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    Job Out of College: No Guarantee

    Job Out of College: No Guarantee
    Aug. 7- The news this week that a graduate of a New York college is suing her school because she cannot find a job has generated a lot of water-cooler buzz. Trina Thompson alleges that Monroe College's career center did not help her with job placement. She's seeking $70,000 to compensate for her tuition and $2,000 for stress related to her ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    21 Places to Look for Green Volunteering Opportunities

    21 Places to Look for Green Volunteering Opportunities
    We always encourage students and grads (and everyone else!) to volunteer with environmentally-focused organizations/initiatives in order to network, get some green experience on their entry-level resume and do good as they’re job searching. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] So, you ask: What opportunities are there to dive into a green career through volunteering? Non-profits: Given the state of the economy, non-profits need a lot of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Does Your Minor Matter?

    Does Your Minor Matter?
    Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related –- and sometimes equally important –- question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As with so many career issues you'll face during the college years, there is no straightforward correct answer. Insofar as prospective employers are concerned, it all depends. But one thing is ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
    Income…$0. Value…Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Every time you're on break from school, someone hits you with that most common question asked of college students: "What's your major?" For months, you've been able to get away with responses like "I'm not sure," or "I'm keeping my options open." But now -- thanks to your school's academic rules, your parents' incessant nagging or even your own impatience -- ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Students Learn Entry-Level Skills & Network in D.C. Internships

    Students Learn Entry-Level Skills & Network in D.C. Internships
    Oct. 19--Brynn Conapitski got the idea that she might have a career in sports public relations while doing an internship with the Hershey Bears. Now, as an intern at Brotman Winter Fried Communications in East Falls Church, Va., she's even more sure she'll pursue the field after she graduates from Shippensburg University this spring. Conapitski, 22, of Myerstown, snagged the internship ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Internships Can Give You an Edge

    Internships Can Give You an Edge
    If you've ever wondered if you should do an internship while you're in college, here is a clear message for you that will help you make up your mind. "As an employer, hiring someone right out of school can be somewhat daunting," says Melissa Kinsey, senior account executive for Jackson-Dawson Integrated Marketing Communications in Greenville, South Carolina. "However, hiring someone right ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Which Internship Is Best for You?

    Which Internship Is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. Take It or Leave It? How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships

    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships
    If you're on the fence about whether or not to pursue an internship during college, the statistics alone should convince you to do one. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions, and they have a variety of self-serving reasons for feeling that way. How do you benefit ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Internships Job Search Tips

    Internships Job Search Tips
    Each year, students obtain interesting, substantive, and career-related summer jobs and internships. The keys to their success: preparation and an early start in the summer job search process. Your search for an internship or summer job should be conducted in the same manner. * Determine Your Priorities. Do you want career-related experience? The opportunity to travel? Funds to support tuition fees? ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    To-Dos for Landing an Internship

    To-Dos for Landing an Internship
    MonsterCollege's five-step guide to landing an internship. Sad, perhaps, but true: If you want any internships, you need to start planning at the previous year's end. In some cases, application deadlines are only weeks away. You need to remember that fellow students nationwide are competing for the same internships, and before you know it, you'll be swamped with your spring-semester/fall-semester courses ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Turn Internships or Co-Ops into Full-Time Jobs

    Turn Internships or Co-Ops into Full-Time Jobs
    If you want to land an entry-level job at a specific company after graduation, the best way to do it is to first prove yourself at that company through an internship or co-op. But you can't expect to turn an internship into a full-time job just by showing up for your assignment with a pulse and a clock to watch the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Maybe You Can Get Paid at an Unpaid Internship

    Maybe You Can Get Paid at an Unpaid Internship
    The idealist in you wants to take that great but unpaid internship you heard about the other day. After all, it will give you critical experience in your chosen career field that will help you land a job after graduation. But the realist in you rightly argues, "How are you going to pay your bills?" The unpaid internship dilemma is one ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    6 Tips to Turn an Internship into a Job

    6 Tips to Turn an Internship into a Job
    So, you're interning this summer. But as great as that looks on your resume, you're ready for a full time job. One that pays a real living wage and offers health insurance! If you’re hoping to turn your internship into a full time job, there are some things you can do to make it happen. The over arching theme, if you ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    End Your Internship on a Good Note

    End Your Internship on a Good Note
    The end of summer brings an end to corporate internship programs’ most lucrative season. While you’ve been working hard all summer to impress your supervisor, colleagues and other interns, there is still quite a bit you can do after the internship to stay in their good graces. Email Your Entire Team Chances are, the team you worked with all summer doesn’t ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One

    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One
    When I first graduated from college I thought, “Ok, great I have my B.A. in English-- bring on my writing/editing jobs.” As I researched the jobs I really wanted, I saw that I was lacking one very vital thing, experience. All of my experience had been in the banking and business world. In spite of it having always been my dream, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now

    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now
    Believe it or not, summer internship application deadlines are already passing you by, and if you’re looking for an opportunity that is a little more competitive, you need to start your applications ASAP. Here are four places to start your internship search right now: MonsterCollege Not to toot our own horn but MonsterCollege is a great place to start your internship ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +20
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    This Part-Time Job Can Pay Off Big for Students

    This Part-Time Job Can Pay Off Big for Students
    Teens have faced one of the toughest job markets in decades this summer, leaving college savings accounts hungry for deposits. But students without steady paychecks can feed their college coffers without having to sell their possessions on eBay. I'm talking about scholarships. Like finding a job in a recession, competition for these awards is fierce and growing. Scholarship America, the Bloomington, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    8 Offbeat College Majors

    8 Offbeat College Majors
    Whatever happened to plain ol’ communications? When I was a new college freshman back in the olden days of 1998, I regarded my roommate’s math major as highly unusual. I was flabbergasted not only by the fact that a person could actually major in mathematics, but also that anyone would choose to do so in the first place. Most people I ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Are College Admissions Need-Blind?

    Are College Admissions Need-Blind?
    How need-blind admission ignores the plight of poverty. “Need-blind” admission is often considered the gold standard for colleges and universities. Those fortunate colleges that can claim to use such admission policies are those that represent the true promise of our nation: one where hard work and talent, not the background of the applicant, matters. Yet need-blind admission is a farce. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4