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HackCollege Interviews: A Literary Agent

HackCollege Interviews: A Literary Agent

There are plenty of writers who spend their days sharing their thoughts and creative musings with a limited audience, most of whom would love to expand their platform by getting published. The bulk of writers know that in order to get a novel published the traditional route, they will need to reach out to literary ...

HackCollege Interviews: A Dentist

HackCollege Interviews: A Dentist

If you’ve ever had a root canal or a professional cleaning, you know those services may not be cheap but are very necessary. However, most people don’t look forward to seeing the dentist. And yet, it is a noble job. After all, not everyone can do what a dentist does. So, that made me think ...

A Better Way to Apply: Video Cover Letters

A Better Way to Apply: Video Cover Letters

The cover letter is dead, according to recent reports by job recruiting firms. Two-thirds of recruiters think that it is no longer an important part of candidates’ applications. Yet, most job postings still call for something–anything–when applying online. So what should you do to push your job application to the top of the slush pile? ...

The Importance of Internships

The Importance of Internships

Internships are a critical endeavor for college students in today’s job market. Employers hire about half of the interns who worked for them before they graduated when filling full-time positions, according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University’s report. The current workplace market is even more competitive than last year. The college ...

HackCollege Interviews: A Software Consultant

HackCollege Interviews: A Software Consultant

A great way to find out if a job or industry is right for you is to talk to people you know that are familiar with it. This week I’ve done some of the work for you by meeting with Chris Rogers, an experienced software consultant, to ask him about the good and bad days ...

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

A recent report by The Linux Foundation found open source talent to be one of the top priorities for recruitment efforts this year, reflecting the growing importance of open source technology for college students looking to qualify for a job in the tech marketplace. According to the same report, 65% of hiring managers agree that ...

Niche Careers: Editing

Niche Careers: Editing

When people think of the publishing industry, they usually think of the writers involved in creating content. Seldom do they consider the behind-the-scenes action that goes into what we read. Whether you read magazine articles, online posts, academic journals, or books, it’s important to be aware that all of that content has been edited by ...

Job Hunting Meets Artificial Intelligence

Job Hunting Meets Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the job board space. Increasingly, AI is being used to process online applications and categorize applicants into priority rankings. One example of how the process of applying for jobs is changing can be seen in innovations recently put into place on the icrunchdata job posting platform. The company uses AI to ...

Hack College Investigates: Career Services

Hack College Investigates: Career Services

This article is a part of a series where Hack College writers investigate different parts of campus life in order to provide readers with  information on how you can use this service better while in college. Stay tuned for other parts of campus. The career services center is one of the most useful resources on ...

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers is a series that illustrates unusual and/or interesting professions. This first post highlights someone many HackCollege readers see often: the college librarian. HackCollege interviewed Anita Semtner, Director of Library Services at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK to find out what her vocation is like. HC: When did you realize that you wanted ...

Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

The job interview…every college student’s worst nightmare. It always seems like that interview is the only thing standing between you and your future, so making sure you nail it is crucial. Luckily for you, I am somewhat of an interview expert. I’ve compiled a list of tips that have always helped me get the “you ...

The Laws of Social Media

The Laws of Social Media

You’re on social media. Any media is social media on the internet. Your comments on news articles could count, but I’m of course talking about Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. What you say matters, even when they shouldn’t. So how do you behave on social media? Just remember… 1. They Will Find It… Anything you ...

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