Erik Oswald

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Name: Erik Oswald
Date registered: June 27, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Networking: Your Tactical Advantage to Stand Out from the Crowd — July 5, 2018
  2. YOU are the EXPERT of YOU — June 21, 2018
  3. Underqualified? Overqualified? Here’s What To Do — June 7, 2018
  4. Colleagues and Collegiality — May 24, 2018
  5. How to use VersatilePhD for Career Exploration — April 13, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Mailbag: Customizing Resumes – Part 1 — 2 comments
  2. Job Offers and Negotiations — 2 comments
  3. Be Confident — 1 comment
  4. Skills and Squirrels — 1 comment
  5. Following Up After a Career Event – Part 1 — 1 comment

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Jul 05

Networking: Your Tactical Advantage to Stand Out from the Crowd

Today’s blog post was written by Larry Milks, Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Engineering. ************************** Whether you are a 1st year grad student looking for an internship, or a 5th year student approaching the last stages of degree completion, or somewhere in between, at some point you will face the sometimes daunting challenge …

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Jun 21

YOU are the EXPERT of YOU

Today’s blog post was written by Erik Simon, Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Arts and Letters. *************************** YOU are the most important part of YOUR life, so why is it that we often aren’t given the time, or don’t take the time, to reflect on ourselves. Understanding WHY you do what you do …

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Jun 07

Underqualified? Overqualified? Here’s What To Do

One of the most common questions students ask is regarding what to do when they see a job posting for which they are underqualified (or overqualified). For example, you might see a job for a “Director of Research Initiatives” that requires 15 years of experience leading interdisciplinary research teams. You have plenty of experience conducting …

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May 24

Colleagues and Collegiality

Today’s guest post was submitted by Trish Bredar, 3rd year English PhD student and grad assistant in Graduate Career Services. The views presented are her own, but we highly support them! ——————— Graduate students are required to constantly negotiate different professional roles. They might act as a student, teacher, researcher, advisee, and mentor, all within a …

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Apr 13

How to use VersatilePhD for Career Exploration

VersatilePhD provides information to graduate students by identifying careers outside of academia that both utilize and value your professional skill set. There are a few key features to note: The PhD Career Finder offers information about a wide variety of interesting careers that real PhDs have gone into. Their stories are both fascinating and informative, …

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Mar 29

LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job Before You Leave ND

  Today’s guest blog post was provided by the LinkedIn Careers Team, whose role is to help job-seekers maximize the value of LinkedIn in their job search. ************************** LinkedIn is helping graduating students tap into their professional community—whether they realize they have one already or not. Trying to land your dream career out of the …

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Mar 15

Virtual Career Fair – advice from a past participant

With the GCC Virtual Career Fair coming up on Wednesday, March 28th, we asked PhD alumna Julia Beck to share her experiences and advice after participating in last year’s event. ***************** The virtual career fair is a great way to enter the job market and practice important job search skills without a lot of (or …

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Feb 15

Alumni Guest Post: Employed ABD

Today’s guest blog post comes from Meagan Simpson. Her bio appears below the post. *************** Like many academic hopefuls, I applied for and enrolled in my PhD program with only a tenure-track career path in mind. It was during orientation, however, that I resolved to have contingency plans. As I’m sure it does for many, …

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Feb 01

New Semester, New Grad Careers Offices

Today’s guest post was submitted by Trish Bredar, 2nd year English PhD student and graduate assistant in the Grad Careers Office. The views presented are her own, but we highly support them! ****************** Acclimating to a new semester after winter break can be a bit of a challenge. It ushers in a new schedule, fresh …

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Jan 18

How to Contact an Employer Prior to Applying

Contacting an employer prior to submitting an application can be a delicate or tricky balance, and depends on the nature of any pre-existing relationships with individuals on the hiring team. In a scenario where you know a hiring manager and want to reach out in an unsolicited way, your pre-existing relationship (assuming it’s not a …

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