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    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview

    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview
    Whether you have graduated from college and are looking for your first job, or you are still in school looking to land a great internship, you will need to successfully interview for the position. Doing one wrong thing during an interview can cost you the position you have applied for. Here are some things you should avoid doing if you want ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Interview Questions You Can Refuse to Answer

    Interview Questions You Can Refuse to Answer
    While many potential employers may be asking questions just to make conversation or to find commonalities in life and make small talk, there are laws that prevent them from asking certain types of questions in case they have ulterior motives behind the questions asked. Unfortunately, just because the laws exist does not mean every interviewer follows them. That’s why it’s up ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Odd Jobs

    Odd Jobs
    Not sure what your calling is? Have an interest or talent that’s ultra-unique? Sometimes, the coolest jobs are those you never even knew existed or those you create yourself. For inspiration that demonstrates you can pretty much make a career out of anything, we've compiled a list of the oddest jobs you won’t believe people are actually paid to do. Check ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Diversify Your Resume

    Diversify Your Resume
    Internships are great – but there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your resume without limiting yourself to indentured servitude. You want your resume to say something about what type of person you are, your work ethic and what you’re capable of accomplishing. Here are some outside-of-the-internship box suggestions to bulk up your resume content. [gate] • Become an ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College

    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College
    If you were rich and famous, would you still find value in a college education? These celebrities certainly do! James Franco, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman are among the many celebrities who moonlight as brainiacs – offering beauty and brains. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair. In a star-obsessed society, with hopes in the form of articles like, “stars-they’re-just-like-us,” we rarely actually ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Overweight and Underestimated

    Overweight and Underestimated
    Amidst recent issues of a University of Mexico professor’s tweet saying that obese Ph.D. applicants lack “willpower” for dissertations, comes a study examining the issue of weight bias in universities. According to a recent study, academics who interviews graduate school applicants are more likely to favor thinner candidates for the placements. Researchers at Bowling Green State University found that graduate students ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Guidelines for Financial Freedom

    Guidelines for Financial Freedom
    When you’re a student trying to pay for school, one of the greatest challenges can be managing your finances in the best way possible. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to decipher right from wrong and what will be best for you in the future. Following these guidelines will help you understand how to determine what’s best for you, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you learned ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Lady Gaga Effect

    The Lady Gaga Effect
    A recent concept appearing on the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network caught a lot of attention: the value of a candidate’s “weirdness” in job interviews. The article posted discusses the idea that job seekers can benefit from displaying unusual and unique qualities, interests and conversations to distinguish themselves from the job hunt herd. The Lady Gaga Effect Dubbed the “Lady ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Gain More Job Satisfaction

    Gain More Job Satisfaction
    You may have landed your dream job right after graduation, or you may be working a job until you can find the job you really want. In both cases you will have to take your satisfaction with your job into your own hands. While it may seem like it is the job of managers or supervisors to keep you happy in ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt

    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt
    This week, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for some changes to our nation’s current higher education system. During a speech at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Duncan pointed to the current insufficiencies in the system that lead students to graduate in six years or more as well as rack up student debt without the means to adequately pay for ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses

    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses
    Food. It’s one of the most basic human needs, yet for 49.1 million Americans, hunger is a constant struggle. Many of these Americans are also students – the people in your courses who you’d least expect. It makes sense, though. With college affordability being a constant struggle as well, it’s no wonder that many students go hungry. “Food insecurity” is the ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Chicago University Offers Discounted Masters Classes on Groupon

    Chicago University Offers Discounted Masters Classes on Groupon
    It’s the Groupon deal that has everyone buzzing. On Wednesday, Chicago area shoppers were presented with a deal that was drastically different from the typical 50% off coupons for teeth whitening or sushi dinners. Instead, Groupon buyers had the opportunity to purchase a master’s level education course for 57% off the actual price. The course, Introduction to the Profession and the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash
    What would you give to pay off your student loan debt in one, sweeping payment? Better yet: what would you give to see the look on the bankers’ faces when you did so? Alex Kenjeev, a graduate student from the University of Toronto and venture capitalist for O’Leary Ventures, did just that, according to Business Insider. The former law student had ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Steps to Success

    Steps to Success
    The entire goal of graduating from college, at least for most students, is to land a great job. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, most students know that the ideal situation of having a job upon graduation is more often the exception than the rule. Getting through college is half the battle – and it’s something all students need to keep in mind. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Careers to Consider

    Careers to Consider
    For students in college, the ultimate goal upon graduation is nearly always to land a great job. Whether you’ve graduated, are set to graduate or still in college, the job search is an inevitable reality. As soon as you find yourself ready for the hunt, it’s difficult to decide where to begin. The job market can be tricky and it’s always ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The “Free” Tuition Experiment

    The “Free” Tuition Experiment
    No matter where you attend college today, costs have skyrocketed, leaving students with the impending doom of student debt for years to come. Meanwhile, public funding for education has been declining to the point of nonexistence, as far as many students are concerned. So, what can be done to combat the issue? It seems as though many are considering the recent ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17