Professional Dress

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Sarah Diaz, Director of Professional Development While the term “professional dress” means different things in different occupations, one thing is certain: you must look polished when you are in front of employers. For students, the same rules apply for class …

Compensation Issues

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Matt Lehrer, Career Coach Ideally, you should not have a conversation with a prospective employer about salary or benefits until you have received an offer, or at least reasonably anticipate receiving one.  You will be in the best position …

Evaluating Your Job Offer

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Matt Lehrer, Career Coach The decision to accept a job is a very personal one, and often involves both following your instincts and taking a leap of faith.  But there are still a number of things to think about, …

The Tough Negotiation Issues!

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Matt Lehrer, Career Coach Applying for jobs is not like applying to college or graduate programs:  in all liklihood, you will not be able to evaluate all of your options at the same time.  But you should never feel …

The Career Showcase Preparation Guide

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Erica Alitiem, Career Coach The 2014 Career Showcase is just around the corner (Thursday, Feb. 20). Here are some tips to help you prepare: Preparation is the key – Consider the Career Showcase as a mini-interview. Do not just …

Evaluating and Negotiating Offers

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Matt Lehrer, Career Coach Believe it or not, it is important to start thinking about offers before you begin interviewing.  You should explore what the going salaries are in your your chosen career.  Keep in mind that base salaries …

3 Networking Etiquette Tips

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Pete Corrigan, Employer Relations Coordinator & Career Coach November is Networking Month! Keep the following tips in mind as you begin networking. 1. Who do I reach out to? You can reach out to a wide variety of people, including people …

Applying to Grad School?

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Matt Lehrer, Eller Career Coach What are the basic steps and what’s the timeline?  The single best piece of advice I can give is do everything early!  You will find that the time passes incredibly quickly.  Deadlines can sneak up …

Finding the Best Internship

Eller PDC Coach's Corner

By Sarah Diaz, Director of the Professional Development Center Doing your internship research can save you a whole lot of stress in the end. You want make sure your internship will be a real learning experience. Here are some things …