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  • Be Prepared To Demonstrate The Things That Employers Value
    by Bob Roth - June 2, 2017
    As college graduates enter to world of work, employers will be watching them and evaluating their job performance. New employees are expected to accept the culture, fit in and prove that they belong. Employers want new employees to hit the ground running, perform at a high level and impress everyone they work with or encounter. In other words, recent grads must earn their way into the company by making solid contributions....
  • Attend A College That Has Your Back
    by Bob Roth - May 3, 2017
    More than two million students enter college each year with the expectation that the colleges they attend will take care of them when problems and emergencies pop up. Some students will be pleased with the way their college responds to their issues while others will be disappointed, some may even be outraged. So many things happen on college campuses today that incoming students never anticipate. To make better comparison...
  • Students Must Still Do This Themselves
    by Bob Roth - April 3, 2017
    Knowing what to do and knowing how to do it are not the same as doing it. Although others can tell college students how to impress their target employers, the students themselves must perform the activities and achieve the results that employers want, need and expect. Having a roadmap, an app or a guidance system is good, but as of today, someone still has to drive the car. Employers have expectations. When students...
  • Lessons College Students Need To Learn
    by Bob Roth - March 1, 2017
    When students enter college they will be expected to behave like adults. That means that they will do their own work, solve their own problems and interact with others in an adult or professional manner. That is just the beginning. To live their lives as graduates who are happy, highly respected and paid well enough to achieve their goals, they should be building the platform on which to launch their careers while they...
  • Earn A Job Offer Before Graduation
    by Bob Roth - February 1, 2017
    First year college students should already be thinking about the jobs they want when they graduate. That’s because the best job offers are earned when students select their targets early on and spend the next few years doing everything they can to impress the employers that have those jobs. Of course, some students will not be clear about their career direction during the first year of college. For them, it will tak...
  • Success Doesn't Happen By Accident
    by Bob Roth - January 5, 2017
    Most students want to be successful in college. They know that their success in college can lead to success in their careers and in life. However, success does not happen by accident. Yet, not every student is ready to accept that fact. Unfortunately, some students get it wrong. They come to college with the single goal of having some fun. Of course, that is a choice that students can make. However, fun should only be a sma...
  • The Importance Of Work Experience
    by Bob Roth - December 5, 2016
    Students who work as they go through college with internships, part-time and summer jobs give themselves an important advantage in the job market when they graduate. Since not all working students understand how they benefit from their work experiences, it is important for them to think about their jobs as a way to support their career goals. For that to happen, students should understand five factors that improve their odds...
  • Have You Told Your College That You Want A Good Job When You Graduate?
    by Bob Roth - November 1, 2016
    Most colleges haven’t gotten the message. Students want and need good jobs when they graduate. However, to accomplish that goal, they need a lot of information and guidance along the way. Both students and their parents want colleges to step up and take a firm hold of that responsibility. As long as students and parents remain relatively silent and docile on this issue, colleges will continue to only pay lip servic...
  • Colleges Benefit From Student Employment Success
    by Bob Roth - October 3, 2016
    Most people will agree that comprehensive job search preparation information, guidance, training and related activities have obvious and significant benefits for students who are concerned about employment success. When colleges minimize these responsibilities, they ensure that many of their students will be at a disadvantage in the job market. Colleges that truly care about student employment success are open to new and be...
  • What Motivates Students To Success In College?
    by Bob Roth - September 6, 2016
    In college, each student is motivated to succeed by a combination of things. That’s why it makes sense for students to discover and utilize the motivators that effectively push them forward, toward their most important goals. Here are some of the motivators that help students find success.1. Self-Realization - College is a time when students can discover, become and experience the person they want to be. When they are motiv...