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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings
    Throughout the entire school year, news outlets, guidance counselors and even your close relatives tout the complexity and competitiveness of the college admissions process. While May 1 requires students to make that final college decision, the week after reveals a softer side to the whole ordeal. Future college students see that the “final college decision” isn’t so final. There is still ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death

    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death
    For ten years, students have been recalling where they were when they first heard of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Now, students will have the rest of their lives to reminisce what they were doing when news of Osama bin Laden’s death reached them late last night on May 1, 2011. At 11:35 p.m. EST, President Obama addressed the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men

    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men
    The early 1980’s witnessed a major milestone for women in education. For the first time ever, females surpassed males in college enrollment. In 1996, there were more women than men who had completed a bachelor’s degree. Now, women are celebrating another huge achievement. The U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveal that more employed women than men have college degrees. Based off of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    eReaders and eBooks, Are Students Using Them?

    eReaders and eBooks, Are Students Using Them?
    Do you have an eReader? Do you use one for class? A recent study asked college students what they think of the technology and how much they’re using it. This past March OnCampus research asked 655 college students about their usage of electronic books or eBooks as well as their usage of eReader devices. Three major conclusions of the study are ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Cutting College Costs #AskKantro Tweet Chat Scheduled

    Cutting College Costs #AskKantro Tweet Chat Scheduled
    Have questions about how to cut college costs? Get answers during the live #AskKantro Tweet chat on Wednesday, April 27 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. Participate by bringing your college cost questions and signing onto Twitter where financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz (@mkant) will be on hand tweeting live responses to all your tweeted questions. After a successful first ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +14

    Want to be an App Developer? There’s a Degree for That

    Want to be an App Developer? There’s a Degree for That
    Angry Birds. Words with Friends. Fruit Ninja. Perhaps your mobile app addiction has led to a real curiosity and passion for app development, but aside from teaching yourself, there was no way to get a legitimate education that specifically focuses on mobile apps. Until now. Rasmussen College, which has over 21 different campuses in the U.S. and also offers online degrees, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media

    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media
    Students report laying around staring off blankly with nothing to do and feeling so lonely that they felt like they were in a small cage on a solitary island all because they committed to not using any form of electronic media for 24 hours. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland's International Center for Media & the Public ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +23
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major
    Since the beginning of school students are told they can grow up to be whatever they wanted to be. While that is still the case, something is changing that is having students give what it is they want to ‘be’ a second thought. High school and college students today are choosing majors based not only on personality and passion but also ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch

    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch
    If you thought Facebook was just a place to keep up with friends and build your dream farm or climb the ranks of the mafia, think again. With the help of a few high-profile business and political moguls and youth-empowered companies, the social networking site has now become a financial aid networking site. Later this year, students will be able to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Obama Administration Takes Stand against Sexual Assault

    Obama Administration Takes Stand against Sexual Assault
    Yesterday, on behalf of the Obama administration, Vice President, Joe Biden, and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, not only spoke out against sexual assault on school campuses but also presented a list of guidelines for schools to help prevent further cases, according to CBS News. The Obama administration’s guidelines include the following, taken from NPR: [gate] • Schools must use a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K

    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K
    For years, college basketball fans and March Madness enthusiasts have been saying that college basketball players should get paid for what they do. But yesterday, USA Today revealed that they already do. In fact, college basketball players are making roughly $120,000 a year. The data was pulled and analyzed from the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Here is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Happy Doctors' Day

    Happy Doctors' Day
    Today is National Doctors’ Day, and yes it’s a real day. Created in an effort to recognize our Nation's physicians for their leadership in the prevention and treatment of illness and injury, the first Doctors' Day occurred on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. According to DoctorsDay.org the first official day included individuals mailing greeting cards to doctors and placing flowers ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Obama Administration to Release College Completion Tool Kit

    Obama Administration to Release College Completion Tool Kit
    It’s no secret that President Obama wants the U.S. to become the first in the world in college degree holders by 2020. Since 2009, it has been a staple in his higher education platform, citing it as recently as January in his State of the Union Address. Currently, the U.S. is in a four-way tie for ninth place, with South Korea ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success

    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success
    Mark Kantrowitz is known throughout the Fastweb community and the country as the expert on all things relating to financial aid. Everyone looks to him for advice – from Fastweb members to Congressmen on Capitol Hill. On February 8th, Kantrowitz provided his latest insights in his new book, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Since then, the book has not only made ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich
    Can you imagine a sandwich worth $25,000? Eight year old Margalit from North Raleigh did just that. Her Wushu chicken tacos won her $25k in Jif’s Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Margalit recently traveled to New York to compete against four other finalists in a cook-off. Her competition included a “BLT PB Sweet Style” sandwich, a version of BBQ chicken ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +51

    How Can You Help Japan?

    How Can You Help Japan?
    Japan may be half a world away but you can still make a difference in the lives of those who survived the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11th. While you may be a poor college student, or about to become a poor college student, there are little ways for you to give back to families who have lost loved ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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    New Jersey College Helps Grads with Debt

    New Jersey College Helps Grads with Debt
    According to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Student Aid 2010, the typical college student now graduates with an average of about $23,000 in debt. What’s worse – so many students graduate without the skills to handle their debt. Many experts are beginning to say that a student debt crisis is just around the corner. But imagine a school that actually cares about your ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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