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Internship Scams

Apr 16, 2019 3:48:00 PM

Ahh, the internet – the best friend, and worst enemy, of every job-seeker. A world of information at your fingertips, and an unparalleled number of fraudsters and schemers lurking just beneath the surface.
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Topics: College Internships, career planning

Top 10 Interview Mistakes

Apr 10, 2019 11:01:00 AM

The most exciting and terrifying moment of your career can be the call back for an interview. Interviews of any nature can seem nerve-wracking. Acing your job interview is a crucial component on the road to success. In order to feel confident during your interview, you need to know what mistakes to avoid. Here are the top ten interview mistakes to watch out for.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!, career planning

The CPC is Now Offering Career Planning Services

Apr 4, 2019 11:01:48 AM

At our annual school counselor breakfast on March 7th, the Director of the College Planning Center, Stacy Crooks, announced that they will begin offering help with career planning. In efforts to assist students in determining a career path that's right for them, students will take a personality assessment to help highlight their interests.

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Topics: College Planning, Adulting!, career planning

How to stay organized while interning

Mar 6, 2019 11:23:00 AM

Being a college student can feel a little overwhelming. Classes, homework, exams, extracurricular activities, and a part-time job – to say nothing of a social life – can quickly add up to a much busier schedule than the one you had as a high school student. Throw in an internship and now you’re expected to fulfill significant professional obligations, too.
So, how do you manage a busy schedule while impressing your internship supervisor? Let us give you a few hints.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs, Adulting!, career planning

3 Myths About Internships

Feb 15, 2019 11:35:00 AM

One thing we love about internship programs is that it is beneficial for both the employer and the intern! An employer gets some extra help around the office, and the intern gets to apply their classroom knowledge. Interns who are completing an internship should focus on honing their skills and ability to network with other professional.


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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

It's #FAFSAszn

Feb 6, 2019 12:56:57 PM

To increase the completion rate of critical college financial aid forms, particularly from high school seniors in historically underrepresented urban schools, the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) and its College Planning Center today launched a comprehensive grassroots campaign aimed at getting more financial aid to students interested in attending college.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Financial Education for Students, Parents and College Planning, FAFSA

Notice to Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Jan 16, 2019 10:37:00 AM

The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) announced today that it has suspended repayment of college loans for federal employees currently not being paid, including military personnel, throughout the duration of the government shutdown.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment

Does Working While in College Hurt Grades?

Nov 26, 2018 1:20:00 PM

Research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that students who work less than twenty hours per week have a higher GPA than non-working students. Due to the rising costs of college and declining affordability, working while in college is necessary for many students as they use this income to support themselves financially while being away from home. The more students earn while in college, the less they will have to borrow  to pay for school and working while in school also helps students learn to keep themselves organized, manage their time, and understand how to prioritize.

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Topics: College Planning, Money Management, College Life

5 Problems with your personal brand

Nov 13, 2018 1:58:00 PM

Even the most savvy job-hunters are likely to make some mistakes as they start to build and manage their personal brands. Here are some of the most common ways that students fail to successfully portray themselves online - and how you can avoid these branding faux pas.

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Topics: Adulting!, career planning

Student loan repayment: How to prepare

Nov 5, 2018 1:50:00 PM

It happens to all of us who borrowed for college: notifications from lenders that your student loan payments will soon be due. It's time to craft a plan of attack. 

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing