Archive for the ‘Life After High School’ Category

This article is an interesting read with tips for students who have a natural ability to do well in their classes without lifting a finger. Most students dedicate a lot of time towards studying and learning new information, but for the rare few students that can easily succeed in high school without exerting too much brain power, here are a few tips for when you move onto college. It is important to remember that resources that are available are there for EVERY student so they should be utilized especially when transitioning from high school to college.


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Are you interested in pursuing writing as a career? Wondering what schools are the best for majoring in writing? Check out this website for the top ten schools that offer a writing major. Some of these schools you would not expect to be front runners, but visit their websites and you will see all that they have to offer. Every school has unique features that may appeal to you so look for the school who seems like the best “FIT” for you!These schools are the best of the best in this field! If you find any schools of interest be sure to log-in to Family Connection and add them to your list. You can also look up what they look for as far as SAT scores and GPA’s. Click this link to start discovering new schools with your major!


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10 Helpful Tips for Future College Students

It is always helpful to receive helpful tips from students who have been through the college process. This article provides 10 helpful tips for when you get to college and need some extra guidance from students who have been there and done that. Learning from former students is a great way to prepare for your college experience.

Follow the link to find out the 10 helpful tips to start off college right!


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While searching the internet for great news article to share with you…I found this fantastic blog: Her Campus | A Collegiette’s Guide to Life. While on the blog, I found an interesting article on internships…specifically those with amazing perks.  Don’t beleieve me?  Check it out for yourself!

6 Internships With Awesome Perks (be By Rebekah Meiser)

Ask any college advisor about interning and you’ll be informed that these career previews are a cornucopia of benefits. They pad your resume, lead to networking, and of course, give a taste of the real world outside of cable television. But some internships give collegiettes™  a bit more than a comparative advantage and thicker skin. From weekends in the Hamptons to flying for free, check out a few of the coolest internship perks around.

1. South West Airlines

South West calls its internship course the “NoLimits Internship Program” and, considering all that it offers, this title is truthful. Working with this airline gets you more than a decent paycheck and career development classes: interns here participate in a variety of events like Intern Happy Hour, “The Not-So-Amazing Race” (which consists of several obstacle courses, one including a hefty amount of marshmallows), company parties, and, oh yeah, they fly for free! Any U.S. South West flight with available seating is open to interns. No pay travel? It makes you wonder how attached you are to your major.

2. Google

If you’re searching for a fun internship, look to the company you search with every day. Google’s 11-week internships—which are competitively paid—give you the opportunity to attend weekly meetings and to work with a mentor to develop your growth. No matter your major, Google encourages you to apply. Interested in traveling the world? This major company’s interns work in North America, Europe and China. Additionally, Google interns receive free gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as massages, access to a gaming room and other exciting activities like rock climbing and evening cruises.

3. Magazine and media internships

Images of Anne Hathaway knocking over innocent pedestrians with boogie boards or finding the impossible Harry Potter manuscript in Devil Wears Prada may come to mind when you think of working in the media industry. And although many internships with fashion magazines and design houses are filled with exhaustingly long hours and moody employees, interns often receive other benefits as well. If an editor is sent new products and doesn’t want them, at times the interns can take their pick. This can be anything from a new lotion, a travel-sized hair iron or even unwanted clothing. Rachel Gates, a former AOL intern, notes that “[she] was able to go to industry parties, [AOL] had celebs in the office all the time, and had ah-mazing office parties,” to cite a few of the perks. And for those whippersnappers who consider extra experience an added bonus, interns at certain magazines, like Billboard, who impress editors do everything from writing online blurbs, to on-camera interviews with music stars and can even land a story in the magazine itself.  Check out Ed2010 for magazine internship postings.

4. Columbia Records

The only coffee you’ll be buying when interning at this record label will be for staying awake during late night concerts. Columbia Records’ interns attend shows, meet with new and upcoming artists and have the opportunity to find new bands for the label to sign.

5. United States Olympic Committee

For avid Olympic fans with two years of college under their academic belts, interning with the USOC will turn your Olympic daydreams into reality. With availabilities in everything from athletic training to human resources, interns live at Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, CO, Lake Placid, NY or Chula Vista, CA with the Olympic contenders. They eat their meals in the Athletes’ Dining Hall, receive a small stipend and can work out alongside the athletes. “We [interns] also had access to the gyms, pools and all of the facilities, meaning that you could be working out next to Apolo Ohno, or some other gold medalist,” says Jake Duhaime, HC’s PR guy and a past intern with USOC.

6. Willkie, Farr & Gallagher

For those interested in the law and the sun, send your resume to this top firm. In addition to terrific career prospects, summer interns receive the delight of a weekend in the Hamptons, says Inc. magazine. With offices in New York, Washington, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome and Brussels, your paid internship could extend oversees. Sounds like a fair trial to us!


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