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Internships: Why are they really needed while in college?

Many students have heard that getting an internship is an important part of their college career that will give them an advantage in their job searches after graduation. Senior broadcast media major Mason Devers has held several internships. He is currently in Washington D.C. as an intern with the House ...

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Tennessee’s jobless rate for November lower than year ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state’s unemployment rate in November was well below the jobless figure a year earlier. Officials say the preliminary, seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate last month was 3.1 percent. That’s 2 percentage points lower than the rate a year ago. It’s also 1 ...

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Engineering firm to invest $6m, hire about 240 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say an engineering and manufacturing company will invest $6 million and hire about 240 people for a new facility in Tennessee. A Department of Economic and Community Development news release says the decision by Martin Technologies to locate in Lawrenceburg was announced Tuesday. The ...

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Tailor Y. Career – Internships

Dear Tailor, My professor has been mentioning how I should get an internship before I graduate college. I’m not really sure what an internship is or how to go about getting one. Can you explain that to me, please?  Sincerely, Confused Dear Confused, Internships are a great way to gain ...

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INKED: Tattoos show personality not work ethic

Tattoos should not dictate whether a hiring manager says “yes” or “no.” Someone might get a tattoo for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is a split-second decision, an image chosen based off something the person saw and liked. Perhaps the person wants to get a tattoo to commemorate an ...

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Adulting 101: Studying doesn’t end with finals

This is it. You’ve spent weeks looking at job applications, staring relentlessly at your blank phone screen and obsessing over each word of your resume…and finally it happens. Your phone lights up with a number you don’t recognize, so you leap out of your seat, tell your friends to quiet ...

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