Posts filed under "Career"

Togetherness: Earning a College Degree & Serving in the U.S. Army

Lloyd and Arnecia Gallop were high school sweethearts. They traveled the world while serving the U.S. Army – one as an active duty soldier and the other as a U.S. Army civilian employee. Recently, both graduated from Excelsior College with a Bachelor...  [Read More]

The Real World: Both College Students and Staff Work at a Distance

Times have changed and telecommuting is part of the working world today. In 2012, it was estimated over fifty million U.S. workers (about 40% of the working population) could work from home at least part of the time. In a more recent...  [Read More]

Upcoming Webinars: Professional Development; Online Education; Library Services; Improve Your Writing; Career Tools

Excelsior College will host a number of free, publicly-available webinars throughout the month of June. Why Teach Writing? June 2, 2 pm eastern What are the benefits of writing in the disciplines? Dr. Bill Condon, Washington State University, will explore the benefits...  [Read More]

Excelsior Career Services Introduce New Features for Alumni

Interviewing with a prospective employer is often one of the most challenging aspects of the search process for job seekers. The mission of the college career center is to help graduates overcome these types of challenges through a combination of resources, services,...  [Read More]

Getting Your Career in Gear for 2014

January is the month of resolutions, as the turn of the calendar page often kicks starts new diet, exercise, finance, or other personal goals. Some individuals focus on career-related achievements. For those in the latter category, Excelsior College’s career specialist Maribeth Gunner...  [Read More]

Watch: How Veterans Can Use LinkedIn to Expand Career Network

LinkedIn, the social network for “professionals”, now has more than 200 million users. But how can returning veterans use the site to network, find new opportunities, and advance in their career? That was the focus of Excelsior College’s most recent “You’re Back...  [Read More]

Excelsior, Smarthinking Team on Resume and Cover Letter Critique Services

For many adult learners heading back to school, career advancement is among the top deciding factors. However, just as a degree can help a candidate differentiate themselves in a competitive job market, so can a well-written resume or cover letter, which is...  [Read More]

Center for Military Education to Show Veterans How to “Get LinkedIn” to Their Career Network

LinkedIn, the “world’s largest professional” social network, now has more than 200 million users. But how can returning veterans use the site to network, find new opportunities, and advance in their career? That’s the focus of the next installment of Excelsior College’s...  [Read More]

Maribeth Gunner on the Art of Informational Interviewing

Maribeth Gunner, director of career services at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss Informational Interviewing, a powerful, but underused job search tactic. Gunner, an expert on career development, career counseling and military career transition, also discusses the most common questions she...  [Read More]

How to Demonstrate Your Skills to Civilian Employers

For many veterans, the transition from the military to the civilian workforce can be difficult. One of the challenges they encounter is how to effectively translate their previous skills and credentials when crafting a resume and preparing for a job interview. Many...  [Read More]