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    2011 Job Outlook for College Grads

    2011 Job Outlook for College Grads
    Just three years ago, the job outlook was virtually nonexistent. There just weren’t any jobs – let alone jobs for college graduates. Now, according to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), companies are expecting to hire nearly 20% more college grads than they did last year. The survey also revealed that the average starting salary ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change
    According to a new survey, most Americans think higher education is still highly valued, but needs to change to compete in the global marketplace. [gate] In fact, 83 percent thought that a college education is necessary to achieving success in the global economy. In reference to their opinions of the nation as a whole, 46 percent consider the state of higher ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    A Free Future? Yes, Please.

    A Free Future? Yes, Please.
    Imagine a community where one in three students falls below the national poverty level. One in 12 is homeless, some are young parents and many come from broken homes. Plainly stated: the odds are against these kids. This is Kalamazoo, Mich., where many such students had never before held hopes of attending college. Enter the Kalamazoo Promise; a program created and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
    “Are you free Friday night?” Yes, actually, it’s the only night I am free, I think to myself, sadly. It’s frustrating. Personally, I really do enjoy keeping busy. I feel useless without having something to do. Hey, everybody’s different. [gate] My best friend constantly bemoans her lack of free time, as she juggles a part-time job, her volunteer swim coaching gig, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    The Dorm Epidemic

    The Dorm Epidemic
    Along with all the beauty that is fall also comes the beginning of cold and flu season. Coughing, wheezing, and sniffling are beginning to replace the usual silence during lecture. Even with everyone trying their best not to get sick, it is unavoidable and practically an epidemic in the dorms. It seems that when one person on the floor gets sick, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

    Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2013
    The New Year is looked upon by many as a time of hope, a clean slate and a fresh start. Resolutions are made in hopes to get rid of bad habits and replace them with new, better ideals. Life changes are pondered and the possibilities are endless. According to USA.gov, these are the most popular New Year’s resolutions in 2013. [gate] ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    11 Sexy Scholarships

    11 Sexy Scholarships
    Scholarships are often thought of as useful, helpful, and earned but have you ever thought of them as sexy? On July 27, 2010 U.S. News & World Report published an online study that asked “What is the sexiest scholarship?” U.S. News reportedly spent hours scouring databases, sending E-mails and making phone calls to find their 11 most super sexy scholarships. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?

    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?
    Last year, Mark Kantrowitz reported that the total amount of student loan debt had surpassed the total amount of credit card debt for the first time ever. Now, experts, including Kantrowitz, are projecting that student loan debt will surpass the $1 trillion mark this year. The Project on Student Debt reported last year that the average student debt totals $24,000, which ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Study Game

    The Study Game
    Studying is rough – especially when you have a huge final exam with an unbelievable amount of material to get through. Why not create a game so you can have a little fun in the meantime? It may seem silly, but we tend to respond to reward systems and try to avoid feeling any negative consequences. If your rewards and consequences ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

    Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank
    It’s finally March, and you’re totally pumped for a week off from classes to hit the warm weather. If college is anything like the Hollywood ideal, then it’s off to Mexico for some serious partying. Or it was, anyways, until you looked at your bank statement. Maybe you’re strapped for cash, or maybe cliché trips to the shore aren’t your style. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump

    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump
    It has been said that college is like any relationship: after some wonderful months in the honeymoon stage, reality comes crashing down. Suddenly it really bothers you that football weekends get so crazy or that occasionally you have to walk to class in the pouring rain. That’s okay. In fact, that’s normal. The trick is using this new perspective to jump ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Minnesota Offers Helpful College Planning App

    Minnesota Offers Helpful College Planning App
    Other states might want to take a lesson from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Impressively up with the times, the state is now offering prospective college students a college planning application, which is available via phones and tablets on Facebook or as a mobile application. Within the application, a toolkit is available to students to browse college options in Minnesota ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +13
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    What to Listen to While Studying

    What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?

    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?
    We know you’re on it, one of your parents might be on it and even grandma may be logging on, but did you know that over half of all U.S. internet users are now on Facebook? According to a study published in February 2011, eMarketer estimates that over half of all internet users are registered on Facebook. More specifically the organization ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers
    Every year, top schools experience the same conundrum: they can’t seem to reach higher achieving, lower income students. [gate] Schools strive to find such students in hopes to increase the diversity on campus and combat the belief that elite colleges only accommodate students from wealthier, more privileged backgrounds. Many schools struggle with need-based aid, where administrators feel pressure from overwhelming financial ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Making Time to Stay Healthy

    Making Time to Stay Healthy
    In college, staying healthy is often the last thing on your mind. Just finding time to eat dinner seems like an accomplishment, and forgetting your essay and sprinting back to the dorm totally counts as a workout. But making sure to focus on your health means more than just driving away the Freshman 15 – it’s about making sure you’re at ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad

    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad
    The main hall of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy has but one purpose: to showcase the most exhibited sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David. A visitor to the Gallery enters the well-lit hall to see David at the end, resplendent in the cold yet transient marble of the High Renaissance. Bypassing the other works of Michelangelo that line the hallway—another ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics

    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics
    You spent all of high school planning and preparing for this moment. You researched colleges based on location, size, student body, and tons of other things, crafting a polished list of theschools you wanted to go to. You took all of the classes you thought would help you with your biology degree. You planned the kinds of courses you would take ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20