Why Some College Students Blog (And Why You Should Too)

Posted: January 31, 2017 To: Study
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College students are given lots of advice. Much of it has to do with taking the right courses to be marketable to specific niches; some has to do with getting responsible on social media to avoid embarrassment later on; and other advice relates to preparation for job fairs, applications, and interview skills once that senior year is reached.

A Blog? Who Advises That?

We all read blogs – Buzzfeed, Lifehacker, The Verge, Cheezburger, even the Huffington Post. We read for entertainment, sometimes for inspiration, and sometimes to get information as we research topics.

College students don’t always consider themselves candidates for blogging. They are busy with coursework, assignments, social lives, activities, even part-time jobs. But there are some big benefits for students who choose to start a blog while they are still in school, especially if they blog on topics related to their majors and their potential careers.

The Benefits of a Student Blog

As you move through your college coursework, you acquire knowledge, you do research, and you become a “mini-expert” in certain topic areas. When you do become a “mini expert,” you can craft blog posts that have value in your potential career niche. And, if you also happen to be creative and engaging in your writing style, all the better. Here is what a student blog can do for you:

  • You can develop your “personal brand.” This is an accumulation of your knowledge, your personality, and your expression of what is important and valuable to you, both professionally and personally.
  • You establish the fact that you have a deep interest and even a passion for certain topics that relate to your chosen career.
  • You are able to give potential employers more substantive and deeper insight into you, as a person and as a professional.
  • When you are able to refer employment managers, if only by a link in your resume to your blog, you will come across as someone who is going to stay current in your field, who can provide research and analyze that research to give insights of your own.
  • You can show other aspects of your personality. Do you have a good sense of humor? Use it in your blog. Can you be inspirational? Great. You are demonstrating some soft skills that won’t otherwise come out in the course of crafting a resume or during an interview.

It’s Not Too Late to Begin

Even if you are a senior looking the application process right in the face, it is not too late to start a blog. And here is where you can go for topic ideas

  • Go back over the essays and papers you have written
  • Research the hot topics in your career field right now and find topics that you can write about
  • Pay attention to the lectures in your courses, the outside reading you are required to do. You will find plenty of ideas for blog post topics.
  • Read other blogs in your niche area. Focus on the most current ones, and see what ideas lie there.
  • Study potential employers’ websites. What are the missions and goals of those organizations? Can you take this information and identify potential topics?

Starting and maintaining a blog is a proactive measure you can take right now. It will set you apart from other candidates; It will display your knowledge and both hard and soft skills; it will reveal who you are as a person.

Don’t ignore the importance of a blog. It speaks volumes about you.

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