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Views expressed in this blog are those of individual students and do not necessarily represent the views of Macaulay Honors College.

 

CV vs. Resume: 3 Main Differences

CV vs. Resume: 3 Main Differences

By: Samantha Fang ‘23 What is the difference between a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and a resume? Which one should I ...
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Why I use Notion | The Ultimate Digital Planner

Why I use Notion | The Ultimate Digital Planner

By: Mahir Sadad ‘23 College can be stressful, enlightening, and amazing all at the same time. If you’re like me, ...
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How To Engage In Productive Conversations About Race And Privilege At Work

How To Engage In Productive Conversations About Race And Privilege At Work

By: Samantha Fang ‘23 “Creating purposeful dialogue on race helps us to be better equipped in fighting injustices. Systematic change ...
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Does Your Potential Employer Value Diversity And Inclusion?

Does Your Potential Employer Value Diversity And Inclusion?

By: Samantha Fang ‘23 We all want to feel like we belong at our workplaces. We want to feel appreciated ...
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How to Make the Most of Your Remote Summer 2020

How to Make the Most of Your Remote Summer 2020

By: Harleen Ghuman ‘22 With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many, if not all, of us are forced to spend our ...
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How to Balance Being a Full-Time Student and Part-Time Intern

How to Balance Being a Full-Time Student and Part-Time Intern

By: Claire Ng ‘21 Having the opportunity to work while being a student is a great way to not only ...
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How to Reach out to Your Contacts

How to Reach out to Your Contacts

By: Claire Ng ‘21 Networking, as everyone says, is vital to the hiring process. Keeping in-contact with professionals you meet ...
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6 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression

6 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression

By: Jessica Wong '22 Whether you are sitting at an interview, coffee chat or networking event, everyone’s goal is to ...
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Lawyer Drops Wisdom at the Professional Lunch Series

Lawyer Drops Wisdom at the Professional Lunch Series

By: Rebecca West ‘20 Enter Liliana Chang, Partner in the Corporate Department of Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Macaulay at Baruch ...
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Top 5 Tips for Transitioning Into Your First Full-Time Job (ft. Advice From a Macaulay Alum)

Top 5 Tips for Transitioning Into Your First Full-Time Job (ft. Advice From a Macaulay Alum)

By: Samantha Fang '23 While starting your first full-time job after graduation is exciting, it can definitely be daunting. See ...
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Catchafire: Gaining Work Experience While Helping Those Affected by COVID-19

Catchafire: Gaining Work Experience While Helping Those Affected by COVID-19

By: Meron Ippolito  ‘22 Finding meaningful work experience during this crisis is an issue that many students are facing. As ...
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Living Made Possible with the Census

Living Made Possible with the Census

By: Kimberly Wyllie Class '21 Working for the CUNY Census has been a great experience and I enjoyed my time ...
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Bonsai (Virtual Career Mentorship): 3 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss This

Bonsai (Virtual Career Mentorship): 3 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss This

By: Samantha Fang '23 What is Bonsai? Bonsai is a virtual platform for career mentorship and advice. Bonsai Co-founder, Jake ...
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3 Tips to Help you Master Video Conferences

3 Tips to Help you Master Video Conferences

By: Meron Ippolito As students transition to distance learning and professionals start working remotely, people are having trouble navigating conference ...
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Top 3 Tips for Healthy Sleep Habits When Working Remotely

Top 3 Tips for Healthy Sleep Habits When Working Remotely

By: Samantha Fang With the rapid transition to remote learning and working, it can be hard to adjust to these ...
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5 Ways to Stay Career Connected While Social-Distancing

5 Ways to Stay Career Connected While Social-Distancing

By Meron Ippolito The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the lives of people all around the world. During this time ...
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How to Deal with Rejection and ‘Failure’

How to Deal with Rejection and ‘Failure’

By: Meron Ippolito Many students have received that email: “I am sorry to inform you that.. the “due to a ...
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Your Interview Checklist (for any interview type)

Your Interview Checklist (for any interview type)

By: Jessica Wong Interviews are intimidating for anyone eager to make a positive impression on their potential employer. Taking the ...
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The Importance of Talking to Your Coworkers

The Importance of Talking to Your Coworkers

By: Sebastian Leung Emails, texts, phone calls - we never seem to stop communicating with each other nowadays. Why? Communication ...
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5 Tips on How to Jumpstart Your Career as a Freshman

5 Tips on How to Jumpstart Your Career as a Freshman

By: Jessica Wong Being a college freshman is an exciting time filled with new experiences; starting simply from transitioning from ...
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4 Tips to Have Enough Energy to get Through the Day

4 Tips to Have Enough Energy to get Through the Day

By: Sebastian Leung Staying energized throughout the day can be a huge difficulty for students. Juggling the responsibilities of school, ...
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How to Ace a Virtual Interview

How to Ace a Virtual Interview

By: Marie-Elise Milius For years employers have conducted standard in-person interviews. They are still the front runner for vetting new ...
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7 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss the CUNY Hackathon

7 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss the CUNY Hackathon

By: Claire Ng When you think of hackers you probably picture a dark room filled with a number of computers ...
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3 Tips to Jumpstart Your Career With Vault

3 Tips to Jumpstart Your Career With Vault

(not exactly this kind of Vault.... but it will open your eyes to Career Secrets) By: Kristy Wu First off, ...
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How to Beat the ATS

How to Beat the ATS

By: Sebastian Leung Let us first talk about what ATS is and how it works ATS stands for Applicant Tracking ...
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Spice Up Your Professional Attire

Spice Up Your Professional Attire

By: Marie-Elise Milius “When  you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you ...
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Skills2Succeed Academy | A Virtual Career Development Tool

Skills2Succeed Academy | A Virtual Career Development Tool

By: Sebastian Leung Skills2Succeed Academy is a wonderful tool that offers great advice on careers, from all things like starting ...
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Finish off Strong: Studying for Finals

Finish off Strong: Studying for Finals

By: Marie-Elise Milius The sun is out, the weather is warm, the trees are blooming and we are nearing the ...
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4 Tips to Stop Procrastinating

4 Tips to Stop Procrastinating

By: Marie-Elise Milius Procrastination is a major factor of stress and anxiety in students and adults. Why do we wait ...
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4 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing Careers (And how to avoid them!)

