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Financial Resources for Black Students

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According to Gallup, about …

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October 11, 2022 | By Kevin Gray | NACE

There are important—and troublesome—differences in pay, sense of belonging, and job offers that LGBTQ+ students …

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October 11, 2022 | By Mimi Collins, NACE

Job security tops the list of attributes new college graduates say are important in a job. The ability to develop job-specific and soft skills, friendly coworkers, and a good benefits package round out …

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Candid Career: 8,000+ interview-driven videos with industry professionals 

Curious about what it would be like to work in a certain industry or field? Be sure to take advantage of our newest resource, Candid Career! Candid Career is a video library that houses more than 8,000 interview-driven videos highlighting …

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International Criminal Justice

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Is there a Degree for International Criminal Justice?

Though degrees in international criminal justice are not nearly as common as those focused solely on American law enforcement and criminal behaviors, they are a growing part of the …

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Career Resources

An integrated baccalaureate in Kinesiology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University would …

An integrated baccalaureate in Kinesiology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University would …

As a person with a disability, you may hesitate to look for work. You can be unsure whether or not …

Employment Tips for International Students

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