October 20, 2013

What’s All the Fuss About 3D Printing?

3D printing is one of the hottest emerging industries today. 3D printing is a new process that generates three-dimensional solid objects of any shape from a digital model. In some ways, it’s an advanced manufacturing process which builds objects by adding elements. The implications are huge: applications range from architecture to biotech to education, among many others. For now, people with an engineering, computer science, manufacturing or sales background are in demand. There are vacancies […]
October 1, 2013

Put Your College To Work

Once college students graduate, they may forget about the college’s resources. Places like the college career center and alumni relations can be vital partners in your search. Join the alumni organization now. Contact some fellow grads to find out their experiences with the center or alumni office.  Ask the career counselor or alumni office for a list of contacts in your geography and targeted occupational and industrial areas.  Find out local events sponsored by your […]
September 4, 2013

More courses available to qualify for emerging occupations

College administrators in Boston, competing for students,  are tailoring new courses aimed towards emerging occupations. That’s according to a recent article from the Boston Globe. A database assistant didn’t want to move with her company to New York. Instead, “determined to stay in the Boston area, the 47-year-old mother of two entered Boston University’s graduate certificate program in database management to hone and expand her skills — and it paid off. A few weeks ago, […]
August 11, 2013

The Secret of Using Job Ads

I’m often skeptical about finding jobs through ads because less than 30% of jobs are found that way. However, recent college grads may not think that they have enough contacts to network effectively.  Thus, they resort to answering ads online from the “safety” of their parents’ couches. Answering ads, while apparently easier than other methods, is quite frustrating. Grads fill out application after application on line, only to disappear into the resume maw.  They never […]