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3 things I learned while job-hopping

My first job at the age of 17, was filling popcorn buckets and pouring sodas at a theater in downtown Salinas, California. As first jobs go, I was extremely lucky. My coworkers were friendly and the work was easy. Not ...

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All jobs deserve respect

I’ve noticed that there are people who don’t respect certain careers. They might feel that some jobs serve no valuable purpose, or that they’re of a lower class, or that the people who have those jobs aren’t worth very much. ...

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Congratulations, you failed

I used to think failure would bring calamity to my reality. After I moved away to school, I was placed in an entire new realm where failure was seen as almost a criterion for success. I listened to countless speakers ...

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The Senior Slump: “What about after graduation?”

“So what’s your plan?” “Do you have a job lined up?” “How are you going to make a living with that degree?” “What about after graduation?” These haunting phrases seem to be all I’m hearing lately from friends, family and ...

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So… Are You Going to Take the Ring to Mordor?

You know in The Lord of the Rings when everyone must decide who will take the one ring to fires of Mount Doom.  The power of the ring leads the men, the elves, and the dwarves to argue over who ...

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Undocumented, but not unemployed

For most people, finding a job is as simple as looking in the want ads or walking into a business with a resume in hand. For students who are undocumented, it’s not that easy. For one thing, undocumented residents don’t ...

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Be careful what you post; it might actually affect you

Social media has become a huge part of our lives. It’s always on our computers, it’s always open on our phones, and it’s often on our minds. It’s an outlet for us to connect with our friends and share what ...

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The ideal midsemester experience

“My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’d say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously, and there’s a ...

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Connecting at career expo

Two tall stacks of blue and red balloons, each topped with a shiny red star-shaped balloon beckoned nearly 1,000 of Fresno State’s future professionals to attend the Spring Career and Internship Expo at the Satellite Student Union.

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Fresno declared as city with second-highest unemployment

With unemployment rates plaguing the country from coast to coast, Fresno is feeling nearly the worst effects. Fresno’s unemployment rate is at a staggering 15.7 percent. Fresno State students who will soon look for jobs may be in trouble if they plan on staying in the Central Valley upon graduation.

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Social media a modern way to employment

With a California unemployment rate of 11.3 percent and a Fresno unemployment rate of 15.7, which is almost twice the national unemployment rate, getting a job these days can be tough. People searching for a job are constantly looking for a way to get a head-up on other people also searching for a job.

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Students, get involved

In today’s tough economy, getting a college degree is a necessity if you would like to have any hope of attaining what most would consider a respectable, well-paying job.

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What’s the point?

I wanted to start this column with a snarky quote about education, so I did what came natural — I Googled it.

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CA Supreme Court Judge Cruz Reynoso visits Fresno State

The California Latino and Native American Leadership Council (CLNALC) held a workshop encouraging Latino residents of the Central Valley to participate in local government.

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ASI reveals big plans for new budget

As Fresno State students wave farewell to summer and welcome piles of homework and midterms, the Associated Students, Inc. is preparing financially for the fall semester.

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Entrepreneurs find a way through the tough economy

The videos are uploaded and the contestants await the judges’ decision.

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Time Out’s Alternate Jobs

Times are "ruff," so Time Out is exploring other career options.

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GRADUATES STRUGGLE IN ECONOMY

Approximately 3.5 million students in the United States graduate from college each year, with around 5,000 of them coming from Fresno State. More than a million of these students fail to find a job that pays well and has career potential.

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