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Art Majors: Do What You Love (But Be Sure to Keep the “Big Picture” in Mind)

The world would be terribly bland without the beautiful and sometimes shocking presence of art. This post is the first of a series centered around art majors. Where did they go once they graduated and how has art followed them? Mary Goodwin was born an artist. From an early age…

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Why I Ditched Cover Letters—And How That Landed Me a Job

Applying to jobs? You must spend approximately 27 hours a day writing and customizing your cover letter for every position. Cover letters give you the chance to paint a more complete picture of who you are and tell a story that might not come through in your résumé… right? Well,…

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Mike Rowe Talks Work, Twentysomethings, and Dirty Jobs

My nerves are definitely getting to me as I wait to interview the Dirty Jobs man himself: Mike Rowe. When offered a beverage, I decline (though I could probably use a shot of some sort. Jack?). My mind ping-pongs between the questions I have for him and deciding whether the…

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We Can’t Think of a Career More Meaningful Than This One

Picture your ideal working environment. Does it involve a pet-friendly office, regular happy hours, and tons of free snacks in the office kitchen? Or are you more concerned with things like your company’s mission and being involved in something meaningful? There’s no right answer here, but it’s becoming increasingly common…

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Just a Few of the Crazy Things You Can Do With a Degree in Physics

What’s your ideal working environment: a lab, a surgery operating room, or your home office? Actually, there’s no need to choose just one. Play your cards right and your career could give you the opportunity to do a little bit of everything. It’s hard to sum up the career path…

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Think Your Major Is Holding Back Your Job Search? Read This

When you’re in college, your whole life revolves around your major, so it’s easy to feel like it has to set the tone for your life after college, too. This is great for the business or computer science majors who can see how their degree translates into the working world,…

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Here’s a Better Way to Spend Your Next School Break

Ah, winter break. It’s the perfect time to catch up on sleep, do a ton of laundry, and enjoy Mom’s special pancakes, and cookies, and lasagna, and okay… basically anything else you can get your hands on that didn’t come from your school cafeteria. While some of us may consider…

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How a Little Plastic Radio Changed My Life Completely

What’s the difference between a job you love and a job that’s just a paycheck? It often shows up in your attitude. Do you approach each day with anticipation and excitement? Or are you dragging yourself out of bed every morning? Here’s a mind-blowingly simple method to help you find…

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Got 99 Problems, But a Job Ain’t One (If You Read This)

The rules are surprisingly simple if you want to impress Steve Girolami, VP of Engineering at AfterCollege. One: Do not profess to be an expert. Two: Do work (and be ready to show it). Three: Be able to solve problems—and explain how you did it. Steve explains why being a…

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From Lab Minion to PhD: A Career in Chemistry

Wondering what you can do with a science degree? After completing her PhD in Chemistry, Dr. Allison L. Stelling took a staff scientist position in Germany and participated in intra-operational brain tumor diagnostics projects, like this one. She is currently working at Duke University as an Outreach Manager and she…

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