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2016August

Pokémon GO: How This App (Seriously) Helped Me Get the Most Out of My Internship Experience

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by Theresa Clark, Monday, August 22nd, 2016

0001-269862692016 has been one exciting year for smart phone users. From Snapchat connoisseurs, to Pokmon GO enthusiasts, to even Instagram story newbies, let's be real - our society has been all about it! Over the last month, I have fallen into the trap of the Pokmon GO craze. Admittedly, I downloaded the gaming app for […]

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2016July

The Ultimate Guide: How to talk about you CWP internship in a future interview Part 2: For DMs

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by Theresa Clark, Thursday, July 21st, 2016

0001-11637625This August will mark the fifth time Olympic medalist, Michael Phelps, will be present in the Summer Olympics. For essentially twenty years, Phelps has given his life to lanes of treaded blue waters and resilient fans. He has persevered and led a legacy in his Olympic stride. This type of repeated success is huge! Through […]

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2016July

The Ultimate Guide: How to talk about your CWP internship in a future interview Part 1: For Interns

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by Theresa Clark, Friday, July 1st, 2016

pexels-photo-70292-mediumIn a perfect world, job interviewing would come naturally. We would effortlessly be able to communicate all of our career experience without much hesitation. It would just, well, be easy. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world that requires us to challenge ourselves and put our best foot […]

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2016June

5 Reasons Why Doing What’s Right is Good for Business

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by College Works, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Ryan Coon guest postThis is a guest post from College Works Painting alum Ryan Coon, CEO of Rentalutions It's been almost 30 years since Gordon Gekko proclaimed, "Greed is good!" in the legendary movie Wall Street. Unfortunately too many people interpreted Gekko's message to mean that it's okay to do anything necessary to be successful. As a recent college […]

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2016June

How to Fully Maximize Your College Works Painting Internship (From an Intern Who’s Doing It)

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by Theresa Clark, Monday, June 20th, 2016

Kenneth imageHave you ever stumbled into a situation that you initially had no idea would lead to success, but it ended up being one of your biggest accomplishments? For College Works Painting Northern California intern, Kenneth Van Houten, this type of experience happened out of the blue, a few months ago, in what he thought was […]

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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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2015September

Fail-Proof Steps to Choosing the Right Internship

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by College Works, Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Fail-Proof Steps to Choosing the Right Internship (2)As a college student, I was happy to get any and every workplace experience. Big mistake. I ended up interning at places that didn't prepare me for the workplace. If you're sending out application after application, and still getting no internship offers, it's tempting to take any offer that comes your way. There's one thing […]

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2015August

What No One Tells You about Working While in College

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by College Works, Thursday, August 20th, 2015

What No One Tells You About Working While in CollegeThis article was written by our good friends at After College, the largest career network for college students and recent college grads. This article addresses a major dilemma college students face: should I work while in college? Enjoy! Work-school balance isn't just another Thought Catalogue topic baiting millennials. Financial security, happiness, and your future career are […]

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2015June

Juggling Work & School – Is It Worth It?

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by Theresa Clark, Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

WORK AND SCHOOL BLOGNearly 4 out of 5 students work while attending school. The average student works 19 hours per week during the school year. That might not seem like much, but let's put it into perspective. A fulltime student will spend 48 hours per week in class and studying combined. (A full-time student spends 12 hours a week in […]

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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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Q: Are they really students?

A: All of the College Works Interns are college students. The program is designed to allow college students to have a real life business experience and to earn money for the high cost of tuition. The painters on each crew may or may not be college students. All of our painters are trained by us and our paint providers, and many have years of experience.

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