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Career Career How-Tos

By Lin Lan
What a relief it was when you got that “fat envelope” in the mail three years ago signaling your acceptance into college! Now it seems like you’re going through that excruciating process all over again for graduate school, except this time, it’s a lot more competitive and financially draining. You can’t go in with an undeclared major like you did before—now, admissions officers want to know that you’re focused, you’re professional and you know exactly what you want to do. To help you through the process, here are seven steps for nailing every application! 1. Finalize your list of schools....
So you’ve perfected your handshake and practiced your pearly white smile. Now it’s time to take that professional charm into the virtual world! Email has long since replaced phone calls as the primary resource for business communications. It’s used within offices to communicate about tasks, to send in job applications, and to form important business contacts, which is why being able to send impressive and put-together emails is crucial to business success these days. Here is your guide to composing each part of a business email, so the only shock resulting from your emails will be amazement...
By now you've learned how important networking is for your future career, but all of your networking efforts might be futile if the people you meet can't contact you. That's why it's important to have business cards on hand! But making business cards can be tricky—so HC is here to answer all your questions, from what to put on the cards to where to buy them. Where To Buy Your Business Cards MOO: With MOO’s easy-to-use online design tool, you can design a one-of-a-kind card with your choice of colors, fonts, and images. You can even upload photos from your Facebook or Flickr. Choose from one...