Preparing For the Summer: Interviews and Internships

It seems as a college student that the work never really comes to a close. In order to be at the top of the class, one has to study all through the school year, and after the semester ends, summer begins and it’s time to start your summer internships and save money.

It’s crucial during college to have a meaningful job for several reasons: to stay busy and in the mindset of working hard consistently, making money and building a reputable resume for post-graduation. Read more

Resume Examples of Obsolete Skills

Writing your resume may be a daunting task as you want to make sure you include all your skills to show a potential employer. As a college student, you may have had only summer jobs or worked at your parents’ company, and not have much real world experience. You might want to list all your experience because it shows that you are a responsible worker, can hold down a job, and are a team player.

Yet your career or vocational counselor might advise you leave off your resume and cover letter skills that are obsolete in today’s market, especially technology skills, or show that you are out of touch with how a business office runs. Rather, you want to focus on marketable and pertinent skills, and unique knowledge in the field you will work in. Here are some resume examples of obsolete skills. Read more

Do You Have #ObsoleteJobSkills On Your Resume?

If you’re avoiding putting together a resume for after graduation, a great way to pretend you’re being productive is to check out the #ObsoleteJobSkills that Twitter users have collected. It’s an entertaining way to remember the type of thing to not put on your resume. But what resume skills should you include?

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

If you’re creating your first curriculum vitae or updating your resume from an earlier version (I’ve had several resume incarnations since I started college), check out these DIY tips for what to include, and avoid. Read more

The College Student Guide on How To File Your Taxes

Do you need to file your income taxes? I wish I didn’t! But here’s the great thing about filing income taxes—there are good odds, especially as a college student, that you’ll get a return with some money back from what you’ve earned over the year.

Now is the time to file your taxes. (Credit: IRS)

Now is the time to file your taxes. (Credit: IRS)

If you’re wondering about how to file your taxes, or aren’t even sure if you need to file federal income taxes for 2016, check out these tax tips. Read more

It’s Time To Apply For The Disney College Program!

January 23, 2017, marked the opening day for college students to apply for the Disney College Program Fall 2017 internships. The program begins in late May to early June and ends in early January 2018. The Disney College Program is a semester-long, paid internship program where students work, study, and live at one of the Disney resorts (Orlando, Florida, or Anaheim, California) in the U.S.

The program is open to undergraduate college students who are enrolled at an institution of higher education for the fall semester. Read more

What to Know About Picking Your Major

If you have a major all picked out before you set foot on campus, great! For many, picking a major can be paralyzing. After all, this is a decision that can impact the rest of your life.

Now is the time to choose a path for your major. (Credit: Pexels)

Now is the time to choose a path for your major. (Credit: Pexels)

But deciding your future from the array of all the college majors can be made easier if you follow my simple how-to suggestions. Read on for the things you need to know about picking a major. Read more

Make Income Tax Filing Easy With These 3 Tips

Part of being an adult involves filing and paying your income tax. Tax rates for college students tend to be low because their income tends to be low. Your federal tax refund may be large or small depending on income, withholding and filing status.

Don't let stress get to you when filing your tax return. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Don’t let stress get to you when filing your tax return. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Income tax e-filing is the safest way to file your tax return. Payment of income tax, if you end up owing, is another matter. Still, there are ways to take the stress out of tax time. Read more

Top 5 job interview tips

Being in college doesn’t only equate to studying for exams and writing research papers, but also preparing you for life in the real world once you graduate. Whether it’s for an internship or a job post-graduation, you will SOON need to be ready for a job interview.

Ace your job interview with our top tips. (Credit: The Balance)

Ace your job interview with our top tips. (Credit: The Balance)

Here we offer five of our top interview tips to help you get the internship or job of your dreams. Read more

Top 5 CengageBrain blog posts for 2016

Happy New Year, college students! While another year has passed, we decided to take a little trip down memory lane and share the most read blog posts for 2016.

Check out our countdown below to see which post you enjoyed the most over the year, too. Read more

6 New Year’s resolution ideas for college students

Like other people this time of year, college students are making their New Year’s resolutions for improving college life and academics and for setting goals for the New Year.

What resolution ideas do you have for 2017? (Credit: Happy New Year SMS)

What resolution ideas do you have for 2017? (Credit: Happy New Year SMS)

Here’s are DIY suggestions for making changes for a new year. Read more