Posts by Melissa Suzuno

Why Quitting Grad School Isn’t the End of the World

Your tuition is paid. Your books for the semester are purchased. You’ve arranged your schedule so that you never have to start a class earlier than…

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Life’s Too Short to Not Love Your Job: Why I Work at a Non-Profit

When you’re considering your career options, it’s easy to focus on large companies. They’re the ones with the big budgets and the cool stuff to hand…

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What Does Project Runway Have to Do With Working at a Non-Profit?

Here at AfterCollege, we love helping people navigate the transition between college and career. But many students wouldn’t even have the opportunity to make it to…

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How One Theatre Major Ended up in Customer Care

You’ve just spent the past four years immersing yourself in all aspects of theatre—the playwrights, the history, the technical aspects of putting on productions. So when…

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3 Ways to Find People for Informational Interviews

It seemed like fate—I had just read an article describing the rustic, birdhouse-inspired design at Twitter and then I received an email from my graduate school…

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The 3 Choices That Defined My Twentysomething Life

I recently swallowed my pride and talked about some of the soul-crushing disappointments and flat-out failures of my twenties. If you missed that post, you can…

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4 Skills You Learned in College That’ll Help Your Job Search

Your phone buzzes, and you can’t help but feel a little excitement. Maybe it’s an email from one of the roughly 5 bajillion companies you’ve applied…

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You’ve Got 6 Seconds to Tell Your Story on Your Résumé—Make ‘Em Count!

We get it—you’re a super complex person, full of nuance and subtlety, and there’s no way that all that can be distilled into a single page…

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Wondering How Alumni From Your School Can Help Your Job Search? Read This!

If you’ve never been to an alumni or networking event before, it’s easy to create a script in your mind of how it’s all going to…

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The Biggest Failure From My Twenties: Becoming a High School Teacher

Some people just know what they’re meant to do. Ask them in their first year of college and they’ll outline their 15-year plan, with each of…

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