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It’s the end of September, and you’re finally back into the groove of being back at school. While the first couple weeks of classes may have been a little rough, you finally feel like you have academics under control, and now you’re able to focus on some awesome on-campus activities. While your main priority at school may be your academics, some of the best parts of college are all of the wonderful extracurriculars you can get involved in! Not only do they give you something else to do besides homework, but on-campus activities can also help you professionally. Whether it’s a couple of...
There are countless academic differences between high school and college, like the rigor of your courses and a different scheduling style. But one of the changes that could take the most getting used to is your class size and dynamic, especially at a larger school.  In high school, your classes hovered between 20 and 35 students, but now you find yourself stepping into lecture halls that look more like athletic arenas and sitting in class next to 300 of your peers. The professor might lecture using a podium or microphone, and when you raise your hand to speak, you just get pointed at instead...
Your resume that you spent days crafting could be going into a black hole where it will never even reach a human being. Pretty scary, huh? After all the hours spent formatting your bullet points and perfecting each word, your resume may not even make it to the hands of hiring personnel! This is thanks to the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that many of today’s largest companies use to screen the hundreds of resumes they receive for each position. Don’t panic yet; all is not lost! If you understand how ATS works, you can beat the system and make sure your resume survives the screening process...