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Networking Over the Holidays

Finals is a couple of weeks away and we are sure it is a stressful time for all University of Maine students. We hope that you find time to eat some healthy meals and get the rest you need so you can be fully energized to do the best you can on your final exams, […]

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Resources For Veterans

The highlight service of the week features our Resources for Veterans page. This page is located on the bottom of the Career Center website under “Resources.” We encourage everyone to visit this part of our website and get familiar with it. Whether you are a student veteran with a declared major or not, or are […]

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Interview and Dining Etiquette

This week, the Career Center would like to talk to you about etiquette. We know, we know…that word can be very intimidating to someone—it seems so proper. However, etiquette is really just an umbrella term for a set of all good manners—it is the definition of your respect and consideration for others, and it is […]

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Engineering Job Fair Recap

We hope that you are recovering from the whirlwind of information and networking you received and engaged in at the Engineering Job Fair. We are estimating that there were just under 1200 students who visited the Engineering Job Fair in hopes of finding a job, an internship, networking, or just gathering information. In addition, we […]

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On-Campus Recruiting

Did you know that every semester employers make recruiting visits to UMaine’s campus in search of potential employees?  Did you also know that you have the opportunity to meet these employers and schedule interviews with the help of the Career Center and CareerLink?  Well now you do!  By visiting the Career Center’s On-Campus Recruiting website […]

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Career Center Resources

The Career Center has countless resources available to all University of Maine students.  This week’s post will be the first in an on-going series examining some of the resources UMaine students can take advantage of.  Keep your eyes out for upcoming posts and feel free to stop by the Career Center to meet with a […]

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Can Your Night Out Affect Your Employability?

Going out and having a good time is something most people consider to be part of their college experience. While many might agree there is nothing wrong with having a good time as long as you’re safe about it, there can sometimes be some unexpected consequences. When you’re thinking about a night out with friends, […]

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Student Perspective: Jessi Parent

Please meet Jessi Parent, a senior at the University of Maine. Jessi is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with dual minors in Legal Studies and Leadership Studies. On most days at the University, you may find Jessi in the VET’s office, located in 143 Memorial Union. Students can visit this office […]

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Why Saying Thank You Is Important

It seems to be somewhat of a lost art, but saying thank you is important. Whether you’ve had a formal interview, an informational interview or just received some help on your career journey, acknowledging those who have spent their time and energy helping is important. When should you say thank you? Thank yous should happen […]

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Book Review: Not Your Parents’ Workplace

By: Nathan Tanner Published: Nathan Tanner, 2015   It’s not very common that we meet students who know exactly what career path they want to take in life. Many come to us with an idea, but aren’t entirely sure what they need to do to achieve their goals. That’s where the Career Center and Nathan […]

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Template Resume

We often get asked our thoughts on utilizing templates when it comes to crafting a great resume. While templates are very tempting to use as it seems to make your work easier, but in the long run can prove to be more work than they’re worth. There are a couple of things that can prove […]

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Book Review: The Magnolia Story

By: Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino Published: 2016 by W Publishing Most people know Chip and Joanna Gaines as the stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. While the show is set to end in 2018, for the past several years viewers have gotten to live alongside the Gaines while they built a business empire […]

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Student Perspective: Sean Sibley Class of 2018

While you may have recognized him from his seven years of working in the Career Center at the University of Maine, there’s more to Sean Sibley than meets the eye. Sean earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with a minor in theatre in 2014 and followed with a Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology […]

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Alumni Perspective: Krisjand Rothweiler, Class of 2003

Before arriving at the University of Maine, Krisjand’s life took some interesting paths, which only continued once he was in college. While growing up in a Navy family, he found himself living in Maine twice, so considers the state the closest thing he has to a “permanent” home. His family landed in Brunswick for his […]

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Book Review: #GirlBoss

Title: #GirlBoss Author: Sophia Amoruso Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin Date Published: 2014 Available on: Amazon It’s not easy going from petty theft and dumpster diving to overseeing a multimillion dollar online clothing empire, but somehow Sophia Amoruso made it possible. Like many young people, Amoruso struggled throughout her late teens and early twenties to find her path. […]

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