Tag: career advice

Why take advantage of every opportunity?

Why take advantage of every opportunity?

NancyLea Illsley—Have you ever not taken advantage of a certain opportunity, then kicked yourself for not pursuing it? Yeah, I've been there too. That is why you need to take advantage of every opportunity. It may seem like a lot to handle, saying you're going to take on these opportunities being presented to you, but … Continue reading Why take advantage of every opportunity?

Alumnus Jim Mignano’s “Rising” PR Career Launched at Brockport

Alumnus Jim Mignano’s “Rising” PR Career Launched at Brockport

Former Winging It blogger Jim Mignano graduated from Brockport in December 2013 and works as a senior account executive at Text100’s Rochester office. An active member of the Public Relations Society of America's Rochester chapter (PRSA Rochester), he was recently honored with its Rising Star Award, which, as defined by the organization, "recognizes a public … Continue reading Alumnus Jim Mignano’s “Rising” PR Career Launched at Brockport

What NOT to Do at a Career Fair

What NOT to Do at a Career Fair

Cat Mattis—Brockport hosted a Career and Internship Fair at the beginning of the month. I attended in search of a summer internship, and I KILLED IT, if I do say so myself. Well, I do admit, I had areas where I could have improved, but I realize what I did wrong, so I hope to … Continue reading What NOT to Do at a Career Fair

Un-Blurring the Line: School to Real Life

Un-Blurring the Line: School to Real Life

Kayla Green—As seniors in high school, we are expected to apply to colleges, pick one to attend, and, arguably hardest of all, choose a major or field of study to pursue while we are there, leading to the career that we will spend our lives doing. No pressure, right? Wrong. I remember being extremely overwhelmed … Continue reading Un-Blurring the Line: School to Real Life

Professors: Friend or Foe?

Professors: Friend or Foe?

Marie Fischer—When I left high school, one of my biggest fears was that I would never be able to relate to my teachers like I did in high school. My classes were going to be bigger, and the amount of time in which I could just walk into their room was going to be shortened. … Continue reading Professors: Friend or Foe?

Networking!? A Simple How-To.

Networking!? A Simple How-To.

Alex Bill—There are a variety of skills that one is expected to gather whilst studying four years at college, but yet it tends to be the soft skills that most people find so daunting. While you may have the degree, the intelligence and the exhaustive list of extracurricular activities, often times the difference in scoring a … Continue reading Networking!? A Simple How-To.

5 Ways to Step Up Your Professionalism

5 Ways to Step Up Your Professionalism

Alex Bill—With the hustle and bustle of college, we all tend to forget the reason we are off studying and opening our brains to so much knowledge in the first place. Regardless of your field of study, there is one goal in mind for all college students: finding your CAREER! Today I am going to give you some … Continue reading 5 Ways to Step Up Your Professionalism

Alumni Spotlight: Jim Mignano

Alumni Spotlight We've asked some of our Winging It alumni to let us know what they're up to these days. Here, Jim Mignano '13 talks about how his Brockport blogging experience helped prepare him for his current work with communications agency Text100, as well as other professional development. Watch for more of these features in … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jim Mignano