Articles tagged with College Majors

What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

The college summer term can offer many benefits, such as increased flexibility and course options that you might not otherwise have during the spring and fall semesters. While summer term varies from school to school, it’s key to understand what type of summer class is right for you, such as short vs. long sessions or in-person vs. online. Keep reading to identify the right type of summer class for you: The short vs. long(er) summer course During the fall and spring semesters, college classes typically run for the full duration of the semester—about 15 weeks. During the summer term, however, schools offer courses in a variety of ... Read More About What Type of Summer Course is Right for Me?

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

The following is a guest post written by Caitlin Grove, an Associate Content Coordinator for Varsity Tutors. When you start to see the light at the end of the college tunnel, one particular question may cross your mind: “How do I land my dream job?” The idea of exiting the college journey and moving directly to your dream career is enticing. The harsh reality is that it isn’t a simple process. Before I landed my current position as Associate Content Coordinator with Varsity Tutors, I had to be honest with myself about what the term “dream job” meant for me and how I would ultimately get there. In some ways ... Read More About 4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

3 Green Majors Students Should Know About

3 Green Majors Students Should Know About

Green majors, or majors focusing on environmental issues, have become increasingly popular among college students. And for good reason—job growth in the environmental sector has jumped in recent years. Today, colleges and universities offer exciting green majors to fit these job opportunities, such as geographic information science and renewable energy engineering. Here are three green majors that you should know about: Green major #1—geographic information science An increasing number of colleges and universities offer majors in geographic information science. Geographic information science, sometimes called “GIS” fo ... Read More About 3 Green Majors Students Should Know About

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

What to Know About College-Level Science

What to Know About College-Level Science

From biotech to computer engineering, science currently ranks among the most popular academic fields among U.S. college students. If you’re interested in studying science, you should know that college-level science presents both challenges and invaluable lessons that can help you prepare you for success in your field post graduation. College-level science courses will likely feel more difficult than high-school level science courses. Despite being tough, however, college-level science courses are totally plausible to succeed in—all you need is a positive attitude and lots of hard work. Knowing a little about what you’re get ... Read More About What to Know About College-Level Science

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