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Let’s talk about money!

A list of the best financial tips for college students. (Read more)

What do employers look for in recent college graduates? (part 2)

Additional attributes that more than 50% of the employers identified as important in the 2016 NACE survey. (Read more)

What do employers look for in recent college graduates?

The top five top attributes that employers look for when reviewing applications from recent college graduates, as reported on the 2016 NACE survey. (Read more)

What's different about writing at work?

There are some significant differences between writing at school and writing at work, and knowing that before you start your job can help you adapt. (Read more)

What is a virtual internship?

There are significant advantages and disadvantages to having a virtual internship. (Read more)

Should I join my alumni association?

The short answer is “YES!” (Read more)

How do I organize the information on my resume?

Everyone has an opinion on how to organize a resume, but there are some conventional approaches to writing a resume that you can follow. (Read more)

How do I learn to fit in at my new job?

Whenever you enter a new work environment, you must learn the acceptable and appropriate behaviors in that setting. (Read more)

Do I have to write a cover letter?

Learn when you should write a cover letter for the job you’re applying for. (Read more)

How can I get the most out of an internship?

Here’s how to make sure you’re doing more than just getting coffee at your internship. (Read more)

What do I need to watch out for in a job interview?

Most interviewers look for these 5 things from the moment you walk into an interview. (Read more)

I hate my job—but I can’t afford to quit. What can I do?

Sometimes you find yourself stuck in a job that you really don’t like. Here are some suggestions to make it a little more bearable in the short term. (Read more)

How do I prepare for a job interview?

There are multiple ways to to prepare for a job interview; let's go over some of the together. (Read more)

Why can’t I find a job?

Your major doesn't have to determine your career. Learn how you can expand your job search beyond your degree. (Read more)

What should I look for in a job?

Let's explore eight different things to look for in a good employer, and how to learn about them in an interview. (Read more)
Susan M. Katz
Student Career Placement Consultant

Susan M. Katz, PhD, is 1stGig’s Student Career Placement Consultant and the author of Start Your Career: 5 Steps to Finding the Right Job after College.  She is also Associate Professor of English and Internship Coordinator at North Carolina State University, where she developed internship courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. Her courses help students prepare for the job search process, identify their strengths, and consider a variety of potential career paths. Her first book, The Dynamics of Writing Review: Opportunities for Growth and Change in the Workplace, describes some of the processes that newcomers must go through as they enter the workplace and adapt to organizational conventions.