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Cari Stark graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2013 as an English major. She is now the Marketing Manager for College Works Painting, a college internship designed to give students the opportunity to build a competitive resume and land their dream job when they graduate. Cari has contributed articles on Making Sense of Cents, She is Fierce, and After College.

7 Proven Methods to Making the Most Out of Your College Works Painting Internship

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2016March

by Cari Stark, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

If you were to search the internet for how to make the most out of your internship, you'd get a ton of generic advice. None of it would be all that helpful because, well, it's generic. So I got with a College Works Painting vice president to talk about his intern year to really give […] [Click here to read the entire post]

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21
2015October

How to Make Job Searching More Appealing Than a Pumpkin Spice Latte

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by Cari Stark, Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

pumpkin spice latteFor career savvy college students, fall marks the time to get a job or internship lined up for the year. There's just one major flaw: where does one find the time? Don't worry: I'm not going to suggest less sleep. Sleeping less to accomplish more isn't always the answer, especially for the college students who […]

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9
2015October

The 9 Best College Halloween Costumes Ever

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by Cari Stark, Friday, October 9th, 2015

College Halloween CostumesYou have your whole life to dress in the latest Halloween costume trends, be it ironically or for realsies. But you're only in college once. So really, you only have four opportunities to fully rock the college-life Halloween costume. This year, ditch the 2015 pop-culture costume you had in mind and pay homage to your college self... while […]

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22
2015September

3 Tips to Turn Your Student Job into Your Ideal Career

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by Cari Stark, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Student Job into a CareerEmployers spend an average of six seconds scanning your resume, spending 80% of that time reviewing your current and previous job titles alongside a few other key points such as education level and position start and end dates (according to this study conducted by The Ladders). Then they judge you. Since job seekers can apply […]

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2015July

14 Back-to-School Reminders Inspired by Modern Family

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by Cari Stark, Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

PHOTO_Modern-Family-group2013Summer break's just about over and soon you'll be back at school. If you spent your summer break the right way--internships, pool parties, networking, BBQs, resume building, coffee, traveling--you've been busy. Super busy. And if that's the case, you might have forgotten what it feels like to be in school. Whether you're returning to college […]

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2
2015July

Ultimate Guide: 5 Steps to Picking the Best Paint Colors

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by Cari Stark, Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Paint color selection blog coverColor matters. My childhood home always seemed unremarkable to me. My parents lived there for twenty years before they sold it. Never had it painted. Not once. The house wasn't exactly an eyesore, but the paint had faded drastically and in some areas had chipped down to the bare wood. All due to significant sun damage. […]

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2
2015June

The 5 Best Ways to Increase Property Value

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by Cari Stark, Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Homeowner blog curb appeal imageCreating curb appeal has several benefits. Most significantly, curb appeal increases property value. First impressions are a major factor in determining the value of a home. Even a poorly managed front yard can decrease a home's value. Boosting curb appeal can inspire your neighbors to do the same, which would elevate the entire neighborhood. Additionally, […]

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19
2015May

Internship Opportunities – Awesome Companies Now Hiring!

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by Cari Stark, Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

InternQueen Internships availableAll the College Works Painting internship positions have been filled for the 2015 season. But... that doesn't mean you're out of luck for the year. There are plenty of other awesome internship opportunities out there. And you need an internship this summer (and every other summer while you're still in school). Our friends at InternQueen […]

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6
2015April

How to Avoid a Useless Internship

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by Cari Stark, Monday, April 6th, 2015

HOW TO AVOID A USELESS INTERNSHIP BLOG COVER (2)If college students are getting sick of hearing one word repeated over and over again, it's probably "internship." The word "internship" is all over the college space. Countless articles have been written about internships and hundreds of organizations exist solely to help college students find one. For good reason. College students need an internship in […]

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23
2015March

Top 10 Killer Ways to Improve Your Resume

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by Cari Stark, Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Top 10 Killer Ways to Improve Your ResumeSuper scary statistics: The average time recruiters spend looking at resumes - 5 to 7 seconds The percent of resumes filtered out by talent-management software - 50% The percent of hiring managers who look at a majority of received resumes - 19% The average number of people who apply for any given job - 118 The percent of […]

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2
2015March

6 Insanely Effective Steps To Landing Your Ideal Career (And 10 Tools to Help You Do It)

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by Cari Stark, Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Land your dreamNothing is more important than your college education and degree. Your degree will be your foot in the door at your ideal company, and your college education will enable you to succeed on the job. However, a lot of college graduates struggle to land a job after graduation. According to this Forbes article, "in 2011, 1.5 million, or 53.6% […]

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