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How to Start a New Job in a New City

How to Start a New Job in a New City

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on May 18, 2016 in Life Transitions

Moving to a new city is an exciting (and sometimes intimidating) experience. Not only are you starting a new job, but you are uprooting your life and moving to a new home in an often unfamiliar area. You can avoid being overwhelmed by planning out each step of the way and putting together a strategy for what to do when you land in your new hometown. ... Read More ...

7 Tips on Preparing for Graduation

7 Tips on Preparing for Graduation

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on May 4, 2016 in Life Transitions

Graduation is a major step in life. It marks the end of an era of education and the start of a new career or other life adventure. Whether you plan to go to work, graduate school, or take time to travel the globe, follow these tips to get ready for the real world as an adult with a college degree. ... Read More ...

Advantages of Studying Abroad

Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Andrea Emerson on April 28, 2016 in Study Abroad

Hop on any social media platform and you'll notice how small the world has become, shrinking by the minute. Succeeding in any aspect of life — school, business, relationships, personal development — means you'll have to interact with people, ideas, and values from across the planet. Want to give yourself an advantage (or several)? Below are five ways studying abroad can enrich your life and help you get ahead.... Read More ...

How to Find a Job Abroad After College

How to Find a Job Abroad After College

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 18, 2016 in Travel

If you're getting ready to graduate from college — and looking to cast an international net for a job — you need to do much more than book a plane ticket to Paris, Buenos Aires, or another city of your dreams. Your to-do list should include determining visa requirements, researching global job markets, drafting a worldly resume, and determining how much it will cost to live in a particular country or region. Here are some resources and tips for realizing your goal of working abroad:... Read More ...

5 Ways to Love Your Job

5 Ways to Love Your Job

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 18, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Most full-time jobs require 40 hours per week, or about 2,000 hours per year. That is the equivalent of just over 83 full 24-hour days per year spent at work. If you are going to spend that much time somewhere, you shouldn't just try to find a job to get by- you should find a job you love. Not only will these five tips help you find a job you love, but they might even help you enjoy your existing job a little bit more.... Read More ...

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Graduate Study Abroad

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Graduate Study Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on February 25, 2016 in Study Abroad

When you make the decision to attend graduate school abroad, you’re opening yourself up to the endless opportunities and long-reaching benefits than an international degree provides. Not only do these degrees afford students the opportunity to set themselves apart from other candidates vying for similar jobs and careers, but they’re oftentimes shorter and cheaper than graduate programs in a student’s home country. And while there are several potential roadblocks to consider, there are also means of navigating each one.... Read More ...

Coping with Unemployment After College

Coping with Unemployment After College

Posted by Ashley Norman on February 10, 2016 in Life Transitions

So you've recently graduated. You're thinking, gone are the days when you're forced to speak in front of the class, write 200-page papers, and stay up all night to study for tests (well, maybe you're never had to write a 200-page paper, but nonetheless, distinguishing between MLA format and AP style are no longer your concern). You are free to jump right into the career your major has prepared you for. WRONG! The chance of you getting a job related to your major [immediately after college] is the same chance as you being selected as tribute in The Hunger Games.... Read More ...

5 Career Advantages of Studying Abroad

5 Career Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on February 4, 2016 in Study Abroad

In addition to gaining life experience, seeing new places, and immersing oneself in a new culture, studying abroad has major career, education, and lifestyle benefits. From increased earnings to better job prospects, studying abroad can pay off big. One of the most important study abroad advantages that alumni look forward to seeing is the noteworthy difference in pay between those who have studied abroad and those who have not. A study found that study abroad students have a 25% higher starting salary than those who do not study abroad.... Read More ...

10 Things Every Serious Golfer Needs to Improve

10 Things Every Serious Golfer Needs to Improve

Posted by Ashley Norman on February 1, 2016 in Travel

Bob Hope once said, If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. Golf is a game of skill, and all the seasoned pros have learned to master a combination of techniques and essential tools. But whether you are a novice or have been at it for years with no luck, if you want to be a serious golfer, here are the 10 things you need to improve your game.... Read More ...

20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

Posted by Lauren McNitt on January 22, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Have you already broken those New Year resolutions? Or do you find you're always making health-related goals, and need some new ideas for good New Year's resolutions for 2016? Here are 20 non-health related New Year's goals that can help you have a better year.... Read More ...

