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  • How to Write a Cover Letter: 6 Tips for Success

    Mar 3, 2015 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Write a Cover Letter: 6 Tips for Success

    Thinking about just clicking “apply” and heading on your job hunting way? Think again says recruiter/CEO Ken Sundheim. Check out his top 6 tips on how to write a cover letter. ...

  • 5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    Feb 21, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    As a nursing student, there’s a lot you bring to the table. You’ve got the book smarts – plus awesome interpersonal skills, an enormous capacity for compassion, and the ability to intuit exactly what kind of care your patients need. Equipped with all of these invaluable things, you’re on the right track to a deeply [&hellip...

  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: Which Jobs Qualify?

    Sep 25, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: Which Jobs Qualify?

    According to The Project on Student Debt, in the class of 2011, the average student loan borrower graduated with $26,600 in loan debt. Thankfully, though, according to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, an estimated 25% of the U.S. workforce is eligible for student loan forgiveness programs. With some early planning and awareness, college students can [&hellip...

  • Essential Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Sep 9, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Essential Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Marketing yourself to employers is tough when you have no work experience, but there are a few essential skills every college grad should be able to list on a resume. When I graduated from college, I felt behind some of my classmates who had completed internships in fields they wanted to enter, but after my [&hellip...

  • Long-Distance Job Searching: Tips for Success

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Long-Distance Job Searching: Tips for Success

    Job searching in a faraway city may seem like a daunting task, but the Internet and social networking have made job hunting from afar much easier. With the help of some technology and a can-do attitude, long-distance job hunting doesn’t have to be any more difficult than searching locally. When I was in college, I [&hellip...

  • Internships for College Freshmen: Don’t Be Afraid to Browse

    Sep 5, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Internships for College Freshmen: Don’t Be Afraid to Browse

    Internships for college freshmen are a great way to jump-start your career search. Contrary to the impression you might have gotten when choosing a school, you don’t have to have a solid career path as soon as you get to college. I, for example, know that I want to write for a living, but I [&hellip...

  • Teaching Abroad: You’ll Learn More Than Your Students Will

    Aug 30, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Teaching Abroad: You’ll Learn More Than Your Students Will

    Deciding to spend a year teaching English in France after I graduated from college was almost a no-brainer for me. I had studied in Paris for one semester as a junior, but felt I hadn’t had enough time to fully adapt to the culture. Living and teaching abroad proved to be drastically different from that [&hellip...

  • Travel Jobs: Why Teaching English Abroad Is the Best Option

    Aug 22, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Travel Jobs: Why Teaching English Abroad Is the Best Option

    When I graduated from college, travel was my top priority. I regretted my decision not to study abroad, and hoped to mitigate that regret by looking for travel jobs after graduation. Thankfully, there were copious opportunities to work abroad, especially in teaching. For most American students with limited foreign language skills and few connections abroad [&hellip...

  • How to Find a Job in College: Telecommuting

    Aug 20, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Find a Job in College: Telecommuting

    It’s often hard to figure out how to find a job in college, given that group projects, social events, club activities, internships, and studying don’t always follow a fixed schedule. For that reason, I found the best way to make money is by telecommuting. You can set your own schedule, as long as you turn [&hellip...

  • How to Find an Internship: Use Your School’s Career Resources

    Aug 13, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    How to Find an Internship: Use Your School’s Career Resources

    When I first started college, I had no idea how to find an internship. All the upperclassmen I met seemed to have amazing internships, but I didn’t know where to start looking. Luckily, I realized that they hadn’t had to go far. My school had tons of ways to find internships! I just had to [&hellip...

  • Building an Online Personality: How Social Media and Employment Go Hand in Hand

    Aug 12, 2013 • Leeann Sullivan • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Building an Online Personality: How Social Media and Employment Go Hand in Hand

    We all know that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are great for keeping in touch with friends and family, seeing who just got engaged, and figuring out who uses the best #hashtags. But did you know that social media and employment opportunities can often be linked? Here’s how my online personality resulted in [&hellip...

  • Mastering College Career Fairs

    Aug 7, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Mastering College Career Fairs

    College career fairs can be an excellent way to explore different careers and make connections with prospective employers. For each year of your college career, there is a different way to approach career fairs. Before starting, it’s important to know when to go to career fairs, what to bring, and what to wear. You’ll be [&hellip...

  • 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 [&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...

  • 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...