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    College: A Business Perspective

    College: A Business Perspective
    Within this economy, the smartest students aren't those opting out of school because they fear the looming debt. They’re the students that are prepared with a well thought out college value plan. [gate] What classes can you take online or at a local university to save costs? While it was once traditional to attend one educational institution for four consecutive years, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

    Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor
    Beginning college can be confusing. Whether you are going for the first time, or returning to finish your degree, the process can be scary. There is a lot that goes into making your college career a success. Luckily, there are people who can help you navigate the process. In college, each student is given an academic advisor. Academic advisors can tell ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Question in Question

    Question in Question
    The recent adoption of questions involving an applicant’s sexual orientation and gender identity on college applications finds controversy among admissions.[gate] MIT, the University of Iowa, Adler School of Professional Psychology and Elmhurst College are among the institutions beginning to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. It’s important to remember that institutions shouldn't ask questions because it’s “hip”—the information obtained should have ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +3
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    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland

    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland
    Does the world of investing seem like a mysterious place? You may feel like you’ve dropped down a rabbit hole into a strange land of creatures with names like TIGR, GNMA, and LURMS. Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass, was a mathematician and logician of the 1800s. His inventive tales are full of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    3 Ways Unpaid Internships Pay

    Like many college students, I didn’t understand how vital internships are until late in my academic career. I had that natural student mindset that, “everything would be okay” and, “I’ll land a job somehow after graduation.” If I hadn’t attended a professional development workshop supported by my fraternity’s alumni association, I would have learned the hard way I’m not entitled ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Spring-Semester Timeline for Landing a Summer Job

    Spring-Semester Timeline for Landing a Summer Job
    Want to land an extraordinary summer job? College career counselors have some blunt advice for you: Get going. Now. "I emphasize with job searchers that it takes three to five months to find a summer job," says Andrea Dine, associate director of the Career Development Center at Macalester College. Becky Hall, central career development coordinator at the University of Minnesota and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Off-the-Beaten-Path Internships

    Off-the-Beaten-Path Internships
    If you're in an off-the-beaten-path major -- like musicology, or global or medieval studies -- you may think only college students in common majors like accounting, business administration or computer science find decent internships. Think again. You can find a great internship that fits your unique interests, whatever your major, if you're open to doing a bit of digging. Take Johanna ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Texas Students Find That Washington Internships Can Open Doors for Jobs in Future

    Texas Students Find That Washington Internships Can Open Doors for Jobs in Future
    Aug. 31--WASHINGTON -- Internships have always been touted as a way to build resumes, gain experience and network. But in the grim economy, they have added appeal as job leads. Though the positions often carry only meager stipends, they hold the promise of better paychecks to come. So with full-time jobs scarce, many interns from Texas are scraping by in Washington ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +16