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I always associated standardized testing with highly stressful environments. The echoes of pencils cracking, calculator buttons clicking, pages tearing, and pens dropping onto tile floors always remind me of tests like the ACT or SAT. However, taking your ACT or SAT should not be a stressful experience. To succeed on your test, it’s important to...
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The stereotypical college experience often features a young adult moving into a dorm a few hours away from home. She either loves or hates her roommate and she doesn’t visit home until a mid-semester break. However, for many students, this is not their “college experience.” For the past three years, I have commuted to school....
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Starting college may feel overwhelming. With new surroundings, instructors and friends, it’s easy to feel lost the first few weeks. Here’s a few things you can do to quickly adjust to your new college lifestyle! Create a schedule – With so much free time, creating a schedule can help you plan out when major assignments are...
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Are you nervous about graduating and finding a job? It’s okay to feel anxious and unsure about what the future holds after you reach a milestone. If you’ve already attempted all the advice that has been given on this blog and elsewhere, first just take a deep breath. It can be overwhelming when the unknown...
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It’s May and you may be thinking “I’m graduating from college, now what?” Hopefully this isn’t your first thought about your future after college, but you may not be sure what to expect or even quite what to do once you’ve walked across the stage. With your diploma on your resume, you may think that’s...
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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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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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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 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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