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Cooke Scholar Gabby Nicholas on Mentorship, College Access and Success

Posted by Amber Styles on Jul 5, 2016 3:25:53 PM

Cooke Scholar Gabriella (Gabby) Nicholas received our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2014, after completing a two-year degree at Seminole State College of Florida. Now a recent graduate of the University of Florida, Gabby reflects on how new interests and experiences challenged her to reconsider her career goals.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholars, Transfer students, career advice

8 Ways to Translate an Internship onto Your Resume

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 22, 2014 1:52:37 PM

You’ve had a great internship and now want to add the experience to your resume. Here are some important tips to make sure you make the most of your experience on paper.

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Topics: Scholars, students, career advice, job search

How Students Can Make the Most out of an Internship

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 21, 2014 2:21:00 PM

Internships have become a must-have on any college student’s resume. Whether paid or unpaid, a student can learn more as an intern than in a classroom. As the difficult job search continues for many recent college grads, internships are now considered a steppingstone to full-time employment.

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Topics: students, career advice, job search

3 Ways to Make the Most of Standardized Tests

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 19, 2014 12:30:00 PM

You may not be ecstatic about taking your college entry exams--but in order to get the job you want or attend your favorite school, it's something you simply have to get through. So to get your mind prepared for the SAT, ACT, and other fun college preparation activities, we've provided three steps to turn you into a test-taking pro. Here they are:

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Topics: college access, career advice, college admissions

Study Shows College Still Pays Off

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 13, 2014 4:44:00 PM

A February 2014 study titled ‘Higher Education Earnings Premium’ by the Urban Institute’s Sandy Baum suggests that even in today’s changing economy, any amount or type of postsecondary education pays off for students.

We live in a day when, due to a growing paranoia about the lack of jobs for recent grads, media outlets seem to tell the horror stories and little else. However, examining only immediate investment-return (one, two years after graduation) would be to neglect the many benefits that a college education has to offer—especially considering the growing gap between high school and college graduates in terms of employment and pay. (Baum previously stressed the role of time in the increasing value of a degree in an NPR article from August 2013.)

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Community college, career advice, college success, Study, college decision

How to Graduate with a Job

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Feb 6, 2014 1:40:00 PM

After graduation, most recent college graduates are faced with the daunting task of finding a job, a feat that proves difficult in the current economy.

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Topics: Tips, career advice, job search

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