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How Can I Gain Internship Experience in My Field with only an Associate Degree?

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Tasheka from Houston Community College asks: “I’m currently pursuing an associate degree in Accounting and I’m trying to find an internship that does not require me to be in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. My question is, how could I gain experience if no one accept a candidate pursuing an associate degree?  I do plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the future, but want to gain experience for a job now.  What can I do?” Thanks for your question, Tasheka.  Today’s job market is ultra-competitive so I can appreciate the anxiety that you feel.  However, let’s take … / Read more »




What Do I Need to Do to Land an Entry-Level Job in Graphic Design?

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Isaiah from Southern Oregon University asks: “Can you tell me some ways to find entry-level Graphic Design jobs?  I apply to jobs on sites like Indeed.com, but they usually require several years of experience.  I graduated last year with a BS in Art and Graphic Design concentrations.” Thanks for your question, Isaiah.  It is competitive in today’s job market, even for entry-level positions.  When you consider that 250 resumes are received on average for each corporate job opening, it isn’t hard to imagine your struggle.  Here’s the good news, though.  The job market is continuing to improve as the US … / Read more »




What Can I Do To Find Full-Time Employment in My Field?

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Michelle from Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University asked: “I have my BS in Healthcare Administration and my Masters in Public Administration. I been working as a temp for the past year but I am still not able to find full-time employment and it’s really taken a toll on me. I trying everything but I all I get is, “do you want to be a CNA?”. I really need some advice on how to proceed with confidence.” Thank you for your question, Michelle.  I can appreciate your frustration in not landing the right opportunity as quickly as you’d like. … / Read more »




How Can I Get Better Job Search Results?

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Kyle from Oregon State University asked: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and am seeing no results from my job search. I have been looking for almost 5 months now and have received two phone interviews after applying for dozens of jobs. I have had my resume looked over by several people who had no criticisms. My resume doesn’t help me much, I have no research/extracurricular activities, and none of my job experience is relevant to my degree/career. I have contacted multiple local companies about potential internships for experience and didn’t hear anything back. Can you shed some light … / Read more »




5 Ways Business School Can Help You Have a Successful Startup

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An article by Ohio based contributor Lizzie Weakley. If you want to run a successful startup business, you may first want to go to business school. While there, you will learn a variety of skills that may help increase your odds of creating a successful company that you can eventually sell or pass on to future generations. How can business school help you run your business more effectively? Learn to Write a Business Plan Writing a business plan is the first thing that you should do when attempting to create a new company. Creating this plan enables you to pin … / Read more »