College Classes for the Rest of Us
MAY 6, 2011
When you think of college students, you may imagine a group of high school graduates fresh out of school who spend their nights partying and their days sleeping through professorial lectures. Sure, it's nice to think that we all jumped out of high school into a successful college experience.
Will you love your first job out of college? A message to the class of 2011
Corn on the Job
MAY 3, 2011
My sincerest congratulations go to the Class of 2011 on your achievement. You will probably NOT love your very first job out of college. Many friends of mine were miserable in their first job out of college. Congratulations again to the class of 2011.
8 College Habits You Need to Let Go of In Your Professional Life
Ms. Career Girl
JANUARY 13, 2015
The post 8 College Habits You Need to Let Go of In Your Professional Life appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. If you’ve just finished college and are about to enter the “real world,” your lifestyle is about to take a 180-degree turn. Dressing Like a College Student.
How to Start Your Career While Still in College
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
When they do finally graduate, many college students will face the pressures of a depleted job market. But for motivated students who are looking ahead to a successful job post graduation, the time to start a career is now. Sign Up for Relevant Classes.
Make Liberal Arts A Successful College Major Choice
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Liberal arts majors can make successful college majors. I guarantee you'll get some ideas; Decide on whether to go to graduate school with particular career goals in mind, based on real research based on informational interviews with current grad students and grad school grads, not hearsay.
5 Things College Students Must Do To Stay Ahead of the Competition
OCTOBER 26, 2016
5 Things College Students Must Do To Stay Ahead of the Competition. College students face a number of challenges as they near graduation. Then there’s the uncertainty of career for many. Related: 6 Strategies To Kickstart Your Career As A College Sophomore.
Your College Major Doesn’t Define Career Options: You Do!
Corn on the Job
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Kaitlin Luna is a Student Affairs and Higher Education professional with six years (and counting) of experience working with college students as a career and academic advisor. Choosing a college major is the first major decision of a young person’s life.
Top Tech Skills for College Students: What You Need to Know to Succeed in School
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Getting to college is a journey. A student must do well in classes, fill-out applications, write essays, etc. In some cases, an adult gains experience before heading to college. Career advice College Grads EducationRegardless, in some cases, essential skills are not learned or improved. In some cases, high school students may have access to computers but with limited resources and teachers who can relay top tech skills.
The Transition from College to Career
JUNE 14, 2012
This is a true story as told to LatPro.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. Visit to find a career interview in your field today. A typical day in college was filled with a lot of reading.
Low Wages: 13 College Majors To Avoid Like The Plague
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
The Millennial Generation of college students/graduates has really gotten the short-end of the stick. For those who have already graduated from college or are close to it, they were likely unaware of the consequences of the degree they chose. Mid-career median pay: $51,600.
11 Ways to Build Your Network After College
Ms. Career Girl
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
You’re fresh out of college and looking for a job. You’ve tried the job boards, your school career counselor, etc. Networking is the key to career success and a great way to lead to your next job. 11 Connections You Should Make to Build Your Post-College Network.
The College Student’s Guide to a Winning Resume
APRIL 15, 2011
Every time I teach my class on resume writing, I always start the lecture with the question, What is the goal of a resume? Deborah Federico is an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Career Services in the School of Management at Boston University. Gone in sixty seconds.
A Snapshot Of The College Class Of 2013 [Infographic]
JUNE 9, 2013
This summer, hundreds of thousands of college grads are entering the increasingly competitive U.S. This sort of competition often strikes fear in those leaving the comforts of college life. Fortunately for the college Class of 2013 , scoring a good job right out of college is likely.
Seven Reasons to Continue Your Education After College
Ms. Career Girl
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
I can personally relate to this post as someone who totally switched career paths myself. If I hadn’t taken internet marketing classes online, I truly don’t think I’d be working as a Social Media Strategist today. This interaction may lead to new career connections.
5 Professional Development Tips For College Students
MAY 7, 2014
As a college student, your number one priority is to learn. What you need to realize early on in your college career is that your learning is not, and should not only be, located in the classroom. Related: 3 Career Development Tips That Will Get You Ahead Of The Competition.
Why College Is The Best Time To Start Your Own Business
APRIL 10, 2014
What you may not realize is that starting your own business in college is not just easier than you think, but it will give you a leg up on your career after you graduate. College is a place where everyone is learning together. You already have a lot to do as a student.
HIRE ME! 7 Tips For Getting A Job After College
MARCH 28, 2014
In today’s job market, college graduates have a tough time. Related: 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads. Many colleges have job searching courses that help you build resumes and extol the virtues of the book, What Color Is Your Parachute?
What I’ve Learned 7 Months Out Of College
DECEMBER 16, 2014
When you go off to college, you’re given four years. Fast forward to seven months after college graduation. That is, of course, until you’re looking at it like this: Seven months out of college and I still have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing. Take a class.
5 Personal Branding Tools for College Students
JANUARY 16, 2015
Here are 5 tools to help you to establish your personal brand: 5 Personal Branding Tools for College Students. Bunee Tomlinson, a sophomore at Oklahoma City Community College and a freelance filmmaker, developed his keen interest in film and video production from an early age.
Career Lessons You Can Learn From 10-Year-Olds
Ms. Career Girl
OCTOBER 13, 2016
The post Career Lessons You Can Learn From 10-Year-Olds appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Here’s how to ensure you’re always top of the class: Put Your Hand Up. The post Career Lessons You Can Learn From 10-Year-Olds appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.
