Career Blog

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Career Blog

Career development is on everyone’s minds. After all, that’s why most, if not all, of our students come to us. This blog is all about giving you the latest and greatest in what’s going on in the job market. Chock-full of tips and guidance, the Career Blog is a must-read for all students and job seekers.

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This is as Important as Your GPA

Published: August 18, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

As the official start of the fall semester looms approaches, I asked Kim Dority to share some of her wisdom. What follows is both a pep talk (that B in cataloging is going to be ok) and a smart strategic plan to keep in mind as courses begin. Combining Kim’s advice with Jill’s nuts ‘n bolts webcasts on how to network and job search on LinkedIn should help you reach the head of the class!

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Your Career Development Resources

Published: July 28, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Helpful links to career development resources every new student and continuing student should be using. It’s not too early or too late to put these tips to work!

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Tips for Using Facebook in Your Job Search

Published: July 21, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

You may or may not have considered using Facebook in your job search. But now that Facebook officially has a job search feature, it’s worth a second look as yet another way to land your next job.

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The Future is Now: Emerging Future Student Showcase 2017

Published: July 11, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

The showcase of INFO 282 student projects gives us a glimpse into some of the technologies that will impact our future.

Each spring for the past two years, Dr. Sue Alman has taught INFO 282 Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends to a creative group of iSchool students. How do I know they are talented? Because they proved it. (No, I was not among them!)

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What I Learned at SLA 2017

Published: June 23, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

A conference newbie reflects on her first professional conference experience and shares her five takeaways from attending the Special Libraries Association 2017 Conference.

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How to Use Conference #Hashtags

Published: June 16, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Use Twitter to enhance your conference experience, whether you’re attending or not!

It’s (un)officially summer, which means conference season is warming up (or fiery hot). These days, in addition to weird acronyms and too many reusable bags, conferences also come with their very own Twitter hashtags. Some of you may be rolling your eyes at this point, but they actually can be useful. #trust

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Behind the Research with Laurel Brenner

Published: June 2, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

By now you may have read on these virtual pages that the iSchool’s 2017 Emerging Trends Report has been released. It’s full of interesting information, so I wanted to connect with the author. Laurel Brenner, a fellow iSchool student, collected and analyzed data during the spring semester. I posed a few questions, and I’m sharing her answers below. I hope you find them as insightful as I do!

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Emerging Trends Report Coming Soon!

Published: May 23, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Are you searching for a job or trying to work keywords into your resume and LinkedIn profile? Are you wondering where the job market and your education intersect? To help students and professionals navigate the ever-changing LIS landscape, the iSchool publishes an Emerging Career Trends report each year. During the spring semester, one iSchool student tackles this as an INFO 298 project and the new report is published soon after.

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Students Connect at ALA Annual

Published: May 19, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

The American Library Association Conference as viewed from the student’s perspective. “Try to take it all in … but also be willing to see what happens in the moment.”

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Supercharge Your Career with an Internship

Published: May 16, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Did you know the iSchool maintains an Internship Database? It does! There are virtual and on-site positions, as well as both paid and unpaid internships. You can search by city, organization type, keyword, and more; you also can save listings that intrigue you. The opportunities in the database have all be vetted by the school, so you can be confident that:

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Graduating! Now What?

Published: May 1, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

To those of you graduating at the end of the semester, congratulations! That’s awesome, a huge accomplishment, and you should be very proud of yourselves. I imagine it’s all a wee bit terrifying. Or a lot terrifying.

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Drop the Ball to Achieve More

Published: April 25, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Particularly during this time in our lives, when student-specific opportunities abound, regular evaluation of our commitments and choices makes sense.