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School of Style

School of Style

There’s a new school in season and it’s got a big name backing it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 20, 2013
Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

Expert advice on changing your major.

By Peter Vogt
Published October 4, 2010
Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

An expert answers tough questions on choosing majors.

By Peter Vogt
Published October 4, 2010
Undecided is Not a Major

Undecided is Not a Major

When it comes to college, undecided is not a major.

By the About USM Team
Published September 2, 2009
So Whose Life Is It?

So Whose Life Is It?

Don't listen to your parents (one of the few times you shouldn't) -- pick your own career.

By Barbara Reinhold
Published March 19, 2009
Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College

Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College

An insider lets you in on these seven tips for hetting your money’s worth out of college.

By Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S Hyman
Published March 11, 2009
What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

Find out what does liberal arts mean.

By Emilie Le Beau
Published March 9, 2009
College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

Your college career center isn't just for graduating seniors.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph.D., and Tavia Evans
Published March 6, 2009
Career Decision-Making Traps

Career Decision-Making Traps

Avoid these common pitfalls as you decide which major and career to choose.

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 6, 2009
Does Your Minor Matter?

Does Your Minor Matter?

Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related – and sometimes equally important – question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As ...

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 5, 2009
Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Want to try something new? Really new? That list of majors in the course catalog isn’t static. As technology advances and business evolves, fields of study that weren’t imagined or that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published March 5, 2009
Double Majors Do Double Duty

Double Majors Do Double Duty

Will a double major degree help you in the workforce?

By Elisa Kronish
Published March 4, 2009
I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

Are you in the "I have to pick a major -- now what?" mode? If so, don't panic. If you're like many college students, the major you select won't have a ...

By Peter Vogt
Published September 4, 2008
There's Nothing Minor About It

There's Nothing Minor About It

There's nothing minor about it when it comes to your college minor.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published November 5, 2007
Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

Why an accelerated hybrid class is a saner option for nontraditional students.

By Lisa Hardman
Published October 31, 2007
Course Selection: Myths and Realities

Course Selection: Myths and Realities

A student gives a first hand account of college course selections: myths and realities.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published July 31, 2007
Why I Want an English Degree

Why I Want an English Degree

Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer ...

Published June 5, 2007
Look Forward to Smelling the Roses

Look Forward to Smelling the Roses

A student shares her college application experience.

Published June 5, 2007