Write the perfect cover letter and resume, answer the interview questions just right, send a thank you and the job is yours!
Tips to help prepare yourself for the interview so you don’t fall face first.
Greek life is an opportunity to form lifelong friendships and make the transition from high school to college an easy one.
When new students arrive on-campus, there are many questions going through their heads: What will my roommate be like? Will I make friends? Where are all the good parties? How much time do I need to study? Can I bring my mom with me to do my laundry? While all of these are great
As a first year student at a university, it’s never too early to begin thinking about internships. A good internship can help provide valuable contacts in your professional field of choice as well as incredibly important experience. A bad internship, on the other hand, can change the direction of your life, encourage a different set of plans and goals, or lead to a new area of study even while you are still at school.
One of the most important elements to finding a job on campus, during the summer or part time during the year is your resume. Over time, you’ll build a resume that reflects your academic work, work history and volunteer efforts however as a first year in college, it’s likely that you are at a bit of a loss for where to start. There are a number of options available to the student looking to create a resume for the first time, ranging from gaining some advice on campus to reading examples to having a professional create the whole thing for you.
As students across campus spend more and more time online, it is increasingly important that you find a way to connect with your hall residents, social group or organization in a way that matches their habits. If you don’t have a website yet, what are you waiting for?
If your school has Laundry View you are probably quite aware of its benefits. What’s better than seeing which washers and dryers are available before you carry a mountain of clothes to the laundry room? Or how about a IM reminder when your laundry is done? If you aren’t using LaundryView yet, as a student leader on campus, you can work with college staff institute LaundryView at your own school, or promote the system on your campus.
A great way to bring your campus and local communities together is to host a “Battle of the Bands” open to the entire town. You might be surprised at the array of talent at local high schools, or among the people you see every day. Battle of the Bands competitions are fairly common on college campuses and popular events as they tend to cost significantly less than hiring a professional band to come and play. Of course, at smaller schools, these events are often limited by the fact that there are not a huge number of student bands on campus. By opening the competition to the entire community you can reach a much wider audience and much wider selection of talent. When publicizing the event, focus on recruiting bands from you campus but then reach out to the local high schools. Also, try to contact the faculty and staff on campus. You might be so lucky as to have a staff band that will be willing to play (much to the enjoyment of the college student body) or they might know of some other musicians who would like to be involved. It is important to use a venue that can be accessed by not only members of your college but members of the larger community as well – you may have one of your largest attendances yet with families and friends of high school performers attending as well as your college peers. Make sure you advertise a prize ahead of time, and select an impartial panel of judges that can help you select the winner. While this event takes a good deal of planning, the money saved over hiring a big performer offsets the work you put in.
We’ve come a long way from a bunch of kids in the back yard with a stick, a tennis ball and some sweatshirts for bases but it’s still hard to resist the temptation of a pick-up baseball game. As a campus programmer, or even just a student who wants to get involved, you can bring the whole campus community together with a faculty-student softball game.