Posts tagged ‘Volunteering’

Building a Better Future with AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity

Graduation is starting to loom on the horizon, but you’re still not sure what you want to do. Should you leave the country to do a…

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What’s It Like to Be in AmeriCorps?

College is a time of unbridled enthusiasm—whether you’re learning how to identify themes of magical realism in Salman Rushdie’s novels, developing the ability to create a…

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How Volunteering Taught Me to Be Fake—And Why That’s a Good Thing

Want to know what I learned by volunteering? How to be fake. Now, before you jump in and start lecturing me about the importance of being…

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5 Myths About Working in Early Childhood Education

Singing songs, eating snack, playing with toys, and taking naps. Why wouldn’t everyone want a career in early childhood care? You play around all day and…

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How to Give Back As an Alum Without Opening Your Wallet

I don’t know about yours, but my alma mater’s alumnae donations office calls at least once a week. The exchange usually goes something like this: Me:…

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The Secret to Finding Purpose in Your Everyday Work

There’s trouble in paradise. The honeymoon is over. Recently something has been missing and though you try to be faithful, you can feel yourself straying. You…

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5 Ways to Make Friends in a New City

Recently we’ve talked about applying for a job in a new place. Now, I want to talk about the most important question to ask when you…

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Ever Think About Being an Athletic Coach? Here’s What You Need to Know

Confession time: Everything I know about athletic coaches is what I’ve learned by watching Coach Sue Sylvester’s antics on Glee. It turns out that most coaches…

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One College Senior Teaches Us How to Be Awesome at Everything

Your college years are the best time to experiment. And sure, for some people that means seeing if you can rock a pink mohawk or a…

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Photographs and Psychopaths: Molly’s Life as an Artist

As a second semester sophomore at Santa Clara University, Molly Stark did not know that she would graduate in 2012 with a double major in Art…

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