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This category contains resources to help mentees explore careers, get the job or internship they want, and succeed once they have the job.

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Getting Paid During an Unpaid Internship
Your highest hope for the summer is probably a paid internship in your field, and that might be possible.  After all, more and more organizations and companies are realizing that interns should get paid.   But if you didn't snag th...
 Getting the Job: Creating your resume and LinkedIn profile
Whether you're looking for a job or an internship, you will need a resume and professional online profile to show off your interests, skills, and experience.   If you don't already have a resume or professional profile, get started ...
Figuring Out What You Want to Do
Stressed out because you don't know what you want to do after you graduate?  If so, you're not alone!  Fortunately, there's no one perfect career for anyone, and these days, most people will switch not just jobs, but fields an...
Flexible Jobs
If you're trying to work around classes or an unpaid internship, the key is to find a job that will work around your schedule.  Coffee shops, restaurants, and bars often have early morning, late night or weekend hours that can leave room fo...
Making your internship work for you
Success at an internship is about more than just getting paid: you want to learn, develop your skills, and deepen your network of professional contacts. Fortunately, there's a clear path forward: if you follow the steps below, you'll be doin...
Job/Internship programs in Chicago
Check out these great summer job and internship programs in Chicago:  One Summer Chicago   Obama Foundation internship ...
 Internships: Expectations vs. Reality
Did your internship promise excitement, glamour, and valuable work experience, and now you're making copies and coffee in an office where nobody knows your name?  You're not alone! Laugh it off with this video , then figure out how...
Getting feedback at work
Does the thought of getting a talking-to from your boss send a cold shiver down your spine? Many of us are terrified of criticism, but feedback can make or break our ability to grow as students and professionals.  Why do employers give feedbac...
 Networking: Informational Interviewing
You could get a job by applying for one, but did you know that about 80% of jobs aren't advertised publicly?  Watch the video below to learn more about why and how networking is the best way to get a job, and then read on for tips about ho...
 Using your mentor to kickstart your networking
You've already built a mentoring relationship with a professional: now your mentor can serve as an excellent resource as you research and build your career. Whether you just finished high school, or are close to college graduation, it's neve...
Helping your mentee kickstart their networking
We all know that informational interviewing is one of the best ways to get a job. After all, it's how emerging professionals get inside information about career fields - not to mention that most employers want to hire someone that is already ...
 How to ask for (and get) an informational interview
Wondering how to score some informational interviews? Asking can be hard—after all, you’re proposing that busy and important strangers take time out of their schedules to meet with you.  But if you're feeling nervous or guilty ...
Who should I ask? Getting started with informational interviewing
You know it's important to network. But who should you network with, and how do you get started?  Whether your they work in your field of interest or not, your mentor is a great person to start with, since they already know you and most li...
How to Conduct an Informational Interview
Once you've scheduled an informational interview, you you can turn your 30 minutes into networking gold with the following three steps.   Research and plan your questions  Conduct your informational interview like a pro . &nbs...
Planning for the Summer
Make the Most of Summer Break  Summer is an essential part of the college experience, so it's never too early or late to start planning for a summer that will set students up for success.  Over the summer, students can gain experie...