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    At the Corner of Cap and Gown

    At the Corner of Cap and Gown
    Hundreds of books will tell you about getting into college, what college is like, what to do (and not do) while you’re there, and what to do when you’re done. But books won’t tell you everything. You’ll need a map of your campus, a map of your new city, a map of the region or state around you when you make ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 Smith, for example, who ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t all about money. How do engineers fare in other categories – ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Resume Builders for Returning Students

    Resume Builders for Returning Students
    You've gone back to school and are in the process of making a career change. Your resume should reflect both your previous experience and your new education. How do you sell your experience? Don't leave out important dates. Many non-traditional job-seekers are reluctant to include dates of employment or graduations for fear that hiring managers are less interested in older ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Sales Not for You? Don't Be So Sure

    Sales Not for You?  Don't Be So Sure
    Sales -- to many a recent college grad, it's the dreadful career path of last resort. A quick look at posts on the “Career Planning for College Students” message board shows: "I've been looking up jobs on Web sites and in local newspapers. I have had very little response, and the responses I do get are for sales jobs, which I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Looking for a Job (And Preparing for the Worst)

    Looking for a Job (And Preparing for the Worst)
    I’m a good person. I’m nice to children and old ladies; I don’t kick dogs or cats. I try to eat right and exercise. I always use the correct amount of postage. I don’t pay taxes, but if I did, I’d pay them on time. No, ahead of time! All of this serves to highlight the absurd fact of the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Using Twitter in Your Job Search

    Using Twitter in Your Job Search
    Can Twitter actually help in your job search? Apparently, using social media can be an effective tool in making the hunt a little more manageable. By utilizing the simple tips below, you can position yourself into becoming a social networking super sleuth, detecting jobs tweet after tweet. [gate] Tip 1: Brand Yourself Whether it’s your name, a description of your capabilities ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Thinking About a Career Before College

    Thinking About a Career Before College
    On my shelf of forgotten and useless VHS tapes sit two videos I watched frequently as a child: "I Wanna Be a Fire Fighter" and "I Wanna Be a Heavy Equipment Operator". I don't exactly remember wanting to be a heavy equipment operator, but you just never know at that age. These educational videos depicted what a day on the job ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search

    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search
    I love the term “common courtesy,” particularly because we use the phrase when we want to note there’s been a lack of it. Nobody mentions common courtesy when it’s there; they lament its absence and from the number of times we use the phrase, it seems courtesy is actually rather elusive. Rules of etiquette can be daunting, particularly for those unaccustomed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Perfect Internship

    The Perfect Internship
    Do you know what to look for in an internship? An internship is a useful experience that can show you what a career in a particular field will look like and if you’re suited for that field. Think about it: how else will you know if that’s what you want to do with your life? An internship is a great way ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    College Grads Facing Startling Unemployment Rates

    College Grads Facing Startling Unemployment Rates
    College grads this year are facing one of the toughest job markets in decades. As of March 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate for people age 20 – 24 was 13.9%. That’s 5.4% higher than the national average, and 3.7% higher than last year. “Graduates who are unable to find jobs are at higher risk of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Launch Your Post-College Career with JASPER

    Launch Your Post-College Career with JASPER
    JASPER, Monster’s Job Assets & Strengths Profiler self-assessment tool isn’t a machine that will spit out the name of the perfect postcollege career for you. Be thankful for that for two reasons: • Do you really want to give any tool that much power over your professional life? • JASPER’s results are much richer, and therefore much more useful, than a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    My Drafting Internship

    My Drafting Internship
    Student: Joshua Holter Internship: Industrial Assemblies, Inc. How I heard about it: Through my Design Technology instructor. He told me about the company and I called and set up an interview. Daily routine Using AutoCAD, I engineered store displays for major companies. The prints I engineered were approved and sent out to the shop to be built. The project that I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Career Profile: Executive Assistant

    Career Profile: Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistants are a step up on the job ladder from Administrative Assistants. Like Administrative Assistants, they perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Executive Assistants, however, usually support a high ranking executive or will serve multiple managers. They will also aid in more advanced responsibilities, like researching, letter drafting, even marketing and sales ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +44
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    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By

    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By
    Nobody can give you a guide on how to live your life or a step-by-step manual on how to accomplish the things you strive for. People can, however, make suggestions on how to go about your life and approach situations. Maybe they don’t all apply to your particular situation, but it’s helpful to take a step back one in a while ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Steps to Success

    Steps to Success
    The entire goal of college, at least for most students, is to graduate and 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 11 months ago | Rated: +20
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    My Internship at 32nd Signal Army Batallion

    My Internship at 32nd Signal Army Batallion
    Student: Candace Voegele Internship: 32nd Signal Battalion, Army How I heard about it: I found out about this leadership training through my ROTC department instructors. It is called Cadet Troop Leadership Training. It is a chance to intern in an Army unit and learn firsthand about the demands of an Army officer. Daily routine Each day began with my alarm ringing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Human Resources 101: An Overview

    Human Resources 101: An Overview
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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