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  • Deciding Between College Campus Jobs? 3 Questions You Should Ask

    Aug 21, 2013 • Mark Burns • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Deciding Between College Campus Jobs? 3 Questions You Should Ask

    Whether it be for financial or academic reasons, many students take on paid college campus jobs during the school year. One challenge these students face is to choose a job that allows adequate study time and a satisfactory social life while working during the semester. From my own positive and negative experiences with college campus ...

  • Finding an Internship: 3 Important Things to Keep in Mind

    Aug 6, 2013 • Mark Burns • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Finding an Internship: 3 Important Things to Keep in Mind

    As you have probably heard from multiple people, finding an internship is an essential element of the college experience. Unlike past jobs you may have had, an internship should be relevant to the career that you wish to pursue in the future. I found that with the correct preparation, you should be able to find ...

  • How to Take Advantage of College Discounts Off Campus

    Jul 20, 2013 • Mark Burns • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Take Advantage of College Discounts Off Campus

    When venturing off campus in your free time, you will no doubt discover that your wallet is significantly lighter upon your return to school. As a college student, it can be extremely difficult to maintain a reasonable budget when engaging in activities that surround your campus. Having spent my four years of undergraduate studies in ...

  • 4 Guidelines for Successful Off-Campus Living

    Jul 19, 2013 • Mark Burns • College TipsRead More »
    4 Guidelines for Successful Off-Campus Living

    The switch from living in a dorm room to off-campus living in an apartment or house can be both challenging and rewarding. While you certainly have more freedom, you will not always have the ease and luxury of living in a dormitory. Having spent a year off campus myself, I found that there are a ...

  • 4 Facebook Profile Tips from a College Admissons Officer

    Jun 25, 2013 • Mark Burns • College TipsRead More »
    4 Facebook Profile Tips from a College Admissons Officer

    As you begin to apply to colleges, you may start to notice subtle changes in your fellow classmates’ Facebook profile: name alterations, disappearing photos, increased privacy settings, and even the occasional deactivation. While students tend to focus on the negative aspects of a Facebook profile during their application process, there are numerous positive elements that ...