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  • 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...