• Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    Skills Students Should Know for Success During the Job Search and in the Workplace

    When I meet with students and ask them about their technical skills, I don’t always get the response I am hoping for.  Students must have outstanding technical skills if they want to be successful in their career search and be competitive in the job market, and this piece of advice rings true for all majors in college. If you were to ask me what the top five essential skills are, I would break it down to the following: Excel – Proficiency in excel, particularly knowledge of v-lookups, pivot tables, and financial modeling, is incredibly important in the workplace.  VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) is the name of the programming language…