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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Occupy Wall Street – Coming to a City Near You?

    Occupy Wall Street – Coming to a City Near You?
    Occupy Wall Street is currently in its fourth week of sit-in protests. Since the inaugural protests on September 17 in New York City, Occupy Wall Street has spread to at least 1,470 cities worldwide, according to occupytogether.org. At the Occupy sites, protestors are camping out and literally occupying that physical zone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Occupy Wall ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Careful, dudes: Memphis fraternities learn safe partying

    Careful, dudes: Memphis fraternities learn safe partying
    Nov. 25--More than 300 members of 10 fraternities at University of Memphis attended a "Risk Management Educational Seminar" this week, in order to regain privileges to host parties. Dean of Students Bill Porter said the numbers who attended the seminar were well over the university's requirement that 50 percent of each chapter be present. Students put on a skit addressing alcohol ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Trick or Treat: President Obama's Plan for Cutting Federal Student Loan Payments

    Trick or Treat: President Obama's Plan for Cutting Federal Student Loan Payments
    Income-based Repayment Who: 1.6 million borrowers since 2008 with at least one loan in 2012 or later, generally borrowers whose total federal student loans exceeds their annual income What: Reduces cap on monthly loan payments by a third, from 15% of discretionary income to 10%, and forgives the remaining debt in 20 years instead of 25 When: Starts in 2012 instead ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain

    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain
    As stars of the Old Economy go, Shu Kim and Khanh Pham sparkled. Working for a storied finance firm — Kim, 40, as in-house counsel and Pham, 33, as a real estate investment banker — the two women deployed classic analytical left-brain skills to keep a seemingly well-oiled machine humming. A machine called Lehman Brothers. Lehman is dead, but the two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Internships of 2011

    Top 10 Internships of 2011
    With the year coming to a close, we wanted to highlight the top ten internships for this year, according to Vault.com. The top 10 are always hard to usurp and are typically featured on this list annually. That’s why you’re guaranteed a great internship at one of the following institutions in 2012 as well. These internships are oftentimes the most competitive ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    13 Networking Mistakes

    13  Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? Everyone talks about networking but few realize how to do it well. Most people start networking when they start looking for a job. In any job market (and especially this one), a network will provide you with more opportunities and more ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Are Grads Realistic About Finding Their First Jobs?

    The ink may not yet have dried on their diplomas, but many college grads have already begun the hardest jobs of their lives: finding one. Facing one of the worst hiring outlooks in recent history and forewarned of its impact on their job prospects, newly minted grads have brushed the stars from their eyes and buckled down for the long ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Budget-Friendly Gift Guide

    The Budget-Friendly Gift Guide
    The holiday season is one of the most expensive times of the year. So how do you buy meaningful gifts on a budget? At MonsterCollege, we’ve scoured the web for gifts for each of your friends and co-workers, based on their personalities. As you shop, remember that most sites are recommending that you order your gifts by December 21 to get ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
    In 2007, Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, conducted a study to test the commitment to New Year’s resolutions. His study found that roughly 78% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. So how can you make 2012 different from the past few years? How can you keep your New Year’s resolutions for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Not all College Degrees are Real

    Not all College Degrees are Real
    Rochville University, an online college lacking proper accreditation, awarded an MBA to a dog earlier this year. Yet Rochville diplomas continue to be touted by professionals on the resumes they post to the LinkedIn networking site, warns GetEducated.com. Besides Rochville, many other online colleges lacking proper accreditation are listed by LinkedIn users on their resumes. Thousands of professionals claim degree mill ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates

    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates
    Jul. 30--An estimated 100,000 Ohioans could see relief from costly student loans through legislation introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown's bill would allow college graduates and others who are no longer enrolled to swap their private loans for federal loans with lower interest rates. "Too many Ohioans are still paying for college decades after they graduate -- through private ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    University Campus Divided Over Concealed Weapons Ban

    University Campus Divided Over Concealed Weapons Ban
    Students and administrators at a Colorado university are at odds over a policy allowing students to legally carry concealed weapons on campus, officials say. Colorado State University campus police and administrators want a ban on weapons, but students are against such restrictions, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. [widget:resumeinterview_advice] State law allows those with permits to have a handgun on any part ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi

    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi
    Have you spent the last few weeks frantically searching for a summer job only to find job openings at your local public pool or shaved ice stand? The problem is a common one for students, especially in this economy, when students are battling experienced adults for temporary or part-time job opportunities. President Obama’s Administration has grown increasingly concerned over this trend, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women

    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make an average of 81 cents to every dollar that a man makes. While women have been making less than men since they entered the workforce en masse in the 70s and 80s, the gender gap in pay has been steadily decreasing. But some career options have closed that gap to as ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    America's Top School: West Point Blows Ivy Leages Away

    America's Top School: West Point Blows Ivy Leages Away
    WEST POINT, N.Y. - The U.S. Military Academy is rated the best college in the country in this year's Forbes magazine rankings. West Point beat out No. 2 Princeton and third-place California Institute of Technology in the America's Best College report. The magazine cites the work ethic and drive to succeed at West Point, and the fact that cadets graduate without ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act

    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Student Loan Debt Clock Reaches $1 Trillion

    Student Loan Debt Clock Reaches $1 Trillion
    The student loan debt clock reached the $1 trillion milestone at about 6:40 am ET on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Although the student loan debt clock is for entertainment purposes only, reaching this milestone demonstrates that student loan debt is a macroeconomic factor, with the potential to affect the economy, albeit modestly at present. Student loan debt will not derail the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +9