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Posted March 13, 2015 by

12 Tips for Studying Abroad

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Sarah Landrum

It hits you the moment the plane touches down – you’re in a new country, and an exciting journey is about to begin.

Studying abroad is filled with new places, people and experiences that will teach you things you cannot learn in your homeland. It can also be a bit overwhelming at times, but no worries. Here are 12 tips to help you make the most of your time abroad: (more…)

Posted February 10, 2015 by

Affording the Unaffordable: Empty Pockets Don’t Equal Empty Life

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Melissa Burns

How often do you say to yourself or hear it from those near you: “You can’t afford it”? But the truth is, there are very few things you really can’t afford. Even if your financial position leaves much to be desired, it doesn’t mean you should skimp on everything – and it doesn’t mean you cannot do anything to improve it. Here are 5 ways to afford the unaffordable: (more…)

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Which Study Abroad Program is Right for You?

Glass globe on a book with study abroad in the background

Glass globe on a book with study abroad in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For many people, college just wouldn’t be complete without a study abroad experience. But as exciting as it is to live in a foreign country, a well-chosen program will offer much more than the thrill of traveling and learning a new language — it’s an opportunity to develop skills that will translate well to your career and add real value to your degree.

When searching for the right program, your first stop should be the Study Abroad office at your school. The staff members are trained to guide you toward the programs that fit your college and career goals. In your discussions with the staff members, be flexible regarding location and length of program. Perhaps you had planned to spend a semester in France, but the best program for you is a summer in Eastern Europe. Studying abroad is about adventure, not vacation. Let yourself go where you need to go. (more…)

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Studying Abroad: Don’t Let Distance Stop You From Sharing Your Experiences

Portrait of a female student in Germany

Portrait of a female student in Germany. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The best part of studying or interning abroad is the experience of visiting a new place. Make the most of this opportunity by traveling to as many places as possible. You may or may not come back to these places, so make sure you record everything about them. Also, part of the fun is in showing off to everyone else . . .

Blog It

A blog is nothing but an online journal. Add text, stories, pictures and notes, and share them with people back home. You could send out emails, but they might get lost in inboxes, and keeping track of them may be a hassle. A blog is free, easy to create and can be customised to your style. (more…)

Posted May 01, 2014 by

Top tips to help you have a fulfilling career in mobile graphic designing

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High angle view of artist drawing a graphic on a tablet at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

People are slowly realizing the lucrative nature of the web and graphic design industry and therefore, there is a sudden demand for good quality, professional graphic designers to cater to the various designing needs of the people. There are excellent career opportunities in store for a graphic designer. To be successful, you need not limit yourself to working in large design studios. You can take up projects on a freelance basis as well. Graphic designing not only offers excellent compensation but also makes sure that you let your creative take the forefront and come up with interesting designs. (more…)

Posted April 22, 2014 by

Career: Know The Criteria Well To Thrive In The Field Of Developing GPS Products

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Female finger typing on a GPS. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Global Positioning System or GPS provides accurate information regarding the location and time of a person or object in the areas that are covered with four GPS satellite or more. This navigation system is based on the satellite signals and has application for the militaries and by the civilians. The use of this system dates back to the World War II, but with time and advancement in science, the system has been upgraded and is applied extensively for military purposes. A host of GPS products as navigator, antenna, receiver and the likewise are manufactured and sold by a reputed companies for the convenience of organization and civilians. (more…)

Posted April 07, 2014 by

Travel Agent Is Now Becoming A Lucrative Career Option For Adventure Lovers

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People in travel agent office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is now time to change your job for an interesting option. If you love adventure and have a thorough knowledge about the place you are living, then being a travel agent can be the best career option for you. Apart from travelling, you have to focus more towards the organizing and planning section of your trip, as travel agents are liable to book for leisure travel as well as business traveling options, for their customers. Moreover, they are also behind selling reliable holiday packages and can also provide travel advice. However, you do not need any particular qualification to land up in this kind of job profile. On the other hand, it might be a useful opportunity to focus more towards the GCSEs, for getting a job with a reliable and well-known traveling agency. A professional travel agent must have proper telephone manners and good customer servicing skills. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2014 by

Is Management Consulting the Right Career for You?

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Management consulting concept in yellow surrounded by related words. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Management consultants are in demand more than ever in today’s global economy. Large businesses rely on the advice of top-notch firms to accelerate their growth and services. Despite the need for more consultants, prestigious consulting firms only select a handful of applicants to come on board.

Even with the odds being so small in landing a consulting job, it is still considered to be a very popular choice among fresh graduates. Why is management consulting such a sought after career? (more…)

Posted June 26, 2013 by

Summer Activities that Make a College Student Resume Look Good

Leslie Anglesey

Leslie Anglesey

Being a college student is a full-time job in itself and many students look forward to the summer as a time to take some much-needed time off. Working to earn money for school, traveling or spending time with family and friends may be on the agenda, but which activities can be added to a resume to make a student a stellar job candidate after graduation? Here are some ways of spending time out of class that can make a learner go to the top of the pile: (more…)