, demographics, and technology are powerful trends that have made diversity an important workplace issue. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion … Continue reading

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Developing Diversity-Focused Career Assets

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Research Opportunity Please: How to Email a Professor

This week Isabelle Gordon, or Izzy, as we know her in the Ryan Family Student Center, asked me on behalf of the Material Advantage club if I would blog about how to email a professor when inquiring about a research … Continue reading

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Penn State Reads Essay Contest

Penn State Reads invites first-year students to participate in an essay contest. Winners will receive a $100 Penn State Bookstore gift card and have the opportunity to meet Eggers during his campus visit in October! Responses submitted as attachment to: … Continue reading

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Tips in a Nutshell from Recruiters

Did you notice all the well-dressed students walking on campus? Chances are some of them were headed over to the Bryce Jordan Center for the fall Career Fair to speak with recruiters.  I caught up with a few recruiters to … Continue reading

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How to Land a Job with Your Study Abroad Experience

Perhaps you spent multiple weeks on an ecosystem service project in Peru, attended lectures at a foreign university on social policy, or tested your physical limits by trekking to remote scenic wonders. You may have practiced language skills or gained … Continue reading

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Action Verbs for Your Résumé

    Save the readers of your résumé time by conveying your information concisely using short phrases that begin with action verbs. Use the appropriate verb tense too, most likely either simple present or simple past, depending on when the action … Continue reading

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Just the Deets: Your Résumé’s Reference Page

We “Yelp” a restaurant to find out what others thought of the food before we go there, and similarly employers will want to find out what others thought of you before they hire you. Most of the time, prospective employers … Continue reading

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TICK…TOCK: GRUNDY HAVEN 2012-13

The deadline for the Grundy Haven Paper Competition is only 23 days away (midnight of FEBRUARY 15, 2012). Many of you have come to see me to discuss your papers. It’s still not too late to get started, but time … Continue reading

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