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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 8 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 8 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +3
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rate This