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  • 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...

  • Why You Should Consider Joining the Peace Corps After Graduation

    Sep 16, 2013 • Ryan Dwyer • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Why You Should Consider Joining the Peace Corps After Graduation

    Looking for a way to travel, help people in need, and learn about another culture without spending the money you won’t have when you graduate? The Peace Corps sends young Americans across the world every year to live in what are generally rural communities that need assistance. There are currently 8,073 volunteers in training or [&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...

  • 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 [&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...

  • The Benefits of Being a Residential Assistant

    Aug 14, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of Being a Residential Assistant

    This past year, my freshman year of college, I was lucky to have a great residential assistant (RA). Like me, he was a writing major, and we shared many of the same interests. He told me about literary events around town, described his awesome internship at the local library, and encouraged me to apply to [&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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...