How Parents Help and Hurt the Internship Search

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In today’s competitive marketplace, internships are no longer optional for graduates who want to successfully transition from student to working professional. A pivotal role, parents can help and hurt in the internship search process. Even the most well meaning parents …

The $1.3 Trillion Student Loan Debt Continues to Grow

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Student loan debt has become the second largest consumer loan debt trailing behind only mortgage debt. The $1.3 trillion student loan debt crisis has surpassed auto loans and credit card debt in this country. On average, the Class of 2016 …

Employers Want Internship Experience Over Everything Else

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Guest Post by Jeannie Burlowski, an academic strategist and speaker. Her newly released 344-page book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward lays out clear, step-by-step strategies that empower parents to get their kids through high …

4 Things to Do Three Months Before College Graduation

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It’s February. Three months before the members of the class of 2017 triumphantly enter the ranks of the “real-world.” Across the U.S. college seniors are experiencing mixed emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety, from stress to fear. Job, new apartment, moving, …

College Doesn’t Teach You How To Get a Job

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Much to the dismay of many parents (and students) who fork over thousands of dollars to institutions of higher education, going to college doesn’t teach you HOW to get a job. Throughout my career I have encountered many students who …

Missing the Career Fair Could Mean Missed Opportunity

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After well over a decade in higher education I’ve participated in hundreds of college, internship, graduate school, and career fairs. It has been a pretty interesting experience that has taken me across the country to some cool locations. Many college …