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Kimbra Ussery FYE 1220 9/29/2011 After attending Patrick Combs’ presentation called Majors in Success, I realized I have some extremely important “unassigned homework” to work on. Students are not usually told this, but basically, adding more stuff to their resume is going to increase their chances of getting a job after they graduate. The job market focuses more on what you did in college, not necessarily your grades. There are certain things you can do in college to make your skills more valuable and really set you apart from someone else. One of the things you can do is to be an officer in an organization. This shows employers that you have the leadership skills they are looking for and that you can work well with others. This is particularly hard for freshmen or transfer students to accomplish because you mostly have to work your way to the top; this is not something you can achieve in just a few weeks of being at Georgia Southern University. However, the only way to work your way up is to start at the
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Unformatted text preview: bottom. Start joining clubs in your first years so by the time you are a senior you can have accomplished this goal. Another way to boost your chances of success is to participate in an internship. This is a way to show companies that you have checked out the job you are interested in and know that it is what you want to do. It also shows employers that you are willing to do whatever it takes to secure success. The more internship opportunities you participate in, the more it increases your chances of graduating with a job. However, these opportunities are not necessarily going to be thrown at you. It shows your initiative by finding these opportunities on your own. Also, one of the most important things you can do is to find a mentor. Your best choice would be a person that will generally have firsthand experience with the types of things you will be dealing with in the job market. They can offer you the best advice and lead you in the right direction....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course FYE 1200 taught by Professor Sipe during the Fall '11 term at Georgia Southern University .

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