THE KEY ATTRIBUTES EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR ON GRADUATES’ RESUMES

January 16, 2024 | By Kevin Gray

Students hoping to catch the eye of potential employers through their resume should forego relying only on their strong GPA and instead highlight the attributes and skills they developed in their classwork and through …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs executive order for a master plan for career education

Published on August 31, 2023
By: Emma Gallegos

In recent years, the state has poured billions of dollars into a dizzying array of programs under the banner of career education. The only problem, said Gov. Gavin Newsom, is that there …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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Creating an Inclusive Culture within your Organization

By Dr. Brandon Taylor, Fresno State, and Dr. Heather Vilhauer, Cal State East Bay
Source: California Parks & Recreation magazine, Winter 2021, Vol. 77, No. 1

As parks and recreation organizations look to move forward with justice, equity, diversity, and …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation

By Dr. Heather Vilhauer, Cal State East Bay, and Dr. Brandon Taylor, Fresno State
Source: California Parks & Recreation magazine – Fall 2020 – Vol. 76, No. 4

The terms justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are increasingly common words to hear in …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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Quality Recreation and Youth Activity Levels: A Study Worth Considering

Researcher: Brandon T. Taylor, D.M., Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno, Department of Recreation Administration
Source: California Parks & Recreation magazine – Summer 2019 – Vol. 75, No. 3

Read this research study on quality recreation and youth activity levels. …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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3 Ways to Help Students Gain the Career Connections They Need to Succeed

By Robert Markle, July 19, 2023

Between 2012 and 2018, rates of loneliness in school among teens nearly doubled. COVID-19 school closures only added fuel to the fire, leaving students feeling even more isolated and withdrawn. In response to this …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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Creating a Culture of Collaboration with Career Champions

By Ashley Byrd-White

What if we could change the culture on campus so that career readiness and employability is everyone’s responsibility? The University of South Carolina (USC) career center is taking steps toward making that change a reality.

For me, …

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor
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How to Beat Job Search Depression [+ Job Search Checklist for College Students]

Looking for a job can be stressful. Students, people who want to change careers, or those who are looking for better job prospects often stress out or even get depressed while searching for a job.

A study by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being …

By Damian Lay
Damian Lay Employer Connection Specialist
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5 Ways to Make an Impact on Your Career


Mark Danaher, Career, Life and Executive Coach/Speaker

April 5, 2023

We all want to make an impact in our careers. Whether it’s making a difference for our company or clients, or furthering our own professional development, we want to feel …

By Jody Burum
Jody Burum Senior Career Counselor
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How to Make a Job Fair Work for You

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The beginnings of many careers originated from job fairs, which is just one of the reasons why they are so daunting. It can get confusing as to what to bring, how to dress, and how to prioritize who to talk …

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