O’Mari Lockhart: Making it Relevant
O’Mari Lockhart met with S.P. who was on the fence about his major—He was deciding between criminal justice and business management. S.P. was concerned that criminal justice was too narrow since he was disinterested in becoming a police officer. He realized, however, his interest in business management was halfhearted. Before he attended William Paterson University, he had been a sociology major at a community college. Read More
Drawing and Molding Students' Careers
A coat of arms defines you and sets you apart from others. What would your coat of arms look like? In one career driven exercise, students write out or draw their coat of arms. In each box of the shield, students address some of the core tenets of trait theory in career development--skills, interests, and values to help them. Read More
The Education Job Fair: A Shift in Strategy
There seems to be a lot of buzz floating around the office this year as many people are wondering, "How did the Education Job Fair go from an even event that had only 12 employers last year, to one that has 50 registerd employers attending, in adition to a waitlist?" Read More
The Economic Benefit of Postsecondary Degree
In response to the declining international ranking in the percentage of young adults with a postsecondary credential, President Obama, philanthropic and policy organizations, and states have set bold goals essentially to double the number of postsecondary degrees and certificates produced in the next 8 to 13 years. Behind this commitment to increased attainment is a value proposition for policymakers and the general public that achieving these goals will lead to social and economic benefits for individuals, states, and the nation...more
May 1, 2011
Job Fairs Looking for a job can be an extremely stressful experience. Trying to find a place you would like to work, a company that is hiring, and locating positions you are interested in can create more headaches than actual job leads.
Job hunts are a multi-step process and attending a job fair is a great way to expedite this process. Job fairs...Read more...
November 23, 2010
Land YOUR Internship Shortly after ending my junior year in William Paterson University, where I am majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, the fear of graduation set in. Feeling unprepared for a career that you have been preparing for over the past three years seems ludicrous! I was continuously doing well in my classes but I had to find the time to engage in real world experience, ...Read more...