Kristen Fackler

Kristen Fackler

Kristen is a May 2011 graduate of Elon University, with a bachelor of science in English and Spanish. While at Elon, Kristen had the opportunity to complete a lot of writing and editing, two areas she has always been passionate about. At the Writing Center, she worked as a consultant with peers and community members to improve their writing skills. She also worked as an editor of Visions, an environmental magazine published by Elon faculty and students. While in college, Kristen was able to spend a semester in Seville, Spain. During the time she was there, Kristen was able to keep a blog in Spanish. She also was published in más+menos* magazine, a bilingual magazine completed by students and faculty members of CIEE Study Center. Kristen has also written for Examiner and is currently writing for Suite101. She enjoys writing as much as possible.

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Articles

How to Rock at Your Summer Job or Internship

It's that time of year where high school and college students are either looking for or starting their summer jobs. No matter what type of job you land, there are a few key tips to keep in mind to make yourself stand out!read more

Brand Yourself

All students need to optimize their online reputation before embarking on their internship or career search. We spoke to BrandYourself.com co-founder Patrick Ambron about the website, and how to polish the image that shows up in search results.read more

Advice for College Graduates: Part II

It's graduation time! Here are some more tips for students to prepare for life after college.read more

Advice for College Graduates: Part I

Only a few more weeks until graduation for this year's seniors. Here are some tips for students to prepare for their upcoming graduation, as well as for life after college.read more

The Undecided Major Debate

Is college about focusing on a career early, or is it about learning a broad range of skills? Some colleges value starting students down the career path early, while others believe in letting students take time to choose a major.read more

Skills You Really Do Use in the Workplace

You're always told about the importance of learning certain skills to use in your future. Our career blogger shows how exactly these skills are used in the workplace. read more

Building Your Personal Brand Online

The Internet is becoming an increasingly important tool in finding a job. One way to utilize this is by building your personal online brand.read more

Your Hidden Job Network

When it comes time to look for a job, cover all angles of your network--friends, family, college. Take a risk to make connections, or to use the ones you have, no matter how far-reaching they seem. Today's job search requires a little bit of risk to be successful.read more

Tips from Behind the Scenes of a Phone Interview

The phone interview. It's the first step, in most cases, in the interview process. In my personal experience, phone interviews have lasted anywhere from 10 minutes to a half hour. Here are some questions you should prepare and how to still sound your best when interviewing on the phone. read more

Rev Run Wisdom and Bold Moves in Your Job Search

Sometimes, you just have to go for it. Rev Run recently tweeted something that I found particularly inspirational. He said, "My schedule for life: find all the good in life...praise it...and watch everything else fall in place." That's the theme to this post and my recent couple of weeks--sometimes, if you want something badly enough, you have to take that risk and hope that everything comes together as it should. read more