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Posted June 17, 2015 by

Work Smart: Tips for Students to Get More out of Their Day

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Female student reading a book for finding information. Young woman sitting at table doing assignments in university library. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Are you working hard in class, racing to your job after school and trying to make it to an extracurricular activity during the week? Working while going to school full time means you have to work smart. Organize your time to squeeze in extra schoolwork between classes, work and fun. Here are few tips to maximize your time: (more…)

Posted April 07, 2015 by

Put Time Back on Your Side: Time Management Tips for Online Students

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Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When taking online classes, there’s no one around to tell you what to do — but there’s no one to hear you scream, either. Time management is more essential for the online student, because typically you’re taking classes around distractions like work and family life. Of course, you have the full intention of prioritizing school, but who can concentrate on Econ homework when the baby is crying? This is exactly why so many distance learners have a rough time keeping up.

With that in mind, here are seven tips to help you keep your eyes on the prize. (more…)

Posted March 24, 2015 by

First Apartment Necessities

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Sarah Landrum

If you’re just moving in to your first ever apartment or home of your own, you’re probably pretty psyched right now. All of that newfound independence to do what you want when you want it: what could be better than that? If you’re used to your parents picking up the groceries and other house necessities, or if your old college roommates always reminded you when you were getting low on toilet paper, being on your own might come as a bit of a shock.

There’s a lot you’re going to need to take care of on your own, so get organized. Keep one of those notepads on your fridge so you can scribble down when you’re out of eggs. Nobody likes getting back from the store only to realize they’ve forgotten something. And keep a calendar. Seriously. This will keep you on track and remind you to do all of the things on time. (more…)

Posted December 05, 2014 by

5 Tips for Finishing a Degree While You Work or Travel

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College student reading outdoors lying in the grass. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Not every high school student or young adult is set on acquiring a college diploma through the traditional four-year college experience, or right away. And with so many options to obtain and finish degrees at your disposal, you simply don’t have to. Whether it’s because you’re already working hard at your own start-up or you’ve just secured the internship of your dreams, you may find that an undergraduate or graduate degree is something you are only interested in pursuing on the side.

If you know a college degree is important, but you don’t want to take a break from the life you’re living to get it, here are five tips to finishing your college degree while you travel the world, intern for public radio, or slave away at your very own tech start-up. (more…)

Posted September 04, 2014 by

College Students, 10 Goals for You to Set in Your Searches for Jobs

As they look for jobs, college students should consider setting these 10 goals for success in the following post.

When it comes to the Social Age job search, the most successful careerists know: we must create actionable goals and milestones that equate to real progress, and eventually result in a job offer. This means your goals need to be realistic and can be accomplished within a reasonable time frame. Regardless of the stage you are at in your job

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Posted August 28, 2014 by

College Students, 10 Tips for Networking at Different Times When Searching for Jobs

When networking in their searches for jobs, college students should apply these 10 tips in the following post.

In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to

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Posted August 11, 2014 by

About to Become an Entrepreneur as Your Entry Level Job? 3 Secrets for Success

If you are about to pursue an entry level job as a business owner, you should know these three secrets for success found in the following post.

Promise me something. The next time you update your resume (which you should do frequently, even if you’re not looking for a job), you will scrub it completely of the words self-starter, highly-motivated and driven. Why, you ask? Because you’re lying to yourself. The reality of being a self-starter The reality is that it’s easy

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Students, Are Your Summer Jobs as Interns about to be Over? 7 Ways to Conclude Them on a Good Note

With their summer jobs as interns winding down, college students may be looking to end them in positive ways.   In the following post, learn seven ways to finish internships on a good note.

August is right around the corner. Summer is almost over… and, by definition, so is your summer internship. So now is a good time to think about the final weeks of your summer gig, and perhaps the last chance you’ll have to tie up loose ends, communicate with colleagues and make yourself stand out to your supervisor…

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Posted February 26, 2014 by

5 Ways to Achieve Career Progress on Entry Level Jobs for 2014

For graduates who want to achieve career progress on their entry level jobs this year, the following post offers five ways to do so.

The new year brings promises of fresh starts, new habits and hope that life will be different. But already, a little over a month into 2014, your best intentions are followed by little change. Why do 90 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail? Because we don’t reflect on the year that was or

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Posted January 21, 2014 by

Young Professionals, 4 Ways to Better Organize Your Search for Entry Level Jobs

Young professionals, are you looking to enhance your search for entry level jobs in the new year?  Try four ways to better organize your job search in the following post.

GenY’s social media fluency and drive to learn and adapt sets us apart from our older coworkers. We’re the largest generation since the Baby Boomers, and we’re on track to become the most educated generation in American history. So why are you still hunting for a job the way your parents did? When will you learn that

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