Monthly Archives: July 2013

Here Is What Most Universities and Language Departments Say About Your Career Prospects…

Over and over again, I see on campus websites, in alumni magazines, and in department offices things like this: “Thousands of our liberal arts alumni are now successful business executives!” “Next time your parents ask ‘What are you going to … Continue reading

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Need a Letter of Recommendation from a Non-Science Professor for Med School?

If you plan to apply to medical school someday, you will be asked to get a letter of recommendation from a non-science professor.   Language professors are favorites for this because the class size is usually small and it’s an … Continue reading

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On Maple Syrup, Miscommunications, and Transcultural Competence

“Do you have real maple syrup?” I asked the waitress at a local café. A few exchanges later, she was offering to find out what brand of syrup they served and I knew we were experiencing a major miscommunication. I … Continue reading

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What’s It Like to Work with a Career Coach? One Student’s Experience.

Congratulations to Megan Knight! Today she starts her new job as Student Advisor at Intrax, working with international students who are in Chicago studying English. She will help match them with companies in Chicago for short term internships and help … Continue reading

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More Interview Questions that Are Trick Questions.

When I say “trick questions,” I’m talking about two things: 1) what the question really means and how to match your answer to that 2) the fact that many commonly-asked interview questions take first-time interviewees by surprise so it’s a … Continue reading

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