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Real Options: Life can go in many different directions: College

By Leah Gibson on July 31st, 2013 • Career, College, College & Career, Real Options

Despite the assumption that a bachelor's degree is the only way forward in this world, college isn't the only entrance to forging a life and career. As this story proves, going to college is a way to start a career.

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Bypassing a Bachelor's: Cut to the chase with trade school

As today's modern trade programs rise to meet the needs of our economy and provide more cutting-edge technical training, trade school makes sense for many people – including high achievers. 

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Real Options: Life can go in many different directions: Trade School

Despite the assumption that a bachelor's degree is the only way forward in this world, college isn't the only entrance to forging a life and career. As this story proves, going to trade school is also a way to start a career.

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Real Options: Life can go in many different directions: Apprenticeship

Despite the assumption that a bachelor's degree is the only way forward in this world, college isn't the only entrance to forging a life and career. As this story proves, an apprenticeship is also a way to start a career.

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Real Options: Life can go in many different directions: Military Academy

Despite the assumption that a bachelor's degree is the only way forward in this world, college isn't the only entrance to forging a life and career. As this story proves, attending a military academy is also a way to start a career.

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Turning unemployment into funemployment

By on December 4th, 2012 • Career, College & Career, job loss, unemployment, Life

  If you’ve recently been laid off or are in the middle of a job search that seems to be going nowhere, the term “funemployment” probably sounds annoying.

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Degree anxiety: Exploring the real prereqs of today's job market

These days, the job market is about as hospitable as the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Nevertheless, you can't avoid jumping in the water sooner or later.

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Go Outside, Take a Quick Nap, and Get More Done

By on August 14th, 2012 • Career, College & Career, Work, Life

After a morning of futile screen-staring my brain and eyes were in shutdown mode. No words were flowing from my fingers. No creative sparks were flickering in my brain. So I logged-off for a few, and headed to the park several blocks from the office. It was sunny out. I laid down on the grass, stared up at the trees and dozed off for 20 minutes.

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Navigating An Awkward Situation

By on August 12th, 2011 • Awkward, Career, College & Career, Networking

I recently came across a quote by Timothy Ferriss that I've been thinking about ever since: "Success in life is measured by the number of awkward conversations you're willing to have."

Though awkward situations are inevitable, this reminded me of a life lesson I learned by observation on the job.

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What Do You Look For In A Job?

In a recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), college students graduating in 2011 identified "opportunity for personal development" as the most important attribute in a potential job and employer.

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