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Summer Volunteering: Gaining Experience Outside the Classroom

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | July 4, 2024

Discover the full impact of summer volunteering for a fulfilling and cost-effective break. Find the right opportunity, manage your budget, and use the experience to build skills and networks.

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Keeping Your Space Tidy in College

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | June 20, 2024

College presents unique challenges for keeping your living space tidy which can impact other areas of your life such as mental health or finances. Being independent comes with a lot of challenges — and learning when and how to clean being one of them.

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Importance of a Business Plan

PODCAST | CAREER

13 min | June 6, 2024

Matt Gillet, owner of Saddleback BBQ and Slice by Saddleback, discusses the vital role of a business plan when building your business from the ground up! He also shares the story of how an idea grew into four restaurants, two brands, and some great BBQ!

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Passion to Prosperity

PODCAST | CAREER

17 min | June 6, 2024

Marcus Leslie founder of Mr. Leslie’s Cheesecakes shares how cheesecake changed his life. Taking a passionate hobby to his full-time career and well on his way to having his cheesecake enjoyed all over the state of Michigan and beyond.

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Summer Internship Strategy

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | May 28, 2024

Securing a summer internship requires a lot of time and effort. Dedicate your time to employment opportunities that suit all your needs and learn about the different factors to consider before accepting an offer.

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Working from Home vs. Working in Office

BLOG | CAREER

3 min read | May 21, 2024

Corporations are allowing some employees the option to either work from home or continue to work in the office. Which one is right for you?

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Skills for the AI Era: What Employers Are Looking For

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | May 2, 2024

Explore key skills for thriving in an AI-driven job market, from technical knowledge to creative thinking. Stay ahead in your career by adapting to the evolving demands of AI-driven workplaces while honing your uniquely human skills.

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Developing Financial Independence in Adulthood

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | April 25, 2024

Managing your money is an essential step in entering adulthood. There are many financial variables to navigate, especially if you’re looking to enroll in college. Many parents end certain financial support at 18, which can be an overwhelming change.

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Lifestyle Creep: What It Is and How to Avoid It

BLOG | COLLEGE

3 min read | April 18, 2024

Lifestyle creep can affect anyone who has had an increase of income through a pay raise, debt payoff, or an unexpected influx of funds. Understand what lifestyle creep is, how to recognize it, and how to avoid it with this article.

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Writing Your First Resume

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | April 4, 2024

Having a hard time drafting your first resume due to a lack of work history? There are a lot of great ways to make the most of extra space by including alternative skills and experiences.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cover Letters

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | March 28, 2024

A cover letter deserves an equal amount of effort as a resume. While a resume is meant to be concise, a cover letter is an opportunity to expand on the skills listed in your resume and relate them to the position you are applying for.

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Meeting Graduation Requirements on Time (or Early!)

BLOG | CAREER

3 min read | March 7, 2024

Learn more about meeting your goal of graduating on time or early to save money on tuition.

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SMART Professional Goals

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | February 1, 2024

Professional goals serve as a roadmap for your career journey. Goals help create fulfillment at work, inspire confidence within yourself, and motivate you to progress in your career. Learn how you can establish SMART goals for your career.

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Grad Prep: When to Apply for Your Dream Job

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | January 11, 2024

If you’ll be graduating in the next year or two, it’s time to start thinking about your next move and what career opportunities you’ll have. Read our latest post for some helpful tips!

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Developing a Growth Mindset in the Workplace

BLOG | CAREER

1 min read | December 28, 2023

Growth mindset: You’ve likely heard this term before, especially from professional athletes or highly successful people. So how do we incorporate a growth mindset when it comes to finding success in our own career? Read on to learn how!

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Crafting Success: College Jobs as Building Blocks

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | November 23, 2023

College is a chance to acquire practical skills for a bright future. Part-time jobs and internships aren't merely about earning but also about developing financial literacy, gaining life experience, and setting the stage for financial independence.

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Your Internship is an Interview

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | November 21, 2023

Considering an internship? View it as a prolonged interview! It's a chance to get to know a potential employer and see if it's a good fit, all while impressing them for a future full-time role. Dive into our tips on maximizing this unique opportunity.

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Three Ideas for a Productive Holiday Break

BLOG | COLLEGE

3 min read | November 14, 2023

The holidays are a time for reflection and gratitude. How have you grown over the past year in your finances, academics and knowledge? Our latest blog post helps you find ways to use the holiday break to look back and plan for a bright future.

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When to Break Up With Your Employer

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | November 7, 2023

Starting your first job post-college offers a chance to learn and network. But how long should you stay? Striking a balance between growth and pursuing new chances can be tricky. Check out some tips on navigating this decision in our latest blog post.

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Holistically Lowering Student Loan Debt

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | October 17, 2023

Drowning in student loan stats? With $1.757B in debt and a $39,590 average student loan, it's time for fresh solutions. Read our latest post for ways to tackle this debt before setting foot on campus.

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Preparing for a Virtual Interview

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | October 5, 2023

Noticed more employers asking for virtual interviews? With companies shifting away from traditional in-person chats, the landscape is changing. While interviewing from home sounds comfy, there are key points to consider.

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Capsule Wardrobes: Maximize Your Cost-Per-Wear Budget

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

3 min read | September 14, 2023

Instead of cleaning out your closet seasonally, check out our tips to learn how to curate your clothes so each garment will work together year-round with a capsule wardrobe.

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Tips to Boost Your Resume

BLOG | CAREER

3 min read | August 17, 2023

According to Forbes, only 20% of applicants get an interview so it's important to get your resume in front of a hiring committee. Read on to discover key tips to get your resume ahead of the herd to assist with landing your next dream job!

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Interview Communication Quiz

QUIZ | CAREER

Communication in a job interview is an art. Take our quiz so you can feel better prepared to start your career.

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