It’s safe to say that high school senior, Stephen Ou is ahead of his class. Without even being aware of what type of grades he is earning academically, his success as an entrepreneur is more than enough to earn the blue collar, wiz kid that status. The 500,000 users that have made their way to his popular web apps, led media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Business Insider to recognize his genius.
By Trenay Tate
My freshman year of college, I was not completely sure about what I wanted to study. I have a lot of interests and hobbies, but it can be tough to transfer what you like into a career. Because I was undecided in my major, I was able to take some classes that sparked my interest to figure out what path fit me the best. Over the summer, I completed an internship with my mother’s friend, Ms. Myleik Teele. She owned Art of Facts PR, an Atlanta-based public relations and marketing firm. During my internship, I learned a lot about the industry, internships and myself.
By Anna Swenson
Even if you’ve read twenty brochures and ten college guidebooks about a school you’re considering, it can be tough to determine what life at that university is really like. Until your futon is moved into your freshman dorm, how can you really know what the campus community values are? By researching who makes the decisions for the university and who’s paying attention to those decisions, you can get a sense of whether it’s a campus community that’s right for you. Below are three questions that offer a way to get a glimpse at aspects of a college that you probably wouldn’t consider asking before attending your first class. Instead of basing your college decisions on a favorable ratio of girls to date, a reputation for wild social lives, or a shiny new gym, consider the following factors:
By Prefessional U
As the United States economy continues to show signs of promise and growth after going through such a painful financial crisis, its great to see veteran company’s like Buick step up and find ways to help American families move forward. For the second consecutive year, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will be awarding 1,100 scholarships, including 100 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year. Eligibility requirements include that applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students who are either enrolled or planning on enrolling in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2012-13 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools).
By Justin Thompson
It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when it comes to crafting your resume in 2012:
1. Stop trying to make ‘objective statements’ happen.
The days of including a career objective and/or professional summary are over. It’s a waste of valuable space. Instead, just address this with a sentence in your cover letter about how the position you’re applying for fits into your overall career plan. Get to business by starting with accomplishments and facts that are relevant to the job posting.