LinkedIn for Students

I wrote this post for the RWOE blog. The blog was put on hold before this was able to be published.

LinkedIn for Students

by Nicole LaChance

Social media is fun. Whether uploading a photo of your dog to Instagram, reading a celebrity’s latest tweet, pinning delicious-looking recipes or stalking high school classmates on Facebook, almost everyone is connected in some way. It’s almost unheard of to meet someone without an account on at least one site. However, as fun as it is to share videos of sneezing pandas or crazy dances, social media can be a huge tool in building a professional image. Continue reading

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Internships at Forbes’ Best Companies

This post was written for the RWOE blog and published February 23, 2013.

Internships at Forbes’ Best Companies

by Nicole LaChance

Every year Forbes releases a list of the top 100 companies for employees.  These companies offer positive work environments and several benefits that contribute to employee satisfaction. Fortunately for students, many of these companies have internship programs for those interested in getting experience in various work environments. These are the programs offered by the top ten companies: Continue reading

What is Internsushi?

This post was written for the RWOE blog and published on February 7, 2013.

What is Internsushi?

by Nicole LaChance

It’s no secret that being an intern can be challenging, but sometimes landing the position can be just as hard. Sifting through dozens of listings on multiple sites is not uncommon. Internsushi is one of those sites, but its unique concept makes it anything but run-of-the mill. Continue reading

Want to Study Abroad? Four Questions to Ask Yourself

This post was published on Dream Row’s website on November 7, 2012. It was written as a freelancer.

Want to Study Abroad? Four Questions to Ask Yourself

by Nicole LaChance

One of the effects of the increasing globalization of the world is a heightened increase in study abroad programs. What was once a rare occurrence is now becoming an increasingly common option for college students around the country. The decision to study abroad is a big one, and you will have to answer some important questions before you hop on a plane. Continue reading

Resources for Non-traditional Students

This post was published on Dream Row’s website on October 31, 2012. It was written as a freelancer.

Rescources for Non-traditional Students

by Nicole LaChance

As an adult, going to college can be very difficult. Non-traditional students, as they are often called, tend to be placed with the burden of supporting themselves or their family. This can often make school more financially and emotionally stressful than for those attending right out of high school. To help ease the load, here are links to five resources that may be able to help. Continue reading

Introduction to Mentors

This post was published on the Dreamrow website on Ocotber 24, 2012. It was written as a freelancer.

Introduction to Mentors

by Nicole LaChance

What do Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters have in common? They all became successful with the help of mentors. Colleges often discuss the value of internships, rightly so, but do not push students to have mentors. So, if you have a few minutes take this crash course on mentors. Continue reading

International Student Jobs

This was published on Dream Row’s website on October 17, 2012.

International Student Jobs

Thousands of students from around the world come to the United States each year to attend college. For some it is all about the experience while for others it means better opportunities than in their home country. Unfortunately, when it comes to work and internships, international students have a few more hoops to jump through than their American peers Continue reading