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3 Reasons to Translate Your Academic Documents

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation

cap and diploma

Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!

There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.

However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.

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5 1/2 Ways Studying Abroad Can Help You Nail a Job Interview

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 under Jobs, Study Abroad

study abroad job interview

During the job search, you need to use every advantage possible in order to stand out from other applicants. So if you have been lucky enough to study abroad, make sure you bring this up at your next job interview.

If you’re wondering how to explain your experience abroad to the interviewer, check out these tips on what to say to improve your shot at the job.

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A Creative Approach to Student Visa Job Restrictions

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 under International Students, Jobs

Oregon State University

If you are an international student studying in the US, you have probably found that your job options are limited. This is because the student visa comes with various regulations that require you to focus on your studies rather than working.

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15 Resume Mistakes to Avoid as a Recent Graduate

Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 under Graduation, Jobs

resume mistakes

Whether you are preparing for graduation or are a recent grad looking for your first post-college job, you need an awesome resume in order to have a chance at employment.

That means you need to avoid making these 15 mistakes as you compose your resume!

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Why Studying Abroad Benefits Your Job Search

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 under Jobs, Study Abroad

Oyem, Gabon

If you have little or no work experience but have seized the opportunity to study abroad, you might still have an advantage during the job hunt. That’s because many employers now see the benefits of hiring students and recent graduates who have studied abroad.

Find out what makes a study abroad experience so desirable for employers, and then focus on ways to make your time abroad really count when you’re looking for a job!

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3 Job Application Tips for Students and Recent College Grads

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 under Jobs, Money

job tips recent grads

Whether you’re still in college or recently graduated, you might need some help finding a job.

Instead of feeling intimidated by the process, check out our job applications tips and feel a little more confident about your chances of being hired.

The following tips are simple but essential, and may set you apart from the crowd.

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College Email Etiquette 101

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 under Academics, Jobs

college email etiquette

College email etiquette may seem like a silly topic, but it is important to know how to best address your professors.

Email has become a common medium for contacting college professors, but unfortunately, knowledge of the proper etiquette is not so common. Even students who are aware of the rules do not always play by them, often because they are in a hurry or they don’t think it’s necessary.

If you have any doubts about your email prowess, take these etiquette tips into consideration before you send your college professor a note online.

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What’s Next After You Get a BA or BS Degree?

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 under Graduate School, Graduation, Jobs

BA or BS degree

If you are about to graduate from college with a BA or BS degree, you’re probably thinking about what is going to happen next.

Some students have had their next steps mapped out for years and even have a job lined up starting the day after graduation. But let’s face it — that’s not exactly the norm among college students!

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Summer Job Options for F-1 Student Visa Holders

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US

f-1 student visa job

An F-1 visa can complicate things for students looking for work in the summer.

As you might expect, there are a few rules you must follow if you want to get a job and maintain your F-1 visa.

The most important guideline to remember is that you cannot get an off-campus job during your first year in college. You may be able to get one after your freshman year, but you will need to contact USCIS first to get approval.

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Job Opportunities for Psychology Majors

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 under College Classes, Jobs

Man on a Job Interview

If you are a psychology major but do not wish to get a job as a psychologist, it’s good to know you have several possible career paths.

As a psychology major, your skills should include communicating, relating well to others, and using both research and critical thinking every day.

Here are some careers that can put these skills to use.

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Job Options for International Students

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US

Need extra cash to finance your college lifestyle? A resume is an essential first step.

International students have several options for jobs, whether your goal is to generate income during college or get some experience to put on your resume.

All you need during your job search is an idea of the kind of work you want to do, and a basic understanding of your student visa, before you start applying for jobs.

From on-campus jobs to volunteer work, find out what’s right for you.

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A CV vs. a Resume

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 under Graduate School, Jobs

Resumes can help you land your dream job

The difference between a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and resume can be hard to grasp without some explanation. While some countries use these terms interchangeably, CVs are considered different from resumes in the US.

If you want to make sure you submit the correct document when applying to school or a job, you should keep the differences in mind.

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Writing a Cover Letter: Dos and Don’ts

Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013 under Internships, Jobs

college email etiquette

Writing a good cover letter can supplement an impressive resume, which increases your chances of getting your dream job.

Here are some tips to make your cover letter stand out, no matter what type of position you want.

Learn the do’s and don’ts of cover letters to help make sure yours makes it to the top of the recruiter’s pile!

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A High School Resume

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 under Applying to College, High School, Jobs

Student with resume

A resume is important to have even if you are still in high school and not looking for a job.

In fact, a high school resume can still include lots of information that tells readers about your life.

You might be surprised by how much information you can add to your resume, even if you have no job experience.

Learn how to maximize the experience you already have.

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Dealing with Mistakes

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 under Jobs, Starting College, Student Life

Professor at chalkboard in front of a class

Everyone has room to improve, and you’re going to find that out in college pretty quickly since it’s easy to make mistakes in a new setting.

Fortunately, you have years to learn how to deal with mistakes and even learn from them.

This talent will serve you well both in college and after you graduate and get your first job. That’s why you should get ideas on how to handle constructive criticism.

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