What Do I Do After I Graduate College?

I graduated college for the first time back in 2015. Graduation day was so exciting as it marked one, of the many, milestones in my life. I was officially a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology! But as the excitement died down and life continued I was worried about my future, as a student and as an individual.

I already knew what I wanted to be in life; a neuroscientist. I wanted to study and do research to use that knowledge to help other individuals who have neurodegenerative disorders. That is still my goal today. However, getting there is and has been a bumpy road. It doesn’t have to be for you! Read more

College Bucket List: 10 Things Grads Wish They Did in College

If you’re in the thick of finals it may seem hard to believe, but someday, after your college graduation, you’ll look back on your college years with fondness. Will you regret that you didn’t make the most of your time in college? I hope not.

As you approach your senior year, why not make a bucket list of things you want to be sure to do before you join the ranks of the employed? Read more

It’s Not Too Late! How To Painlessly Change Your College Major

Even though choosing a college major is a big decision, many schools require you to declare your major right away or after your first year. This is going to impact your future course requirements and set you up for life after college. However, not all college majors are going to work well for you.

And if you find that after a couple of years you’ve headed down the wrong path, what do you do? Read more

Time for College Graduation! Here Are Some Useful Tips For Entering the Real World

Whether your college graduation happens in May or December, there are things you need to know as college students when it comes to the next steps in your life. I know that leaving college and venturing into the real world can be a scary thing.

I survived it, and I’m here to share my tips for how you can, too. Read more

You Got the Internship You Wanted! What’s Next?

It’s a week before your internship start date. You were all excited when you got the offer letter and had no worries in the world after that, but now, it’s getting close and you’re nervous.

No worries, I’ve got you covered. Read more

Do Recruiters Look at Extracurricular Activities?

As a college student, you might not have many job experiences to put on your resume when you start looking for a job. I know how frustrating it was for me to put my first resume together with no work experience! I wasn’t sure what to list, or how a recruitment agency would look at me. Without much job experience, it’s important to give recruitment agencies and prospective employers insight into what kind of person you are, how well-rounded your interests are and whether you’ll be a team player.

Be sure to include extracurricular activities in your resume. (Credit: The University of Arizona)

Be sure to include extracurricular activities in your resume. (Credit: The University of Arizona)

You can do this by doing work or joining clubs that might not count as an actual job for pay. Recruiters do indeed look at your extracurricular activities when deciding if you’re appropriate for their entry level position. But be careful: not every club you’ve ever joined or nursing home candy striper volunteer work you’ve ever done will be right for every job you apply for. Read more

Short on Cash? Start a Business in College

While I was working on my B.A., I had five on campus jobs—sometimes all at once!—to offset the high cost of college. But while I was tutoring, filling all my work study hours in the library or the public affairs office and working as a resident assistant and a student driver, there were other college students savvy enough to start a business in college.

If you’re trying to find a way to make money in college to pay for your books, or your tuition, and you’re tired of holding down a bunch of part time positions (like I was!), you might want to look into self-starter options you can use to make money without interfering with your academic career. Read more

How to Write The Perfect Cover Letter

Learning how to write a cover letter as a college student is probably not at the top of your to do list. I get it—you probably think that a cover letter is only necessary for after graduation when you begin your job search. Not true. A cover letter is needed even if you are applying for an internship, and, if you are a senior, you shouldn’t be waiting until after graduation to start your job search.

I’ve got some DIY tips to guide you through the cover letter process. Read more

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