College students share their experiences.
As I’m nearing my final semester at school, I’ve decided to get ahead of the game and start on my job search. Looking through job postings, I’ve noticed something interesting, you need experience for everything. Even that entry level position needs at least two-to-five years’ experience to be considered for the position. Where do you get this experience? Internship. Internships, internships, internships. They are the number one thing that can get you prepared for the job market we have today. In a recent survey by The Chronicle and the American Public Media’s Marketplace, employers said that many candidates, though they had the right qualifications, they were...Read More
To work or not to work. That is the question that many college students, including myself, face. Throughout my three years at Otterbein University, I had gone in and out of jobs (no, I’m not that bad a worker) trying to find the perfect balance of work and school. The problem is, there are so many things to account for that it can be a pain trying to find what works best. Although I’m still trying to find what works well for me, hopefully I can help shed some light on this sideshow balancing act of school and work. The first thing that has to be taken into consideration would have to be the money. Money, as everyone knows, is used for everything. Need gas? Spend...Read More
I’ve lived in the same town and in the same house my entire life. Most of the people I graduated high school with I have known since I was four. I know my home town like the back of my hand. My grandma calls that Rattlesnake Syndrome. Rattlesnakes can only live a few miles away from where they are born—they have very specific habitat requirements. My decision to move over 700 miles away for college definitely meant I did not have Rattlesnake Syndrome! Change was not something I was accustomed to which is why I think I was so eager for it. I went to school in a foreign place called Colorado, two states away from my family in Missouri. I felt so special going so...Read More
Thinking outside the box inside the box should be a required course. To me it means getting to where you want to be no matter what stands in your way. It’s about realizing your limits and creating from inside of them anyway. As a freshman working my way through my second semester, I realize this way of thinking is especially important to college students. In college we are trying to figure out what we are trying to ultimately become—what’s “outside the box”—how we become it and how we overcome our limits and make them work for us in a positive way. Life is a path and certainly not an easy one to navigate. There are always going to be obstacles. The creativity and...Read More