To get to my new job, I have to spend an hour on public transportation and then walk a mile. Frizzy hair and sweaty clothes are completely unavoidable, which pretty much nixes any hope I have of looking professional.
On a recent 90-degree and rainy walk to work, I decided I needed a car—preferably with AC. Unfortunately, I only had $2,000 to spend on one.
It seems the closer I get to graduation, the more every relative, friend, and childhood acquaintance I’ve ever had wants to impart some piece of glorious advice upon me. Unfortunately, some of these are the worst pieces of advice. Ever.
Here are their top five nuggets of wisdom—and why each is so terrible.
Graduation is right (and I mean right) around the corner. With that has come more stress than I’ve had in my entire life. This is partially due to my fear of falling down while on stage. But until recently, I was also freaking out because my parents and I still hadn’t decided if/how they’d be helping me repay my student loans after graduation. I decided the time had come for us to make a real game plan—a game plan that’s clear, tactical, and allows my parents and me to beat these loans together. Here are some steps you can take that may help you make a plan with your parents.
The day of donning my cap and gown is fast approaching. However, this past week, I may have spent more time filling up my spring break itinerary than looking for jobs.
Does this mean I didn’t care? Of course not. It meant I didn’t have a clue about what the heck to do to get a job. A few Google searches and a meeting with my career service center later, and I came up with a checklist to move my search forward.
If you’re a college senior in the same situation as me, follow these steps so you can also find employment by your graduation … hopefully.
I’ve landed a few really great internships—but there have also been some major duds. Day after day of copying papers, sharpening pencils, and making coffee is exhausting—and, mostly, completely useless to a future career.
I’ve realized, though, that this doesn’t mean internships like this are a complete waste. Instead of dragging your feet from the printer to the sharpener and back for a seemingly endless 8 hours, use these four simple tactics to make your internship worth your while.