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How to Start a Business—And What Passion Has to Do With It

Ever since Lily in the movie The Princess Diaries said the words, “I told you, I need an attitude adjustment,” I knew that I’d found my soul mate. I too have a big, fat attitude problem and I let it get in the way of a lot of things that…

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How to Make the Most of Working at a Survival Job

Heart. Beating. Do you dare look? Your finger hovers over the keyboard, right above the “return” key. The whirring of your laptop is absurdly loud, and it’s hot against your pajama’d legs which are crossed on the air mattress you call a bed. It’s now or never. You click. Sucking…

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This is What it’s Like Working as a Video Producer and Editor

You press play. The film moves quicker than you thought it would, flashing images of your childhood best friend, laughing and jumping around. There’s a crackling that touches every sound the camera recorded. You didn’t have a boom back then (let alone know what a boom was). Still, there’s a…

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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 think that maybe this was a big mistake. You’re going to be spending your whole day with a stranger. Whose idea was this again?…

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4 Skills You Learned in College That’ll Help Your Job Search

Your phone buzzes, and you can’t help but feel a little excitement. Maybe it’s an email from one of the roughly 5 bajillion companies you’ve applied to over the past few weeks. For a moment, your heart races. Maybe this is it! You did have a good feeling about one…

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How to Build Your Portfolio in 9 Easy Steps

We’ve reviewed the rules of résumé writing and emphasized the importance of job interview etiquette. But what if you want a job that doesn’t follow that application format? Getting a job in the creative industry—specifically as a copywriter or designer in an advertising firm or brand agency—works a little differently.…

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I Just Graduated… Now What?

Here at the AfterCollege Blog, our goal is pretty simple: to help college students and recent grads figure out what they might like to do with their lives and how to make that happen. So we were pretty excited when we heard about Katherine Schwarzenegger’s book, I Just Graduated… Now…

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6 Job Search Tips From Disney’s The Luck of the Irish

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when you avoid getting pinched, try to get kissed, and hunker down in front of your television to watch your favorite Disney Channel Original movie, The Luck of the Irish. What is it about Disney Channel Original movies that warms…

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Why Being a Developer is Awesome—And How You Can Get Started

If you still think you need a computer science degree to become a web developer, you’re wrong. It’s okay—we didn’t know that, either, until we spoke with Rebecca Miller-Webster, Lead Developer at HowAboutWe and Founder of Write/Speak/Code. Rebecca was surprised to discover that her Masters in Computer Science didn’t really prepare…

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How to Get Into User Experience: Chat with Patrick Neeman of Usability Counts

Are you obsessed with creating new things? That’s requirement number one for a career in User Experience. Strong communication and writing skills and the ability to work on a team also come at the top of the list for Patrick Neeman. Patrick started as a Journalism major at Cyprus College…

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