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How can you improve your internship?

Jul 27, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Sometimes when an intern and employer connect, it's fate. The communication is great; you learn from each other each day;  you are challenged and energized by solving day-to-day business problems and, as a student, make great leaps towards building your future career . But other times, an internship feels like, well...a struggle.  If you're not sure that both you and your employer are gaining skills or knowledge from the internship experience, then listen up; this article is for you.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

Differences Between Unpaid and Paid Internships

Jul 24, 2017 2:33:00 PM

During your internship search, it’s important to understand the differences between a paid and unpaid opportunity. Working for free may not sound like the best way to spend your time. However, there are other benefits that can offset the lack of monetary value and make it worth your while. So before you decline an unpaid internship, consider every aspect of the opportunity. Learn more about how an unpaid internship works and what incentives are available. Here is a look at the difference between paid and unpaid internships.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

Volunteering in College: What can it do for you?

Jul 22, 2017 11:44:00 AM

People choose to volunteer for a multitude of reasons. For some, it gives them a chance to give back to the community or improve the lives of people around them. But others volunteer because they are looking to gain skills and connect with like-minded people. Regardless of the reason, volunteering can do more for you than you may realize.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

How to Be a Good Roommate [Infographic]

Jul 20, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Are you a roommate or do you have a roommate? Have you ever had to share your personal living space before? Before heading to college, many students have never bunked up with another living soul which means each fall, there are a whole lot of inexperienced roommates getting their feet wet on campus.

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Topics: College Planning, College Dorm Rooms

Making the Most of College Campus Visits

Jul 17, 2017 9:03:00 AM

The college selection process can be a little (a lot!) overwhelming. Narrowing down thousands of schools into a list of 4-8 that you will apply to is no easy task. As a first step, you can use an online tool to identify colleges that meet your minimum college selection criteria. This may mean making sure they offer your major (or a wide variety of them if you are undecided), that the school has certain activities you are passionate about, or that it is in a specific geographic location. 

Once you have a list of schools that appear to be a match - and it may be a long list - start visiting campuses. Take advantage of your time there! Go on admissions tours, sit in on financial aid sessions, and speak with students, staff and faculty. Sit back and take it all in, but we also recommend you ask questions - lots of them! Here are some tips to get you started.

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Topics: College Planning

Career advice for millennials

Jul 13, 2017 4:07:00 PM

Here’s the most important thing for you to know about your career: you can decide exactly how it will look.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

Dorm Room Design: Winning Bedding Pairs

Jul 11, 2017 8:09:00 PM

Part of being comfortable in your new home at college (yes, we are talking about that cramped dorm room you'll be sharing with a roommate or two!), is making sure you enjoy your environment. For some, that doesn't take much - an old blanket and a bean bag - while other students require a little more nurturing. No matter your taste, you  want your new space to feel like a peaceful haven, a place to relax with friends, a form of self-expression, a comfortable place to study, and more than anything like "home."

First things first, most dorm rooms come with extra-long twin beds, meaning at the very least you are most likely going to have to invest in a new pair of sheets. Typically, a normal size twin comforter will do, but if you want to change it up and you have the budget to support a new stylish dorm room bedding set, then this is the article for you. We've put together five themes with budget-friendly dorm room items to keep you feeling stylish and happy next fall. 

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms, Dorm Room Design

Career planning & college choice

Jul 7, 2017 9:03:00 AM

It happens all at once. One day you’re a high school student responsible for attendance, homework, and practice, and the next day people expect you to know what you’re going to do with your life. It’s a lot of pressure to make some big decisions. So, where do you start?

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Topics: College Planning

College Planning Tips for July

Jul 5, 2017 1:36:00 PM

Summertime is finally here and the beach is most definitely calling your name, but it doesn't mean that you should slack off when it comes to college planning. Sure, use this time to relax and spend time with family and friends. But also use your recess from school to get ahead with planning for college. There are some things you should continue to think about and do as  your senior year quickly approaches. Here's our short list to keep you on track this July! 

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Topics: College Planning