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    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now

    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now
    Believe it or not, summer internship application deadlines are already passing you by, and if you’re looking for an opportunity that is a little more competitive, you need to start your applications ASAP. Here are four places to start your internship search right now: Fastweb Not to toot our own horn, but in addition to supplying you with scholarships that match ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +14
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    2014’s Top 10 Highest Paid Internships

    2014’s Top 10 Highest Paid Internships
    For students on the internship circuit, you know that to get a great internship is wonderful. To get a paid internship is to considerably lucky. And, taking it further still, to get one of the following internships, is to hit the jackpot. The competition for young talent is fierce, especially within the technology sector, as 19 of the 25 high paying ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Is Engineering for You?

    Is Engineering for You?
    Whether launching rockets into space or developing the latest medical technologies, engineers solve problems large and small. Engineers use science and mathematical principles to develop innovative solutions to technical problems. Engineering is “taking a lot of data and turning it into a usable product and solving the problems to make everybody happy in the process,” says Lisa Bongiovanni, an environmental engineer ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs

    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs
    Just a few years ago a college degree in hand meant an entry-level job was virtually assured. Those days are gone-- right along with the idea of staying with one employer for 5 to 10 years. Here's why -- and what you can expect from this new reality we call the modern job market: Your Degree Is Helpful But Not a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Not Your Usual Desk Job

    Not Your Usual Desk Job
    After graduating from the University of Iowa, Andy Sternberg decided that he wasn't ready to have a conventional nine-to-five job. Instead he looked for alternatives that would support him financially while allowing him to work in a creative environment. He currently works as a TESL (Teach English as a Second Language) instructor in Spain. "I've selected jobs outside of the full-time ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Research Careers on the Web

    Research Careers on the Web
    Getting a job starts long before you send in your resume or go to an interview. Before you can apply, you have to choose a career. And there are a lot of resources online that can help you identify and explore your interests, learn more about different career paths and get the connections you need. Test Yourself Online self-assessment tests can ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Top Ten Cover Letter Tips

    Top Ten Cover Letter Tips
    Before you apply for your dream job, check out these tips that will make your cover letter stand out. Tip #1: Keep it brief. Your letter should not go over one page. Use short paragraphs and bullet points whenever possible. Avoid flowery or excessive words when fewer words will get your point across equally well. Tip #2: Be assertive and proactive. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Get a Job: Federal Work-Study

    Get a Job: Federal Work-Study
    Looking for money for college? A lot of students make ends meet and get great work experience by participating in the federal work-study program. Through work-study, undergraduate and graduate students take jobs during the school year to help cover college costs. But money is only one reason to apply. Students who participate in work-study gain valuable employment experience, build great ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College

    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College
    One of the most difficult and daunting tasks after graduating from college is creating your first post-college resume. You may not have the job experience you’d like or, perhaps, you just aren't sure how to get across your experiences all together. Experts agree that most students underestimate how much experience they actually have and often don’t include many valuable aspects on ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    How to Work the Job Fair

    How to Work the Job Fair
    Posting your resume online should be part of your job search strategy but only one part. Face-to-face interaction is still very important. And there's no better way to see lots of faces from different companies than a job fair. The Perks "Students can get in contact with and talk to many people from their field, give out resumes and practice ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +35
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    10 Summer Internships You Can Apply for Now

    10 Summer Internships You Can Apply for Now
    It may be hard to see into the summer months with the freezing cold temperatures, but it’s time to start not only thinking about, but applying, to summer internship programs. However, getting a summer internship this year may be tricky. With unemployment at a stagnant 9%, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    How Community Organizing Can Pay

    How Community Organizing Can Pay
    For a recent graduate, finding the right career can be daunting. Job markets are in flux and one year can bring many jobs and the next far too few. Fortunately, there is one job sector that never seems to be filled: non-profit groups. Non-profits run the gamut from Amnesty International, the ACLU, to smaller, lesser-known groups which makeup the majority of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Dealing with the Quarter-Life Crisis

    Dealing with the Quarter-Life Crisis
    When high school pals Alexandra Robbins, 25, and Abby Wilner, 25, got together over lunch several years ago to catch up on their lives after college, they were both ready to tell some glowing stories about how well they were doing. "At first, we both said we were having a great time," recalls Robbins, an English and American studies double major ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors

    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors
    Chances are, if you have a passion, you can get a degree in the subject. And, if typical majors aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unusual majors to choose from. The following list includes some weird-but-cool college majors, along with an example of a college that offers it, details of what students in the field study and the jobs that ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Top Tips for Internship Success

    Top Tips for Internship Success
    Even if you're working for free, your internship can be worth a fortune — in job experience and valuable career connections. But it's up to you to see that your efforts pay off. Make the right moves to make the most of your internship. Be Professional To impress, take your responsibilities seriously. Treat your internship like a full-time job by always ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Maybe You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship

    Maybe You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship
    The idealist in you wants to take that great but unpaid internship you heard about the other day. After all, it will give you critical experience in your chosen career field that will help you land a job after graduation. But the realist in you rightly argues, "How are you going to pay your bills?" The unpaid internship dilemma is one ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Health Care Career Myths Debunked

    Health Care Career Myths Debunked
    Whether you're a veteran healthcare worker or just starting out, some long-held myths about the industry can hinder your career—or stop you before you even get started. Learn the truth about these seven common healthcare career myths. Myth 1: The nursing shortage guarantees me the perfect job when I graduate. "While the shortage of nurses is acute across the United States, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Alternative Science Jobs

    Alternative Science Jobs
    A science degree doesn't have to mean a career in the lab. Students with a head for science but little interest in the traditional career paths should explore some of these exciting alternatives. Science Writing and Journalism Advances in science occur at a rapid pace. Science writers are needed to keep up with the latest happenings in the science community and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Land Great Internships for College Students

    Land Great Internships for College Students
    If you had asked me four semesters ago, I definitely would not have thought I was capable of doing half the things I have. That's what is pretty neat about getting older: You have the opportunity to reflect back on where you were in your life, and compare it to where you are now. And usually, you see a lot of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Five Resume Tips for College Students

    Five Resume Tips for College Students
    When you're in college, creating a resume may not seem like a top priority. Indeed, this task doesn't appear on many students’ radar screens until their final semester. How important is it for college students to have a resume? "Vital!" says Lorie Lebert, CEO of career management firm Resumes for Results and contributor to numerous resume books, including Best Resumes for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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