Category Archives: College

10 Reasons Community Service Should Be Required in College

Volunteering is often considered something that’s nice to do, but not absolutely necessary. As a result, the number of students who volunteer is dropping at a rapid rate.

In fact, college student volunteerism peaked in 2004 at 31.2% and by 2010 had dropped down to 26.1%. Which means 3 out of 4 students are missing out on an enriching experience that benefits personally and professionally…   

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The 5 Extra-Curriculars Recruiters Want to See on Your Resume

College Experiences for Your Resume

Think your good grades and that degree are all you need to get that first job? Think again.

Today, employers are looking for much more from entry-level candidates. So having extracurricular activities that show you are a well-rounded person who will fit well into their culture are not just a “nice-to-have” – they are expected.   

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Here’s Exactly How You’ll Get a Job at Graduation

Welcome Back to College

Welcome, college students! Welcome (or welcome back) to the hallowed halls, the academic grind, to a life of independence and adulthood.

And welcome back to the “big lie”…   

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Reflection on a Summer Internship: Educate, Empower and Enrich

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As my freshman year of college ended, I decided it was high time to figure out what the world of business was all about. This was the time to explore my options and focus my goals. This was the time to whittle down the lists of plan As, Bs, and Cs, and to take leaps of faith. And this was the time to observe a company from the inside out through a summer internship, attempting to add value to the organization while increasing my personal depository of practical wisdom. I remember, due to a flurry of research the night before,   

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12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Graduated

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Eight years ago when my partner and I started our branding firm, we were both in our twenties and had a desire to make a mark on the world. Yet, as young guns with no prior agency experience and $250 to our names, all we had was ambition and heart. Everyone warned us how much we had to learn,  but you don’t realize how little you know until you actually take the leap. If I were 22 all over again, here’s the note I would’ve left pinned to my door: Never Eat Your Soul to Fill Your Belly It’s one thing to be hungry. It’s another to give   

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30 Things College Students Should be Doing on LinkedIn Right Now

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I received a question from a member of YouTern’s community, #InternPro:

“What do I put in my LinkedIn profile if I’m only a student? And what do I do there?”

In response, and because I know this isn’t the only person with this question, here are 30 things every student should be doing on LinkedIn right now…   

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