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4 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year before Med School

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If you are heading into medical school, it can be a daunting scene. You will be looking at years of hard work. You will have little down time. And the reality is, taking a gap year is a great idea. Here are four benefits that you should consider when taking a gap year before going to med school once and for all: You Will Have More Time to Prepare Your MCAT score is a very large part of the equation when it comes to getting into medical school. Not only that, but your score will also determine which schools you … / Read more »




Career Advancement: How to Become Multitalented in Your Line of Work

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Getting ahead in your career is most likely one of your big priorities in life. Most people want to excel in their vocations, after all. If you’re committed to shining in your field, then you need to be proactive. You need to do things that can make you as attractive as possible as a professional, too. Go Back to School It doesn’t matter if you have a high school, college, or graduate school diploma. It can always help to learn more. You should think about going back to school in order to expand your mind. Getting a first or second … / Read more »




How Can I Match My Degree to My Career Path and Career Goals?

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Tana from Texas A&M University College Station asks: “I am studying university studies in the College of Architecture and I need to pick two minors to study as well for my bachelor’s degree. I have no idea what I should minor in or what will help me in the future. Any suggestions? Also, what kind of jobs can I get with a university studies major?” Thanks for your question, Tana.  Discovering what you’d like to do with your career is a process and takes some work.  If you are like most people, you’ll likely be working approximately 80,000 hours in … / Read more »




How Can I Break into Management Consulting?

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Rodrigo from ITESM asks: “I graduated 2 years ago with an International Business bachelor’s degree, and I’m trying to switch into management consulting. What can I do?” Thanks for your question, Rodrigo.  So, you are interested in management consulting?  Great news!  I’m sure by now you already know about the long hours, incredibly tight project deadlines, constant priority and strategy shifting, extreme client focus, and extensive travel that management consultants endure. It can be a rewarding field in terms of skill development and compensation.  It truly takes a special kind of professional to succeed in this field, and it isn’t … / Read more »




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 »