The Post College Professional

Making the most of the first few years of your career

The Business Card Essentials

Nov 30, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

When it comes to having your own business cards as a student or recent grad, there are probably a few questions running through your mind. Are they an antiquated tool of the past? What’s the point of them? And most importantly, should you have them? Never fear, these essentials will walk you through why business cards matter, what to put on them, and how to make your own awesome card.

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Give Professional Thanks

Nov 21, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, have you thought about how to show your gratitude at work? We spend so many hours at work surrounded by our coworkers and bosses, but we rarely take the time to pause and say thank you! Now is the perfect time to tell people at work that you appreciate them. Whether you’re finishing up a stellar internship or just closing out the year at work, here’s how to give thanks while maintaining professional vibes:

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Should I Get an MBA as an Engineer?

Nov 15, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

 Jeremy Williams always thought an engineering degree and an MBA made a perfect combination. A graduate from Miami University’s mechanical engineering program in 2010, Jeremy knew his education didn’t stop there. After working for a few years, he decided to attend George Washington University’s MBA program to round out his engineering education. Jeremy reflects on his unique path, why getting an MBA as an engineer makes sense, and how he combines both degrees as a product manager at GMAC.

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What Careers are available if I have a Business Master's degree?

Nov 08, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

So you decided a business master's is the next move for you. But with so many programs how do you choose the right one? It's important to choose a program that matches your career goals and interests. Check out our infographic that breaks down master's programs by industry and job function to help guide you to finding the right program for you.

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Discover Yourself: 3 Personality Tests To Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Nov 01, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

We all love a good online quiz or two. Knowing what superhero you are or your Harry Potter house is super fun, but when was the last time you took a quiz that gave you valuable takeaways for your career? Welcome to the world of professional personality tests! These tests help you understand yourself, how you interact with others, and what careers best tap into your strengths. Here are few that can help you start learning more about yourself

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10 Books For Your Post-Grad Reading List

Oct 26, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

You may have graduated, but that doesn’t mean you should stop reading. Now that you’re out in the real world there’s even more to learn! How do you get a promotion? What even is a 401K? How do you do this thing called adulting? Assemble your own fall reading list with these ten suggestions and take on your first years out of college like a champ!

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What Are the Benefits of Getting an MBA?

Oct 19, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Grad school consideration

Exploring the benefits of an MBA is a great first step to learning if graduate business or management education is the right path for you. Maybe you're a recent graduate and want to explore what additional education can do for your future career. Or you may have been working for a few years (or many years) and want to learn how an MBA or business master's can impact your career and your  opportunities. Regardless of your reason, understanding the benefits of an MBA or business master's degree can help you decide if it's the right path for you. Hear from admission directors about the numerous benefits a graduate business or management education can provide to you. 

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Should I Wait? The Undergrad to Grad Decision

Oct 12, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

For undergrads who want to go to grad school, one of the hardest decisions to make is all about timing. Should you wait a few years after graduation and get work experience? Or should you go for it and continue your academic journey? Rachael Sherman knows the ins and outs of this decision-making process. She graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Creative Advertising in May 2018 and is now pursuing her Master’s in Strategy at VCU Brandcenter. She shares why she decided not to wait and how her grad student experience has been so far.

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How to Find Post-Grad Friends

Oct 04, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

Up until college graduation, making friends is pretty straightforward. During college, you’re surrounded by thousands of like-minded peers. Making friends is as easy as working on a group project together, joining Greek life, or winning the random roommate lottery. But after graduation, everything changes. You get a job and move to a new city, while your friends scatter to different locations. Your new coworkers can be great work friends, but you probably don’t want to limit your social life to 9-5. So how can you make friends in this new city called home? Scale back your Netflix viewing parties of one and try these four ways to gather your new friend group:

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Post-Grad Career Tips: Should You Date a Coworker?

Sep 28, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

It’s bound to happen. At some point in your career, you’re going to be single and attracted to one of your coworkers. If you’re lucky, they will be single too! So you’ll start toying with the possibility of asking them out on a date. But you’ve never had to navigate the tricky world of office dating before. It could be potentially high-reward (hello office soulmate) or high-risk (the ever-present coworker ex). So should you or shouldn’t you? Before you take the plunge, consider these office dating do’s and don’ts:

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