jobs

let’s not give big companies free labor anymore

let’s not give big companies free labor anymore

It’s time to start figuring out your summer plans, college kids. Time to start perusing the job boards for something that will make you look good and won’t be too boring. Time to find another unpaid internship. Or not. I’ve done unpaid internships. Honestly, they were all pretty cool. I had a good time. It(…)

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

pros and cons of having a job in college

pros and cons of having a job in college

Pros: Paychecks rock. People generally get jobs in order to have money. Very rarely does someone wake up and say, “I think I will get a waitressing job because I’ve always wanted to bring people’s food to them while they are hungry and cranky. Oh, and I get paid? Eh. Whatever.” You must leave the(…)

five back-up careers

five back-up careers

Elementary school art teacher. No disrespect, but I’m pretty sure the only qualification you need is to not be a sex offender. You get to paint with little kids all day, which is probably downright exhausting, and you will always be covered in glue, but I remember the lower school art room to be one(…)