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What can college students do to improve their employability?

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Get experience! The more internships, the better. Since school does not necessarily teach you how to be successful in your career, you have to learn in other ways. read more

How should I start the internship search, and who can I turn to for help?

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First, make sure your résumé is in tip-top shape. If you have limited work experience, focus on other personal attributes (reliability, computer skills, leadership in athletics, etc.) that demonstrate how you are different from and better than other candidates. read more

Ace the Resident Assistant Application

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Public Relations Associate, Carnegie Communications

You've decided to take the step to become an RA. So, now what? You most likely have a blank application and an appointment for an interview, but now, it's just a matter of taking action. Here are a few pointers so you can ace the resident assistant interview and application process. read more

Guest Post: Your Most Important Resource in Music Performance College Search

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Data Entry Specialist, Carnegie Communications

Music performance programs can be very vigorous and competitive, and to have the best chance of getting into your first choice school, you need to make some informed decisions. read more

Volunteer Opportunities for Science and Health Majors

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Scholarship Search Strategist, College Prep Ready

This is the time of the year when many people start preparing for the upcoming holidays and college students are dreaming of starting winter break. College and high school students can take advantage of this season by volunteering with local charities and other organizations on campus or in your hometown. Volunteering has many benefits whether you're applying to college or to a job. read more

Job Hunt Eggs Need Many Baskets

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True confession: I am unemployed. I'm in the midst of my job search and I think what I've learned along the way, along with what I'm still learning as I continue the process, will be of use to you when the time comes for you to start looking for a job. read more

Fill Empty Résumés with Campus Activities

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Freelance Writer

You're a freshman, just getting used to the college life. No need to think about your career now, right? Wrong! I don't mean that you have to get worried and consumed with your degree and exactly what you're going to do with it, but resist the urge to put your career plans off until later. Dive in right away. read more

Internships and Co-ops for Transfer Students

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When you're busy transferring to a new school, it's easy to push the thought of finding an internship to the back of your mind. But this is one extracurricular activity you can't afford to miss. read more

Choosing Job References

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References can have a significant impact on the final hiring decision. Be ready at a moment's notice to provide potential employers with at least three solid ones. read more