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The Value of Internships

Posted by ENC Student Life on Oct 20, 2016 8:56:25 AM

Being able to score an internship while in college is a major accomplishment. Regardless of what you are majoring in, learning from those who are doing the job you hope to get is a great way to gain hands on experience. An internship gives you the foundation of the skills that you will need in the real world, even if those skills don't directly relate to your major. In addition, an internship can expose you to information that goes beyond classroom learning and allows you to be more confident in your academics and self overall.  

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Campus Life, Adulting, Beyond Graduation

Dress to Impress: How to be Taken Seriously in Life

Posted by ENC Student Life on Sep 26, 2016 7:22:00 AM

In college, you can get away with sweatpants, an old sweatshirt, and slippers. Not so in the post-graduation world. Getting a real world job requires you to look like an actual adult. From the moment you graduate, everyone you meet is a potential employer, client, or professional contact. How you present yourself is a big part of how you will be treated in your career, so dress to impress! 

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Adulting, Beyond Graduation

Students: Just Launched A Start-Up - Now What?

Posted by ENC on May 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

So you’re in college and just launched a start-up and you’re all excited to jump in and get started right? I understand the exuberance; I was there once myself. Let’s take a look at three things that can either help your business grow or prevent it from growing at all.

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Boston and Quincy Opportunities, Business

5 Reasons to Work On Campus While In College

Posted by Erin McCoy on Apr 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Working a campus job has the potential to be a great experience, especially at a school like Eastern Nazarene College. There are multiple reasons why that is and I can give you a supervisor’s perspective on the advantages for students.  

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Campus Life, ENC Life

“Get A Job” Tips For College Seniors

Posted by ENC on Jan 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Today’s job market is challenging, and every college student is faced with an uphill climb in order to come out of college with a degree in hand and a full time job.  The one thing a college grad wants is a job. Then realism and economic conditions are factored into the picture and they understand having a job waiting for them at graduation is not the norm.  In fact, BloombergBusiness reported only 12% had lined up full-time jobs. 

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Boston and Quincy Opportunities, ENC Life

Three Time Management Tips for Adult Students

Posted by Mendy Smith on Dec 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

“Full-time grad school? Are you crazy? Why are you doing this to yourself?” my friends would ask. When I decided to enter a Master’s program, it was impulsive: I needed a career change and wanted a new challenge. I jumped right in to it, dragging along my family, my job, and a full calendar of music lessons, PTO events, etc.!I found out that my class schedule was roughly equivalent to adding on a new part-time job. That’s a big commitment and it required me to learn some quick lessons in time management!

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Campus Life, ENC Life

Career Changer – How Do I Do That?

Posted by Lorne Ranstrom on Oct 13, 2015 2:00:00 PM

I have worked in Teacher Preparation for several years and often receive calls from people like yourself interested in changing careers and in fact, thinking about teaching as one profession to explore.  A Career changer can be thought of as a person who is exploring the possibility of changing occupations.  Whether that is because a person is unhappy in his/her current working situation or is just interested in exploring another career, the transition can be daunting.  However, if there is a real need to begin to think about a change and in fact make it happen, there are a number of steps that you can take to being the process.

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Topics: Education, Academics, Internship and Job Opportunities

On-Campus Jobs Lead to Professional Development

Posted by Erin McCoy on Jun 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

My teaching faculty colleagues have offered examples of active learning through travel courses, recently to Ireland and Washington, DC. As a non-teaching faculty member, but one who supervises students in a work environment, I have the opportunity to help students grow professionally and think about what they want to do in that dark space after graduation known as “the future.”

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities, Boston and Quincy Opportunities

Start-ups and College Graduates – An Amazing Combination!

Posted by ENC on May 7, 2015 3:00:00 PM

In today’s business climate, start-ups are getting a lot of attention and for good reason - they are probably innovating better and faster than most other types of companies. Why? Maybe it’s because young professionals, raised in the Internet generation, create a large percentage of start-ups.  

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities

8 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs An Internship

Posted by ENC on Apr 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

As college students work their way through school, they inch closer to the coveted graduation date and full time job. Along the way there can be constant pressure about getting an internship or not, and the question of whether it is really worth it? These are very good questions that each student thinks about, especially as they transition to upper-classmen status.

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Topics: Internship and Job Opportunities