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08-03-2012, 07:31 AM
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That's not true.
It may seem like I'm contradicting myself, but a general degree isn't a useful as a BComm in a focused concentration.

BAdmins are general, whereas you concentrate on a specific field in BComm programs (accounting, finance, marketing, etc.)

I know admission standards are lower for BAdmin programs than BComm programs because of that fact.

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08-03-2012, 07:22 PM
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Let my job today.

Going to apply for a job every day I'm off. Might be getting an interview from one already though so will see how that goes. Got until Sept 19th.

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08-03-2012, 08:01 PM
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08-03-2012, 08:10 PM
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Let my job today.

Going to apply for a job every day I'm off. Might be getting an interview from one already though so will see how that goes. Got until Sept 19th.
Should be "jobs". Apply to anything and everything related to the area in which you want to work.

Best piece of advice I have gotten about job searching was from former VP marketing of the Habs/currents Als president Ray Lalonde: no matter how comfortable you are with your current position, always be one step ahead and keep job prospects open. Mitigates financial losses if you can move from one position to the other seamlessly.

This is why I love LinkedIn - I get to maintain contacts that can help me out in the future should I ever pose look elsewhere...although I'm quite happy with my current position.

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08-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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That's not true.
Without connections, it pretty much is. You need some sort of certification/work experience to get anywhere nowadays (i.e., CFA, CA, CGA, CMA, etc.). I have yet to complete my undergrad, so I'm somewhat naive about the whole "real world" reality, but that's the word on the street around here.

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08-03-2012, 10:52 PM
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Ever since Otakon I've been applying to at least 2 or 3 jobs a day... hope something good comes around.

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08-04-2012, 07:58 AM
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Without connections, it pretty much is. You need some sort of certification/work experience to get anywhere nowadays (i.e., CFA, CA, CGA, CMA, etc.). I have yet to complete my undergrad, so I'm somewhat naive about the whole "real world" reality, but that's the word on the street around here.
You need work experience regardless of your degree. Students who don't attempt to get experience in their field while studying are foolish and only have themselves to blame if they cannot get a job.

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08-04-2012, 08:41 AM
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Girlfriend has a degree in English and can't find work anywhere. Who would have thought it

Supporting two people sucks.

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Girlfriend has a degree in English and can't find work anywhere. Who would have thought it

Supporting two people sucks.
Get another degree then

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08-04-2012, 10:59 AM
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So would any of you know anything about writing and production of a TV show? I could use some tips lol
Luckily I took video production and advanced video production in high school, so I know a few things.

But this is the bible of the subject, and it helped me out A LOT.

Follow all of the modules!

http://cybercollege.com/tvp_ind.htm#

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You need work experience regardless of your degree. Students who don't attempt to get experience in their field while studying are foolish and only have themselves to blame if they cannot get a job.
In my area there is a college named Ramapo. Though it is not the greatest school, it was ranked one of the top 100 most affordable colleges in America.

The most unique thing about it is that you get internships in your major so you know the work field. I think it is for all four years and it is certainly a great way to start in your work field.

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08-04-2012, 11:13 AM
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Get another degree then
yea that would be awesome if that didn't require taking of tens of thousands of dollars in additional loans, not to mention all the time she won't be making any money.

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yea that would be awesome if that didn't require taking of tens of thousands of dollars in additional loans, not to mention all the time she won't be making any money.
Well, you allegedly have a graduate degree, so help her get one

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08-04-2012, 11:38 AM
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Well, you allegedly have a graduate degree, so help her get one
Trust me, I would love to. But when you live in a very expensive region, have high undergrad student loan payments of your own, and have to cover the living expenses of two people that leaves little extra money helping someone get a graduate degree.

Plus it doesn't help that she really has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Guess I just needed to vent a bit. It probably should have been in the lady thread, though that place is a cluster **** at times.


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I should have found this thread three years ago. I had some very interesting stories I could have shared.

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08-06-2012, 08:20 AM
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i have a job
Gratz

Do you have an valuable advice to give those who do not have employment

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Do you have an valuable advice to give those who do not have employment
Not really. Have a good resume that clearly outlines your experience. Helps a lot to know people in the industry where you want to work.

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Got another call today for a job, and I wrote all the info down and told me to go to a site to get the ball rolling... and the job isn't there . I'd have to call him back, but meh...

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08-06-2012, 10:33 PM
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my previous job was **** and I'd rather not get into any more details lol. I've got my Master's of Science in Education, Diploma is Social Service Work and an undergrad in Criminology. Regardless of my credentials, I have yet to get an interview in over 3 months. I"ve applied to roughly 100 positions but to no avail.



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08-07-2012, 12:38 AM
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I need a job to work for 2-4 months after finishing school before I'm able to leave the country, but I can't even get an interview anywhere, not even menial, minimum-wage positions. I have no idea what to do besides just keep flinging out resumes at every job in sight and hope something eventually happens.

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Finally applied to that job fully. Also, I finally heard back from my brother's friend who is going to try to get me a job at Symantec.

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Girlfriend has a degree in English and can't find work anywhere. Who would have thought it

Supporting two people sucks.
She should look into the local school districts about substitute teaching vacancies

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08-08-2012, 05:11 AM
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I've worked in health care both military and civilian for nearly 30 years. I presently work in a hospital lab and I know for a fact that if you want a guaranteed job after college, go into nursing. You may need to relocate after graduation. Starting rate where I work is the mid to upper $50K

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As part of the application process for a call center job in the finance/banking industry I'm required to take an online simulation exercise and then an assessment after that. Anyone have any ideas what this might entail? I'm afraid to click the links in the e-mail I received because once you begin the exercise, you have to complete it in one sitting.

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