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Career Advice/ Higher Education

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

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A good internship can set you up for your dream career.

Internships help you grow your professional network, build your portfolio, and gain boots-on-the-ground experience that will give you a leg-up on other new grads. It also gives you an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at an industry or organization that you may be interested in working in and determine if it’s a good fit for your future.

Like many things career-related, internships are often opportunities to get out what you put in.

Here are four ways to make the most of your internship:

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Career Advice/ Higher Education

3 Things New Grads Can Do Besides Get a Boring Job

The fateful day of freedom has arrived – you’ve graduated college.

Peddling your bachelor’s degree, you carefully survey the selection of traditional post-grad opportunities and you find yourself saying, “WTF?”

Don’t worry – you’re not the only new grad that’s perceived the 9-to-5 as a slow death wish. It’s not for everybody.

So what’s fresh young talent to do when traditional positions just don’t cut it?

Here are three non-traditional post-grad options for the adventurous new grad:

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Higher Education

3 Things I Wish I’d Known in College

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Freshman Welcome Week was really stressful. I didn’t really want to be there, I didn’t have any friends, and I had no idea what the heck I wanted to study. The expectations of what the whole college experience should be vs. what I was feeling created quite the dilemma.

The dichotomy of experience was only magnified when the Student Body President championed from the Welcome Week staged podium, “Welcome to the best years of your life!”

I recall looking around, into the faces of the cheering mostly-eighteen-year-olds, and feeling my stomach twist. I was not happy. I did not want to be here. I was pretty sure I was going to hate college.

Reflecting on my undergraduate experience, I mentally jotted off a few things I wish I’d known as an incredibly lost, quite naïve college student.

Some things are pretty straightforward, like wishing I’d joined ROTC, majored in Economics, dated my now-husband sooner, and landed a McKinsey & Co. internship.

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Higher Education/ Lifestyle/ Veteran/Military

5 Highlights from Summer 2017

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Can you believe that summer is almost over?

Technically, my summer came to an end with the first day of fall semester classes. I went from riding horses every day to lecturing college students on business and technology. The annual change from a life in cowboy boots to sensible pumps is always a little drastic. I’m still getting saddle time in the afternoons and evenings, just spending most of my mornings discussing economic trends and marketing strategies.

Summer 2017 wasn’t exactly an awesome season for me thanks to unexpected surgeries, moving, and other not-so-glam events. I initially didn’t think the season warranted its very own blog post; however, jotting down a few of the highlights has reminded me that headlining summers don’t have to include Caribbean cruises and blowout weddings. Some – like this past summer – involve some pretty cool, albeit not-so-Instagram-worthy events that shape the year that follows.

So, as we usher in the autumn breath of color changes, football games, and harvest season, here’s five highlights from the Summer of 2017:

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Higher Education

4 Tips for Succeeding in Online Classes

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Distance learning has revolutionized higher education.

Thanks to technological advances, students from a variety of walks of life, faced with a diverse set of responsibilities, living all over the world, are able to pursue their education with the aid of a laptop and a Wi-Fi signal.

Online education allows widespread empowerment through education; however, distance learning presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities to even the studious of students.

I enrolled in my first online course in 2013. Originally skeptical of the whole online classroom environment and concerned with my incredibly elementary tech skills, I wasn’t sure if an online program was the right fit for me. One Master’s degree, half a dozen certificates, and a low residency doctoral program underway, and I’m a huge fan of the online learning platform.

Here are four tips for succeeding in online classes:

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Career Advice/ Higher Education

3 Things to Consider Before Going to Grad School

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You made it.

You finished a four-year degree program.

Woohoo!!!

If you’re like many college grads, you’re stoked to be finished with the ol’ bachelor’s degree, but uncertain if that diploma will open the professional doors you so desperately want.

So…you consider graduate school.

You’ve heard it’s hard, really competitive, and quite expensive. You’re concerned about finding the right program, getting approved for financing, and spending another two, three, and even four years slugging away at another higher education endeavor.  Continue Reading…