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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 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

Why You Should Pursue an Internship in College

Why You Should Pursue an Internship in College

The following is a guest post written by Alexa Styliadis of NextStepU. As the job market gets more competitive, students graduating college find themselves facing a tougher job market. Getting a college degree is important and is a critical step in the right direction, but to put yourself ahead of the others, you need to be more qualified than those around you. A way to greatly enhance your chances of employment while gaining real-world experience is by doing internships in college. While many colleges do not require you to do an internship, you should find at least one, if not more, to do during your junior and/or senior years. Here are som ... Read More About Why You Should Pursue an Internship in College

3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

In college, students expect to receive an education that will help prepare them for their future careers. However, some colleges go a step further by offering students opportunities for specialized work-study training. Cooperative (or co-op) programs are long-term paid internship arrangements that combine typical college classroom-based education with hands-on work experience. These programs typically feature semesters of classroom study alternated with semesters of work.  Such programs can give college students an edge on their resume, allowing them to gain valuable work experience while still enrolled in school. Additionally, this trai ... Read More About 3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

The Collegiate Learning Assessment, or CLA+, is a standardized exam with significant similarities to the ACT and the SAT. However, instead of enabling high school students to matriculate to the university of their dreams, the CLA+ will assist college students in landing a top job. The CLA+ is an evolution of the CLA, which was first established in 2002. This test delves beyond GPA, internships, and extracurricular involvement in order to better measure individuals’ real-world value to employers. It provides students with a “report card” for critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities. The exam can be taken by stud ... Read More About Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

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