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How Can I Start My Career as a Writer/Travel Writer?

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Samara from Benedictine University asks: “I am an English Literature and Language major. Are there any travel writing/blogging jobs available? For example, are there positions with a travel magazine or other travel industry publication or website or teaching jobs using the French language? I am having trouble finding internships in these fields and would appreciate any advice to get my career started.” Thanks for your question, Samara.  After researching to answer your question, I can confidently tell you there is a ton of opportunity out there for you. Having worked with thousands of soon-to-graduate seniors and recent college graduates, most … / Read more »




How Can I Get More Interview Opportunities with My Resume? What Can I Do to Improve My Interviewing Skills?

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Rich from University of Texas at Austin asks: “I am a graduate with a degree in biochemistry and a degree in computer science. Furthermore, I have an insurance license and completed an insurance class. The thing is that when these attributes get brought up in an interview for a job not related to these courses, degrees, or licenses. I am asked why I did not go for those in my field(s) even though I have an interest in sales. How do I answer their questions? Also, there is a huge gap between these accomplishments and I only have 5 months … / Read more »




How Can I Get Past My Disability to Land a Position in the Animation and Illustration Field?

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Phoebe from University of Colorado asks: “I want to work in illustration/animation, but feel like I’ve exhausted all my resources. An internship would be great, but I seem to have a hard time finding one since I’m no longer a student. I also have social anxiety and hand-pain that keep me from working for extended periods of time. How can I find a creative career that can accommodate my disabilities?” Thanks for your question, Phoebe.  I’m sure you’ve done quite a bit to find suitable employment opportunity in your field.  However, there is always more you can do to move … / Read more »




How Can I Land an Internship in the Accounting Field?

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Lindsay from Kaplan University asks: “I recently have been trying to find internships in the accounting field. My father worked for Ernst & Young for many years and has nothing but good things to say about the company. My school has not let me know about any opportunities with Ernst & Young. Do I need to go through my school to find an internship there? How do I start the process?” Thanks for your question, Lindsay.  Internships allow students to “test drive” their major and career path before officially starting in their first full-time position after graduation.  I’m excited to … / Read more »




What Kind of Careers Can I Pursue with a Theology Degree?

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Giulio from Loyola University New Orleans asks: “I have a masters in Criminal Justice and will have a Masters in Theology soon – What kind of careers can I pursue with my education?” Thanks for your question, Giulio.  In simple terms, you can pursue lots of different paths in virtually any career, but especially in religious studies and theology.  It is quite rare that having a particular major means that you can only do one or two jobs.  Having coached many thousands of clients over the last decade, I can tell you that many, especially college students, have a limited … / Read more »