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance When Starting a New Job

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance When Starting a New Job

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on December 7, 2015 in Insurance

Starting a new job is exciting, but all the paperwork about insurance, taxes, and benefits can be confusing.... Read More ...

11 Things You Should Know About Cobra Health Insurance

11 Things You Should Know About Cobra Health Insurance

Posted by John Egan on November 23, 2015 in Insurance

What you don't know about COBRA could come back to bite you. If you've lost or left a job and have employer-sponsored health insurance, you'll likely be offered something called COBRA.... Read More ...

Finding the Best Study Abroad Program For You

Finding the Best Study Abroad Program For You

Posted by Ryan Love on April 22, 2015 in Study Abroad

After first deciding to study abroad, the next step might be one of the most exciting: choosing a destination. You may be lured by where your friends want to travel, but it’s important to choose a country that fits your academic needs and has a history and culture that interests you.... Read More ...

Dealing with Being Laid Off

Dealing with Being Laid Off

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2015 in Life Transitions

Dealing with being laid off is one of the most difficult experiences to go through in life. The mechanics of dealing with a layoff are well documented. Update your resume and LinkedIn page, spread the word, scope out potential companies, etc. But there is one aspect that doesn’t get a lot of attention and that’s a mistake.... Read More ...

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Posted by Abigail Pratt on January 30, 2015 in Travel

With the help of the internet, finding a job locally and nationally has been made extraordinarily easy. The same can be applied to finding a job abroad by using the similar research methodologies on internet platforms as you would in your home country. The search for your new job overseas starts with exploring the following six resources to cross the finish line into a new country with your signed work contract in hand.... Read More ...

What To Do When Unemployed

What To Do When Unemployed

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 22, 2015 in Life Transitions

If you find yourself unemployed, you should not give up or beat yourself up too much. In fact, you should take the opportunity that unemployment provides you and make the most of it. Here are some additional tips that can really help you along the way... Read More ...

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Posted by Abigail Pratt on December 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a major decision, and plenty of smaller decisions fall under its umbrella. Sure, it’s easy to decide you’ll study abroad. However, once you decide to go, you need to do some research. Where are you going to study? What are you going to study? Do you want a foreign-language program? How are you going to get there? How do you apply for the program? How much is it going to cost to study abroad? What options are there for financial aid? These questions can be overwhelming, but don’t let them deter you. After all, there are many great benefits to studying abroad.... Read More ...

Loans for International Students

Loans for International Students

Posted by Jarred Juett on December 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

One of the most difficult aspects of studying abroad is the cost. The cost of studying abroad is often what keeps students from taking advantage of the amazing opportunity. When you decide to study abroad, you open yourself up to new experiences that will continue to shape and influence your life for years after your trip. You will have the chance to explore foreign cities, live on your own, meet new people, eat new foods, and learn about a new culture firsthand. You also will be able to study and learn from professors and other students that you would not have met otherwise.... Read More ...

Turning Your Degree Into a Career

Turning Your Degree Into a Career

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on December 9, 2014 in Life Transitions

Are you about to graduate from college? Have you recently graduated? Are you asking yourself, “I’ve got my degree, now what?” You have probably heard from multiple sources—friends, family, professors, news outlets—that due to the economy, the job market is less than ideal. What does that mean for you? That means finding job openings, landing interviews, and getting job offers will be rather difficult and often frustrating. Searching for a job is practically a job in itself,... Read More ...

Jobs On the Rise for College Graduates

Jobs On the Rise for College Graduates

Posted by Randee Portteus on December 9, 2014 in Life Transitions

One of the hardest parts about searching for jobs for recent graduates is making sure you find a position that you enjoy and one that will provide you with enough income to cover your expenses. You should realize that not every major or degree prepares you for jobs on the rise or jobs that are going to make you enough money. For example, some of the lowest-paying jobs in the United States are in the fields that involve fine arts, drama, music, philosophy, and social work.... Read More ...

Preparing for Your First Job Interview

Preparing for Your First Job Interview

Posted by Ryan Love on December 9, 2014 in Life Transitions

As you prepare for graduation, you are no doubt preoccupied with finding a job or some type of employment for your post-graduate life. For some students, the job-search process begins before graduation, while others choose to wait until after graduation. No matter what you are planning to do or when you think you might start this process, there are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind as you look for and apply to jobs.... Read More ...

