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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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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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    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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    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 almost 3 years 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 about 1 year 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 3 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 3 months 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 about 1 year 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 over 3 years 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 11 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 about 2 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 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: [gate] Get Acquainted – Meet your TAs and professors as ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Finding Out Where You Belong

    Finding Out Where You Belong
    College: it gets peoples' minds spinning. Some about the good ol’ days, some about the wonderful present but, to some, it represents the frightening future. To many high school students, college is that final frontier of education that is so close yet so far away. It’s what many strive for and what many can’t wait for. However, speaking as a high ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    The End of Affirmative Action?

    The End of Affirmative Action?
    In hopes of achieving diversity standards, many colleges utilize race-conscious admissions programs. But, questions about the legality of such programs recently rose as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The ruling vacated a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that originally upheld the race-conscious admissions policy. ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board
    At Fastweb, college rankings are a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s for fun or for research, it can be interesting to predict which schools made each list and find out which actually made it. Here comes another such list: colleges that charge the most for students’ room and board. It likely won’t come as a surprise that the majority of the colleges ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Majors That Change the World

    Majors That Change the World
    Suppose you could major in “Changing the World?” Would you? Apparently, you can come pretty close, according to a new study by Payscale. [gate] According to the The Huffington Post, the percentages listed were compiled from students surveyed that found the most meaning in their jobs and, additionally feel like they’re changing the world through their work. Most of the high ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16