Category:Career Exploration

How Can I Transition from Finance to Sonography While Finishing My Degree?

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Anthony from Tacoma Community College asks: “I am a financial manager that recently went back to college to pursue a technical degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I just completed my EMT Basic certificate and want to gain experience in the medical field to acquire patient care hours. What is the best way to transition out of banking and into the healthcare industry, but still be able to continue my education and financially survive?” Thanks for your question, Anthony.  Congratulations on completing your EMT basic certification.  This is a great step forward towards both your technical degree in diagnostic medical sonography … / Read more »




How to Start Freelancer Career

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An infographic courtesy of Resume Writing Lab. A lot of students, as well as recent graduates, dream about freelancing. Certainly, there are quite a few benefits that make this career path attracting. Promises of flexible hours, location freedom, control over jobs, and profitability often make job seekers forget that freelance job is a job nonetheless. Thinking that Freelancing Career is a lot easier than a 9-to-5 job would be a mistake. To get to the top you will have to work a lot. There are numerous opportunities for freelancers but every single of them requires your time and hard work. … / Read more »




5 Tips for Success in a Cosmetology School

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An article by contributor Dixie Somers. If you’ve decided on cosmetology as a career path, you may have many questions about attending a school, but it’s an important first step. There are 70,500 new job openings expected in the next few years. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn the trade from experienced professionals. The quality of the education you receive is very much dependent on the focus and effort you put into it. Here are some tips for getting the most from cosmetology school to advance your skills and knowledge. Attend Every Class While higher priorities, accidents, or illness may … / Read more »




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 »