Challenges of Recent Graduate Underemployment

Challenges of Recent Graduate Underemployment

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on December 5, 2014 in Life Transitions

One of the hardest parts about graduating college is the process of finding and landing your first job. Unfortunately, for many recent graduates the reality is that this first job is likely going to leave you underemployed. Being underemployed typically means your job will not offer you a high-paying salary or even a comprehensive package of benefits and perks. This may be hard to take after spending four years working toward a degree.... Read More ...

Advice for Recent Graduates

Advice for Recent Graduates

Posted by Randee Portteus on December 4, 2014 in Life Transitions

Graduating college is a wonderful accomplishment, and you should be proud of everything you have achieved. However, graduation also usually brings along feelings of frustration, annoyance, and a measure of anxiety. While you are going to be excited, you will most likely also feel nervous about the next steps of your life. As a soon-to-be graduate, you are probably trying to plan ahead while completing a mountain of final papers and projects. As a recent graduate, you are no doubt navigating questions that arise as you transition out of school. Where do I find a job? Where should I live after I graduate? When do I start paying off my student loans, and how can I?... Read More ...

Top 5 Advantages of Studying Abroad

Top 5 Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Jarred Juett on December 3, 2014 in Study Abroad

Taking advantage of the opportunity to pursue an education outside of one’s home country is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Being aware of the advantages of studying abroad will help you make the most out of your time learning away from home.... Read More ...

What to Do After College Graduation

What to Do After College Graduation

Posted by Randee Portteus on September 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

A college degree used to mean that you were guaranteed a career in your chosen field and a higher salary than those who hadn’t earned a bachelor’s degree. After the economic recession in 2008, however, many college graduates found themselves saddled with thousands of dollars of student loan debt and few, if any, job prospects. Things have picked up... Read More ...

5 Places to Turn When Job Searching

5 Places to Turn When Job Searching

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 10, 2014 in Life Transitions

Unemployment can be demoralizing. It’s sometimes hard to make the effort to look for a new job. You feel like Sisyphus, pushing the same boulder up the same mountain day after day only to see it roll back down. But the most important part... Read More ...

College Graduate Tips: What to Wear and When to Wear It

College Graduate Tips: What to Wear and When to Wear It

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

Congratulations, college graduate, it’s time to transition into the workforce. You have a stack of resumes hot off the printer and maybe you have even purchased some short-term medical insurance to make sure you are covered until you find that dream job. But have you looked in your closet lately? Many people, especially recent college graduates, frequently have no idea how to dress in a professional situation.... Read More ...

5 Questions to Be Prepared for in Your Next Interview

5 Questions to Be Prepared for in Your Next Interview

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

During your time out of work, you’ve done everything right that you can think of: polishing up your resume, reaching out to your old business contacts, you may have even gotten yourself some short-term medical insurance so that you had coverage during your time off. Nice work! Now you’ve landed an interview for a job. After doing some research and practicing your interview skills in the mirror, you’re feeling calm, cool and ready.... Read More ...

Using Social Media to Find a Job

Using Social Media to Find a Job

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

The ritual of circling help wanted ads in the classifieds section of your local paper is quickly becoming extinct, and the paper resume has been placed on the “endangered species” list. Many recent graduates are finding that, if they are not using social media to find a job, opportunities are sliding by.... Read More ...

The Importance of Business Networking

The Importance of Business Networking

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

While completing my undergraduate degree at a private four-year college, there was one piece of advice that was reiterated time and again- There is one crucial, yet often overlooked, element that deserves careful attention when preparing to take on my first job: business networking. Most elite jobs are no longer listed in newspapers or even... Read More ...

Tips from a Career Counselor

Tips from a Career Counselor

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

I’ll never forget the tap on the shoulder from the woman in H.R. She asked me my name, so she could make sure she was delivering the news to the right person. Twenty minutes later I was driving home without a job and without a plan. Shortly after that, I was in the office of... Read More ...

Top Job Search Sites

Top Job Search Sites

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

Monster has been around longer than many other job search sites and is also one of the largest. Monster provides a trusted name for people looking for jobs online. On Monster, you can either search for jobs or put up a for-hire ad and upload a résumé. After signing up with Monster, you can upload... Read More ...

Study Business Abroad

Study Business Abroad

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

In today’s economic market and job climate, it really helps to have a little something extra on your resume. In fact, many employers look for potential hires that not only have relevant experience, but who can also provide a competitive advantage. Whether you are currently studying business, management, or international business, going to study business abroad will not only improve your resume, but also provide a wonderful educational and cultural experience. Studying business and management abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance your skills and gain practical and applicable experiences on an international level.... Read More ...

