Career Preparation

Should You Get a Job, Internship, or a Work-Study Position?

Published: August 10th, 2020

The next best thing you can have besides your degree when you graduate is experience. But, which kind of experience is most valuable? There's traditional work experience, hands-on experience with an internship, or a work-study position. Depending on your goals and circumstances or even the season you're in, one of these options may be most suitable. So, which one? Let's dive in.

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Erica Kemper offers a few tips on practicing frugality in college

Living Frugally in College – How to Create a Budget

Published: January 22nd, 2018

College frugality does not have to equal a block of Ramen (though it can include it, depending on your love for the sodium-enriched “meal”). Living frugally in college demands desire, planning, and accountability. You'll soon discover that a budget is not a restriction, but a tool that brings peace of mind.

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Erica Kemper offers a few tips on how to keep a clean dorm room.

6 Tips for Keeping a Clean Dorm Room

Published: January 23rd, 2018

We've all had a messy dorm room at one point or another. Over time, your comforter finds itself tangled, the piles of clothing on your chair and floor are in constant need of the “smell test,” and trash stops finding its way into the garbage. It happens– class work starts to build, stress starts to peek it's way through, and napping wants to replace anything productive, especially in the realm of cleaning. Nevertheless, there are ways to keep your room clean without devoting an entire day to it.

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Networking in college

5 Reasons Why You Need to Network in College

Published: March 26th, 2020

The primary goal of college may be to receive your degree, but it can be just as crucial to be connected to the right individuals. “Who ya know,” can be more influential than that grade you received on that last exam. So, sorry introverts (including myself), but much of the professional world may indeed resemble a popularity contest. But, don't panic.

In this article, we will break down the importance of networking in college and share how you can develop lasting connections that may come in handy once you receive that diploma.

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Ryan McElhany and Hannah Dotson teach three tactics to overcome Millennial stereotypes

3 Tips to Overcome The Most Common Millennial Stereotypes

Published: November 6th, 2017

In 2016, Millennials (also known as Generation Y) overtook Baby Boomers as America's largest generation. With that milestone, researchers and news agencies began analyzing everything from political views and religious leanings to how few heads of household are Millennials compared to other generations.

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Lauren Zoucha writes about the benefits of learning outside of the classroom

3 Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Published: November 6th, 2017

There are many benefits of going to college: new life experiences, learning from professors, and ultimately earning a degree that will prepare you for success in your career. But, you would be doing yourself a disservice to limit your college learning to the classroom. So, if you're ready to give yourself an upper hand when it comes to the job-hunt after college, continue reading and take notes.

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Andrew Hurst shares advice on how to excel as a professional in your workplace.

3 Expectations of Professionalism in the Workplace

Published: January 23rd, 2018

Have you ever gone out to eat and had a miserable experience with service? Even if the food is phenomenal, bad service can certainly turn customers away. Why is that? It is because we come in with a certain level of expectation. Personally, I expect a waitress/waiter to be helpful, considerate, warm and sensitive to my time. I expect them to show me respect as a customer and I expect them to be “professional.”

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