Category Archives: Majors

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Resume Phrases – Resident Assistant

residence_lifeAs a resident assistant, the work you do is vital to your residents and your campus, but sometimes, capturing the richness of your experience on a resume can be challenging. Here are a handful of sample resume phrases to help you describe your Resident Assistant experience: (more…)

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Questions Answered: I’m on academic probation; will I still get a job?

academic_probationQuestion: I am finishing my freshman year in college as a computer science major. I did really well in high school and have always been a good student (like 4.0 from sophomore to senior year in hs) but suddenly I am failing!! I am now on academic probation and if I don’t raise my gradse then I’d be kicked out! My classmates and parents tell me this will make it impossible to get an internship or get a job. Will this ruin my chances to get a internship or a job??? ~ Ju-won P., Portland, OR

Answer: First things, first. We need to determine the root cause of your failing grades. In the long run, employers care most about a continuous pattern of behavior. If this academic year is just an anomaly, (i.e., it never happens again), then the negative impact of this year’s low grades will be minimal. However, if you are not able to identify what caused your grades to drop this year, are not able to remedy the situation, and therefore continue with a pattern of low grades, then yes, your chances of finding internships and jobs will be negatively impacted.

There are many different reasons why grades can suddenly suffer. Here are just a few possible reasons why grades could suddenly drop and tips for pulling your grades back up.

1. Too much autonomy – As a first year student, you may be adjusting to having a lot more autonomy and not having teachers “nag” you about getting homework or assignments done.
Tips:

  • Consider working with your school’s learning center to develop effective time management skills that will match your needs and personality.
  • You may also want to connect with a trusted friend or family member to act as an accountability partner to help you stay on task.

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Careers in Construction

What’s the Best Way to Build a Career in Construction?

Careers in ConstructionGuest Author: Emma Smith

With all the festivities of the end of the year behind us, it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to make the coming 12 months count. Whether we admit them or not, we all make a resolution or two come December 31st, and branching out into a new career is always a popular ambition.
In the current economic climate, choosing the right industry is paramount as you want to enter into a field with ample opportunities and the versatility and fluidity to progress, which is why this year’s crop of job seekers are flocking to construction.

Construction has a lot to offer any ambitious, hardworking individual; from bricklaying to project management, there is a wealth of opportunities waiting to be snapped up. So how can you lay the foundations for success in 2014? By making your first step consulting recruitment experts like PSR Solutions, you can receive expert advice and access to the latest positions and training, and by following the advice of industry experts, you can make sure you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes to career success.

Making Education a Priority
There are many routes into the construction trade, but with a solid degree you can keep your options wide. Choose a course that is accredited by professional bodies like The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to ensure your education will help you get the right jobs. The project management and surveying sectors are going from strength to strength and a degree in the field will help you get your foot in the door.

The right degree won’t just help you enter into the UK construction industry; building and infrastructure projects are booming all over the world and the lucrative experience you gain in your education can get you in some fantastic positions.
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Finance Major

Resume Phrases for Finance Majors

As a finance major, it’s likely that you have, or will develop, an understanding of commercial and investment banking, perhaps you have an interest in forecasting and budgeting, or have studied the financial markets.  But how do you explain all of your classroom experience on your resume? Here are a few sample resume phrases to get you started: Analyzed company’s […]

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