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Take an Unpaid Position: It Pays

November 4, 2014
Written by Julie Thompson, faculty member, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public University

Many students balk at the idea of taking on volunteer work or internships. They may feel that it is more important to focus exclusively on their education or perhaps the very idea of unpaid work rankles after investing so much time and money into education. However, volunteer work may be the key to your career. For many students, a dream of that real career job is the motivating goal for pursuing higher education in the first place. As counterintuitive as it may seem, many of my students admit that a volunteer position made all the difference in getting a position after they finished their degree.

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