Articles tagged with Career Advice

How to Get Real-World Experience in Your College Major

How to Get Real-World Experience in Your College Major

While pursuing your college degree, you will take many classes that will help you explore your intended field. The knowledge gained from these major-focused courses can be very beneficial; however, gaining real-world experience in your college major can be the extra boost you need when entering the job search. Unfortunately, many students neglect to get real-world experience during their schooling, only to realize its importance once it’s too late. You can get real-world experience in your college major by taking on internships, career-related jobs, and relevant extracurriculars while in school. Having examples from classes can be helpf ... Read More About How to Get Real-World Experience in Your College Major

A Checklist for Your Final Semester of Grad School

A Checklist for Your Final Semester of Grad School

During your final semester of grad school, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?” While in grad school, one tends to focus only on grad school itself and it is hard to see (let alone imagine) the light at the end of the tunnel. With classes, assignments, networking, and the impending job search, things can quickly become overwhelming. Fortunately, a checklist for your final semester of grad school can help keep these priorities straight. Everyone’s experience with grad school is different. Whether your journey has been two years or eight years, it can be helpful to stay prepared with a checklist for your final seme ... Read More About A Checklist for Your Final Semester of Grad School

4 Career Skills for Students to Develop

4 Career Skills for Students to Develop

When studying for exams and writing essays for school, it can feel as if your educational career and future professional career are two totally separate entities that don’t overlap; in reality they are not. There are many skills students can develop while in school that can help their future careers, such as working well in groups, prioritizing tasks efficiently, and more. These “soft skills” are traits that employers are often looking for and that can give you the leading edge when applying for jobs post graduation. Here are four career skills students can start to develop now: Teamwork All of those group projects your te ... Read More About 4 Career Skills for Students to Develop

A Guide to Your Last Semester of College

A Guide to Your Last Semester of College

The end is in sight! You may finally be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel—with this excitement, though, also comes a bit of worry. Were you able to accomplish everything you wanted in your college career? Are all of your post-graduation plans set in place? Worry not, it isn't too late to still make the most of your college career and to plan for the future. It’s crucial in your final semester to make a plan or checklist. Take a look at where you have been, where you are going, and what other steps you need to take to make these last few months everything you have hoped for. Grad school As you start your final semest ... Read More About A Guide to Your Last Semester of College

What College Students Should Know About Social Media

What College Students Should Know About Social Media

These days, almost everything gets posted on social media. Every social event, every embarrassing fall, every bad hair day—they get posted on the Internet for the world to see. Staying smart on social media is a concept that many students misplace. Knowledge of social media and its influence on your future is valuable, because contrary to many beliefs, there are great advantages to students utilizing social media as well. With almost everyone having some sort presence online, and many not properly aware of the best ways to showcase that presence, things can get messy fast. The big thing to remember when in college is that your social me ... Read More About What College Students Should Know About Social Media

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