Posts by Melissa Suzuno

Career Services Is Not There to Give You a Job—This Is What They CAN Do

Some people ignore them completely. Others want them to die. And almost everyone thinks they’re not living up to their part of the bargain. Yeah, it’s…

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A Fashionista’s Dream Job: Visual Merchandising

Ever notice how certain stores have the power to evoke certain emotions? It’s hard to walk past a dimly lit (and highly cologned) Abercrombie & Fitch…

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Where Teachers Get Schooled: What It’s Like to Go to Teacher’s College

Confession time: when I was little, one of my favorite afternoon activities was “playing school.” I’d create homework and report cards for my students, and before…

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GenTwenty’s Guide to College Success: How to Ace More Than Your Finals

As a college student, you have approximately 5,000 pages of reading to do on a daily basis. This means that it can be hard to find…

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Puriku-What? This Woman is Bringing the Red Bull of Photobooths to America

Nothing can prepare you for the sights and sounds of the Shinjuku district in Tokyo (except for maybe spending some time in Hong Kong or Taipei).…

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Fundamentum WebClass: The Scariest—And Most Rewarding—Thing I’ve Ever Done on the Phone

This week, I did something that freaked me out a little. I called a mysterious telephone number and shared some of the most significant moments of…

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Job Search Tips For College Students From a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach

Forget about airplanes with “Hire Me!” banners flown past recruiters’ windows. Ditch the singing telegrams that deliver your résumé to hiring managers. Lisa Quast is not…

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Setting Yourself Up For the “Serial Expat” Lifestyle After College

You start getting birthday wishes several hours before your birthday from your friends farther east than you. Your passport* looks like it’s been through hell and…

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Wondering If Education Is the Field for You?

You look out across a sea of faces, all wide-eyed and focused on you. (Okay, honestly, maybe about 70% of them are focused on you and…

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I Was Meant to Be Involved in Theater—in a Different Way

It’s hard to even say the name Broadway without getting a little star-struck. The word itself conjures images of bright lights, sparkly costumes, and A-list actors.…

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