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Posted December 19, 2013 by

So You Chose the Wrong Major: What Now?

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A frustrated student surrounded by books. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

“What if I just spent four years working for an expensive degree that I’ll never use? I’m not even sure my major will help me land a job or—if it does—that I’ll enjoy the job.”

This is one of the most common questions amongst new and recent graduates. And while we would love to dismiss these thoughts as meaningless, giddy new-grad jitters, we can’t. This scenario is not only possible, it’s actually quite common. The major you’ve chosen and the degree you’ve earned are going to be with you for the rest of your life.

Here’s how to face the possibility that you made the “wrong” choice, and then move forward with confidence, calm, and a clear sense of direction. (more…)

Posted October 30, 2013 by

How to Spend the Summer of Your Freshman Year: A Check List

The words School's Out written on a green chalkboard

The words School’s Out written on a green chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: Your first year of college is officially over, and a sunny summer is on the horizon. Here’s what to do to set yourself up for an even brighter future.

As the snow begins to melt and spring comes into view, you’ll be ready to cross off a major (if often uncelebrated) event in your adult life: The successful completion of your first year of college.

All the anxiety of the application process is long behind you at this point, you’ve overcome your first semester jitters, you’ve gotten used to your roommate’s quirks, and your college career is officially underway. But this is no time to kick back and idle away the summer months. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2013 by

How to Make it Through Your Entry Level Job in the First Year

If you’re anxious about making it through the first day of your entry level job, you are probably not thinking about how to make it through the first year.  However, you can do it by considering some tips in the following post.

Some people aren’t prepared for their first day of work, let alone learning how to navigate office obstacles to build a career. Between you and your three best friends, one won’t make it through the first year, and two won’t last 18 months. Don’t be a statistic. (Click here to tweet this thought.) Learn to

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