Category: Career

Career Searching

I’m about to graduation…. gulp.  On top of school, work, social life, and sleep is the exciting/stressful process of figuring out what to do next.  If you remember (or are currently experiencing) the overwhelming “where-are-you-going-to-college?” question that comes around winter/spring of senior year of high school, this is that on steroids.  As a senior in college, everyone–professors, bosses, peers, parents, peers’ parents–will ask you what your plans are for next year.  And when you don’t know, that’s a stressful question. Luckily, here’s a scared and stressed little English major to help ya’ out with the question.  I, like many of...

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How to Make Money in College

You’ve heard it time and time again: the plague of the broke college student.  If you’re an incoming student, the prospect seems ominous if not inevitable.  Luckily for you, I am here, a not totally broke college student, to give you some tips on having more than $10 in your bank account. One way is to get a work-study.  These are jobs on campus that are part of your financial aid package.  There are work-study positions virtually all over campus and I find it intriguing to hear all the different positions available.  My freshman year, I worked in the Athletic...

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Union College Resources: Becker Career Center

If you’re anything like me, you can admittedly say that you have a (unique) bittersweet attraction towards finding and pursuing a career that fits your interest, while continuously uncovering ways to get your feet wet before the working world sucks you in. Perhaps, doing something worthwhile with your life low-key excites you and you refuse to let your age limit you, so you’d rather start young. Well, below is a short narrative on how one resource at Union College helped me get a summer internship: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Since November of last year, I’ve been researching a career in Speech-Language Pathology...

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Millennials Are…

Millennials are “entitled, self-centered and overly reliant on technology.” Being a millennial has its perks. However, “millennial” is probably the last adjective I would use to describe myself, but it’s definitely not one I could ignore. Not all older adults understand the unusual struggle of being a millennial. We’re stuck between two frames of the American culture and we’re expected to uphold the values of the “American Dream” while pleasing our own progressive urges for other alternatives outside of the ever-changing, American dream. It’s true, millennials did grow up around technology—but we grew up alongside technology, we weren’t born...

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Return to NY

Because Union has trimesters, we have a six-week break starting at Thanksgiving break and continuing into the beginning of the New Year. Break is the perfect time to do something exciting as not many other people are home at the same time. Many students use this time to travel on a Union mini-term or on their own, or get an internship. I spent this past winter break in Seattle, staying with family. The infamous Pike’s Place Market in Seattle Rather than being at home in NH, where I would undoubtedly be spending money to visit people, my aunt let...

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Networking Dinner with President’s Council

A couple weeks ago, all students were sent an email inviting us to a networking dinner. The first 40 students who replied were reserved spots to go. It was organized in a way that sat people with council members who were involved in our field of interest. I was seated at the table with a nonprofit/activism theme. We all discussed our interests and the President Council member helped us by talking about her experiences and giving us some contacts to reach out to. It was definitely an opportunity I’m glad I jumped upon, having no expectations of what it was...

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U Connects

As part of the Union Alumni Speaker Series, Erin Schumaker ’09 was on Campus last week. While at Union, Erin studied English and Spanish and she went on to get her Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. Erin talked to the current Union students about her experience of working with the deported immigrants in the Mexico-US border. She also discussed her journalism endeavors from her time at the luxury travel magazine, her contribution with The Nation, Departures, Motherboard and her current job as a health-blogs editor for The Huffington Post. It was a great opportunity for the Union...

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