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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 ...

5 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates

5 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 27, 2016 in Life Transitions

After graduating from college, your next big decision is where to start the first chapter of your adult life: Will you move back home with your parents? Stay in the same city or town where you attended university? Or strike out on your own in a new city? Of course, landing your first job or picking a graduate school will figure mightily in these decisions. But also plan on factoring in a host of other considerations, including cost of living, housing options, and outdoor and cultural activities. Here are five cities that offer a compelling case for young graduates:... 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 ...

How to Find Internships for College Graduates

How to Find Internships for College Graduates

Posted by Lauren McNitt on April 13, 2016 in Life Transitions

Post-college internships are a great way to introduce yourself to full-time work. With an internship, you have the opportunity to gain experience in different areas of your field, get real-world experience before heading on to graduate school, and maybe even land a full-time position at the company where you intern.... Read More ...

How to Travel the World and Still Make Money

How to Travel the World and Still Make Money

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 11, 2016 in Travel

World travel can be an exciting and eye-opening venture, but many people feel that it is too expensive or difficult to be a feasible option. That doesn't have to be the case, however, as there are plenty of opportunities and career options that make world travel a reality for people of all budgets and backgrounds.... 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 ...

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 17, 2016 in Study Abroad

Few experiences can match the personal growth, cultural insights, and opportunities that studying abroad provides. For this reason, many international students seek out U.S. schools each year. At some point, many of these students set their eyes on a job, whether for the money, the experience, or just to lighten the load of their tuition. There are four ways to work in the U.S. on an F1 (student) visa that won't land you in hot water with the U.S. government: on-campus, off-campus, Curricular Practical Training, and Optional Practical Training.... Read More ...

Moving to a New City After Graduation

Moving to a New City After Graduation

Posted by Brianna Weidman on March 16, 2016 in Life Transitions

Some college students graduate with the same dream they had when they first received their acceptance letters in the mail- to receive a job offer in a faraway state so they can pack up their things and begin their lives somewhere else. Others are perfectly content to remain in their college town, surrounded by friends (and maybe even family), but the reality of the job market forces them to start submitting applications across city and state lines.... 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 ...

How to Prepare for Graduate Study Abroad- And Adjust to Life Back Home

How to Prepare for Graduate Study Abroad- And Adjust to Life Back Home

Posted by Brianna Weidman on February 18, 2016 in Study Abroad

So you’ve decided to earn your graduate degree abroad. Whether you’re still deciding on a program or you’ve already been accepted - congrats! - it’s imperative that you prepare for this journey well in advance. Not only will the extra time and prep work make the transition to your host country that much smoother, but it’ll result in an easier adjustment period when you return home. So check out the following considerations- and enjoy your study abroad experience!... 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 ...

Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Posted by Ashley Norman on January 25, 2016 in Travel

Have you ever thought about leaving your 9 to 5 to take off and explore the world with your significant other? In the United States, there are very limited opportunities for couples wanting to work side by side, but there are many opportunities overseas designed specifically for couples wishing to work together.... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Effectively Use Online Job Searches

How to Effectively Use Online Job Searches

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

Employment sites can be fantastic research tools for online job searches. They can help you see what companies are hiring and what qualifications those companies are looking for. After that, you can focus on those businesses, check out their websites, and find out who’s in the department you’d like to work in... 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 ...

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 ...

Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation

Posted by Shelby Walton on January 22, 2014 in Life Transitions

Inevitably, preparations for life after graduation are taking a backseat as you focus on everything mentioned above. However, in addition wrapping up projects and hanging out with your friends, you need to make time to plan for what comes next. You need to think about where you will live and how you will support yourself.... Read More ...