A student’s guide to Amsterdam

With three major universities and a large student population, Amsterdam is definitely one of the best destinations in Western Europe for college students. To help you get settled down and experience the capital of Netherlands in the best way possible, we’ve created the ultimate student’s guide to Amsterdam.   Getting around the city Although there are trams and buses in the city, the easiest way to get around Amsterdam is by biking. You won’t have much trouble finding a second-hand bike here and there is also the option of renting a decent ride. Trams and buses in the city run…

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More means less: things to avoid in order to enhance study results

During our study years, we are taught to believe that working and studying hard is the way to achieve success. However, as you start looking around, you start to see that that is not always the case. You wonder what could be the secret of other students who don’t spend as half as you on their studies but have better results than you have. You realize that working more is not always the only way to success.  Sometimes, more means less. Here are some of the things you should stop doing in order to become more productive and have better…

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Seven ways to get a job in PR, even with no experience

As originally discussed on the Prohibition PR website, setting that first foot onto the career ladder can be quite daunting in this era of extreme job competition. University students often come to realise that the world of PR is quite different to how they understood it whilst learning in lecture halls. Just a fresher, recently graduated or with no experience of anything at all – these three things can seem to limit your opportunity to bag yourself a job in the PR industry. But worry not, there is always something that can be done, after all, nobody is born with experience…

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3 tips to network your way to success

It’s that time of year when freshers take their first steps into our universities, heads buzzing with excitement and trepidation in equal measures. As a first year student, your focus (perhaps after freshers’ week is over) is on getting the qualifications and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career. But this is also a critical time to start building a network of personal and professional contacts you can call upon to support you in climbing the ladder to your future career. But to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive jobs landscape, taking a more global approach may reap big…

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How to make money as a freelance writer

Are you thinking about becoming a freelance writer, but worried that you won’t be able to make a living? Quitting your job tomorrow probably isn’t the best idea, but if you have excellent writing skills, a strong work ethic, and a computer, over time, you should be able to earn a decent living as a freelance writer. Tips for becoming a successful freelance writer: Write a lot. Start here. Before you look for job websites. Whether you volunteer to take on writing responsibilities at work, start your own blog, or just keep a dream journal, writing takes practice. The more…

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