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How to Become a Home Builder

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An Article by contributor Alicia Hill. For many asking, what does a home builder do? This article is a summary of that answer. A home builder is a strenuous, but rewarding job for a person who enjoys working outside on a hands-on project. A home-builder works on the construction of private homes anywhere from custom, one-of-a-kind homes, to a production of similarly designed houses. What Qualifications Do You Need to Be a Builder? Home builders often have a degree in construction, and hands-on experience building residential homes. A home builder is responsible for everything that makes up a home; from … / Read more »




How Do I Start a Career in Municipal Government?

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Austin from Daytona State College asks: “I am interested in pursuing a career in municipal government.  What general characteristics and skills do municipal governments desire in candidates and how can I get started in government?  I’d appreciate your help!” Thanks for your question, Austin.  You’ve chosen a sector with lots of opportunity available.  The good news is that local, state, and federal governments operate much like private sector businesses, so there are jobs in virtually any industry area you can imagine from administrative, human resources, IT, planning, management, and much more. Many working in the government sector report enjoying the … / Read more »




How to Become a Podiatrist | Podiatry Careers & Qualifications

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An article by contributor Alicia Hill. Introduction To Podiatry The human foot is a very complex part of the body containing 26 bones and 33 joints and in excess of a hundred tendons, muscles and ligaments. With this level of detail it’s no wonder that there is a growing need for podiatrists who specializes in diagnosing foot problems, treating injuries and undertaking surgery of the feet and ankles. As more and more people participate in outdoor activities and sports the increasing demand for podiatrists makes this an interesting and highly skilled career path. Podiatry can also potentially offer good financial … / Read more »




What Can I Do To Get Internship-Like Experience Before Re-Matriculating in My Degree Program?

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Markl from Cuesta College asks: “I graduated with my Associate of Arts degree, but was forced to leave school due to illness before I could complete my Bachelors in Biology. After 2 years, I want to reapply for University, but I am unsure of the exact field I want to study.  I have looked into internships, however I am unsure of how, or if I can partake given that I am not enrolled in college.  Is there anything out there for someone in my position? How would you suggest I start?  Can I do an internship without being enrolled in … / Read more »




Working in the Public Relations Industry: Tips from PR Pros

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Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a room full of communication professionals, as they dish about the skills and attributes they love to see in internship and job candidates (and the ones that make them throw resumes in the recycle bin)? I had that chance recently, and it was eye-opening.  Below are thoughts from Meri McGloin of Ketchum, Jessica Weidensall and Matt Wager of Weber Shandwick and Pam Golum of The Lippin Group, who were on-campus helping with student portfolio and resume reviews thanks to our CU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and faculty … / Read more »