The Paisano

A Graduate’s Guide to An Undergraduate

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Ben Shirani

August 30, 2018

As an entering graduate student, I took time to look back at my undergraduate career and phase out some things that ended up helping me get to this next phase in my life and some of the things that did not.  First and foremost, you need to be there. You have to show up.  You must go to every si...

Commit to your college network

Commit to your college network

Editorial Board and Isaac Serna

April 24, 2018

Soon to be grads may not be prepared for life after college professionally. According to a survey conducted by Gradstaff, a national career matchmaking firm, there are two recurring problems graduates have entering their new stage. Seventy-five percent of students said other than a lack of work exper...

Finding the leader: A post-graduate perspective

Finding the leader: A post-graduate perspective


March 7, 2017

In 2009, many people were laid off and lost their homes. The market was upside down and desperation was through the roof. I was a new graduate with my master’s degree with new hopes and dreams. I didn’t know until I experienced the chaos myself that jobs had evaporated overnight. Recruiters didn’t want...