Different countries have different ways of naming people. For example, in South America, people tend to have two different last names and they both appear on all official documents – the father’s last name followed by the mother’s last name. However, in normal day to day, most people tend to only use the father’s last […]Read more "How I Ended Up With Two Different Names In The American System (And What You Can Do So It Doesn’t Happen To You)"
College is supposed to only last four years. With the expense of going to college in the US these days, you need for it to only last four years. However, life gets in the way and sometimes, getting all 120+ required credits done by your Senior year seems like an impossible task. Through strict planning and […]Read more "How To Graduate On Time"
Interviewing can be terrifying. From applying to a school organization to going through your first internship application process, chances are you can’t avoid the dreaded interview. Between the two of us, we have visited countless of offices and coffee shops in the hopes of getting our one shot. Sometimes successful, sometimes not, we think we’ve […]Read more "Nailing The Interview"
If you’re applying for a job or an internship, chances are they will ask you for a resume. Sometimes, they might ask you for a cover letter and a list of references too. If you’re absolutely clueless on what any of these things are (as we were), don’t panic. Here’s a quick guide to creating […]Read more "Resumes, Cover Letters and References"
You get your OPT approved, get your employment authorization card, and get a badass job that you absolutely love. Time flies when you’re having fun and soon enough it’s three months before your OPT expires and you have absolutely no idea what to do. Well, luckily, we are research-obsessed nerds who might as well open […]Read more "What Happens After OPT? Learning Your Options."
It is really common for international students to underestimate the true cost of going to college in the US. You soon realize that the money you’ve been budgeting for tuition does not include the cost of books, housing, food, and travel expenses, let alone funds to go out with your friends. So, as an international […]Read more "School Is Getting Too Expensive. What Are My Options?"
If you have been living in the US for a while, chances are you have seen hundreds of commercials talking about the importance of having and building good credit. But, what is credit and how do you build it? And, as an international student, why does credit matter? Your credit score basically measures your financial […]Read more "What Is Credit And How Do I Build It?"