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  • 3 Tips for Parents Helping Their College Student Find a Work Study Job

    Jul 30, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    3 Tips for Parents Helping Their College Student Find a Work Study Job

    Will your student be looking for a work study job on campus? As a parent, you can advise your child on what to look for to find a good fit. I have a few tips based on my own experience helping my daughter find a work study job. We used a three-step approach to decide [&hellip...

  • How to Impress at the End of Your Summer Internship

    Jul 29, 2013 • Noelle Held • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Impress at the End of Your Summer Internship

    July is ending, and so is your summer internship! If you’re like me, you spent a lot of time thinking about how to make a great first impression in your summer job, but I think “last impressions” are even more important. My goal is always to make sure that my colleagues will miss my presence [&hellip...

  • How Having a Personal Blog Benefits Your College Career

    Jul 26, 2013 • Shayna Vigliotta • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How Having a Personal Blog Benefits Your College Career

    Having your own personal blog is beneficial to your social life as well as your career. Blogs are a great way to showcase your work, create relationships, and to get your name out there. From my experience, having a blog has helped me in surprising ways. Entering college, I had the mindset to do all [&hellip...

  • Why I Started an Entertainment Blog in College

    Jul 24, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Why I Started an Entertainment Blog in College

    At the beginning of the summer, I was feeling bored and listless. After an amazing freshman year full of college events, extracurriculars, and lots of writing assignments, I was suddenly lacking creative stimulation. I decided to do something I’d always meant to: start an entertainment blog. I have always loved pop culture and once I [&hellip...

  • Working Part Time in College: Scoring the Right Job for Your Schedule

    Jul 23, 2013 • Leeann Sullivan • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Working Part Time in College: Scoring the Right Job for Your Schedule

    If there is one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that college isn’t cheap. Because expenses can rack up, working part time may be necessary while you’re in school. The question, then, is can you find a job you care about that will squeeze into the limited amount of free time you have each [&hellip...

  • The Secret to a Successful Summer Internship

    Jul 22, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    The Secret to a Successful Summer Internship

    This summer, I successfully applied to an amazing summer internship. I am a writer, and my internship is at a satirical online news publication which publishes articles that are not quite true about a variety of current events. While some writing internships involve administrative work and fetching coffee, this one really allows me to be [&hellip...

  • Your LinkedIn Profile: Online Networking for College Students

    Jul 22, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Your LinkedIn Profile: Online Networking for College Students

    As a Millennial, it comes naturally to me to be up on all of the latest social networking trends. So I was perturbed to discover that although LinkedIn was officially launched in 2003, I wasn’t aware of its existence until much later, during my junior year of college. This may be because having a LinkedIn [&hellip...

  • 4 Ways for College Students to Prepare for Science Internships

    Jul 10, 2013 • Noelle Held • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    4 Ways for College Students to Prepare for Science Internships

    Science internships, like all internships, come with their own unique challenges. Each lab has its own quirks, and figuring them out can be quite difficult! In my experience, though, science internships are the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had — both academically and personally. Here are some of my tips for succeeding in your first [&hellip...

  • Bring Your Summer Job Skills to Campus

    Jul 8, 2013 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Bring Your Summer Job Skills to Campus

    From scooping ice cream to pet-sitting to interning for a local business, there are ample ways for college students to accumulate cash over summer break. If you’re lucky, this year you landed an especially sweet summer gig — one where you learned skills you’ll use again while earning enough to save for next semester’s expenses. [&hellip...

  • The Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

    Jun 21, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    The Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

    It can be tough to find good jobs for college students. Classes take up most of our time, and because of our vacations, we don’t stay in one place for long. A lot of companies are wary of hiring college students because we can’t work full time or long term. On-campus jobs are some of [&hellip...