They call it networking. Seeking out people who work in the industry you are trying to break into, making small talk, exchanging business cards, shaking hands. It’s little like speed dating. Is this one going to work out? Probably not.Continue reading… Students for Success – Making Contacts Among Your Peers
So, you have landed an internship. Whether you got it by way of your own industrious search or through your college major department head, you hope that this is a giant step towards your career goals. Some need more thanContinue reading… I Thought Interns Were Doctors: Making the Most of Your Practice Run
The phone rings. “Hello, this is Mr. Prospective Employer with Company X. Can you come in for an interview on Monday at 10 a.m.? Thank you.” You hang up, panic stricken. Who was Mr. Employer again? He said the companyContinue reading… Contact Paper(s)
The doctor comes out of the operating room, loosening his mask and mopping his brow. He speaks to the anxious family members gathered at the nurse’s station. “It was touch and go there for awhile. But he’s going to beContinue reading… Good Medicine/Bad Medicine
When magical nanny Mary Poppins sought employment at the Banks household, Mrs. Banks asked her for her references. “I make it a rule never to give references,” she replied firmly, and that was that. Unfortunately most of us don’t haveContinue reading… May I Recommend – Making and Keeping Reference Contacts
Good reasons to go to law school: You are genuinely interested in law. You want to help people. You want to improve the justice system. You have expertise relating to one type of law, such as patent and copyright, contract,Continue reading… The Law Is the Law … School
The first question concerning an advanced degree is why do you want it? Will it raise your income? Your job possibilities? Help you establish a different career from the one you have now? Are you sure? Do some research. ExactlyContinue reading… The Graduate Part 2: Advanced Degree – Is It for Me?
The answers to your first two questions are a lot and usually. The questions were “How much does dental school cost?” and “Is it worth it?” weren’t they? Dental school is a good choice from a financial stand point. ItContinue reading… To Drill or Not to Drill: Is Dentistry Right for You?
So your ambition is to make your first million by 25? Have people calling you “the new Bill Gates” by 30? Time to start looking into an MBA. But be careful. What you find might not be what you expect.Continue reading… Mind Your Own Business … School
With an undergraduate diploma in hand you face the world. Should you turn back and rejoin academia for another two or three years? It depends on what you want. If you want to avoid entering the workforce and you canContinue reading… Who’s the Master? Pros and Cons of an Advanced Degree