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What Degree Do I Need For My Dream Job?

Do you have a dream job in mind, but aren’t quite clear on what degree you need to actually apply for that job after graduation? Some jobs may require a high school diploma, but others ask for a Master’s or higher. Here are a few ways to find out what degree you will have to …
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How to Use College Raptor’s New Career Center!

College Raptor just launched a brand new tool that can further assist students and their families in the college planning process—the Career Center! Whether students want to learn more about potential careers or find what college best fits their job goals, this new database will help students on their journey. Let’s break down how to …
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How Do I Write an Effective Resume?

A good resume might be exactly the thing that will help you land your dream job. But, before we go into the talk on how to create a job-landing resume, let’s make one thing clear – what exactly is a resume? By definition, a resume is a summary of your professional, education, and sometimes even …
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Should You Take An Unpaid Internship?

This is one of the many questions you will have to think about as you consider taking on an internship. There is no one right answer to this question. It would certainly be nice to get paid for the work you are doing, but sometimes an opportunity comes along that sounds promising and ticks all …
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What Kind of Internship Should I Look For?

It is well-known that to get a job in today’s society, one must have some form of experience. Internships are helpful in this regard: They are designed to give you experience. Sometimes they’re paid, which makes things a little easier. Many, however, will be “paying” you with experience and college credit. So other than that, …
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Do Employers Care About Your ACT/SAT Score?

Most employers do not even think about checking out standardized test scores when hiring candidates. This is especially if the applicant has had some amount of work experience under their belt already. However when hiring applicants who have recently graduated and who do not have a lot of work experience, employers do not have any …
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What is an Accelerated Degree Program?

Typically, earning a bachelor’s degree the traditional way can take up to 4-5 years. But did you know you can actually complete a bachelor’s degree in as little as one year? An accelerated degree program means you can earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in a much shorter time span than is typical. Accelerated vs …
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What are Dual Degree Programs?

While the programs will vary from college to college, essentially they are programs that allow students to earn two different degrees simultaneously. For example, some programs allow students to work towards their Bachelor’s and Master’s degree together rather than separately. Instead of going to four (or five) years worth of undergraduate school, and then going …
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What Kinds of College Degrees Are There?

AWhile there are a number of different kinds of degrees out there in the big world of academia, they can be categorized into four different units: associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral. Let’s go through section by section, degree by degree and see what differentiates these accomplishments from one another. [Note, this is not an exhaustive …