20+ Internship Statistics Students Need to Know

For students, internships are often hallowed as the way to successfully start your career. But how necessary are they to actually getting a job? Do all (or most) students do them? Who doesn’t, and why? We gathered key internship statistics …

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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

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10 Jobs That Are Great for Sociology Majors (Plus Expert Advice on How to Land One)

Sociology is one of those majors with no set path after graduation, which can be scary as you’re planning to enter the workforce for the first time. The trade-off is that you’ll actually have a lot of flexibility in what …

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10 Great—and Very Different—Jobs for Economics Majors

As you get ready to graduate with a degree in economics—or maybe as you’re choosing your major—you’re bound to be wondering what sort of jobs you’re qualified for. You likely know that you can go into investment banking or management …

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How To Handle Uncomfortable Interview Questions About Your Service

We spoke with Tara Carlidge, Recruiting Manager at Citi and former Personnel Officer in the U.S. Army, to ask her about how veterans should react if a hiring manager asks them a question about their time in the military that …

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How to Increase Your Networking Email Response Rate

For many people, networking can be harder than interviewing. You might not know whom to reach out to, how to reach out, or why people aren't responding to your networking emails and requests. This can be very disheartening, especially when …

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The Most In-Demand Soft Skills and Which Industries Want Them

When candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it’s often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. While skills like imagination or patience may not seem like something to put on your resume, employers certainly want …

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The One Job Robots Can’t Do (Yet)

“The robots are coming! The robots are coming!”

This is more or less the thesis statement of Martin Ford's latest book, The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. According to Ford, who is the …

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The Government Shutdown & the Private Sector: How Companies Feel the Impact

The partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, continues with little indication of a resolution in sight. At 24 days and counting, it has become the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States. At least …

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