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If you have a mentor as a college student, you may think that it’s all up to your mentor to give advice as well as provide opportunities and resources; however, you have a bigger role than absorbing what your mentor gives you. Your mentor, overall, gives you a choice to improve yourself. You have to...
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It’s officially spring! Whether you’re on spring break or looking forward to it, this time of the year is a great time to be productive and prepare yourself for adulthood. “Adulting” may not seem like a big deal, but you definitely have to adjust to it like a new lifestyle where you have more responsibility...
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When it comes to procrastinating, are you a dreamer, a worrier, a perfectionist, a crisis maker, or an over-doer? If you’re not sure, then this article from Affordable Colleges Online can definitely help define your procrastination type. Evaluating your studying skills while you’re on spring break or winding down from midterm exams may not seem...
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Most college students treat spring break like a week’s vacation from classes, essays and homework. However, you can also treat your spring break like time to work on your big break! This means that you can work on applying for summer jobs, internships, post-graduation jobs, and other career-related opportunities. While this may be more work...
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Everyone needs a little R & R, especially college students. We don’t mean the typical R & R that you think of around spring break, but for us it stands for “Resumé and Relax.” While we know you want to rest during spring break, you should make use of your time off to be prepared...
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We’ve talked here and there about resumes in the blog posts, but it has been focused on gaining experience for your resume. Another important aspect for your resume and your career in general is acquiring and demonstrating soft or transferable skills. These are skills that you can use in any career field and that can...
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In college, sometimes it seems like the only thing you can set your sights on is graduation. You’re aiming for that finish line for that cap, gown, and diploma because it is a great accomplishment. However, you should be looking beyond graduation and into your career before you even cross that much-deserved finish line.  Many...
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In February, we’ve focused on getting a head-start on starting your career whether it’s applying for internships or part-time jobs, re-vamping your resume, or what to wear to professional events. While you’re still in college, it’s important to focus on your classes, but also spend some time proactively planning for your career after college.  In...
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Dress codes can be very confusing, especially when it comes to professional events and interviews. You may be asking yourself what the difference between “business formal” and “business casual” is or what they even mean by themselves. Dressing to look professional helps you feel confident in the setting you are in. Caring about how you...
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While most people associate February with the month of love and romance, here at Future Institute we think of it as a great month to start thinking about finding internships or part-time jobs for summer break. While it may seem early, you should start applying and securing a place to gain some career experience before...
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