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  • Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    Oct 8, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    We polled a few managers on their most desirable traits for new employees, and sure enough, your three months studying abroad in London or a summer in Beijing is no doubt preparing you for your first job out of school...

  • Dear Interns: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Get the Most Later

    Aug 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Dear Interns: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Get the Most Later

    Your fall internship. The first day is just around the corner. You’ll be gaining hands-on experience, building a wow-worthy resume, and impressing future references with your can-do attitude. As you settle into your new internship position, keep in mind these must-do’s so that your part-time co-op is laying the perfect foundation for that future full-time [&hellip...

  • Basic Skills All College Grads Should Have on Their Resume

    Sep 9, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Basic 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 basic skills every college grad should be able to list on a résumé. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3 Networking Tips I Should Have Used During My U.S. Senate Internship

    Jun 7, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    3 Networking Tips I Should Have Used During My U.S. Senate Internship

    Summer is just getting started. For many college students, that means a summer internship. Many students scratch their heads about one aspect of their internship: networking. Others (like me!) don’t just scratch their heads; they panic. As a recent college graduate, I understand that the fear of networking can come from simply not knowing where [&hellip...