I know what you’re thinking: “Dude, I’m barely hacking it trying to get into college let alone land a job!” But wait! I have interesting news: many of the skills mentioned in job/employment articles also give you quite a bit of insight as to how to navigate the college admissions process. Don’t believe me? Take a look.

This Week in Job/Internship/Employment News:

USA TODAY College explains 5 ways to land a job if you’re having trouble. Skills mentioned in the article that also apply to college admissions: networking, marketing your most valuable assets, and focusing your search.

Her Campus explains how to prepare for an interview in 7 easy steps. Oh and look: we may or may not have just run a piece about interviews, which coincides perfectly.

The Daily Muse (one of my favorite websites in general) writes about the easiest way to clean up your Facebook page (a problem that plagues both college applicants and professionals alike).

George Washington University takes a new approach to the unpaid internship.

College Lifestyles tells you about the power of a can-do attitude. Again, there’s a lot of overlap between applying to college and applying for a job.

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Lily Herman is a junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Besides bopping around on The Prospect, Lily is a columnist for USA TODAY College (read the Quad Report, yo); an editorial intern for The Daily Muse; a contributing editor for the campus blog Wesleying; a national contributing editor for Her Campus; and an editorial/marketing intern at HelloFlo. When she is not studying or awkwardly waving at people around campus, Lily enjoys eating Sour Patch Kids and re-watching the Friday Night Lights series finale (she's Team Saracen, by the way). Also (shameless plug alert), feel free to follow her on Twitter, or email her at lherman(at)theprospect(dot)net.

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