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Lessons from Student Athletes

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Lessons from Student Athletes

Young girl swimming butterfly stroke style As a career counselor I have worked with many division I, II, and III athletes. These athletes have amazed me in how much dedication, perseverance and grit they exhibit! Recently I decided to survey 20 athletes and get their feedback about their college experience as an athlete. Below are some questions and responses that were included in the survey.

1.  Being a college athlete, what were your strategies ...

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4 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year for Students

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4 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year for Students

Does your high school student need more life experiences before college? Learn how a gap year may be able to help.

A gap year is a year of self discovery, usually taken between high school and college, that is designed to give a student a chance to pursue a series of life experiences.  It can take place over several months or a year and usually involves a combination of volunteering, working/interning, and studying in the US or abroad. The two main reasons ...

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Strategic Volunteerism for High School and College Students

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Strategic Volunteerism for High School and College Students

Four Good Reasons You Should Start Volunteering

1. Volunteering can help you explore a college major.
Sometimes a volunteer experience can lead you to something you never thought. When volunteering for career exploration select assignments that place you in the type of setting you want to learn about and let you work side by side with a professional you can observe and who can answer questions about their career.
2. Volunteering offers incredible networking opportunities.
In my volunteering experiences I have met ...

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Why Getting An Internship Is So Important

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Why Getting An Internship Is So Important

Why Getting An Internship Is So Important

In a highly competitive job market, you will need to make yourself stand out among others.  Since employers prefer to hire graduating seniors who have career-related work experience, internships can be crucial to your job search.  The experience you gain might not perfectly match your college major or your chosen career path, but it will give you transferable skills, a notable work ethic, and a competitive edge. Many organizations have set up internship programs ...

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