07.12.13 | Pros and Cons of Private Student Loan Consolidation

Congratulations on finally finishing college.  While it’s great to be working and living on your own, you now get to pay your own bills (and yes, now you finally understand why your parents always yelled at you for taking more than 10 minutes in the shower).  Amongst these bills, the most pressing may be those student loan repayment letters that start to arrive all too soon after graduation.  With student loan debt averaging out to $23,000 per borrower, you could end up paying $200 per month for the next 15 years!

Fortunately, there is an alternative: college loan consolidation. Student loan consolidation enables you to lower your monthly payments and pay back your loan over a longer period of time. To give you a better idea, let’s explore the pros and cons of consolidating your student loans. (more…)

05.22.13 | A Student’s Guide to Writing a Resume

Posted in Post College by samantha b

ResumeIn today’s economy, students need to submit their resumes to employers early to land a job after graduation. Resume and application forms provide employers with written evidence of a prospective employees’ qualifications and skills. Generally, a resume contains all of the information acquired on an application form, except that it usually fits onto one page with various templates. Some employers prefer a resume over an application form while others require an applicant to fill out both. Not every job requires a resume; therefore, inquire with the employer about their requirements before submitting anything. A resume represents the applicant, which means it should be presented in the utmost fashion.

Follow the basic guide below to gain a clearer perspective on how to write an effective resume to prospective employers.
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