Staying at school during summer semester? Summer tips for college students staying on campus — and some good summer jobs too!

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Summer semester at the ABAC campus

It’s finally summer! You have chosen to remain on campus while your friends and roommates head home to do nothing but bask in the sun with a frosty beverage and enjoy mom’s home cooked meals and laundry service. Is it any wonder you look so glum? Staying on campus over the summer semester comes with a number of stresses. Are you taking summer classes? Do you still need to find a job to pay your rent? Are the only people you recognize your professors? Although college can seem like an alien planet during the summer semester, this is the best time to maximize your opportunities both on and off campus. Just think, you’ll have more quiet time, more independence and you’ll be the top pick for some good summer jobs! Need a place to start? Just follow these summer tips for college students on campus! Read more

High paying jobs for college students — 5 ways to maximize your time and put more cash in your pocket!

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Try working in a campus mailroom !

Unless you are Donald Trump or Tim Cook, you may be looking for a job that offers a little more cash flow. And if the basic on-campus jobs like working as a cashier at the bookstore or flipping burgers at the dining hall aren’t your cups of tea, don’t stress. High paying jobs for college students aren’t as difficult to find as you might think. No, you won’t be earning a six-figure salary, but you might be able to make enough income to help offset some major expenses and still have enough left over to paint the town red on the weekends. So check out these hot jobs and follow five simple tips you’ll be raking in the cash in no time! Read more

Combat summer learning loss with summer reading and internships

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Hey, summer’s here! I’ll get a summer job, hang out with the gang back home, party with friends, put school behind me and forget everything I learned …. And that’s the problem. It’s called “summer learning loss.” Students of all ages tend to lose some of the knowledge they gained during class the year before. To keep your brain in learning mode so you don’t get out of practice, do some summer reading of books in your field (history books, modern literature, science books, psychology journals), attend a lecture or get a summer internship. Read more

To improve college study skills, teachers encourage good study habits, following attendance policy

Professors and bad habitsWhile of course there are the Dean’s List students out there, most college students aren’t exactly known for having the best study habits. And don’t think this goes unnoticed by your professors and employers! Whether it’s non-adherence to the attendance policy, arriving unprepared, sleeping in class or not following directions, teachers are exasperated. They want to improve your college study skills and academic experience. This will only help you to eventually go on to dazzle an interviewer and potential boss in the future. So here are some things you should probably stop doing ASAP: Read more

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Support the cause and save some green with the CengageBrain Extra Credit program!

CengageBrain.comWe at CengageBrain.com know that giving back to charity in whatever way you can is very important, so we’ve resolved to make a difference this year. With your help, we’ll donate up to $100,000 to charity all while helping students get their textbooks for less — and that’s where you come in!

Join CengageBrain Extra Credit and instantly receive a 10% discount code for textbooks and study guides at CengageBrain to share with your friends and classmates, but that’s not all! For every dollar that your coupon code saves, between now and June 30, 2013, CengageBrain will donate a dollar to charity, up to a total corporate donation of $100,000! Read more

How to find the college internship of your dreams

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The internship hunt begins with networking and interviewing

You’ve been studying hard, working your way toward that golden diploma at the end of tunnel. Perhaps you already have a career path in sight. Or maybe not. Either way, it’s never too early to start thinking about putting the wheels in motion toward your first big job. But how do you do that? One of the best ways to get your foot in the door is to get an internship. Internships offer you the unique opportunity to not only get some work experience under your belt in your chosen field, they’re also a great way to get real references from those you’re working with; which, as you know, could help you land your first big job! Read more

How to be a leader: Advice for college students on developing leadership qualities

How to be a leaderSome of the best advice for college students is to not only get involved but to be a leader on campus. And, just like anything else, it takes practice to develop the qualities of a leader. If you have been considering a leadership role in one of your clubs or organizations, now is the time to take action! Here are a few tips on how to be a leader and grow some outstanding leadership qualities. Read more

Why to consider an on campus job or internship…and which ones to snatch up!

On campus jobWhether or not to work during college is a tough decision for a university student to make. On one hand, it would be great to have some extra spending cash. On the other hand, a part-time job might eat into your study time, take away your relaxation on weekends and erase your social life. Fear not! An on campus job doesn’t have to turn into a career — and there are some great ones out there that offer stellar hours and fair pay. Need a student internship? That counts as working, too. So, read on to see how holding a job can help you during and after your university years — and don’t forget to take a peek at some of the best jobs and internships out there! Read more

Three quick tips for student success: How to write a resume for a competitive job market

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Strong resume keywords (Photo by Powerful Sample Resume Formats)

For many people, creating a resume can be a stressful experience. This concept is especially true for students starting out in today’s highly competitive job market. You can reduce the anxiety that often accompanies the resume writing process by learning what employers are looking for. Check out these three easy steps to teach you how to write a resume that captures a recruiter’s attention and gets results. Read more