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Posted February 03, 2015 by

The Top 4 Things to Ask on your College Tour

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Group of people taking tour of university. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s very important for students to ask the right questions when going on their college tours. Many students feel shy or embarrassed to ask too many questions, however, this is not the time to keep quiet. Choosing where to attend college is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s life and it’s crucial that they ask the questions that are most important to them. (more…)

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Navigating Your Rights as a Disabled Student in College

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Male college student in wheelchair at library. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many, very capable, students happen to have a disability. I have heard reports from students that the services they receive in college are helpful and adequate while others report being turned away or being met with an immense amount of confusion. If a student has a legitimate disability that is documented, they have the right to receive appropriate services in the USA. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in the early 1990s so the system should be simple to navigate but, quite often, it is not.

If you or your adult child has a disability it is essential to know how to start, and successfully complete, the process of signing up for and documenting services before starting college. (more…)

Posted December 17, 2013 by

10 Dorm Room and College “Life Hacks” for College Students

Amanda Greene

Amanda Greene

If you are not yet familiar with the saying “life hacks” you should look them up for many aspects in life, as the real meaning is basically a short cut or easy way to do something. This article features tips and tricks known as life hacks for college students. Most students and their families start preparing for college ahead of time, but some of these things about life on campus, you just cannot prepare for and you just have to learn as you go. One of the great things about the internet is that people love to write about their experiences and you can use that to your benefit when you start college and need to learn about life on your own. Many of these college dorm and college life tips we found from Reddit. Do not forget to ask other students, alumni, and professors for additional tips to make your time at college easier. (more…)

Posted November 12, 2013 by

Applying for an Entry Level Job? Leave These 5 Things Off Your Resume

If you are applying for an entry level job, make sure your resume highlights the right things instead of the wrong ones.  In the following post, learn five things that should not be included on your resume.

When you made your first resume in college, you probably wanted to list every group and activity you’d been associated with since high school. You were proud of your leadership role in the science club and even more thrilled to promote your fraternity membership. Instead of creating a resume tailored to the position you were applying for, your first

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Posted May 20, 2013 by

How to Balance Internships, Jobs for College Students, and Other Priorities

We all have things that are important to us in our lives.  However, at some point you may need to decide what your priorities are.  The following post explains how to balance internships, jobs for college students, and other priorities.

Finding the balance between academic excellence while maintaining your social life can be overwhelming for the average person. Adding a job, internship or athletics to all of that is impossible for some. Then there is you… You want to do it all. While this is admirable, it is also difficult to do everything well. Often, taking

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Posted April 19, 2013 by

Most Employers Don’t Care What School Recent Grads Attended

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

The college graduating class of 2013 will enter a stronger job market than in the years immediately following the recession; however, young professionals entering high-skill fields may have a decided advantage, according to a new study. More than half (53 percent) of U.S. employers plan to hire recent college graduates in 2013, on par with 2012 (54 percent) and up significantly from 46 percent in 2011 and 44 percent in 2010.

The nationwide survey—conducted online by Harris Interactive© from February 11 to March 6, 2013— included more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.

Employers in industries that generally demand more high-skill workers are also more likely to recruit recent college graduates. According to the survey, information technology employers rank ahead of all industries with 65 percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals planning to hire recent graduates. They are followed by financial services employers (63 percent) and health care employers (56 percent). Additionally, the survey found that employers in IT and financial services are the most likely to recruit workers for hard-to-fill jobs (37 percent, each) prior to graduation. (more…)