A Smart Summer Starts with Understanding the Keys to Financial and Career Success
ATLANTA - May 27, 2009 - HowStuffWorks.com gives college students an honorary degree in curiosity with an essential post-graduation curriculum on life and continued learning. From financial issues to graduate school and entrepreneurial dreams, HowStuffWorks.com is the official guide to a smarter summer.
Career Resource Center
- Now more than ever, there is one document that every student needs to master regardless of major and aspirations. The resume (http://www.howstuffworks.com/how-to-write-a-resume.htm) puts a spotlight on personal accomplishments, experiences and responsibilities, and ideally, opens up opportunities and the eyes of desired employers.
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The Keys to Financial Success
- Student Loan Consolidation: An education at a four-year institution provides students a highly valued degree, and for millions of students, a tremendous amount of debt from living expenses and student loans. Take control of payments: http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/debt-management/debt-consolidation3.htm
- 10 Tips for Staying On Budget: Planning a successful financial future requires an understanding of how much money is available to spend and save at any given moment. There are many ways to create a budget and HowStuffWorks.com wants everyone to be cash savvy, analyze spending and focus on savings. Additional tips: http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/budgeting/10-tips-for-staying-on-budget.htm
- How to Make A Million Dollars: Anyone who saves and invests money every month has the potential to become a millionaire at some point. Learn valuable tips and discover the moneymaking influencer that Einstein called the eighth wonder of the world: http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/budgeting/how-to-million-dollars.htm
"Today's college students are graduating into a culture where smart is cool and intelligence is admired," said Marshall Brain, the founder and original mastermind behind HowStuffWorks.com. "In any economy, students who have an in-depth understanding of life's challenges and opportunities -- whether financial or personal -- carry with them a rewarding road map. Preparation, in the form of learning, is the key to success."
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