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College Grad Struggles to Break into Entertainment

Ari Gold

When I met for lunch with Lisa* she was on her midday break from work. It was sunny and warm—a desirable summer day in New Jersey, but she was dressed from top to bottom in depressing black, like a mourner.  Thankfully, we were able to joke about her misleading garb, though it could be argued […]

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4 Ways the New QR Codes Will Affect College Students

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What the heck is a QR code? QR stands for “quick response” and it’s a matrix scanning code (like a barcode) that contains meta data representing websites, email addresses, text messages, and specific information. Originally started in 1994 in Japan by a Toyota subsidiary (for tracking auto parts) a QR code is like a fingerprint […]

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Random Career Advice for Twenty-Somethings

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I know what you’re thinking. A post with “random” and “twenty-somethings” in the title can’t have much substance to it. Not so, I tell you. After some serious thought, I decided who better to give advice to people in their early career years than someone who’s had career experience and who’s in the same shoes […]

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The Reverse Job Application Debate: Arrogance or Creativity?

Andrew Horner

Feeling disheartened after a string of rejections as you apply for jobs? Andrew Horner found that tons of people could personally relate to his two-year unsuccessful job search after graduation and we might be able to learn a thing or two from his solution. Figuring that the current system of “going to the employer” wasn’t […]

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3 Keys to Building Self-Confidence

Build Self-Confidence

What’s so important about self-confidence? People who develop self-confidence become the persistent go-getters who make positive changes happen in their lives! They trust their intuition and are self-assured in their abilities, decisions and actions. Have you ever needed the courage to leave something negative behind — a suffocating job perhaps? Have you been searching for […]

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5 Challenges Passion-Seekers Must Face

Challenges for Passion Seekers

There’s a myth circulating that we all must have an innate, burning passion inside of us and we’re bound to discover it if we haven’t already. It’s true that some people have a clear passion from childhood, but most of us need to put in the effort and actively go in search of our passions. […]

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How I Found My Passion and How You Can Find Yours

Finding Your Passion

This is what I thought as I passed through all those years of organized education: “People always tell me that I should love what I do, but I have no idea what I love to do!” Now, I’m living in the Central Andes of Peru, working from home in my pajamas or similarly cozy apparel, […]

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5 Lazy College-Student Diseases to Avoid

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Forget about the bird flu and bed bugs. There’s a serious epidemic afflicting college students, and it’s been a problem for years. I recently graduated with a four-year degree from Emerson College. Go me, and go you, if you’re a recent grad or current senior! When I landed back home in New Jersey, it felt […]

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8 Part-Time or Summer Jobs for Extra Cash

Working with Children

Let’s face it. Tuition is more expensive these days and we can barely get by without facing tons of debt. Ease the pain a little bit with these part-time, work-at-home and summer options. You may even find a secret niche or develop a valuable skill for the future. Earn extra income by trying one of […]

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5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Freelance Writer, and You Will Too!

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As a child, I loved writing and drawing. I even authored a collection of unpublished short-stories before the age of ten. However, I turned to more “normal” jobs as I got older. Writing always sounded like a dream people had, but one they never got to fulfill. During my late teens and early twenties, I spent […]

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