I’m happy to report that, late this summer, I finally landed a job! It took me about 8 months, but I’m currently working as an associate editor for a local newspaper and getting the experience that I wanted.
However, I know not everyone is as fortunate. Don’t get discouraged. You still can find your dream job. Unfortunately, you can’t know when it will arrive—and with student loans and other expenses around, you can’t keep waiting.
Going to grad school was one of my better life decisions. As an undergrad, I went from a fashion design major … to a business major … to a degree in international affairs (I wasn’t exactly the most focused student). For me, capping off a liberal arts education with an MBA was a good investment—and it definitely helped me land a great job.
However, grad school isn’t for everyone. Before you apply to any schools, consider the following three questions. With many schools’ application deadlines looming in December or January, now is the perfect time to answer them.
A couple posts ago, I talked about the importance of having a side hustle. Mine, my website (Money After Graduation), has given me opportunities I never imagined when I started blogging—including a new one with a financial start-up.
I’m excited about this new opportunity, but it comes with more changes to my life. Sadly, this will be my last post for the SALT™ Blog.
When you’re trying to get a job, it can be hard to ask for help. And it can be ever harder if the person you need to ask used to know how bad you smelled after basketball practice.
Yes, there’s a fine line between being friends and being business partners. Your mission, job seeker: walk cautiously around it.
Think you don’t have options when it comes to your student loans? That may not be the case. Aaron Weber spoke with Maloney, one of our senior counselors, about common student loan problems and how to solve (or even prevent!) them.
I have a love/hate relationship with my college’s dining hall.
As someone who hates cooking for herself, I like the ease of walking to the cafeteria and grabbing a meal. But I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of dining hall food, and believe it or not, sometimes I get sick of eating pasta every day.
Whether you have a meal plan or not, eating well on a college budget can be a challenge. Here are three ways to spice up your diet without emptying your wallet.
When I worked as a recruiter, I often interviewed people who went into certain careers “because mom and dad told them to.” Or, society led them to believe a job made good money.
Because of these pressures, they took out a ton of loans to go into fields they didn’t like to begin with. Think they regretted either of those decisions?
Lately, I’ve been compulsively checking my credit score. I needed a new apartment, I’m applying for loan consolidation, and I’ve been looking into getting a credit card. I wanted to know if these applications impacted my score.
Then, I was on the phone with my mother recounting my obsessive rituals—and she yelled at me: “You can’t do that!! It will RUIN your credit score. Every time you check your credit it goes down!!!”
Well that’s no fair … and it turns out, not true.
There’s no better place to listen to music than on a college campus. Whether that means pumping jams while you work out, firing up some party music, or settling into some studying tunes, it seems like everyone has earbuds or headphones on.
As a result, it feels like music is a necessity for any college student. Fortunately, it’s easy to buy. Perhaps too easy.
It’s October, and here in New England, the telltale signs of autumn have arrived: leaves are changing, apples are being picked, and of course, students are freaking out about which college to attend.
OK, that last one happens all across the country.