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? ...

Digital Tools to Improve Your Papers

Digital Tools to Improve Your Papers

Writing assignments: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they end up being a huge part of your grade in many college classes. Whether you’re a strong writer or somewhat less confident in your abilities, these four tools can help you take your writing to the next level. Grammarly You’re familiar with spell check, but Microsoft Word’s ...

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 ...

Books That Will Make You Better: The Gift of Failure

Books That Will Make You Better: The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure is a parenting book written by a teacher. While it’s certainly an insightful read for parents and teachers, it’s also directly applicable to managers, and contains interesting ideas that can help anyone in a leadership role. Identify the problem Parenting theory is a minefield of conflicting advice, and probably always will ...

How to Balance School and a Job

How to Balance School and a Job

When I first started college, I remember being blown away by how much my algebra textbook cost. Over a grand on books alone? How did anyone afford college, much less a bunch of broke young people? Aside from piling on student loans and hoping for the best, there were the few people I knew who ...

App Review: Photomath

App Review: Photomath

PhotoMath may be an app that you can’t survive without. It all depends on how much help you need solving math problems. This app scans information on a page and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to process that information. In this case, we’re talking about equations. The app is fairly simple to use. First, you snap ...