4 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing Careers (And how to avoid them!)

By: Sebastian Leung Some people are born knowing what they want to do. They want to become a doctor because ...
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6 Tips on How to be Productive During Spring Break

6 Tips on How to be Productive During Spring Break

By: Marie-Elise Milius As we have finished midterms and are counting the days till Spring Break, you realize you haven’t ...
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Tips for a More Productive Morning

Tips for a More Productive Morning

By: Marie-Elise Milius Mornings are rough, especially when our beds are so warm and comfortable. However the sun rises whether ...
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Tips for Stress Management

Tips for Stress Management

By: Alzina Fok Stress is an inevitable part of our everyday lives. But it doesn’t have to always interfere with ...
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Saving Money in College: Start Now for the Future

Saving Money in College: Start Now for the Future

By: Marie-Elise Milius Managing your money is not fun but is a beneficial element to saving money. As college students, we ...
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Can you please walk me through your resume?

Can you please walk me through your resume?

by: Marie-Elise Milius “Can you please walk me through your resume?”, Gianina Chrisman, the Associate Director of Career Development at ...
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A Guide to Study Abroad

A Guide to Study Abroad

By: Alzina Fok Traveling and exploring other parts of the world are no doubt on many people’s bucket list. As ...
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The Importance of a Good LinkedIn Headshot

The Importance of a Good LinkedIn Headshot

By: Sebastian Leung Perhaps you’ve read the blog post about becoming a LinkedIn expert and you’ve followed all the steps ...
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Stay on top of tasks with a Planner!

Stay on top of tasks with a Planner!

By: Marie-Elise Milius Trying to stay organized this semester?  Working on your time-management skills? Kick off the year with a handy ...
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Networking Is (not) Scary

Networking Is (not) Scary

By: Megan Manlunas Everyone in college stresses the importance of networking.  Networking is the opportunity to establish mutually beneficial relationships ...
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Organizing and Maintaining Your Job/Internship Search

Organizing and Maintaining Your Job/Internship Search

By: Sebastian Leung The semester is ending, and you’re probably applying for summer internships or full-time jobs. We all know ...
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Cultivating an Elevator Pitch for College Students

Cultivating an Elevator Pitch for College Students

By: Kristy Wu When it comes to networking events and interviews, cultivating your elevator pitch is critical in making good ...
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New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

by: Elaine Lee Just because break is beginning and the new year is approaching, doesn’t mean you have to be ...
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Holidays: Time of Reflection

Holidays: Time of Reflection

by: Elaine Lee Now that the fall semester is coming to an end with holidays right around the corner, it’s ...
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10 Apps That Can Save a College Student’s Life

10 Apps That Can Save a College Student’s Life

By: Megan Manlunas *Please Note: Recommendations listed below are the opinion of the student author and not Macaulay Honors College ...
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Enhance your Network | Informational Interviews

Enhance your Network | Informational Interviews

By Sebastian Leung What is an Informational Interview? We’ve all been to job interviews before, internship interviews, or at the ...
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Tips for Writing Professional Thank You Notes

Tips for Writing Professional Thank You Notes

By Sebastian Leung Thank you notes have many different purposes and can be sent for many reasons. For most people, ...
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How to Get Involved on your College Campus

How to Get Involved on your College Campus

How to Get Involved in your College Campus By: Megan Manlunas There may be plenty of reasons why you couldn’t ...
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What to do After a Career Fair

What to do After a Career Fair

By Sebastian Leung Hooray! You’ve just attended a career fair and you met some potential employers. Maybe you received some ...
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grapefruit

Healthy, Easy Snacks for Work or School

By: Sebastian Leung We spend most of our day working, studying, or taking care of important issues. Sometimes, we can get ...
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LinkedIn

Becoming a LinkedIn Expert

By: Sebastian Leung Technology is evolving ever so quickly, and with these changes the way we go about our lives ...
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Graphic of student meeting with an administrator

Reasons to Meet with Medical School Admissions Before Applying

By Sebastian Leung Applying for medical school can be one of the most intimidating and overwhelming hurdles in pursuing your ...
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Gap Year Travel photo

Should You Take a Gap Year?

By: Megan Manlunas So you’ve just graduated college and you’re deciding whether you want to go on to grad school ...
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Photo of a letter

How to Get Recommendation Letters

By: Sebastian Leung In our ever-increasingly competitive world, recommendation letters are one of the most important aspects of any application ...
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People in business attire

Interview Fashion: Dress for Success

By: Megan Manlunas Congrats! You’ve finally scored that big interview for the internship of your dreams. As the big day ...
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How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

By: Sebastian Leung A cover letter is one of the most important parts of any job application. It allows you ...
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Career Fair

The Top 3 Things You’ll Get Out of a Career Fair

Why go to career fairs when I can just as easily find jobs online?” Read about the main benefits that ...
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