‘Career Spotlight’ Posts

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 ...

Niche Careers: Bounty Hunter

Niche Careers: Bounty Hunter

In the Old West, when sheriffs didn’t have the time and resources to hunt down fugitives, they would place posters around town encouraging individuals to bring them wanted criminals (dead or alive) for a monetary reward, or a bounty. This is the origin of the term “bounty hunter.” Bounty hunters still exist today, but have ...

Inspiring Career Paths: CEO of Kicker

Inspiring Career Paths: CEO of Kicker

College is a time when most young adults are scrambling to figure out which direction to take their life. We often fall into the trap of believing our majors will dictate our career path, and this can make us sell ourselves short. This trend however, was no match for former New York Times editor, Holly ...

Niche Careers: Promotional Model

Niche Careers: Promotional Model

Many young women dream about being a princess or a model at some point in their lives–that is, until the world teaches them to have more realistic goals. While I can’t help anyone on the princess front, becoming a model and getting paid for it might not be as difficult as you think. Modeling comes ...

Niche Careers: International Educator

Niche Careers: International Educator

It has been about seven months since I decided to leave the only life I’d ever known in the US to move to South Korea to teach English. The reason for my move was part practical and part whimsical. On one hand, I wanted to get teaching experience in order to decide if it could ...

Niche Careers: Beekeeping

Niche Careers: Beekeeping

My little sister’s absolute favorite movie is The Bee Movie. Whether it’s the bee puns, the talking insects or the not-so-subtle message about the importance of the balance between nature and the overwhelming selfishness of humans, she never gets tired of it. In the movie, bees are either in a hive in nature or smoked ...

Seven Tech Careers for Right-Brained People

Seven Tech Careers for Right-Brained People

When we think about the technology industry, we often envision analytical, left-brained thinkers tirelessly coding and fixing computers. While this may have resembled IT professionals a decade ago, the technology sector has come a long way since then. Today, many technology careers — including the seven listed here — require creative problem-solving and idea generation, ...

Hacking the MBA: Get the Most ROI from Your Degree

Hacking the MBA: Get the Most ROI from Your Degree

An advanced degree always involves some risk, but why do your finances have to be one of them? The truth of the matter is, money doesn’t have to be a big issue. It really shouldn’t be, especially if you’re enrolling in an MBA program to learn about fiscal responsibility and about running a business. Unless ...

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

The Only Reason to Go to Law School

There are a million things you could do with a law degree, but the only good reason to go to law school is to become a lawyer. Yes, it’s contradictory to everything you have probably heard or been told by an academic advisor, but an advisor works for a college. I work for you. And ...

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

The career landscape is changing, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s mostly a good thing. The job market students face today is new and dynamic, making use of social media and reflecting the new reality that most employees “job hop” and do not retire from their first-ever job. Students ...

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

I’ve always been fascinated by the advice “write what you know.” It’s good advice—it’s direct and relatable. As a fiction writer as well as a blogger, it’s always a good feeling when a piece of writing can sort of “pour out” of me onto the page. Instead of fact-checking and researching, I can just write ...

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