Posts from the ‘A Day on the Job’ category

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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It’s Been a Year! What We Learned From Our First Real Jobs

Hi! I’m not sure if you remember us, but we’re the AfterCollege interns. Well, actually we’re no longer interns. A year after starting as the “newbs”…

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What Does a Mechanical Engineer Do?

Ever wonder what happened to Kevin McCallister from Home Alone? I have a theory: He’s now a mechanical engineer. I mean, think about it—all of those…

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What Does an HR Officer Do?

Your phone is ringing off the hook (yes, some people do still use the phone, apparently!), people are banging down your door, and you haven’t even…

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How to Avoid Being Miserable at Work

Your alarm is ringing. Seriously—how can it be morning ALREADY? Didn’t you JUST go to sleep? You drag yourself out of bed, take a swig of…

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Thinking Of Working In HR? What You Need to Know

They know all your secrets. Your social security number. Your salary. How many times a day you check Instagram when you’re supposed to be “working.” No,…

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Starting a Career in Education with Teach For America

The early morning sunlight floods the field outside of Simone’s small house. She looks across the hushed green grass of the countryside to the school on…

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What It’s Like to Work at the EPA

What if your first job after college was doing something that not only affected you, but also the rest of the U.S.A.’s population? Sounds pretty crazy,…

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