Career

Meet Karli Fritz, STEM Major and BlueWave Intern

An internship is a great opportunity to gain real work experience in a short period of time. Interns can make connections with the people they work with, from coworkers to managers and even CEOs during college or soon after graduation. eople can assist with specific tasks related to their industry OR get creative by exploring …
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Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Contract Work

Generally, when people hear the word “contractor” they think “temporary, risky, and short term.” They think of contract work as less stable and more volatile. This old stigma is just not true in today’s job market. Contract work often provides opportunities that you wouldn’t be able to find in traditional direct hire jobs. A contract …
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Making the Most of Working from Home

By now, a majority of companies have moved from working in the office to working from home to stay safe during the pandemic. Since remote life might be more of a long-term situation, it’s time to make yourself comfy in your home office! Set up a dedicated office space Work with what you’ve got! You …
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Your Handy LinkedIn Profile Checklist

If you’re not on LinkedIn, are you really a job seeker? Kidding. 😊 I JUST joined the world of LinkedIn a little over a month ago (because BlueWave). It’s an awesome platform to find job opportunities, browse articles and share information. Your LinkedIn is like a living resume that recruiters and your next employer will …
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LinkedIn Live: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Have you ever seen that notification “(Your Connection) is live right now” pop up on LinkedIn? Broadcasting live videos is more powerful than ever in terms of connecting people and providing learning opportunities. Let’s chat about what LinkedIn Live is and how you can use it to grow your network. What Is LinkedIn Live? LinkedIn …
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Is the Future of Work Remote?

Companies have pivoted in their business models, communications, and WFH culture since COVID-19. Employees at tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Slack will be working from home through the fall, while Google employees will continue working from home until at least 2021. Twitter’s even offering some of its employees the option to work from …
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How to Prep For a Virtual Performance Review

A performance review can seem intimidating. You’re sitting down with your boss to discuss the good, the bad, and the future. Throw in the virtual element and now you can’t even break the ice with a good company joke. (Because, lagging.) But don’t sweat it! We’ve got some tips on how you can prep for …
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How to Rock Virtual Networking

Networking is a HUGE part of getting to know your community, acquiring new skills, and advancing in your career. But how do you meet professionals without meetups? How can you make yourself stand out when you’re left with digital handshakes? Cue virtual networking. Find the right groups and events The core four places to search …
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Getting Through COVID-19: Be Proactive

No one expected a virus to interrupt over a month of our lives. Sheesh. But we’re making the best of it. Some of us picking up new hobbies (yes, I bought a ukulele), spending more time with our kids, or more than likely just powering through all of those Netflix shows you’ve been wanting to …
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