Posts from the ‘A Day on the Job’ category

Life’s Too Short to Not Love Your Job: Why I Work at a Non-Profit

When you’re considering your career options, it’s easy to focus on large companies. They’re the ones with the big budgets and the cool stuff to hand…

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What Does Project Runway Have to Do With Working at a Non-Profit?

Here at AfterCollege, we love helping people navigate the transition between college and career. But many students wouldn’t even have the opportunity to make it to…

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How One Theatre Major Ended up in Customer Care

You’ve just spent the past four years immersing yourself in all aspects of theatre—the playwrights, the history, the technical aspects of putting on productions. So when…

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Basketball Shots: The Secret to Videoing for the NBA

You control people, toy with their emotions. With a simple signal you can make thousands gasp in horror or shout with excitement. The energy of the…

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The Basics of Job Shadowing

You show up to the address that your mother’s boss’s brother provided you with over the phone. Gazing up at the foreign building, you start to…

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Don’t Know What To Do With Your Art Degree? Try Art Restoration!

Every morning, you show up at work with fine-tuned laser focus. You know that sharp mind is vital if everyone’s going to make it home in…

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My First Job After College: Freelancing in Tokyo

It’s been a few months since you graduated. Every morning you wake up and feel a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach because you…

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Would You Survive a Day in the Life of an HR Consultant?

It’s your job to interact with hundreds of people a day. You know intimate details of their lives. You deal with their drama, concerns, and their…

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I Thought My Father Was a “Garbage Man” But He’s a Chemical Engineer

“I spent most of my childhood thinking my dad was a garbage man,” my college roommate shrugs as we sit and talked over two Frappuccinos, “then…

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Working in Admissions: One Way to Guide Students Without Being a Professor

It’s kind of crazy that I don’t remember her name, but I’ll never forget the way she made me feel—and how much she influenced my entire…

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