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how to build a professional network in college

How To Build A Professional Network In College

The college experience isn’t mostly about academics: It’s a great time to get a jump start on your professional development. Networking during your formative years of higher education can help you land a job after graduation. In fact, according to one study, 78% of applicants who were recent college grads stated networking was a big […]

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What To Know Before Dental School

The ups and downs of academic work ultimately bring you to the next step in your career path. High school leads to work or college. A college degree leads to work or further education. The higher your degree, the more skills you have and opportunities you can access. That’s why, as a college student, you […]

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Important Skills To Have If You Want To Be a News Anchor

Turn on your TV and flip to any news channel, and you’ll quickly be able to identify the show’s news anchor. This is the role that visibly holds the news show together—they verbally share and explain any pre-written or breaking news. Like any other career, being a news anchor requires a specific skill set. If […]

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First Interview Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Going to college means a lot of new challenges to deal with. One of the challenges that high school doesn’t always prepare you for is your first professional interview. Depending on your major, you could look into internships and part-time positions very early on in college. Interviewing is a skill just like any other—you need […]

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How Might the Pandemic Influence Your College Major?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has raised many questions for current and future college students, particularly when it comes to selecting a major. Choosing a major is a life-changing decision, and it needs to be taken seriously. As you consider college major options, let’s look at the pandemic’s impact on several professional fields. Public Health For […]

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Potential Career Paths for Future Airline Pilots

Airline and commercial pilots operate various aircraft, including commercial airplanes, military helicopters, and private planes. Pilots must check the aircraft’s condition before every flight, monitor the plane’s weight balance, verify fuel supply, and weather conditions, and submit flight plans to air traffic control. And this is just the beginning of what pilots must do daily. […]

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Ways To Show Initiative at Your New Job

Starting your first job, whether it’s the summer before you begin your college career or the first one you get after graduating, can be nerve-wracking. You might not know what to do, who to talk to, or what your responsibilities are. If you want to impress the people you work with, you’ll need to take […]