Day 2: Refresh your Résumé

Day 2 - Refresh your RésuméHaving an updated résumé is always important, especially if you’re actively seeking internship or job opportunities. It’s said that employers spend an average of 6 seconds looking at a résumé, so it’s important your content is kept updated and organized with the most relevant information easy to find. You most likely have (or will have) many different experiences from your time at Denison, so how do you make everything fits on your résumé?

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Day 1: Check On (and Clean-Up) Your Digital Footprint

Social media can both help and hurt your job and internship search. Various surveys show that more than 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process (looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly). And let’s not forget, networking is an important part of your job and internship search process, so it’s never too early to make sure your online presence is solid and not going to affect you negatively.

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10-Day Internship and Job Search Challenge

Join us logoWe get it (and we’ve been there). The search for a job or internship is tough. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Join us for the challenge for step-by-step support and guidance and you’ll be saying yes to an offer in no time.
Each day we will post a challenge task. We will break them down so if you have just 15 minutes to dedicate to the task, you can still make serious progress!

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Denison Grads in Grad School: PhD in Biochemistry

Andrea Karl Byrum

Andrea Karl Byrum

Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2014
Denison Major:  Biochemistry; Economics (minor)
Graduate Degree Type:  PhD in Biochemistry from Washington University, St. Louis, Class of 2019
Contact Me:  andrea.karl.10@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

Since high school I have always loved biochemistry and I loved the idea of being a researcher.

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Denison Grads in Grad School: Master of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations

Lita Shive

Lita Shive

Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2016
Denison Majors:  Communication; English (Creative Writing)
Graduate Degree Type:  Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from The University of Alabama, Class of 2019
Contact Me:  shivelita@gmail.com


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

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Denison Grads in Grad School: Master of Social Work

Samantha Schaff

Samantha Schaff

Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2017
Denison Majors:  Anthropology & Sociology
Graduate Degree Type:  Master of Social Work from Washington University Brown School, Class of 2019
Contact Me:  r.schaff@wustl.edu


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

I had always known I wanted my career to be something that involved helping others, and social work seemed like the perfect way to do that for me.

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What are graduate schools looking for?

The inside scoop on what grad schools are looking for in applicants.

Ah, the question every student asks as they consider attending graduate school. What exactly are programs looking for? What do they want to see I’ve done? How can I make myself a competitive applicant? The truth of the matter is: graduate school is all about fit.

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Financial Planning for Graduate School

Denison’s Financial Wellness Coordinator, Sam Smith, discusses financial planning for grad school.

Although not necessary for many professions, a graduate degree may be the crucial factor in landing a desirable entry-level position for those first entering the job market. Finding the right program requires a substantial investment of time and effort in researching schools and programs and determining interests and career goals.

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10 Questions You Should Be Asking Graduate Schools Now

Ten questions you should be finding answers to while researching grad schools and programs.

During the graduate school research and application process, it can be easy to forget that YOU are selecting a program as much as THEY are selecting you. Many students will half-jokingly say “I’ll go anywhere, literally anywhere that admits me”. Listen, I get it, the admissions process can be time consuming and emotionally draining.

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Denison Grads in Grad School: PhD in Computer Science

Andrew Read-McFarland

Andrew Read-McFarland

Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2017
Denison Majors:  Computer Science; Math
Graduate Degree Type:  PhD in Computer Science from University of Rochester, Class of 2022
Contact Me: readmc_a1@denison.edu


Describe the process you went through while selecting your graduate school and career pathway: what impacted your decision?

I had opportunities to engage in research while I was at Denison, and I loved doing it, so it seemed natural to go pursue a PhD.

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