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Posted May 13, 2015 by

Even if Undergrad Was a Struggle, Grad School is Still Possible

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

There’s good news and bad news for those who had a rough time in undergrad and are now thinking about graduate studies. The good news is, you are now older and have more experience, so it’s likely you won’t get caught up in the same business that gave you trouble in the first place. The bad news is, you’re going to have to find a way to overshadow any anomalous GPA issues. But let’s start with the most important concern. (more…)

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Navigating Your Rights as a Disabled Student in College

Male college student in wheelchair at library

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 June 06, 2014 by

How to Get Career-related Experience When Still at College

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Young and diverse group volunteering in clothing donation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s overcrowded job market, mere graduation doesn’t open many doors – what employers want is professional experience. While plenty of students consider their time at the university perfect for fun and adventure, the truth is that college is also an excellent time for getting some hands-on job experience. How to do it? Consider some of the options listed below – they will surely help you to launch your career after you graduate. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2013 by

Not Motivated on Those Entry Level Jobs? What to Do About It

While young professionals might enjoy their entry level jobs initially, at some point they might lose motivation in their work.  The following post has some advice should they have this experience.

Ah, you were such an ambitious young one. You rocked undergrad, and possibly graduate school. You were idealistic and excited about your professional trajectory and the potential positive impacts you could make on the world. You were engaged, on fire, driven, ready. Then you got that fresh-out-of school fellowship or perfect

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Posted November 14, 2013 by

Internship Finder, 8 Ways to Maximize Your Experience

As an internship finder, it’s important to make the most of your experience so that you can boost your chances of getting a job down the road.  Check out eight ways to maximize your internship in the following post.

Internships are no longer optional… in today’s entry-level job market, they are de facto necessity to get your resume even reviewed by a hiring manager. No matter what you’ve done to this point, there’s a chance to improve, and there’s a chance to turn negative opinions into positive ones — and positive opinions

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