Articles tagged with Internships

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+)

How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm.  In your applications to college, you will be asked what you did during your high school summers. Why? Your choices of summer activities actually say a lot about your personality, what you love, and your skills. Admissions offices care about your summer activities because they want you to be productive. They do not expect you to work all the time and never play – in fact, admissions officer ... Read More About How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

How to Create a Linkedin Profile

How to Create a Linkedin Profile

Too many students are under the impression that Linkedin is only for adults with jobs who are already well established in the workforce, but this is a simple misconception. One of the best resources Linkedin provides is personally tailored job listings that reflect your career interests, so this is basically a haven for aspiring professionals. To make this simple: if you are a college student who is beginning to put together a resumé and think about internships, you should create a Linkedin profile. One reason you may feel silly getting on Linkedin at this stage in your life could be that you haven’t yet held a role that you feel ... Read More About How to Create a Linkedin Profile

Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

To be frank, journalism is a tough job market – especially now.  The field is changing and positions are being eliminated.  Yet, this is also one of the fields that offers a great deal of opportunities for students to take advantage of to build up their resumé before they even graduate.  This should be a particularly appealing concept right now since the ability to build experience in the actual workforce after graduation is dwindling before our eyes – for several fields.  But thankfully, there is still a lot of freedom for journalism students to get their bylines out there. The most obvious go-to is the ... Read More About Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major