Category Archives: High School Students

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6 Tips for Starting Your New School Year

Take time to get to know who your academic advisor is; they can be an invaluable resource when it comes to planning your classes, understanding campus policies, and finding additional resources that you’ll need. Definitely take advantage of your faculty’s office hours. Try to follow a (flexible) schedule that takes into account class time, study, work, social time, exercise and […]

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Questions Answered: Should I transfer to a different school?

sfu_gradsQuestion: A bunch of my friends from high school and I got together over winter break. All of them went to big universities in our home state, while I went away to a small liberal arts college in a different state. They were all teasing me that I would never find a job with my degree because I go to such a small unknown school. I like my school a lot, and have made a lot of friends, but it is super expensive. Since I got back to campus, I’ve been stewing on all the teasing and now I am seriously thinking about transferring next fall! If I ask people at my school, of course they will tell me it’s a bad idea. And if I ask people at the public schools back home, I’m sure they will tell me it’s a good idea! So I kind of need an unbiased opinion? Will going to my small school make it hard for me to find good employment? ~ Jenna T.

Answer: Transferring schools is definitely a big decision and I applaud you for gathering information before coming to a final conclusion. While I currently work for a small liberal arts university, I graduated from a much larger public university, so I can absolutely appreciate the value of both types of institutions. Let’s take a moment to consider the pros to each:
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Quick Tips: Keep Your Rants Off Social Media

You’ve probably read a few of them; maybe you’ve even shared or re-tweeted a few – We’re talking about those epic rants from celebrities, disgruntled employees, or friends on social media that are, well, quite entertaining.  But as funny as they can sometimes be, public rants can also be very damaging.  Here are a few tips for keeping yourself from hurting your […]

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4 Tips for Landing a Campus Job

Campus JobCampus jobs are an excellent, convenient place to earn money while gaining practical, transferable skills. Here are 4 tips to help you land a great campus job.

Check with your school’s human resources department AND financial aid office AND career services office.
Schools deal with student employment differently. Some have a centralized office, others rely on individual departments to post their opportunities. HR is a good starting place. Financial aid sometimes gets involved depending on your work-study eligibility. Career service may post on-campus jobs along with off-campus opportunities. So ask around to find out how on-campus employment is managed at your school.

Visit departments for which you’d like to work
A lot of college departments hire students. The typical places (library, bookstore, food services, physical plant, admissions, athletics, residence life) may have a standard hiring and training schedule. But many other departments (career services, academic advising, international student services, IT, major-specific departments, business office – just to name a few), may also have opportunities available, but may hire at different times throughout the school year.
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