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Posted October 18, 2013 by

Classes for Entrepreneur Hopefuls

Stacia Pierce

Stacia Pierce

Now more than ever, college grads are catching the entrepreneur bug and planning to branch out on their own. It’s no surprise, considering the job market is flooded with grads looking for work. If you think you have what it takes to generate your own income, the best time to start preparing is while you’re still in school.

You can enhance your skill set and make connections with the right people by choosing classes that prepare you for life as a business owner. Whether you’re a business major or not, you can take electives to strengthen your knowledge in valuable areas that all entrepreneurs need. Here are some of the top areas where you should focus on expanding your knowledge: (more…)

Posted January 16, 2007 by

Are You There Job? It’s me, Jamie.

It’s been a couple of years now since graduation, and I’ll admit that I’ve not been the best at looking at something in my chosen field because, well, the money ain’t that great at the bottom. I’ve had mild financial successes, certainly, since then, and I’ve been fortunate enough that, since my recent return to Atlanta and my subsequent return to unemployment, I’m not quite so hard-pressed for money. I’ve had enough time to do the one thing I didn’t consider doing in college: look at the field and find a slow, sure way in.
There are ways in to writing, media, and publishing, though not the easiest things to find. Sure, every one of us wants to be a full-on writer and be recognized as such. But how do you get taken seriously? Where do you get your experience that every single employer seems to want? Freelance, my friends. There are a plethora of opportunities out there for sometimes editors, contributors, and ghostwriters. They may pay, they may pay a little, they may pay nothing at all. They are out there, though. Swallow the pride for a bit–my own, personal pride was easily the size of a basketball and went down about as well as a handful of fish hooks–but now I’m starting to get calls for projects, and things are looking up.