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    College Career Center Services & Resources

    College Career Center Services & Resources
    "Career services," as the career center at my school is called, provides many resources other than job listings—as helpful to career-conscious, cash-strapped college kids as those can be. But what is a job listing without the interview skills and professional-quality resume to back it up? Well, that's where your career center can help! In addition to internship and job listings, your ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College

    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College
    The fading sounds of applause echo across the huge hall, dying down into nothing as we begin our final set. Our first song of the night is a showstopper, the second a laid back interlude. Our last song, however, is much darker, striking a melancholy theme that will haunt the audience throughout the final moments of our performance. The hall is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle

    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle
    Textbooks and classroom materials are one of those college costs that are out of sight, out of mind until you’re precariously balancing 10 different hardcover books through the narrow aisles of your campus bookstore. And those textbooks signify an altogether different burden when the cashier asks you to fork over roughly $1,000. According to CollegeBoard, the average amount that college students ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Improve Your Typing Speed, Improve Your Grades

    Improve Your Typing Speed, Improve Your Grades
    This year, don’t forget to place “typing faster” at the top of your school supplies list. While it’s not something you can buy at the store, fast fingers are your biggest asset in the classroom this year. In fact, you can scratch off notebooks and pencils altogether from the list. Classrooms across the country are swapping out antiquated paper and pens ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Afford a Private University

    How to Afford a Private University
    When it comes time to choose a college to attend, many students are completely intimidated by the thought of attending a private university. Private schools have a reputation of being too expensive, as if only those within the upper class are able to attend without going into debt for years. Private schools are expensive, yes, but here is how to debunk ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Help! I Can't Stand My Professor

    Help! I Can't Stand My Professor
    No matter how much you love your major, you’re bound to get a professor whom you don’t care much for at some point within your academic career. Whether it’s their teaching style, way of grading, or assignment load, less-than-great professors happen to all of us. Nevertheless, how do we deal with them in a way that’s both respectful and still keeps ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012
    Last week, the Princeton Review released its annual rankings lists, and while the lists attempt a well-rounded approach to ranking schools based on everything from academics to political sway, the only list that draws any real publicity is the Top Party School list. College presidents despise this list. Parents fear it. And students use the list to further tout their school’s ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Top 10 Spring Break Party Schools

    Top 10 Spring Break Party Schools
    The list is in – just in time to confirm your Spring Break plans are right on the money! If you can’t afford go on an expensive getaway (which most college students can’t), why not consider visiting on of this year’s top Spring Break party schools? You never know – maybe one of your friends goes to a school on the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    5 Budget Spring Break Ideas

    5 Budget Spring Break Ideas
    Spring break is a truly iconic college experience, portrayed in movies and in television shows as that no-holds-bar, must-have young people's experience, usually featuring a warm, beach-y destination domestically, like Miami, Florida, or internationally, like Cancún, Mexico. Yet as all college students on a budget know, travel is expensive—from airfare and hotel prices to food and drink budgets. To help combat ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    How Students Spend and Save

    How Students Spend and Save
    There’s a new survey out and the findings may surprise you. Citi, a leading bank, and Seventeen, a monthly teen magazine, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 high school seniors and college students to learn more about students’ spending and saving habits. According to the findings, students are taking an increasingly active role in managing college costs. [gate] The survey ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Google's Made with Code Initiative

    Google's Made with Code Initiative
    Google hopes to close the gender gap in computer coding with their new initiative aimed at getting girls into coding at an earlier age. Google’s new initiative, Made with Code, aims to “help ensure that more girls become the creators, and not just the consumers, of our collective digital future.” While Google has invested in initiatives to increase diversity in computer ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain
    Summer is finally here. But does that mean that it’s time to forget the content you learned this year? Of course not! Here are four strategies to help you avoid academic brain drain: Read a Book that Interests You It is important to keep your academic curiosity and vocabulary sharp throughout the summer. Summer reading fosters both, and it also enhances ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Navigating through College Life

    Navigating through College Life
    College life: a whole lot different than high school, adjustments required. Sometimes those adjustments aren't easy or obvious. Here are a few major ones that can definitely help you figure it all out. Be outgoing and friendly. All the time. At home, you can cuddle up by yourself in your bed after school and watch Mad Men over and over again. ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Initial Issues

    Initial Issues
    All students want A’s, but what if your initials are actually what’s holding you back? Scientific researchers may have discovered a link between your success in school and the initials in your name. [gate] According to a study published by Psychological Science, students with names associated with lower grades, such as “C” or “D”, achieved lower grade point averages (GPAs) than ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Colleges Guarantee Four-Year Graduation, Pay Your Tuition if They Fail

    Colleges Guarantee Four-Year Graduation, Pay Your Tuition if They Fail
    The American dream: a high-paying job, a beautiful home and a hefty retirement fund. All made possible by the Bachelor’s degree you completed in four years. There’s a reason it’s called a dream, and unfortunately, it’s not the reality. In fact, the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that even obtaining a college degree in four ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend

    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend
    A disturbing new trend is rearing its head at many college campuses across the country. It’s referred to as “drunkorexia” and its name aptly defines the condition. The term first surfaced in 2008, and a recent study from the University of Missouri claims that college women are succumbing to drunkorexia more than ever. [gate] In a New York Times article in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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