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Saturday, November 2, 2013


Not many similarities can be made between me and Barney Stinson of "How I Met Your Mother". But last Monday as I prepared for the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair, I suited up!

As I stared off into the distant sun, I contemplated all that my suit had done for me.

Let's get real. While it was important for me to look professional in front of potential future employers, suiting up is not what prepared me. Rather, I went to the College of Design Career and Internship Services website. As I've mentioned before, it's full of valuable resources. Since a career fair is just like a bunch of mini interviews, one after the other, I watched the site's video on interviews. Feel free to watch it for yourself!

Upon leaving the career fair, I realized that it could have been a lot scarier if I hadn't known what I wanted to do. Because I know that I want to work directly with families looking for low-income housing, I was able to weed out many of the organizations that were at the fair, and then focus on the ones that I liked. In the future, I could see myself working for a handful of the employers that I met at the career fair, and it's really exciting that a Housing Studies degree could do so much for me!

Stay Sharp :)
-Karly, Housing Studies B.S.