‘Get a Job Series’ Posts

Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics

Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics

The Big Data revolution is driving tremendous growth in the field of statistics. Data is collected at a stunning rate and is transforming government, society and business. So it’s no surprise that graduates with a degree in statistics are finding an abundance of interesting and exciting career opportunities. But many students continue to overlook the ...

5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

There’s no shortage of majors at your typical college today. Everything from Advertising to Zoology is available, giving students a great variety of career paths to choose from. But you rarely hear much about niche programs–the ones that go beyond your average career path and help students get truly specialized training. If you’re looking for ...

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job After College

Go to class, do your homework and have fun… but not too much fun. This is what my parents told me when I went off to college. I’m now finishing my last year of school and realize that those three things are not enough. Here are five vital tips you need to know that will ...

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of ...

Career Spotlight: Your Path Toward a Career in Holistic Nutrition

Career Spotlight: Your Path Toward a Career in Holistic Nutrition

Editor’s Note: As a new class of students enter college this fall, there will no doubt be questions about the future, careers, and other big picture topics you may not be ready to answer. To give you an idea of what different career paths offer, HackCollege runs the occasional Career Spotlight for freshmen (and major-changing ...

5 Answers to Key Interview Questions You Should Practice Now

5 Answers to Key Interview Questions You Should Practice Now

As you go through your college years, you will start to have more and more interviews in various capacities. Depending on the person, interviews may come in the form of full-time careers, part-time experience or even taking on a student employee position. Regardless, preparing for that interview is important so you don’t embarrass yourself in ...

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

How to Brand Yourself on Social Media in College

Social media is a prominent part of every college student’s life.  There really isn’t a good way to avoid it, and by not avoiding it, it is of course all too tempting to jump in and join the fun.  Using sites like Facebook and Twitter can be fun and beneficial to you professionally at the ...

6 Quick Tips for Nutrition Students

6 Quick Tips for Nutrition Students

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates   It can be difficult to figure out how to actually be good at your chosen career while you’re busy following the path to get there and stuffing your brain with charts and tables and useless lectures. If you’re serious about becoming a ...

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

General Education–Gen Ed–is a dreaded term to nearly every college student, and likely college professors as well. Both groups would undoubtedly rather be in classes where students actually care about the material being taught, but universities continually require a base of classes in multiple areas from institution to institution.  Whether it’s to provide a “well-rounded ...

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

The Internet has changed a lot since the dawn of Facebook; what was once intrinsically “private” is now intrinsically “public.” The stories once shared with just college students on Facebook are now seen by our administrators and professors, law enforcement agencies, strangers, and potential employers. Related: How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile While the partying side ...

How to Make the Best of Your Crappy College Job

How to Make the Best of Your Crappy College Job

Sometimes the jobs that fill the part-time, flexible schedule requirements of a college lifestyle are simply crappy. It’s common to find a job as a telemarketer, a server, a retail worker, a grocery store clerk, or even a tutor, but no matter how you slice it, your job might still be kind of crappy. Rather ...

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