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Why You Should Consider Doing At Least One Internship

Most advice articles regarding college preparation strongly recommend doing at least one internship during the summer break before you go off to college. You may resist the idea at first—it seems a shame to have to spend the last summer before college working. Here’s why you should heed the advice and do that internship instead. …

Your Summer-Before-College Preparation Checklist

After weeks of waiting, you’ve received your college acceptance letters, decided where you are going to attend, and finally have a clear picture of where you are going to be studying. Now begins the next phase of preparing for a brand new journey as an independent college student. Summer is a great time to prepare …

Potential Career Paths for History Majors

You love history and you’ve decided (or are considering) to major in this subject. You may already know of some career paths that you can choose from, but here are a few that you can consider. Contrary to popular belief, historians are actually in great demand in a variety of settings. History Education They are …

How to Create An Effective Study Plan

It always pays to take time to create an effective study plan that will help you ace the exams without letting the stress get to you. Use these tips to help you. Start Early Waiting till the last minute to start studying is the biggest mistake you can make. As the exam day looms nearer, …

Understanding The Value Of Internships

Internships are short-term job opportunities that allow you to obtain introductory hands-on experience in a particular career field.  When looking for information on what a certain professional entails or which career would be the best fit for you, you will often be advised to do an internship so you can make a more informed decision. …

Tips For Finding Internships For College Credit

Some internships will offer college credit as a sort of compensation for your hard work. Some majors even require that you complete a relevant internship for college credit. These tips will help you narrow down your search for the most suitable internship. Start Your Internship Search At Your School When you are looking for an internship …

7 Great Summer Job Ideas For High School Students

Working during the summer before college is a good idea. Not only will you earn some extra money that you can put towards your college expenses, but it also an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Whether you take up a full-time or part time job, you will learn about responsibility, accountability, professionalism and money …

College Checklist For Early Application

In general, students who submit early applications have a much higher chance of getting accepted in the early round. This is because an early application tells the school that they are your first choice and you are definitely interested in enrolling in their program. The only obstacle to getting accepted is that other students who …

Which Are The Best Jobs For Economics Majors?

Wondering what are your job options if you choose economics as your major? You’ll be glad to hear that there are plenty of well-paying jobs for economics majors. These are just a few of the great opportunities that you could consider: Accountant Accountants perform a wide range of duties, from examining corporations’ financial records to …