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Six Tips to Secure an Internship

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Betty from College of the Canyons asked: “I’m having a hard time finding an internship position. What’s my next step?” Hello Betty. As a student, you probably hear how important an internship can be to your job search success later. In fact, according to this article in the Atlantic, “The Thing Employers Look for When Hiring Recent Graduates” the most important elements in hiring a recent graduate were “experiences outside of academics: internships, jobs, volunteering, and extracurriculars.” So, finding and securing the right internship is really important and can create a lot of pressure on students. It may seem like an … / Read more »




How Can I Transition from Finance to Sonography While Finishing My Degree?

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Anthony from Tacoma Community College asks: “I am a financial manager that recently went back to college to pursue a technical degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I just completed my EMT Basic certificate and want to gain experience in the medical field to acquire patient care hours. What is the best way to transition out of banking and into the healthcare industry, but still be able to continue my education and financially survive?” Thanks for your question, Anthony.  Congratulations on completing your EMT basic certification.  This is a great step forward towards both your technical degree in diagnostic medical sonography … / Read more »




What Can I Do To Find Full-Time Employment in My Field?

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Michelle from Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University asked: “I have my BS in Healthcare Administration and my Masters in Public Administration. I been working as a temp for the past year but I am still not able to find full-time employment and it’s really taken a toll on me. I trying everything but I all I get is, “do you want to be a CNA?”. I really need some advice on how to proceed with confidence.” Thank you for your question, Michelle.  I can appreciate your frustration in not landing the right opportunity as quickly as you’d like. … / Read more »




How can I get paid experience when no one will give me an opportunity?

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Tamara from California State University Bakersfield asked: “I have applied to several jobs and keep getting the same response: “We would love to hire you,  but you have no paid experience.” I have volunteered at an after school program for over a year now and told have been told that it does not count.  So my question is this: How can I get paid experience if no one will give me an opportunity?” Thank you for your question, Tamara! This is a tough challenge that can seem impossible to address:  You need experience to get a job, but the only way … / Read more »




5 Benefits to Networking Before Graduation

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An article by contributor Claire Stewart. Tired of hearing about networking? Whether this is your first time seeing the word (in which case, get ready, because you’ve got a long way to go) or you’ve been around for a while, know that networking is more than finding a job. That’s the main goal, but it’s also about building successful people and gaining knowledge of the industry. Here are five reasons you should invest time in networking while you’re still in college. Advice Networking allows you to get advice from professionals in your chosen field. By asking questions and using the … / Read more »