Let your college portfolio tell the story of YOU

As college students, how many times are we told to create a portfolio every semester? Well, that sounds like a great idea but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

Find out how a professional portfolio can help you in your career. (Credit: Pexels)

Find out how a professional portfolio can help you in your career. (Credit: Pexels)

Let’s get unique with it and explore some potential resources and ideas that you can use to get started on your student portfolio, and (hopefully!) demonstrate that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Read more

Do college students need recruiters to jumpstart their career?

Although the economy is recovering, you might still want some help when it comes to working the job market. Job recruiters or head hunters might come in handy as a way to jumpstart your career and help you get a job. These professionals work for companies and for placement agencies.

Learn how job recruiters can help you. (Credit: memegenerator.net)

Learn how job recruiters can help you. (Credit: memegenerator.net)

College students should consider using their services along with doing all of the other things that experts recommend you do to attract an employer. Here are a few things you need to know before signing a contract with a job recruiter. Read more

Should you consider an Interdisciplinary studies major?

What is interdisciplinary studies? It’s a course of study that includes knowledge from various fields and disciplines. Many colleges and universities allow college students to create their own interdisciplinary studies major.

Is an Interdisciplinary studies major right for you? (Credit: Duke University)

Is an Interdisciplinary studies major right for you? (Credit: Duke University)

Some students with this college major have seen their career opportunities expand. Thinking about creating your own interdisciplinary studies major? Read on for more info. Read more

Business news articles: How to repair relationships

When I started my first job, I was anxious that I might not get along with coworkers, bosses and clients. I knew I was the face of the company to the people I did business with, so I had to be professional, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful to clients.

Learn how to repair business relationships. (Credit: As-found.net)

Learn how to repair business relationships. (Credit: As-found.net)

I consulted business news articles for tips on how to avoid damaging and repair business relationships. Here is some lifehack advice for college students to conduct themselves in a business environment. Read more

Things you need to know about college homecoming traditions

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and what? Who are all these old people, and why are they invading your campus before noon on a Saturday? Yes, it is time once again for college homecoming, when alumni return in droves and all manner of homecoming traditions are fondly trotted out.

Learn more about homecoming traditions. (Credit: ecseagles.us)

Learn more about homecoming traditions. (Credit: ecseagles.us)

Read on for all the things you need to know (sure wish I’d had this list in college) to either enjoy or merely survive homecoming. Read more

College students: Learn how to use LinkedIn to get a job

If you’re like me, you probably spend way too much time using social media. Instead of posting pictures of yourself taking jello shots, how about learning how to use LinkedIn to help you get a job after graduation?

Find out why college students need a LinkedIn account. (Credit: Careerizm.com)

Find out why college students need a LinkedIn account. (Credit: Careerizm.com)

Of all the life hacks you can develop some of the best life hacks involve learning how to network and make the kind of contacts that can help you in your career. Here are few ideas on how LinkedIn can get you on the road to success and why you should be using it now. Read more

Create a digital portfolio: Your job search strategy is out of date

Just when you thought you had it all figured out, new data shows that what you thought was important in your job search may not be what recruiters and employers are looking for.

Get started on your digital portfolio today! (Credit: Pathbrite)

Get started on your digital portfolio today! (Credit: Pathbrite)

We’ve already seen evidence in the past that your college GPA doesn’t have that much impact on your job search, but a new study from Jobvite is showing that your cover letter doesn’t hold much sway with recruiters either. 63% of recruiters surveyed said that your cover letter is the least important aspect of your profile, and “57% said GPAs were practically irrelevant.” Read more

You ask, we answer: I hate my major! What should I do?

Dear Jay,

I hate my major. Accounting and I are like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. We tried but it isn’t going to work for us. Don’t worry though… there’s no bad blood….we are just never EVER EVER getting back together. Get the picture? …at least before it burns 😉 So I know for next semester I should take other classes, but what should I do? What are the next steps?!

Thanks,

Anja J.

Take a different path with your college major.

Take a different path with your college major.

Hey Anja J.,

Don’t worry, it’s okay to hate your major. Read more

Tips and tricks for new college students

Just getting into college is a major hurdle you’ve overcome. But too many students, once they get to college, learn that it is very different from high school. Here are a few oddball tips and tricks to get you through your first few days of college.

What tips do you recommend for new college students? (Credit: Firestone)

What tips do you recommend for new college students? (Credit: Firestone)

There’s information on choosing a major, how you can do what you love, how to get organized, and accessing accommodations for students with disabilities. Read more

A guide to an amazing college experience

As a senior who’s graduating this year, I’ve begun to reflect on my college experience. Looking back at it all, I don’t regret anything. Everything that happened has taught me something. It has allowed me to become the person I am. Even though I don’t regret anything, I wish I didn’t always have to learn the hard way.

I’d like to save you from making the same mistakes I did. Below is a list of everything I wish I knew coming into freshman year: Read more