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College Juniors Find Internships

In my last post, I talked about the importance of college seniors getting ahead of the curve by starting their job search in the fall rather than the spring. Today I want to address my college juniors. You’re not off the hook! It is equally important that you use the...

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How to Land an Internship During College

Internships are valuable opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of their future field, develop soft skills that employers are looking for, and pad their resume. But competition for internships is often very fierce. Follow these steps to increase your...

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How to Treat College As an Investment

College tuition has been rising faster than inflation for some time, and many graduates find themselves with a heavy debt load without the income to pay it back comfortably. Unfortunately, these students (and their parents) did not evaluate college choices by...

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Activities for the Well-Rounded Student

You’ve heard the phrase so many times, but what does “well-rounded student” really mean? Allowing for slight differences from one college to the next, “well-rounded” means good grades and test scores as well as activities that demonstrate the student’s passion,...

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How Often Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

The SAT is offered seven times each year and the ACT is offered twelve times. With so many opportunities, you have plenty of chances to take the test of your choice. But how many times should you? That depends on several factors. Your college choices Different...

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How Does Social Media Affect Your College Application?

You’ve probably heard the advice – be careful what you post on social media, employers are looking! It’s true for college admissions officers, too. In fact, a recent study by Kaplan Test Prep found that about 1/3 of admissions officers already look at applicants’...

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Is Interviewing Going Away as a Hiring Tool?

According to Andy Biga, former Director of Talent at JetBlue and now SVP HR at GoHealth Urgent Care, hiring and matching jobs with talent has shifted dramatically. Soon interviews will offer a cursory glance at a candidate, but it will be the data offered by...

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What Can Internships Do for You?

Internships are a no-brainer. Some are paid and some are not. But the benefits are worth it, if you choose your internship wisely. An internship in a field of interest can help you clarify your career interests or it can help you realize it’s not what you thought it...

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