Category:Career Exploration

How to Set Up a Career in Real Estate While You’re Still in College

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. When you’re in college, it is the time to focus on planning and preparing for your future. Your education will help you to earn the income you’d like and prepare you for the career of your dreams. If you are interested in real estate, it’s important to take steps to get informed about real estate investing, selling, and marketing. Understand that you can make all of these things happen while you’re still in college. To achieve monumental success, consider these five ways you can set yourself up for your future career in real estate. … / Read more »




How Can I Balance Both an Internship and Full-Time Course Load?

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Amarachi from National University asks: “I got an internship, but it might eat into my college resumption time.  However, it is really a great opportunity. Will it be the right choice to go for the internship?” Thanks for your question, Amarachi.  It can be a challenge managing a full-time course load along with an internship to be sure. If you are like the majority of students attending college, then you are probably in college to gain knowledge and skill in your major and earn your degree to get your career started.  If so, you are going to leverage your education … / Read more »




What You Can Expect to Do with Your Cybersecurity Degree

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. The world of information technology and computer science is a broad field. However, within this realm, there are many sub-areas of expertise, such as cybersecurity. It seems that every year major companies with millions of sensitive user information are breached by unscrupulous criminals. Even the Department of Defense has had a major security breach, so it is apparent that there are problems with normal security protocols in most large institutions. Cybersecurity is a necessary skill to combat these breaches. Cybersecurity teaches you to become an expert at monitoring, analyzing and dissecting security systems. Armed … / Read more »




How to Become an Event Planner: a Step by Step Guide

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An article by contributor Alicia Hill. Are you thinking about starting a career as an event manager or event planner? Making a living planning events sounds to many like a dream job -– choosing décor and food, travelling, spending your work days at interesting venues rather than behind a desk, and getting to work with many different people. However, a lot more than a love of parties is needed to embark on a successful career in this field. It takes a keen eye, tons of soft skills and the ability to handle pressure and deadlines. If you think you have … / Read more »




How Can I Land a Job in Nutrition While a College Student?

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Mary from Portland Community College asks: “I am starting my journey as a student at Portland Community College soon with hopes of moving on to a Bachelor of Science in nutrition or in integrity of health sciences. I need a job while enrolled at PCC, however I would like a job that relates to my field of study. I’d love to have a job working with plants, herbs, botanicals, food crops, essential oils. It would also be ideal to have a job that had something to do with research of holistic medicine, or research of nutrition. However, I can’t seem … / Read more »