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Transferrable Skills

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What does waitressing at Red Robin have to do with being a TV news reporter?  Everything, as it turns out.  I learned that myself, right out of college.  I had spent a couple of years during school running burgers and shakes to tables full of hungry guests, grabbing ketchup along the way, remembering who liked to keep their “bottomless” fries full ALL the time.  Then, in my first two jobs out of journalism school, it hit me: reporting the news on TV is a lot like waiting tables.  You have to multi-task, you have to be friendly and professional.  You … / Read more »




Managing Your Money – Financial Literacy 103

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For many first-time full-time employees, getting that first real paycheck may be the most money you’ve held in your hands at one time. It can be overwhelming and exciting to think of all the things you can acquire now. Financial stability is more about managing the money you have rather than making more, and for the last segment on Financial Literacy, we’ll explore how to budget, save and make your money work for you! Budgeting It can be tempting to rush out and spend your whole paycheck on things you want, but you’d be stranded without money for 2 weeks … / Read more »




Spending your Money – Financial Literacy 102

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You’ve landed a great job, and you’ve gotten your first paycheck, now what? There are a number of ways to spend and use your hard earned cash, but some are more costly than others! Bank Accounts and Writing Checks If you haven’t already, now is the time to setup basic banking account. You’ll need atleast a checking and a savings account at the bank or credit union of your choice. Not all accounts are created equally! Pay special attention to minimum balances, fees, and possible interest on your savings. Local credit unions tend to have higher interest (in this case, … / Read more »




Your First Paycheck – Financial Literacy 101

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If you are like most of our readers, you’re working towards your first real job after school. While finding and landing your first full-time gig is a challenge in itself, many new hires find that the hard part is not over! From receiving your first paycheck to saving for retirement, there is a wealth of financial information you are expected to already know. In this three part Coach Soapbox, we will explore the basics of financial literacy to help you make decisions about your money and benefits. What it means to be a Salaried Employee If you worked a part-time job … / Read more »




Personalize Your Experience with Campus Career Coach

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Dear Campus Career Coach Followers, Campus Career Coach is committed to providing practical information and real-world answers to career questions for college students. In today’s world where information is coming from all directions–text messages, emails, Facebook, etc.–personalized, relevant information is more important than ever, and is also harder to find. Campus Career Coach recognizes this, and is taking an innovative step to save you time and effort when communicating content and updates. In order to provide the most important, useful and convenient information, Campus Career Coach will now allow you to self-select the topics you wish to see from us, … / Read more »