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About University Solutions

Meridian University Solutions partners with Business and Professional School Administrators to deliver career coaching to their most important asset - students and alumni. We enhance existing career services through customized coaching solutions well integrated into the program. Our goal is to equip students past and present with the skills and resources to leverage their degree toward career growth upon graduation and beyond. In so doing, we assist Business and Professional Schools to differentiate themselves by delivering significant return on their students' academic investments.

BUT NO ONE WILL HIRE ME!!

  I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard a student say, “But no one will hire me.” My initial response is (and perhaps yours is as well), “Would you hire you?” I recently read an article … Continue reading

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“I Like People”

We have all heard it before in real and mock interviews when we ask the question, “Why should we hire you?” After a rather lengthy pause and thoughtful gaze, the candidate replies “Because I like people.” Well, my grandma liked … Continue reading

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Reflections: 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago to this very day, I was a 4th grade student at St. Benedict The Moor Catholic School near the intersection of 12th Street & Hattie Avenue in Winston-Salem. The building still stands but is no longer a … Continue reading

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The Woes of Resume Review

If I have to review another resume, I’m going to . . . Let’s be candid with one another. Although we are dedicated career planning professionals, I am certain that at one time or another, we have thought or said … Continue reading

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The Next Wave of Innovation in Career Services

Recently, Meridian Resources was approached by a well-known and highly respected private southern university, to provide a career management course to students matriculating through one of their graduate business school programs. So why would this recognized leader in student career … Continue reading

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Alumni Career Coaching – A No Brainer

Everyone gains when colleges offer career coaching to their alumni. If the mission of colleges and universities is to grow and nurture strong talent, and I believe it is, then we must establish ourselves as relevant beyond graduation. Ideally, alumni … Continue reading

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Generating sustainability with career services

In a climate where university leadership is continually pressed to “do more with less” and sustainability is on everyone’s mind, university leaders have a golden opportunity to capitalize on career services as a strategic partner in creating lifelong relationships with … Continue reading

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If you lead Career Management Services, let’s talk . . .

If you lead career management services in higher education, we need to talk.  As a consultant to colleges and universities who want to enhance their career management services, I stay very current on the latest thoughts, trends, issues and challenges … Continue reading

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CEO Survey Offers Opportunity for Career Centers

In their 15th annual global survey of CEOs of major corporations throughout the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that acquiring and keeping talent remains priority number one for CEOs (View Survey).  Skills shortages are leading to a ”talent crunch” like never before. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the University Solutions Blog!

In the coming weeks and months we’ll offer our thoughts, opinions, ideas and observations concerning career and professional development for students in the world of higher education. If you live and work in this field, we hope you will find … Continue reading

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