Most grants are for those who are in extreme need or are in some other minority group, they’re not merit-based. Grants may cover all or part of tuition but, for those students not able to work while in school, they won’t cover the cost of living. This is where those easy scholarships can bridge the gap.

These can help you out. They may even hire you to work for them instead of giving you away for other companies! You can prove your skills here and open yourself up for hire to other companies through them. You can make this your first stop choice or your last desperate attempt. They are out there, so if you need make use of these.

Whether you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or have already graduated, visit your undergraduate’s college or university career center or career placement office. They keep a library of guidebooks and information on different graduate schools that offer various programs. This is a great source of information for you to get a feel for the various graduate programs offered at various schools.

This extreme action – as extreme actions usually do – is starting to cause arguments. In this case, there are lots of different sides. The idea is that if everyone does it at once, taste buds will adjust and everyone will become healthier. It sounds simple enough, but turns out to be a rather thorny issue.

How does that work exactly? Remember — a resume isn’t your permanent record; it’s a marketing brochure about you. Do you every wonder why your new car dealer has so many brochures about each and every feature of their cars? It’s because customers are too busy to read very much, and they certainly won’t read a big bookish kind of brochure about a car. They want to pick and choose the information they want, and toss everything else.

If you are in Texas, or don’t mind moving there, you can apply on the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website here. If you are still in college, and this is something you might want to do, it might be a great idea to get some volunteer experience first. You might try volunteering with Hospice or your local hospital.

You’re out there, doing the best you can (or you think you are doing the best you can), but jobs are not easy to find. Statistics vary, but I’ve heard that there are anywhere from 4-8 people for every job (depending on your location and field). It’s not a “come as you are” job market.

Talk to your family and friends about your college major also. They are there to support you. Let them! Your parents can tell you more about their college majors, and you can also find out more about the process they went through for choosing their programs of study. Friends can also help, especially if they are dealing with a similar situation. Share the information you gather and help one another at this critical time in your educations.