What employers think when they hire interns.

May 21, 2013 1:51:00 PM

As a student, you may be wondering what is going through an employer's head when they are hiring an intern. Trust us - the process isn't only difficult for you! Employers often don't have time searching for and finding the right candidate, so if you think you have the skills, it is important that you let employers know. Based on our experience working with employers seeking interns, we think the thought process goes a little something like this...

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Topics: College Internships

Scholarships as a tool for reducing your college loans.

May 10, 2013 10:41:00 AM

You are not alone if you were hoping that your child's education would be paid for by scholarships and it didn't turn out that way. Merit-based aid is exceedingly difficult to get these days and the standards for awarding this aid are growing more competitive. Unless your child is attending a school whose students typically have academic credentials below your child's credentials, then you probably don't qualify for campus-based merit aid.

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Topics: Scholarships for High School Students

5 things to know about college loans

May 3, 2013 1:24:00 PM

College loans are unfortunately an inevitable consequence of going to college for most students these days. The average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt - some over $100,000 - and college costs are not declining.

You may have heard your friends or siblings complaining about student loans. Many students don't realize how much they borrowed before they graduate and don't really understand the impact the debt will have on their future decisions. That is why it is so important to do your research before you borrow and to limit the amount you borrow for college as much as possible.

5 Things You Should Know About Student Loans

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Borrowing for College