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  • rsangeorge 3:49 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Freelancing, , , working remotely   

    Avoid the "Free" in "Freelancing" 

    Some entrepreneurial students with the right skills are jumping into self-employment while still in school and/or are considering independent work as an option after graduation.

    The work ranges from freelance writing to web designing to IT programming — virtually anything that can be done working remotely.  If you are considering self-employment, here’s a good story from a New York-based business publication about the need be diligent about contracting.

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  • Felicia Parks 7:17 pm on October 15, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Clark Bailey Photography, DoubleBack Productions, Economic Challenges, , , Freelancing, Inc, Loud Mouth DC, Panelists, Washington Concepts   

    Should You Freelance or Become an Entrepreneur? 

    Whether it’s due to current economic challenges or the freedom to choose your own work, many individuals have considered work as a  freelancer or as an entrepreneur.  American University’s Career Center recently had four esteemed panelists, with established companies, speak to students about their success and challenges.  Check out these timely words of advice given by the panelists: (More …)

     
  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 7:31 pm on September 25, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Freelancing, ,   

    SOC: Freelance/Entrepreneurism Brown Bag 

    Are you a current student or graduate from American University’s School of Communication interested in freelancing or starting your own business, either full-time or “on the side”?

    Then come Thursday, October 1, 12:30-2 p.m. , MGC 200, to learn how SOC alumni and other successful entrepreneurs have created niches through networking, job search strategies, and the use of social networking sites.

    Participants are encouraged to bring food, drinks and questions!

    Confirmed panelists include:

    • Award winning Filmmaker Adrena Ifill, founder of DoubleBack Productions, LLC;
    • AU/SOC Public Comm alum Greg Smith, co-founder of creative marketing/PR firm LoudMouth;
    • Troy Woods, owner/principal photographer, Clark Bailey Photography

    For more information, and to RSVP, click HERE

     
  • rsangeorge 9:35 pm on September 17, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Freelancing, ,   

    Self-Employed Happy With Their Jobs 

    Considering being a freelancer or going into business for yourself?  Pew Research Center has just released an interesting study on job satisfaction of the self-employed.

    Nearly four-in-ten self-employed workers (39%) say they are “completely satisfied” with their jobs, compared with 28% of all wage or salaried employees. And only 5% of all workers who are their own bosses say they are dissatisfied with their employment situation, half the proportion of other workers who are dissatisfied.

    Read the full article.

     
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