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Posted August 28, 2014 by

Should students work while studying?

Job or education directions on a metal signpost

Job or education directions on a metal signpost. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Should a student get a job and work whilst studying? Here are a few arguments for and a few against. The issue isn’t really a cut and dry, black and white one. For example, a student taking programming courses should certainly get a job if he or she can manage his or her schedule so that no sleep is lost (it is difficult to program when tired). On the other hand, a student taking a medical or veterinary course should definitely not get a job because there is scarcely enough time to get the studying done and fit in some sleep. (more…)

Posted July 21, 2014 by

College Resources in the Digital Age

Woman using e-reader while friends carry books in the background

Woman using e-reader while friends carry books in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The face of education is undergoing rapid redevelopment as the digital age and academia are beginning to come to terms with the realities of the modern “connected” world. The two forces now rely on one another to offer students a more comprehensive learning system bringing measurable improvement in retention and student grades.

Where teaching faculty once relied primarily on traditional methods that used large lecture halls, students nowadays are directed to the Internet as a primary source of their information. The trend will continue and will in no doubt impact not only the future design of facilities, but also how knowledge is disseminated. (more…)

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Wondering If You Will Ever Get that Entry Level Job? Keep These 5 Things in Mind

If you’ve been searching and searching for an entry level job without success and feel like giving up, there are five things you should remember found in the following post.

Most people have heard that “job-hunting is a full-time job,” but what often goes unsaid is that it’s pretty much the worst full-time job. It’s tedious, you have to work weekends, there are no happy hours with coworkers, and to top it all off, it doesn’t even pay the bills… at least not right away. So if you’ve been searching for months and are nowhere near landing your dream job, it’s understandable that you sometimes feel like you want to throw up your hands, open a bottle of wine, and call it quits. But before you start looking for sturdy cardboard boxes to live in, try first to remember these 5 important things:

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Posted June 11, 2014 by

Why Finding an Internship Might be More Important to Employers than the Degree You Have

While getting a college degree should be respected, it might not be a bad idea to consider finding an internship this summer to boost your chances of employment.  Learn more in the following post.

As many students head home for summer, they are faced with an age-old decision: what will they do with their free time? Most will take on a summer job, while others may stay on campus to attend summer classes. Others, according to a recent study, will do the best

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Posted June 11, 2014 by

E-Learning Tools to Help You Be a Successful Student

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Today’s students keep adding to their arsenal of online tools that help them save time while learning more. If you haven’t started exploring what today’s technology is offering to you, then you are way behind your classmates. The Internet is much more than a tool that connects you with your friends and provides material for endless hours of fun.

In the continuation, you will find a list of the best e-learning tools that will help you become a better student. With their usage, you will start spending less time in studying, but achieve better results at the same time. Who wouldn’t want that? (more…)

Posted June 03, 2014 by

Will a degree further your career?

Group of young college graduates and their professor at graduation

Group of young college graduates and their professor at graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earning a degree has traditionally been the way to stand out from the crowd when it comes to finding a job and furthering your career. But as more and more of the US population graduate from college and studying becomes more expensive, is the qualification losing its value?

There is certainly a lot to be said for experience as well as academic achievement, but a degree can still have huge benefits, especially if it’s from a college with a great reputation such as the American University or Ivy League colleges. Here’s how studying could further your career and how to ensure you spend your time at college wisely. (more…)

Posted May 20, 2014 by

Work Experience Essential to College Students Looking for Jobs in Accounting and Finance

If you are a college student who wants a job in accounting or finance, make sure you have some work experience under your belt.

According to a new survey from Accountemps, 83% of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said it is important for students to gain work experience in the field during their college years if they are hoping to compete for entry-level accounting and finance positions upon graduation. (more…)

Posted May 06, 2014 by

Did Your College Recruiter Tell You This? Advice to Keep in Mind for College

As a prospective student, your college recruiter might not tell you everything to expect during your time in school.  So, check out some advice to keep in mind for college in the following post.

There are more benefits in getting a college degree. The increased earning potential, as well as the social and intellectual stimulation, is worthwhile. Continue reading this article for advice on succeeding at college.

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Posted April 23, 2014 by

Will GPA Matter When Applying for Jobs for Recent College Graduates?

Making good grades is emphasized in college, but how much will GPA matter when the time comes to apply for jobs for recent college graduates?  Find out in the following post.

You have permission to put down the books, stop cramming for that test and go out with your friends. According to Google, your GPA can wait. (Click here to tweet this thought.) That’s right, in a recent article on the NY Times, Lazlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google, revealed that: GPAs

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Posted April 22, 2014 by

What Entry-Level Recruiters Actually Look For (Hint: It’s Not Grades)

Job seeker and recruiter with a quote from job seeker

Job seeker and recruiter with a quote from job seeker. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: What are entry-level recruiters looking for when they size up a potential job candidate?

When you encounter a recruiter at a job fair or networking event, what traits might this person be looking for as they shake your hand and chat with you for a few minutes? And when a recruiter starts a dialogue with you online, what traits might she be scanning for as she reads your messages and skims through your resume?

What kinds of qualities and signals will make a recruiter’s ears perk up? What keywords, personal traits, and non-verbal messages will inspire them to pick up the phone and chase you down before their competitors get ahold of you? And what traits will make them glaze over and move onto the next candidate in line? Here are a few of the ways recruiters size you up, regardless of your industry. (more…)