Archive for December, 2009

Happy Holidays

The Gustavus Career Center is closed all week (along with the rest of campus) to revel in the joys of the season!  You should too!   We will be back up and running on Monday, January 4th – Come visit us to ask a quick question you thought of over break, or just to share […]

Winter Fun

Winter Break is finally here!  I’m sure your schedule is already jam-packed with visiting friends and family, eating at that restaurant you love, and doing everything else you have thought about for the past month as books and papers loomed in front of you – but just in case you’re running low on fun activities […]

Fashion Friday Bonus

Today the New York Times included an article about how young men are rebelling against typical workwear – by dressing up even more!  Mad Men and other popular shows have ushered in a resurgence of men’s suiting, bowtie and all.  An interesting read. 

Fashion Friday: Jeans in the Workplace

So you’ve been given the OK to wear jeans to work or your internship – awesome!  Whether an accepted part of the permanent dress code, available to you only on Fridays, or just once or twice a year on a “special occasion,” relaxing in jeans at work can be great and refreshing.  It’s important to […]

Beat the Stress

Just four days of finals??!  It can hardly seem like enough time to study everything, finish all those papers, fill out all your tests, and pack for home.  You’ve heard it before – but if you take some time for yourself those four days will become more manageable.  Here are 6 ideas to help beat […]

Happy Reading Day!

In honor of this stressful time before finals, I present to you the Top Career Books for College Grads to help inspire you to push through and study hard.  These books are all highly rated and aimed at students who have not yet embarked on their career path (with two exceptions – ignore those…).  Take […]

Time to Party!

‘Tis the season for work parties – whether for your on-campus job, your standing summer position, or your latest internship site.  Before you become the bell of the ball, review these tips for making sure you have a good time at your work event (while remaining in the running for a promotion and a fabulous […]

Let it shine

The service of Saint Lucia, a fantastic tradition here at Gustavus, was born of an incredible legend.  Lucia was a young girl, soon destined to be a bride.  Rebelling against tradition and social mores however, she gave her entire dowry to the poor, famine-wrought townspeople.  Piling as much as she could carry into her arms […]

Fashion Friday: Male Interview Attire – Keep it Simple

Alright guys – As with most things fashion-related you have it easier than the ladies when it comes to dressing for an interview.  You are expected to look a certain, basic way and it will always be suitable.  To get a leg up over competition though, make sure your outfit is tailored to fit you […]

December Book of the Month

This month’s spotlight is on – Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job by Gregory McNamee Back Cover Breakdown:“Numerous job opportunities await in the fast-growing field of renewable energy.  Grab this handy book and discover how green energy can be a part of your future.– Solar Energy– Wind Energy– Geothermal– Hydroelectric Power & […]