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5 Tips for Conference Networking

In the higher education and student affairs world, conference season is upon us! Around this time, many professional organizations host their annual regional and national conferences. I recently returned from a regional NACADA ...

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6 Tips to Refresh Your Resume

Spring is almost officially here! Whether you’re in the chilly Northeast or have been enjoying a mild winter in the Cali,  March 20 is the official date of spring. A spirit of newness is abound in the spring! As we bid a...

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Three Reasons to Work Out Early

I must confess: I am a couch potato. For me, my time after 5:00pm Monday-Friday is sacred. I love going home, cooking (sometimes ordering)  dinner, relaxing, watching TV (I am currently addicted to legal/political dramas such ...


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Ways to Stay Positive

How much does work affect your mood? If you thought to yourself “a whole lot,” you’re probably not alone. Think about it – we spend around 40 hours each week at the office. It’s bound to have a pro...

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4 Ways to Streamline Your Job Search

The Job Search. Three words that encompass all kinds of emotions: stress, excitement, anxiety, confusion, perhaps dread. Job searching is a process, but where do you start? Gone are the days when you can open a newspaper to the...

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Glitter Guide: New Year’s Eve Nails

Career Girls, what comes to mind when planning an outfits for New Year’s Eve festivities? For me (and you too, probably) it’s sparkle! For one reason or another, New Year’s Eve makes people want to dress like ...


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New Year, New Resume

When is the last time you refreshed your resume? If you’re in the midst of the job search, you (hopefully) have obsessed over the quality of your resume and have ensured everything is up to date. If you’re happy in ...

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What’s the First that Can Happen?

Recently, two completely unrelated experiences got me thinking about the same concept: taking risks at work. The first experience that sparked my thoughts on this topic was finishing Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s much buz...

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5 Ways Not To Look Tired

At work, whenever someone says to me, “you look tired,” it instantly puts me in a bad mood. Those three words send me into a downward spiral of self conciousness. At a previous job, I had one coworker who never fa...


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From Drake: A Lesson in Career Development

CGN is delighted to host Denise DeGennaro this week, a talented career advisor in higher education. Yes, that Drake…rapper Drake. In his hit song “Started from the Bottom,” he recalls “livin at [his] mom...