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7 Steps to Finding a Great Mentor

As a new graduate starting a new career, it might be helpful to find a mentor to help you navigate your new role. Mentors can be a great resource of industry knowledge, a contact with numerous connections in your field and an incredible role model to show you what success looks like in your future [...]

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Evaluating Job Offers: Salaries aren’t Everything

Whether you’re a soon-to-be college graduate seeking your first job or an experienced job hunter, it’s important to remember that salaries are not the only thing to consider when a job offer comes your way. While the salary itself will be important in maintaining the lifestyle that you’re accustomed to, there are other factors to [...]

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How to Make Your Dream Career a Reality

Sitting in class each semester, it’s easy to imagine what your dream job looks like. You’re in the midst of learning all sorts of great things about your career options and gaining the knowledge and specialized skills you’ll need to succeed. Unfortunately, enthusiasm can sometimes lead to an inflated view of what to expect after [...]

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Take Control of Your Email Overload

Like most students, e-mail was probably not your primary tool for communicating with others while in school. But, if you graduated and started your first job this summer, it’s likely your inbox is now overflowing. Managing your e-mail is vastly different than the text messages on your phone. It’s not as easy to just delete [...]

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How to Make your Interview Matter

If there is one moment in the hiring process that makes most people extremely nervous, it’s those last few minutes before walking into an interview. In that moment, your desire to succeed meets with the anxiety of talking with an unknown interviewer – it’s a recipe for major butterflies, and sweaty palms. But this moment [...]

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Is Your Request for a Raise Realistic?

Hourly rates and annual salaries are often a big concern for employees. After all, these numbers help you determine if you can afford the lifestyle you desire. And, while many other factors such as paid time off, employee discounts, flexible work arrangements and other perks play into your overall satisfaction with your compensation package, sometimes [...]

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Are You Ready for Your Next Career Move?

Approaching a manager to discuss your next career move or request a raise are examples of two conversations that create anxiety for many employees. Fortunately at Sodexo, we have an annual conversation with our managers about our professional development and future career goals. This meeting is a scheduled conversation that encourages open conversation and allows [...]

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Finding a Rewarding Career with a Two-Year Degree

In today’s economy, paying for college can be a burden on some students and their families. So, with the vision of four years’ worth of student loans staring them in the face, these students may decide to forget about college and look for a job instead. However, there are many lucrative careers out there that [...]

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Does Your Major Align with Today’s Top Careers?

Growing up, our parents had grand visions for our future. They hoped we would grow up to be doctors or lawyers. My own mother even dreamed once that I would become an investigative reporter, traveling the world seeking the truth for my stories. Our parents often hoped we would find a job with an outrageous [...]

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Preparing for Fall Semester: Build Your Skills with Electives

Whether you’re working towards a bachelor’s degree in business, food management, fine arts, or anything in between, you likely have some elective credits to fill each semester. While you might think that this is a great place to drop in that easy class to lighten your load, you also may want to consider a more [...]

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Beyond Your Major: Building Transferable Skills

As a college student, you’re likely focused on taking classes specific to your major. You’re eager to learn about your chosen career field and ready to master the skills required to find a job after graduation. While this is all extremely important, you should also consider another area called “transferable skills.” Transferable skills are a [...]

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No Summer Internship? No Problem!

Greetings to you all! I’d like to thank Michele Posehn for all of contributions to the Student Branding Blog and for her introduction as she passed the Sodexo baton to me in her last post. I look forward to sharing career advice and job hunting strategies with you! As we move forward together, I welcome [...]

  • Dan Schawbel

    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.


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    Chelsea Rice is the editor-in-chief of the Student Branding Blog. She began her work for StudentBranding.com just before graduating from Boston University, where she studied journalism and minored in international relations.

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