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What exactly is job shadowing?
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What is Job Shadowing?

While deciding on your major and potential career, you may have heard the term “job shadowing” thrown around. But what exactly does it mean and how does it affect you? Here’s a quick run down on how job shadowing could be a vital part of your career planning process. What is Job Shadowing?  Job shadowing …
Here are some internship ideas for high schoolers
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Internship Ideas For High School Students

Nowadays internships are considered pretty essential. Doing an internship during the summer break is a great way to solidify your career choice while also bolstering your resume. But college students aren’t the only ones who can benefit from internship experiences—high school students can consider internships as well. Consider your personal preferences. When it comes to …
how to make a perfect resume
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12 Steps for Creating the Perfect Work Resume

Let’s face it: Creating a good first impression is tough. Especially when you need to make one via a piece of paper in your absence. Your resume is the first document your potential employer is going to look at before deciding whether or not to call you in for an interview. Considering it’s one of …
Avoiding work is one thing you should NOT do at an internship.
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What NOT to Do in an Internship

Internships are invaluable experiences that can help you develop skills in a relevant field, create a network of business contacts, potentially earn some money for your work, and build up your resume. But in order to gain any of these benefits, you have to be willing to work hard. There are definitely some habits and …
Volunteer experience can lead to a good paying first job
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How Volunteering Experience Can Help You Get the First Job

Quite a lot of students are committing the mistake of underestimating the importance of volunteer experience for their professional careers. Many students believe that their time is too precious to give it for “free”. Others believe that their time could be better spent to find a new paid job. Yet, volunteering never comes without benefits. …
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Myths You May Have Heard About Internships

Internships have become an almost vital part of modern job hunts. They are the experience we often need to get entry-level positions outside of retail or food service. Like many other topics in college, they are often surrounded by a series of common myths. So let’s get a few things straight. Myth #1: You can’t …
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8 Sins You Can Make While Choosing Your Internship

A successful internship can be one of the first steps toward a successful career. However, it can a time-waster if chosen poorly. For anyone who has started looking for an internship: you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you succeed in your search. In this article, we are going to review eight common mistakes …
engineering college majors
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Engineers: Why are Only 13% of Them Women?

Currently, only 13% of practicing engineers in the United States are women. Logical reasoning should make engineering an appealing job for everyone: Engineers earn above average in the United States, a Mechanical Engineer, for example, has a mean annual salary of $88,190, according to Michigan Tech. So why are women less interested in a career …
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Why Internships are So Important

You’ve been asked the question by everyone, from your parents, friends, and even distant relatives: “Are you looking for an internship?” As you pack up your dorm room or apartment, getting ready to head home for the summer, chances are good that you’ll be thinking of your summer plans, and whether or not you have …