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5 Ways to Build Your Career While Still in College

College Career

The days are getting shorter, and the leaves have begun to change colors and fall. You’ve wrapped up that summer job, said goodbye to your family and are heading back to college. Don’t let the excitement of seeing your friends and beginning classes distract you from an important task: building your resume. While the economy is recovering from the 2008 recession and unemployment rates are improving, for recent graduates (ages 20-24), the situation can still be quite frustrating.  The unemployment rate for recent grads is at about 5%, but 45% are underemployed, working in low-skilled and low-paying roles. Follow these   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 18: Visit Your Career Center

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On day 18 of the #60Day Challenge – where we focus on one 60-minute task every day for 60 days, all in an effort to help you become far more employable just two months from now – we visit a wholly under-utilized resource…

Your school’s career center.   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 14: Volunteer!

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One of the best ways for a young professional with limited work experience to impress an employer? Volunteering.

And yet, very few young careerists feature volunteering on their resumes or LinkedIn profiles. So your task for Day 14 of the #60Day Challenge: arrange two high-quality volunteer assignments…   

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Straight A’s Don’t Pay: 5 Things Way More Important than GPA

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Here’s the deal: contrary to what you’ve been told your whole academic life… straight A’s don’t pay off.

Your college GPA is to some degree important for your future—no employer wants to hire a D student. But if you’re tempted to spend all four years of college glued to the library for that perfect 4.0….   

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For College and Life: 5 Secrets to Mastering Time Management

Time Management

Sleep, good grades or a social life. I was told you were allowed to pick two in college. But wait, what about an internship? Or a job?

Now which two are you supposed to pick? The biggest challenge most college students say they have is a lack of time to do everything. I have developed a pretty good mastery of time management and would like to share my 5 secrets with you.   

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What Matters Most: Your College Major or Mastered Soft Skills?

Degree or Soft Skills

Many of us agonized over choosing our college major. We were told that the major we chose would determine our career path and our earnings potential for the rest of our life.

What we weren’t told was most of us would never work within our chosen field anyway; that our major doesn’t matter. And that employers are not that picky about college majors…   

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