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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 »




How Can I Land a Job While Working Full-Time and Going to College?

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Paula from DeVry University asks: “I am graduating soon, and need to find a full-time job before leaving my current job. How can I balance my current job, looking for a new job and finishing school without any one situation suffering?” Thanks for your question, Paul.  Well, you’ve got yourself a challenging situation to be sure.  However, any challenge can be successfully achieved with the right plan and lots of daily action to move the plan forward. The first step is to break down the challenge in terms of the bottom line.  You’ll need to be able to answer the … / 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 »