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    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class
    This December, I'll be graduating from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, with a B.S. in Health Communications with minors in public relations and chemistry. It's been a long road but the reward is in sight. It's such a feeling of accomplishment to know you've succeeded in meeting one of your goals and that you're qualified to enter the field ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +30
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    College Class Online

    College Class Online
    After you research your next car, book a flight and find a scholarship, why not do one more thing online -- earn a degree. Lots of busy people are trying out this new alternative to the traditional college career. All Kinds of Programs The number of online education options has grown tremendously over the past several years. There are schools that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

    10 Rules for All Students Applying to College
    Talk To Your Counselor. Between the books in the counselor’s office, and the knowledge in your counselor’s head, he or she will be a virtual treasure trove of information. Take advantage of the opportunities you have to work with a counselor to make plans for your future. Many counselors know more than any one book or website, and they are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +154
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    Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges

    Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges
    Are you a realist or a go-getter? The answer could define your strategy for selecting your college of choice. There are three legs on the college application stool. You could apply to a "reach" school -- one you might get in. You could apply to a "safety" school -- one that you should easily get in. Or you could go after ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +87
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    Q&A: Interviewing for Jobs

    Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about the job interview process. I interviewed on campus with a company last year and was invited for a second on-site interview at the company's HQ a week later. My on-site interviews were not as strong, and I didn't get the job. I called back one of the interviewers and we talked about it. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    College Planning for High School Seniors

    College Planning for High School Seniors
    It's your final year of high school, which is not only the time to celebrate your achievements but bulk up your resume and course schedule to show colleges and universities that you're a worthy candidate. Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish, a good chance at your top choice ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You
    "What's your major?" No question causes college students so much angst. But this doesn't have to be the case. Take the right steps to select the major that fits your goals. Take Your Time—But Start Now "The first piece of advice I'd give any undecided student is to relax, " says Mary Schilling, director of Career Services at the College of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

    Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs
    While most 18-year-olds were packing bags for college, Bathsheba Demuth was packing bags for the Yukon. "I had spent my entire life studying," Demuth said. "I wanted to take a break and do something different." That "something different" was an interim program. Taking time off between high school and college, she lived with the Vuntut Gwitch'in people in Old Crow, Yukon, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    My Divine Comedy: Part II

    My Divine Comedy: Part II
    A few months ago, I compared my actual application process to the “Inferno” of Dante’s Divine Comedy. However, in this phase of my senior year, I now find more parallels with the second canticle of Dante’s work, “Purgatorio.” Dante the Pilgrim now needs to wait and reflect upon his life to achieve perfection. For example, the envious must sew their eyes ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    My Divine Comedy: Part III

    My Divine Comedy: Part III
    When I picked up Dante’s “Paradiso” of The Divine Comedy a semester ago, I expected the souls in heaven to live the good life. I anticipated the stereotypical floating souls to eat endless buckets of fried chicken and live a carefree existence. Instead, I found Dante’s work very philosophically abstract and difficult to comprehend at times. Therefore, when I started comparing ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider

    My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider
    As a college-bound student, I will admit that preparing for the college process takes more than good grades and activities. While students strive to find a place in the realm of academia, I believe that scholarships are a crucial element. Universally, most people concur that a decent education doesn’t come cheaply. Indeed, knowledge is power, but obtaining that power costs a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Double Majors Do Double Duty

    Double Majors Do Double Duty
    Many college students choose a major simply because it interests them. Others decide on a major that will guide them toward a specific career. But what if you want to do more? Depending on your school, you may have more options than you think. Adding a minor or a double or dual major can enhance your academic experience and give you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +99
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    Compare Your Campus

    Compare Your Campus
    Fastweb members share their schools! The size and location of your campus can make a big difference on your college experience. Fastweb users attend all types of schools—from big urban universities to small rural colleges. They share what they love about their schools. -- “I attend Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE. This is a small school maybe a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Admissions Glossary

    The Admissions Glossary
    Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a key factor in the performance of marginal students. Associate Degree: A degree which is granted to a student who has completed a two-year program (64-66 credits) and is equivalent to ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
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    20 Rules of the Application Road

    20 Rules of the Application Road
    It's a long and bumpy road. It's a challenging road. It's definitely wide open for you to travel. Getting through the college application process involves a lot of time and effort, but the results can generate a significant investment in you. Use these tips to get moving on the path to college success. Rule #1 Adhere to the NACAC (National Association ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Five Common Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

    Five Common Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)
    A college admissions interview doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. You’ll make the best impression if you’re relaxed. Get comfortable with some typical interview questions before you sit down for a face-to-face with the admissions interviewer and ease your anxiety. Practice what to say to these common interview questions. 1. Why Do You Want to Attend this School? Colleges look ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose

    Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose
    What should you consider as you make the big decision on where to go? We asked high school and college students what they looked for in a college. Academic Programs "The thing I found most important in selecting a college was the types of programs available for my major. Were they accredited? Was the school known for their program in that ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Homeschooling and College Admissions

    Homeschooling and College Admissions
    As a homeschooled student, your trek to college has taken you off the beaten path. But even if you don't have the "typical" credentials colleges are looking for, you can still impress admissions counselors with a dazzling—and unique—application. Keep a Portfolio and a Logbook Without a transcript, it's hard for colleges to know about your academic background. So prepare a portfolio—a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Travel Horror Stories

    Traveling wouldn't be interesting if every trip went smoothly. Just hope one of these disasters that other FastWeb users shared with us doesn't strike your next trip. *** Rachel hadn't seen her mom in two months, and was looking forward to a weekend at home when a hurricane appeared in the forecast. She thought she'd make it back to school before ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Types of Schools

    Are you interested in training to enter a trade, or do you want to pursue a broader academic path? Do you want to study with leading researchers, or with professors who focus on teaching? The kind of school you choose will help you pursue the course of study that suits you best. Vocational Training School Description: * Offers a more focused ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -5
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