6 Reasons Internships Are a Must in College
MARCH 25, 2012
I’m guessing you did a lot of research before choosing your college — you need to do the same thing before committing to an internship. Thriving with colleagues in the workplace is different than thriving with your college peers. Internships in college image from Shutterstock.
5 Well Paying Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree
Ms. Career Girl
JANUARY 31, 2017
The post 5 Well Paying Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Fortunately, not every well-paying career requires employees to have a four-year degree. Career Girl.
How to Dress for Success in College and Still be Comfortable
Ms. Career Girl
JUNE 6, 2014
For young adults in college, how you dress can have more of an impact than you know. In many college campuses, the culture and atmosphere regarding the style of dress is very laid back. Find ideas for young, hip, college style attire at NeverlandStore.com.au. Career Girl.
Can You Find a Job Without a College Degree?
MAY 8, 2011
Bill Gates never graduated from college. Outside of the tech world, Richard Branson has done pretty well for himself without a college degree, as has Barry Diller. But Sharon Willis is a more common example of the challenges to American workers who never graduated from college.
The Highest Paying Jobs for Non-College Grads
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
When it comes to facts and figures a college degree really is the only option even though grads will carry some debt into their new careers. Pastry chefs are in high demand at first-class restaurants and bakeries. Possible Careers After You Earn Your Massage Therapist License.
Does Taking Online Classes Save You Money? - Jobacle.com BLOG.
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Shop Online Today All About Bosses (10) Career 2.0 Many people are attracted to the flexibility these options offer and wonder about the economics of taking classes online. Does taking classes online really save you money? This is to encourage students to opt for online classes.
Six (FREE) Apps Every College Student Should Download
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
I’ve explored the app world endlessly the last few months, and I’m astonished by the number of useful apps available for college students. During my college career I would have benefited from an app to help with my struggles though four semesters of a language – I could have used extra help from the Living Language Spanish App. Stay organized for your classes with iStudiez by entering details such as class description, professor’s name, office hours and phone number.
7 Must Read Job Interview Answers for College Grads
JULY 28, 2014
The job market can be especially difficult for recent college grads. How can you make your college experience seem relevant? Sample answer: “I do believe that I had the ability to get an A in each class and since I did not, my GPA does not reflect my full capabilities.
Youth unemployment – many problems, few solutions (Channel 4 ‘Class of 2012? debate)
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
The debate was centred around the ‘ Class of 2012 ‘ with the event asking, “Is this the worst year to leave education and look for employment?”
Career Advice From the Class of 2015
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
This week my first child began her college career. I’ve told her dozens of stories about my college experience but on this day I was thinking more about the college experience from the parent’s perspective. career management finding a job job search process
Career Confession: I didn’t learn this in college!
Ms. Career Girl
JULY 8, 2013
I’m one of the few people in my generation who has a career that directly correlates to what I studied in college. I still keep in touch with several of my professors and thank them all the time for everything they did to help prepare me for my career in Public Relations. These are just a few things I’ve learned over the first two years of my career that I thought you could learn from and appreciate the advice.
7 Internship Search Tips for College Athletes
AUGUST 4, 2014
Athletes often have a challenging time fitting in an internship along with college classes and daily sports practices. Here are seven tips just for you: 7 Internship Search Tips for College Athletes. Visit Career Services. Being a college athlete is a big commitment.
Employers Must Influence Today’s College Students
AUGUST 4, 2014
The idea was to sponsor a capstone project for a 400-level class. How can your team of college recruiters engage top university talent on a more consultative level? Campus recruiters are great at (and like giving) career advice and interview tips.
???? How To Get a Sweet First Job After College or University
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Use this quick guide so you don’t fail at finding a first job after college. You are not alone, and while your job hunt can be as hard as one of the classes you took in school, with diligence and presenting your resume in a way that it gets noticed, you can do this.
The 5 Things You Should Do Before Going to College
JUNE 27, 2011
Let’s say you plan to go to college because you worked in a warehouse for a number of years and your company closed. Some employers are willing to pay training and testing costs for employees, while others require workers to pay for classes and certification themselves.
10 Social Media Must-Dos for College Students
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
School’s back in session; now that summer’s over, most college students will be seriously entrenched in classes, social life, and hopefully saving some brain cells for thinking about their future career. Do the pictures paint the story you want to tell your college buds?
4 Ways To Continue Developing Your Career Outside Of Work
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
4 Ways To Continue Developing Your Career Outside Of Work. Related: Why Do You Need A Career Development Plan ASAP? With all of those self-improvement books available, you will find no shortage of books to read (or listen to) on every aspect of career or professional development.
Preparing for your Job Search while you’re Still in College
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Here are some tips: 1. Take advantage of whatever career services your university offers. While some of these complaints do have merit, it’s often the case that students never take it upon themselves to actually employ career services. 3 Ways to Secure a Job After Art College.
my best employee quit on the spot because I wouldn’t let her go to her college graduation
Ask A Manager
JULY 5, 2016
One employee asked to come in two hours after the start time due to her college graduation ceremony being that same day (she was taking night classes part-time in order to earn her degree). I only want to do this because she was an otherwise great employee, and I don’t want her to derail her career by doing this again and thinking it is okay. A reader writes: I manage a team, and part of their jobs is to provide customer support over the phone.
5 Career Questions To Ask Yourself Daily
APRIL 28, 2016
5 Career Questions To Ask Yourself Daily. CAREEREALISM. You spend at least a third of your 24-hour day working, so it would be to your benefit to make sure you are working in a job or career that you enjoy, don’t you think? Career Advice career advice career questions job searc