Career advice for the college graduate

College students hear a lot of career advice after college graduation. My teachers said to work hard, my parents said to get a good job, my friends told me to follow my heart, and my commencement speaker advised all us new graduates to be true to ourselves.

There are many pieces of career advice you can follow to succeed. (Credit: QuickMeme)

There are many pieces of career advice you can follow to succeed. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Here is some more good advice for the recent college graduate. Read more

What should you do this summer break?

Trying to get a job during summer break? Want to be productive and gain experience that will help you after college? Still not sure what to do or what your employment options are?

Decide how to make the most of your summer break. (Credit: Campus To Career)

Decide how to make the most of your summer break. (Credit: Campus To Career)

Classes may be out, graduation may be over, but it’s not too late to make something of your summer. Read more

Life hacks for planning what to do after graduation

For thousands of college students, graduation is just a few weeks away. College graduation is the beginning of your career, or grad school. I mean, it could go either way. Getting a master’s degree could help you to get a better job and higher earnings. And it has the added benefit of putting off getting a job for at least two more years.

What are your plans after graduation? (Credit: makeameme.org)

What are your plans after graduation? (Credit: makeameme.org)

But more schooling means more debt, too. There could be other possibilities that don’t involve school. Let’s look at some life hacks to help you figure out what to do after graduation. Read more

Top ten myths about college: What you need to know

When I was in college full-time I heard so many cliché myths in the book: “You’ll gain 15 pounds your first year,” “It’s OK to get all Cs,” and “You’re supposed to be stressed out,” blah, blah, blah. You need to know that myths are just that: myths.

Time to debunk those so called college myths. (Credit: inlander.com)

Time to debunk those so called college myths. (Credit: inlander.com)

If you’re going to survive your college experience, you’ll want to read this list of the top ten myths about college. Read more

Top 7 summer jobs for college students

Summer jobs keep you busy, put bucks in your wallet and help you save money for next semester. In addition to academics, work experience looks good on your resume. I had several summer jobs during college. Some were not so pertinent to my career ambitions (waitress, jewelry clerk) and some I could use toward my career (copyeditor for a newspaper).

I enjoyed getting paid for my work and getting out of the house to see new people and gain a good work ethic. Here are some ideas for great summer jobs for college students. Read more

Your passions can be leveraged into employment opportunities

Mauvis wanted to solve a problem.

He was at Burning Man. Maybe you’ve heard of it. He was in the desert with no cell service, no internet connectivity, and over 50,000 people. Mauvis immediately realized that once you become separated from your friends, it’s nearly impossible to find them again. “Everybody still had their cell phones, but they couldn’t use them,” he says, “I wanted to create a way for people to leave messages or get in contact with each other, using devices they already were used to carrying.”

A solar powered Wikipedia server. (Credit: Mauvis Ledford)

A solar powered Wikipedia server. (Credit: Mauvis Ledford)

When he went home, he knew what he wanted to do: “I wanted to create internet at Burning Man.” Read more

Why do I need a professional portfolio if I have a resume?

What’s on your résumé?

I’m guessing your employment experience comes first, a few bulleted sections highlighting your responsibilities and achievements at past jobs or internships. I assume your education is also on there, and maybe a few organizations you’ve joined or honors you’ve received.

Let Pathbrite help you create the perfect professional portfolio. (Credit: Pathbrite)

Let Pathbrite help you create the perfect professional portfolio. (Credit: Pathbrite)

Maybe you’ve even included a handful of appropriate interests to mention, to really give reviewers a glimpse into your personality. Let’s now discuss what to include in your portfolio. Read more

Life hacks for applying for grad school

Picking and applying for grad school can be a stressful time. If you’re considering taking your education to the next level you will definitely want some life hacks to make the process easier.

Be sure to consider all your options for grad school. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Be sure to consider all your options for grad school. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Read on for what you need to know about finding and choosing the right graduate school for you and your future. Read more

How to make the most of your college experience

For college students, the four years you spend on campus are about getting an education that will set your future path. But there is also so much more to the college experience, including many things to do during that time that will enable you to make the most of the time you spend on campus.

One sign that it's time to make the most of your college experience. (Credit: Yellow Brick Road)

One sign that it’s time to make the most of your college experience. (Credit: Yellow Brick Road)

From the fun you should accomplish by the end of freshman year to how to get serious about exam prep, read on for all the tips you need to make the most of your college experience. Read more

Attend grad school or get a job? Answers for college students

Graduation day is coming for all college students (hopefully!). And when it does, will you be hitting the pavement to get a job, or will you be checking out the advanced degree opportunities to be had in grad school?

There are more reasons to attend grad school. Read on for more. (Credit: someecards.com)

There are more reasons to attend grad school. Read on for more. (Credit: someecards.com)

Need some help deciding which choice is right for you? Read on. Read more