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    Top 9 CPA Exam Review Programs

    Top 9 CPA Exam Review Programs
    To become a CPA you'll probably need five years of college, an affinity for numbers and some work experience in the field of accounting. You'll also need to pass the four-part CPA Exam, which means you'll have to study. And study. And study. Preparing for the CPA Exam isn't something you do alone, either. It might not seem like the most ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Careers By Degrees: Entry-Level Job Prospects Guide College Choices

    Careers By Degrees: Entry-Level Job Prospects Guide College Choices
    Sep. 28--Being a college student can be scary. As students stand face to face with their futures, much time is spent worrying, "Am I making the right decisions? What will become of me?" [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] With a jobless recovery looming on the horizon, there is a lot of gloom in the halls of higher education. "Students are now beginning to panic," said ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Career Testing Can Help Direct the Directionless

    Career Testing Can Help Direct the Directionless
    You feel so lost that you can't imagine how you're going to be able to choose a major. Or you feel so clueless that determining a career path seems next to impossible. Or you feel so iffy about the major or career path you have chosen that the thought of actually pursuing it gives you the willies. In a nutshell, you ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address and no date. The letter screamed unprofessional. What's YOUR Cover Letter IQ? Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a 4-Year Degree

    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a 4-Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Dietitian Dietitians, sometimes ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What to Expect and Not Expect from a College Career Center

    What to Expect and Not Expect from a College Career Center
    It doesn't take much digging to find negative comments about college career centers, such as "the career center sucks at my school" or "my career center is worthless," on the Career Planning for College Students message board. These sentiments often reflect a fundamental disconnect between students' expectations and their career-center staff's many limitations. Just what can you reasonably expect from your ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    College and the Reputation-based Economy

    College and the Reputation-based Economy
    In his novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (free download here), science fiction writer and free-software activist Cory Doctorow posited a society that ran on “whuffie,” or a reputation-based currency. For instance, by doing something creative, impressive, or otherwise helpful to others, you gained whuffie. And if you knocked down an old lady in the street or stole someone ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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    5 Reaons to Visit Your Campus Career Center

    5 Reaons to Visit Your Campus Career Center
    You probably know the career center is the place to go when you need resume help or tips on preparing for job interviews as graduation approaches. But the services most campus career centers provide go much deeper than that and can help you starting your freshman year. Here are five less-than-obvious ways you'll benefit from using this valuable career resource throughout ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Are There Jobs for English Majors?

    Are There Jobs for English Majors?
    Every year, thousands of English grads prove those who think, "you’ll never get a job with an English degree" wrong, landing diverse jobs in equally diverse fields. Want proof? Read these success stories: Chad Gray, 24 George Washington University, Class of 2007 Union Organizer, UNITEHERE Chad Gray travels across the US and Canada, routinely working with people twice his age as ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Find Jobs in Your Liberal Arts Field

    Find Jobs in Your Liberal Arts Field
    One of the main advantages of majoring in a classic liberal arts discipline, such as philosophy, art history or sociology, is you graduate with a degree you can apply to almost any type of work. But what if you're tired of hearing that? What if you chose your liberal arts major because you truly love the subject and want to get ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Interested in Everything? You Can Still Pick a Career

    Interested in Everything? You Can Still Pick a Career
    One day you're interested in philosophy, and the next day you think a career in journalism would be cool. The following day you lean towards a major in finance, and the day after that you swing way back to your fascination with archaeology. Eventually, you'll start the circle all over again, perhaps with four other interests. In short, you like everything ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    CPA Exam FAQ's

    CPA Exam FAQ's
    Each state has its own Board of Accountancy, and most have a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding their state's CPA exam. Since most of the states have gone to extremely similar test requirements and formats, LedgerLink is using the FAQ list from the California Board of Accountancy as an example of what you can expect when you take ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Multiple Majors Won't Guarantee You a Job After Graduation

    Multiple Majors Won't Guarantee You a Job After Graduation
    Completing more than one college major may help you impress potential employers someday. But if you think that multiple majors will guarantee you'll snag an entry-level job, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. How many majors you have "isn't so important that it would fundamentally sway an employer's decision about you," says Brad Karsh, president of Chicago-based JobBound and a college ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Can I Do with a Major in ________?

    What Can I Do with a Major in ________?
    Whether I'm working with students one-on-one, presenting to a class or another group audience or responding to students' concerns, there's one question I hear perhaps more than any other: "What can I do with a major in ________?" It's only natural to want to know more about the careers your major might lead you to, especially if you're in a liberal ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more about ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Balance School and a Full Time Job

    How to Balance School and a Full Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Should You Go Back to School? 4 Factors to Consider

    Should You Go Back to School? 4 Factors to Consider
    An article published earlier this month showed more than half of recent graduates from college did not receive a job offer prior to graduation, regardless of their undergraduate major. September 2010 data showed the average length of unemployment was more than eight months. Scary statistics such as these have left many wondering if now is a good time to return to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Entry-Level Quantitative Jobs on the Horizon

    Entry-Level Quantitative Jobs on the Horizon
    How important is "the quant" for your entry-level job? By quant, we mean not just quantitative analysts, those brainiacs of finance who drive many a hedge fund’s oversized returns -- and occasionally help set off market crises like the recent mortgage-backed securities meltdown. [widget:list_of_quizzes] No, for this new class we have the entire range of creative workers who excel in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    Feeling confused and overwhelmed when thinking about your future career? Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole process a little easier: Pursue specific career goals each year you're in school. Use the following checklist to make better sense of the career-development process and move through it more easily. Freshman Year: Know Thyself Get to know yourself first. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8

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