Five Ways to Love Your Job

Five Ways to Love Your Job

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Personal Wellness

Do you dread going to work each morning? Or, are you excited to face the challenges that a new day at the office brings? There is something very fulfilling about being able to honestly say that you love your job. In order to reach this often sought, yet rarely obtained sense of nirvana, implement the following tips: ... Read More ...

Going to Work Abroad? 5 Tips for Meeting New People

Going to Work Abroad? 5 Tips for Meeting New People

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Part of the charm of going to work abroad is getting to know the residents of the country where you decide to work. However, meeting new people when you are working abroad can be challenging. Here are five ways to connect with people while you are employed overseas.... Read More ...

Tips for Internship Success: Turn An Internship Into a Full-Time Position

Tips for Internship Success: Turn An Internship Into a Full-Time Position

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 26, 2014 in Life Transitions

You did it! You’ve graduated college and the world is yours for the taking. Well…it would be if this was the 90s; but this is 2012 and the job market and economy are struggling. When it comes to your job search, it’s likely that you won’t be in the corner office right away.... Read More ...

Dealing With Being Laid Off: One Man’s Story

Dealing With Being Laid Off: One Man’s Story

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2014 in Life Transitions

Dealing with being laid off is one of life’s great Catch-22 situations. When you’re working, you often want nothing more than time off to travel, spend time with your family, fix up the house, or just decompress. When you lose your job you have nothing but time but may not be able to justify traveling or... Read More ...

Why Study Abroad?

Why Study Abroad?

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on January 29, 2014 in Study Abroad

As a student, you may have heard talk about studying abroad. Perhaps your friends are considering it or maybe your school even requires some degree of off-campus study. You may be hesitant. You ask, “Why study abroad?” You might love to see the world, but your education has to come first. Or maybe you have avoided the experience because you are not sure you would like being on your own for so long in a foreign country. While those are certainly understandable reasons for never having seriously considered studying abroad, here is an opportunity to reconsider.... Read More ...

Finding a Career After College

Finding a Career After College

Posted by Cynthia Roush on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

Preparing to graduate from college can be an extremely stressful time of your life. With senior projects, presentations, and examinations looming over your head, you might not have had the opportunity to really think about your future career very much. You may not have had the chance to seriously consider what you want to do next in life, with adulthood quickly approaching. However, finding a career after college doesn’t have to be so stressful.... Read More ...

Finding a Job After College

Finding a Job After College

Posted by Cynthia Roush on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

As you are preparing to graduate, one of the biggest questions on your mind (unless you have a job lined up already) is probably, “How do I find a job after college?” As a student, you might think that finding a job is going to be easy and you will have plenty of time to search after graduation. However, the truth about life after college, for most graduates, is that finding a rewarding job in the current economy is difficult and will require you to invest a lot of time into searching for and applying to various jobs.... Read More ...

Finding a Job with No Experience

Finding a Job with No Experience

Posted by Jarred Juett on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

As you prepare to graduate college, or if you are a recent college graduate, you might be wondering, “How am I going to get a job?” As someone who most likely does not have a lot of work experience in your desired field, the entire process of finding a job may be new to you. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed, and you may feel a lot of pressure to find that perfect job right after graduating. Whether that pressure comes from yourself or someone close to you, it can make this time needlessly stressful.... Read More ...

How Do I Find A Job After College: Internships

How Do I Find A Job After College: Internships

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

You’ve just graduated college. You did everything right: went to class, studied hard, made good grades, participated in student organizations, and had a summer internship. But you are still wondering, “How do I find a job after college?” The truth is that the answer to the question is slightly difficult. Because of the current job market, landing a job right after college can be pretty difficult. In fact, some recent graduates are making the decision to spend time right after school participating in internships, whether they have interned before or not. Gaining real-world work experiences, like those provided through an internship, really does go a long way when it comes to landing your first job.... Read More ...

Entry-Level Jobs for Graduates

Entry-Level Jobs for Graduates

Posted by Jarred Juett on January 23, 2014 in Life Transitions

The reality of the job world for many recent graduates is a difficult one to accept. Gone are the days when easily transitioning from college to a job was the norm. Now, many recent graduates find themselves underemployed or taking work that has little to do with the degree they earned. Many students daydream about their ideal job and, because they are enthusiastic and ambitious, they want to begin that dream job right away, right after graduating.... Read More ...