Undergraduate Blog / Tag: mistakes

What does it mean to be proficient?

Many resumes have a section titled “skills.” Being a first-year undergraduate student, this section is often hard to fill. Many individuals like me, turn towards the “basics” that they believe that they are proficient in. The “skills” section is filled with the Microsoft Suite — a.k.a. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. However, I’ve learned that these…

Xiaocai Lin

What’s More Stupid, Making Mistakes or Thinking about Them Again?

During my internship at the Development Department of JVS, I had been working on various projects, such as database cleanups, donation processing, and stewardship mailings. Although I tried my best to accomplish everything, I still make mistakes. There was one time that I need to mail out around 80 heavy envelopes, each contains an important…

Peer Career Ambassadors

Networking: Mistakes you Don’t Know You’re Making

This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Stela Maksutaj (’17). Networking (ˈnetˌwərk): socioeconomic business activity by which business people and entrepreneurs meet to form business relationships and to recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities, share information and seek potential partners for ventures. How intimidating! The word networking itself is off putting to some…