CAREERS: Retail

CAREERS: Retail

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

If you’re like many teenagers, you probably enjoy shopping and hanging out at your favorite stores with your friends. Maybe you have even thought about a career in retail. If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the retail sector–which includes everything from department stores to grocery stores to gas stations–employs almost 16 million workers. Here, […]

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

Another school year is winding down, and for many students, that means one thing: time to start looking for a summer job. But how do you begin your search, or narrow it down? What factors should you consider when making a decision? Here, btw takes a look at the process and shares some tips to […]

CAREERS: Podcaster

CAREERS: Podcaster

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? A podcast is a series of digital audio files that a listener can access on the internet and download, typically available as a series. The word “podcast” is actually a hybrid of two words: “iPod” (a brand of media player) and “broadcast.” They are usually free, and unlike radio […]

CAREERS: Veterinarian

CAREERS: Veterinarian

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

Are you an animal lover? If so, it’s possible that you’ve thought about a career as a veterinarian. But is it enough just to love animals? While working with adorable pets comes with a lot of obvious advantages, there are also plenty of challenges. Here, we take a closer look. What Is It? A veterinarian […]

CAREERS: Nurse Practitioner

CAREERS: Nurse Practitioner

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

Do you like taking care of people? If so, then maybe you’ve thought about a degree in nursing. Some people interested in nursing choose to become an RN, or Registered Nurse. Others choose to take their education a step further and to become a CNP, or Certified Nurse Practitioner. This position is in high demand […]

CAREERS: YouTube Phenom

CAREERS: YouTube Phenom

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

You’ve heard the story before: average, everyday people who make a video on YouTube and become overnight celebrities with millions of followers, their own clothing lines, movie deals, and more. Of course, when one considers how many people post videos to YouTube, the chances of becoming a YouTube phenom are actually incredibly small. Most people […]

CAREERS: Interships

CAREERS: Interships

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

Have you, or has someone else you know, ever participated in an internship? What exactly is an internship, and why would someone seek one in place of a more traditional part-time job? Here, we take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of these programs, and help you determine if an internship would […]

CAREERS: Job Sharing

CAREERS: Job Sharing

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Careers | No Comments

You’ve probably heard of companies that help people share rides (Uber) and even homes (Airbnb). But what about sharing jobs? Tandemploy, a Berlin-based startup company, aims to bring this model to Germany, with exciting opportunities for both employers and employees alike. How Does It Work? Basically, job sharing is exactly what it sounds like: two […]

The “Gig” Economy and You

The “Gig” Economy and You

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Careers | No Comments

When you think of the job you might have someday, how do you picture it? Do you imagine yourself working in an office setting with traditional nine-to-five hours, coworkers, and a pension plan? You may have to adjust your vision. Traditional nine-to-five jobs are making way for the growing “gig” economy, with interesting implications for […]

CAREERS: Urban and Regional Planner

CAREERS: Urban and Regional Planner

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Careers | No Comments

What Is It? Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs that help cities and communities grow. They help figure out how to deal with issues related to population growth, and also come up with ideas for how to revitalize areas that might be struggling. Urban and regional planners develop public transportation systems; gather data […]