What are the benefits of a College Co-op Opportunity?

College co-cop opportunities serve as an excellent way for young adults to get real world working experience while feeling out a potential professional field. Many students participate in co-op opportunities to satisfy a degree's work term requirements while others jump at the chance to earn money. Yet other college students

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5 financial strategies for college students

If you read our last post (infographic about student life) you probably noticed the section about financial stats and facts that are crucial to student budgeting. It is imperative that college students pay attention to their spending habits and plan well in order to graduate with a manageable amount

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Student life Infographic

If you think you are studying too hard and that college life is synonymous of no life, think again. Did you know that in 1961 students studied an average of 25 hours per week, while in 2011 the average dropped to 12-13 hours per week? Not to say more than

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How to make student life easier

How to make student life easier

College Resident Assistants are trained peer leaders who supervise those living in a residence hall so student life can be balanced and healthy. However, some students seem to perceive RA’s as enemies, the ones to bust parties and continuously remind students to keep the noise level down. The fact is:

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The Best College Life Hacks

Post-secondary life can be a challenge when you transition from high school to college. It can be even more overwhelming if you are away from your home, family, and friends. It’s time to be independent and manage life on your own for the first time, dealing with a lot of

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Student jobs on campus – the pros and cons of working on campus

Everybody knows that paying for tuition is not easy. Each year we read on the news headlines about spikes on tuition costs, and there is no forecast to change this scenario. Once graduated, students need to face high debts and time is ticking for them to pay it off. One

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Want that Dream Dorm Room? Sign Up for a Dorm Registry!

One of the best kept secrets of dorm life in 2014 is the rise of dorm room registries. We’ve all likely heard of wedding registries or baby registries but a new registry has hit the market and it’s now allowing college students to live large, in a manner of speaking. In

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Canadian Universities Release Apps for Students

Everywhere you turn on a college campus, students, teachers, and visitors are using technology. From smart phones to tablets, laptops to smart watches, technology is what ties us to our everyday life as we rush from class to class. Add in a rapidly expanding social calendar and a few crammed

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How to Create a Student Budget

How to Create a Student Budget

Setting a student budget is simple. The difficult part is sticking with it. If you plan today for your future, however, you will be one step closer to graduating without debt hanging over your head. One of the best ways to ensure you won’t have debt is to create a

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How to Survive the Freshman 15!

For many students, the fall semester will begin after Labor Day next week and with it, comes the schedule changes, the homework, and the lack of sleep. With all the new social events, your fluctuating schedule, and a possible part-time job to boot, a lot of students can fall victim

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10 Student Jobs You Wish You Had

As a university student, you may be looking to get a part-time job for the upcoming semester. Maybe you are applying to be a barista at your campus coffee shop or you are looking to get a job in your campus bookstore. Your job search could also go beyond your

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How to Optimize Your Online Job Board Search

These days, plenty of job seekers start their search online. Narrowing down your job search is much more efficient with online job boards, social media, and online networking. As a student, your hiring network might need a bit of work but there are plenty of ways to kick start your

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How To Start a Career Plan

How To Start a Career Plan

As a student, you are likely balancing study time and a part-time job. But with such a busy schedule, how do you have time to think about future goals? You might not necessarily have a 5-year or 10-year plan ready to go but having some career goals and aspirations is

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How to Nail Those Tough Interview Questions

As a student job seeker, nailing those tough interview questions can be almost as nerve-wracking as your first day on the job. Some of those stock interview questions like “What’s your greatest weakness?” or “What are your greatest strengths?” Most of the time, hiring managers are actually gauging how you handle

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Why Soft Skills are Important for Students

Job Search   Landing a part-time job as a student can feel like a daunting task. You have to have experience, nail your resume, wow your potential hiring manager during the interview, and then face a steep learning curve once you land the

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How to Make the Most of Your Student Resume

As a student, it can be hard to find a job that will give you professional job skills that will help pad your resume once you graduate. If you are like most graduates, chances are high that you worked a part-time job in retail, the food industry, or even an

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Customer Service Skills to Master

This summer, a lot of high school and college students are taking on summer jobs with the hopes that those jobs will continue on when the new school year starts in September. With these entry level jobs, a lot of job recruits may be experiencing the many highs and lows

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Student Job Spotlight: Working at a University Library

As a university student, finding a job on campus can be a great way to create a great work/study balance in your everyday life. There are plenty of campus jobs that offer flexible schedules, from being a resident advisor, a lifeguard for your campus aquatic center, a bookstore employee, and

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Resume Tips for High School Students: The Very First Steps

As a high school student, are you feeling overwhelmed at the sheer number of websites (2,160,000 hits in 0.38 seconds on one Google search) that tell you how to write a resume when you have no job experience? It's often called a Catch-22: I can't get a job

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How to Land a Summer Job

School’s out for the summer (unless you have summer classes to contend with) and a batch of students are out in full force looking for summer jobs. Getting that summer job not only gives you some financial independence as a young adult but it also helps you find what job

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How to Start Your Entry Level Job Search

You've worked hard for your degree and now it's time to find a job. Like your education, consider this another step in your career path. Spend time to get yourself ready for the search. Just as last minute "cramming" doesn't prepare you for an exam, waiting until the last minute

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