What Is Professionalism?

Ross Wade, Director of Career Development, Elon University’s Student Professional Development Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. I was recently asked to present to Elon University students participating in the Executive Internship program … Continue reading

Redefining Professional Development for Career Advisers

Ross Wade, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. Does professional development for career services staff need an update? Is the model of “go to a conference or do … Continue reading

Career Exploration Infographic Activity

Career Infographic – Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. As career advisers, assessment is an important part of our job—especially when it comes to helping students … Continue reading

Is “Follow Your Bliss” B.S.?

Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. I don’t have a “passion” or “bliss” to follow. I just don’t. I really enjoy a lot of things—photography, writing, … Continue reading

A Career Counselor’s Story: Law and Order, a Documentary, Three States, Four Coffee Shops, Two Record Stores, and 10 Years Is All it Takes.

Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. I’m a ham. I admit it. I always have been. Remember the kid in high school that sat in the … Continue reading

Two Ideas for Helping Students Access LinkedIn

Kelli Robinson, career counselor, Central Piedmont Community College Blog: http://blogs.cpcc.edu/careerservices Twitter: @KelliLRobinson LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kellilrobinson Social media has revolutionized how people engage in the world around them. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter allow users to connect with friends, share anecdotes and images, … Continue reading

Online Portfolios…Don’t Be Left Dazed and Confused

Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. Creating an online portfolio can be daunting. Traditionally photographers, designers, film/video editors, and other creative types have used portfolios, but … Continue reading

Career Development, the U.S. Job Search, and International Students: The “S Word” (Sponsorship)…and Keeping Students Motivated (Post 4)

Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. The whole sponsorship process can seem overwhelming, confusing, and daunting. I’ve seen many a career adviser’s face go blank (with … Continue reading