Posts Tagged ‘Careers’

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 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 ...

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 ...

6 Reasons Why You Need a Minor in College

6 Reasons Why You Need a Minor in College

Before I started college, I understood very little “college jargon,” such as majors, minors, concentrations, and certifications.  Even now, I’m no expert on what separates a minor from a certification and other licenses.  I do, however, see the importance of a well-rounded education, and I recognize that minors can help provide that. Some majors–like my ...

Career Spotlight: 5 Career Paths for Sociology Majors

Career Spotlight: 5 Career Paths for Sociology Majors

If you are interested in sociology, but you’re not sure how well that translates to a career path, don’t worry! Sociology is an incredibly versatile major — more so than you might think. You learn a great deal about interacting with different kinds of people, and in upper level courses, you’ll also get practice in ...

5 Great Career Options for Accounting Majors

5 Great Career Options for Accounting Majors

Let’s be honest, the accounting field isn’t exactly known for being exciting and dynamic. Thoughts of sitting in front of a computer holding a calculator all day tend to come to mind when you think of what accountants do. There’s definitely some truth to that, but accounting isn’t necessarily a “boring” career field. You can ...

5 Career Opportunities for Forensic Science Graduates

5 Career Opportunities for Forensic Science Graduates

Shows like Law and Order and CSI have helped drive more people towards a career in forensic investigation. A lot of us used to play “detective” when we were younger, so the thought of making an actual career of investigating crime scenes and helping to solve real crimes brings the Sherlock Holmes out of you. ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...

7 Job Opportunities for English Majors

7 Job Opportunities for English Majors

As an English major, I know how annoying the topic of what you’re going to do after graduation can be. “Oh, so you’re going to be a high school teacher?” is the typical suggestion. While it would be so much easier to say, “I’m pre-med,” don’t worry; there are plenty of jobs for English majors, ...

5 Tips for Aspiring Web Designers and Developers

5 Tips for Aspiring Web Designers and Developers

Attempting to break into web design or development is a long and arduous process, with more roadblocks and competition than most fields. The payoff, however, is a rewarding job that will continuously push you to your limits. If you’re prepared to enter this world, here are a few tips to help you along the way. ...

Introducing The HackCollege Career Guide

Introducing The HackCollege Career Guide

Welcome to the HackCollege Career Guide! This page is designed for prospective students, professionals looking for a change of pace, and anyone with burning questions about when, where, and how to land the job of their dreams. These profiles feature job descriptions, top-ranked academic programs, quotes from industry veterans, and other important information about some ...