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    Three Steps to Choosing a Career

    Three Steps to Choosing a Career
    A professional wrestler runs for governor of Minnesota and wins. The owner and pastry chef of my neighborhood bakery is a former investment banker. A friend from college who was a computer scientist for seven years now makes her living as a sailboat captain in Seattle. How did these people get where they are today? Through a combination of luck, confidence ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Questions for Student Athletes

    Questions for Student Athletes
    You're at the top of your game and schools are clamoring to recruit you to play on their teams. Before you sign on the dotted line, ask these questions to make sure you're picking the right athletic program for you! 1. Does the school offer the academic program that interests me? 2. What are the academic performance requirements to remain a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Up Close and Personal with Campus Tours

    Up Close and Personal with Campus Tours
    You've thumbed through the glossy brochures and visited the Web sites. But beyond the pictures, what's life on a college campus really like? The best way to get the inside scoop is to go offline and take a campus tour. After all, there's nothing virtual about your college choice. Scheduling Your Trip Pick a normal school day when the regular flow ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

    Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?
    I will be graduating next year with an education degree. However, I've realized that I'm not interested in teaching in a classroom, and I'm more interested in the corporate world. If I want a job other than teaching, do I have to go back and get a different degree, or can I work with what I have? Answer: You can do ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)
    In 2005, studies showed that while only six percent of non-Hispanic students were likely to drop out of high school, that number was nearly 23% for Hispanic students. According to the ERIC Digest, “That third generation Latino youth perform not significantly better than their second generation Latino peers is very disconcerting. Since they have U.S. born parents, a much larger share ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    PLAN for the ACT

    PLAN for the ACT
    What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that knowledge. Students typically take the PLAN during their sophomore year of high school in preparation for the ACT, which is taken in the junior or senior year. The PLAN contains ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    College Admissions Glossary

    College Admissions Glossary
    Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the package and some means for requesting an appeal to modify the award. Acceptance letters and award letters are frequently combined into a single document. Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Too Late to Intern?

    The job market is tough for recent college graduates. Many grads find it difficult to gain entry into the career of their choice. What can you do to raise your profile? Consider an internship. It's never too late to have an internship in order to gain experience in your field of interest. Many recent (and not-so-recent) college graduates arrange their own ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

    Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?
    I'm a college student in my second semester and I still can't decide what I want to major in. My major is currently "undecided." I want to choose a major that I will enjoy years later, and in which there will be job openings by the time I graduate. Answer: You aren't alone in not knowing what to major in. In ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +29
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    There's Nothing Minor About It

    There's Nothing Minor About It
    At Hofstra, the curriculum for the School of Communication requires that you must hold a minor in the liberal arts. Many of my peers aren't too pleased with this facet of the course selection, but I've found that it's been very useful to me. At the beginning, I had a lot of options. I considered French, but I knew that once ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

    Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option
    Last year at this time, I had just completed my first semester back in college after an eighteen-year break. I was worn down after a demanding holiday season coupled with a pressure-filled finals week. Although I survived the experience intact, I wondered if there might be an easier, less stressful way to do fall semester in the future. Fortunately, I discovered ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Legacy Factor in College Applications

    The Legacy Factor in College Applications
    As I relax during my deeply cherished winter break, I watched one of my favorite films, Gladiator. Not only do I love the film for its superb action sequences, but I also find the semi-accurate story of a power struggle quite compelling. At the beginning of the film, Emperor Marcus Aurelius chooses between a courageous general and his son, the legacy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations
    Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do when asking for a recommendation. DO begin early. Most recommenders need at least two weeks, to write recommendations, maybe ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Course Selection: Myths and Realities

    Course Selection: Myths and Realities
    When I pictured college, I thought of hardcover textbooks, highlighters, gallons of coffee and living in the library. In my undergraduate years, I personally have yet to experience this. (But for the record, my friend in law school experiences all of the above!) I pictured college being so academically driven, I would be spending time with nothing other than class material. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Test Prep To Do List

    Test Prep To Do List
    We won’t beat around the bush: standardized tests are intimidating for students. But, the more you prepare, the more confident you’ll feel. In order to ensure you’ve got all your ducks in a row, we thought a testing to-do list might be helpful and, hopefully, ease some of your worries about the exam. Here’s a to-do list so you can prepare ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time
    Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, working and being a part-time student is the best option for many ambitious employees. Bring the Work World into the Classroom Many graduate programs prefer that students have some work ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?
    Most people will agree that one of the most frustrating things in life is waiting for an answer. Yes, patience is a virtue, but what about when you’re waiting to hear about your own future and you receive a “maybe?” Many students find themselves in this difficult position after being wait-listed by the college of their choice. You can sit back ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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    Gifts for the Graduate

    Gifts for the Graduate
    The time has come – your baby is graduating and headed off to college! We know you want to celebrate in style, which is why we've scoured the web for everything you need to give your grad the most thoughtful and useful gifts around. Your grad will simply adore going off to college, prepared with the best - although, when in ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +27
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    College Questions for Students with Disabilities

    College Questions for Students with Disabilities
    Picking out the school that's right for you isn't always easy. If you're a student with a disability, you want to find out if the school provides the accommodations and resources to make your educational experience a success. Here are some questions to ask up front to make sure a college can meet your needs: Academics and Life After College Does ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12