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Willing to Do Almost Anything to Beat the GRE

by Hein - Posts (3). Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Studying for any standardized test can be stressful, especially when English is your second language. Sometimes that stress can drive you to try the most unusual strategies for acing the test, and it can even tempt you towards unethical approaches to beating the test. But trust me, there’s only one way to “beat” the test, […]

Know the Warning Signs in an Unpaid Internship

by Hein - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It was 2009, I was just graduating college with a degree in hospitality, and I was desperate to find a job so I could stay in the U.S. and do my OPT. What I found instead was an unpaid internship that exploited my skills and my good will and, along with it, a newfound understanding […]

I Couldn’t Get Sponsored for an H-1B Visa, and Here’s Why

by Hein - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 9:50 am

I remember the very day I received the letter that I had been accepted as an undergraduate student at Johnson & Wales University. I had big dreams and aspirations about what I was going to become upon graduation from one of the best hospitality schools in the United States. I envisioned myself becoming a successful […]

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