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    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?

    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?
    When students first finish their undergraduate degrees, they feel a strong sense of accomplishment. New graduates often are optimistic about embarking on a new career. A few months after graduation, however, some students get frustrated by their inability to find a job in their chosen field. As a result of chronic unemployment or being dissatisfied with the job they do have, ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written here on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal
    The occasion for uncovering monetary resources has arrived! After all, anybody can use some free money for costly academic endeavors. Scholarships are one unique method of worry-free financing. Also known as “gift” money, scholarships do not require compensation. Moreover, scholarships come in many sizes. No set amount prevails. Thus, scholarships are quite attractive in terms of funding... However, finding scholarships is ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break
    What was once a time to party and kick back with friends has now become a time to give back and serve others – at least if MTV has anything to say about it. The network that infamously hosts annual Spring Break specials has put the party agenda aside this year in order to encourage college students to make a difference. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Keeping in Touch

    Keeping in Touch
    Are you afraid of losing touch with the old high school gang? Don’t be! In this modern day, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to loved ones – no matter how close or far apart you actually are. Sure, you’ll make new friends but that doesn't mean you have to lose touch with your old ones as a result. You ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    College Application Résumés 101

    College Application Résumés 101
    When applying to colleges, one of the admission factors that is given lots of consideration is the applicant’s résumé. While the process of crafting your resume is pretty simple, many struggle with finding activities and details to include, and older students often regret not doing X, Y or Z activity that may have helped give their resumes a boost. [gate] First ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 10 Cities for New College Grads, 2013

    Top 10 Cities for New College Grads, 2013
    These are 2013’s top ten cities for new college graduates, according to Rent.com. The cities were ranked based upon cities with the most rental listings, compared to unemployment rates (which Rent.com doubly weighted), the cost of living in that particular city and wages. The cities ranked in the top ten were those that new college graduates would be most likely to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job
    Obtaining your first job out of college may be a dream come true. Finally all of your years of school work, late night studying, and internships have paid off. Finding work in your chosen field, and an employer who is willing to hire a new graduate is not always easy. While you want to do your best to make a great ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go

    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go
    For those of you who sat in traffic or waited in long lines on Thanksgiving, the day said to be the busiest travel day of the year, you may be surprised to hear it’s actually not. In a recent CBS news story, Roger Dow of the U.S. Travel Association reported the reality is that Thanksgiving is not the busiest travel day ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    So You Don't Know How to Study...

    So You Don't Know How to Study...
    Many high schoolers, when faced with an upcoming test, make the statement, "I don't know how to study." Maybe this is true. Maybe these students have been able to do well without studying in prior classes, or maybe they just haven't found the study methods that work for them. Whatever the problem is, learning how to study is extremely important. Here ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College

    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College
    One of the most rewarding--and potentially frustrating--parts of college is being exposed to new ideas and beliefs. Sometimes they can be helpful and beneficial, increasing our knowledge, inspiring us, or allowing us to change harmful beliefs, but other times they can offend us or even threaten deeply-held worldviews. When faced with difficult situations that offend our beliefs in educational situations, how ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market
    According to a survey, graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs. The students currently enrolled in college that are set to graduate in 2013, as reported by Accenture’s survey, over estimate the likelihood of gaining a well-paid, full-time position within their area of expertise. [gate] The survey was conducted by polling more than 1,000 students who are graduating this ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates

    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates
    I clearly remember when I received my housing information packet in the mail. I opened up the thick envelope and out spilled about 10 sheets of tri-folded paper. I sorted through the blue, gold and pink sheets until I found the stark white letterhead: my designated room and roommates. The power of that one sheet of paper must not be downplayed. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Tips for Beating Senioritis

    Tips for Beating Senioritis
    Senioritis: an illness of exhaustion and diminishing motivation that affects many high school students in their last year. You have selected a school to attend in the fall, the summer is within your grasp, and life is wonderful – even if your attention span and your class attendance have started to slip a little. But hold on! Your last months and ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    8 Things You Should Know About the Class of 2015

    8 Things You Should Know About the Class of 2015
    Each year, UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies releases a survey to the country’s college freshmen class to identify who they are as a whole. The survey covers a range of topics, from political views to how they’re paying for college, in order to provide a complete picture of the Class of 2015. In summary, here are eight things ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems

    Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems
    It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20. Which makes sense –it’s much easier to see what the right decisions are when you look back on an experience. When you are in a situation, however, you may feel clueless. There are so many choices to be made when completing a college degree, it is important to be aware of how those choices ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    (Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half

    (Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half
    Although nothing can surpass the dread that finals bring, traveling home for the holidays is a close second. With hours of drive time ahead of you on three hours of sleep, it’s hard to get pumped about going home. Make the ride home worth it with these four ways to stay entertained. Podcasts While NPR might sound like a snooze-fest on ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Study Session Strategies

    Study Session Strategies
    A good study routine can make or break your academic success. Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with. You’ll find that getting into a productive study routine will make it much easier to focus, learn and retain information to the best of your abilities. Here are six basic principles ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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