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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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 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 almost 6 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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    10 Ways to Stand Out at Your Internship

    10 Ways to Stand Out at Your Internship
    While taking on an internship, it’s easy to blend into the background. Mundane tasks aside, many interns face the unique challenge of maintaining a memorable presence to their employers. After all, the whole point of the internship is to gain job experience and to try to gain some contacts within one’s given field, which will hopefully lead to some eventual job ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +25
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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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

    Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs
    You could live in an extremely rural area, or maybe you have five kids and a job that keeps you at your desk until 7 p.m. every night. Or perhaps you're on the road five days a week. You want to get ahead and know a master's of business administration (MBA) degree could be the ticket, but for one reason or ...
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    GRE Strategy: Overview

    GRE Strategy: Overview
    After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But, if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking anxiety again. Most graduate school programs require a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score. And, just like when you applied to college the first time around, scoring well on this test ...
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    What Your GRE Score Means

    What Your GRE Score Means
    A month after taking the GRE, what I remember most is the GR part. (“Grrrrr” n. 1. exclamation indicating extreme frustration, 2. sound a bear makes.) You see, I’ve gotten my scores. I’m in the 91st percentile on verbal, which means only 9 percent of this year’s test takers scored higher than me. (I am also in the 91st percentile for ...
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    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit
    If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already know by taking one of several exams that test your knowledge in a particular subject. While the best known credit-by-examination program is the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), there are three ...
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    Know Your Grad School Exams

    Know Your Grad School Exams
    Most students who pursue graduate school must first take one of the following tests: LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or GRE. The required test depends on the type of grad school students plan to attend. Consult your prospective school to find out which test you should take. Learn more about each of the tests: LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) Required for: Law school ...
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    Updates to the GRE Program

    Updates to the GRE Program
    Thanks to changes made a few years ago, the GRE® is helping more test-takers achieve the results they want. In July of 2013, the GRE® Program made it possible to retake the test in as little as 21 days after the first test and five times within a continuous year. The GRE® revised General Test is available at nearly 1,000 test ...
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