Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 under Graduate School, Graduation, Jobs
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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Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US
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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Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 under College Classes, Jobs
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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Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US
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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Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 under Graduate School, Jobs
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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Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013 under Internships, Jobs
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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Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 under Applying to College, High School, Jobs
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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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 under Jobs, Starting College, Student Life
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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Posted on Monday, December 31st, 2012 under Jobs
If you are a Facebook addict, you will be thrilled to know you can turn this weakness into a strength during your job search. That’s because networking on Facebook is one of the newest ways to get a job.
From letting your friends know you’re jobhunting to liking companies’ Facebook pages, there are many ways you can use this social networking tool to help land a position.
Use these tips to make Facebook effective in your job search, and don’t forget to update your profile once you get hired!
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Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus
As you look for on-campus jobs at your college, feel free to think outside the box. You do not have to end up working at a coffee kiosk or in the cafeteria (though these jobs are great if they appeal to you)!
In fact, there may be some on-campus jobs that allow you to get experience in the field you intend to enter. Before you update your resume, get an idea of some interesting jobs on campus before you apply just anywhere.
Look through your options, including library jobs, cafeteria jobs and jobs for professors, and find which one is a good choice for you and your schedule.
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Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, On Campus, Paying for College
One way to make money as a college student is to get a work-study job. But this option is not available to everyone, which is why a regular on-campus job may have to do.
Learn the differences between the two options — before you start sending out applications!
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Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 under Jobs
So you’ve landed your first job after college — but it doesn’t quite fit into your career goals. It pays the rent, but it’s not what you hope to be doing forever.
That’s OK. The question is: How can you take this experience and use it as an opportunity to learn, grow and get where you want to be?
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Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 under Graduation, Internships, Jobs
Internships for college graduates may not run as rampant as internships for undergraduates, but they are still possible to find. In fact, an internship may be your best bet once you graduate if you are having trouble finding a job you really want.
Some internships are perfect for college graduates, but others are a waste of time. Therefore, you should think about a few details before applying for — or accepting — an internship after college.
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Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 under Graduation, Jobs
It seems like an ideal solution to the tough economy – complete a volunteer year in a program such as AmeriCorps, City Year, Teach for America or one of the many others that offer positions, usually working at nonprofit organizations.
The truth is that a year of volunteerism after college has many benefits, but a few drawbacks, too.
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Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012 under Graduation, Jobs
The lean economic climate may make the prospect of finding a job after college seem especially daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! With a little planning, imagination and patience, you can make the job-hunting process easier and more successful.
Here are a few don’ts – and several dos – to help you in your post-college job search.
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