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    How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever

    How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever
    Two weekends ago, I ventured three hours out of "Naptown" (the locals’ only, affectionate name for Indianapolis) into deep Chicago traffic in order to be wooed by the almighty Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While visiting this beautiful campus on my first college visit, I learned many things. Here is some backwards advice on how to have the worst college visit ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Making the Most Out of Unofficial Visits

    Making the Most Out of Unofficial Visits
    Pretend, for a moment, that you’re a college coach. Each and every day, you’re bombarded with countless standardized emails from potential recruits, all of whom insist they’d “love to come and play for your school.” After years playing the recruiting game, though, you’re too savvy for this tactic, and you realize that many of these prospects have sent an identical email ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.

    Could Copying Homework Lead to a Course Failure? These Test Results Prove the Answer is Yes.
    If you thought cheating was the easy, quick way to better grades, turns out you're wrong. A new study indicates that students who cheat on homework actually learn less and are more likely to fail exams--and the overall course. Physical Review Special Topics- Physics Education Research, a free online journal, recently published the results of a test four individual staff members ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Jack of All Trades: The Importance of Versatility

    Jack of All Trades: The Importance of Versatility
    Once upon a time, a frontcourt player’s job was to rebound and score with his back to the basket, a point guard’s job was to control and distribute the ball, and a wing player’s job was to shoot. These days, 7’0” Dirk Nowitzki has among the silkiest jump-shots in the game, Chris Paul and Deron Williams are their teams’ crunch-time scorers, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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    The Winner’s Path to an Athletic Scholarship

    The Winner’s Path to an Athletic Scholarship
    In the increasingly competitive chase for college athletic scholarships, there is no such thing as preparing too early or too much. For better or worse, the recruiting process now begins as soon as a student-athlete begins high school – and occasionally earlier - and awaiting a call from a coach during one’s junior or senior year will now leave a recruit ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Signs You Should Transfer

    Signs You Should Transfer
    The dream school for one student is a nightmare for another. In less horrifying terms, attending a particular school didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Sometimes transferring to another school is the best choice after you exhausted all attempts to make it work. Here are some signs that it may be time to consider transferring to a new school. Getting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Internet Pioneer Fastweb Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

    Internet Pioneer Fastweb Celebrates its 15th Anniversary
    On May 22, 1995, Fastweb brought scholarships to the Internet. It was the early days of the World Wide Web, and Fastweb was the first free scholarship matching site. By the end of its first day, 270 students had searched for scholarships on the site. And that’s when the legend began. Since its founding, Fastweb has helped more than 50 million ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Arizona Approves Double Digit Percentage Increase for Public College Tuition

    Arizona Approves Double Digit Percentage Increase for Public College Tuition
    March 12, 2010 On Thursday, the Arizona Board of Regents approved double digit percentage increases to tuition for the state’s three public universities including Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona. The increases will go into effect with next year’s incoming freshman class. This makes Arizona the second state to approve double-digit increases in tuition inflation after California’s ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Survey: College Freshmen More Depressed than Ever

    Survey: College Freshmen More Depressed than Ever
    A recent survey from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA has college students, parents and administrators alike dropping their jaws in shock. The National Norms survey, which has been conducted for decades now, revealed that college freshmen are more depressed than ever upon entering college. What’s more, the survey revealed some startling statistics on social interactions between high school seniors ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +10
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    Dartmouth Takes a Stand, Bans Hard Alcohol

    Dartmouth Takes a Stand, Bans Hard Alcohol
    Dartmouth College has faced a lot of scrutiny in the past few years – and rightly so. From horrendous accounts of hazing to sexual assault cases that were mishandled, the school has been under examination from parents, the federal government and the rest of the country watching from their smartphones and televisions. As a response, Dartmouth has recently announced that they ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +8
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    Put Your Job Search into High Gear

    Put Your Job Search into High Gear
    Graduation is creeping up on you, but the job search so far has come up short. You may be sending resumes out feverishly, but sometimes this is not the best strategy. The job market is still hurting, but it is possible to land a good job. If you put in hard work and plenty of tenacity, you can have a job ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Do You "Fit" Your Dream School?

    Do You "Fit" Your Dream School?
    You’ve gotten into your dream school! But does it really ‘fit’ you? College guides and experts go on and on about ‘fit’ without really explaining what it means. In short, ‘fit’ means what you want from a school and what that school offers are the same. If you’ve been picturing yourself at this school since kindergarten, then facing the fact that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Recapping Higher Education in President Obama’s State of the Union

    Recapping Higher Education in President Obama’s State of the Union
    If you caught any of President Obama’s State of the Union address, you probably noticed a strong theme. This year, his State of the Union centered around the middle class and “middle class economics,” which is “the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +10
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    Show Me the Money: Donations to Colleges at All-Time High

    Show Me the Money: Donations to Colleges at All-Time High
    At this point in the year, money is a pretty hot topic: how to get more financial aid, where to find scholarships and what the total sticker price of your dream college will be ultimately. While all that is important to you now, donations and endowments at colleges should figure into your equations and tabulations too. Why, you might ask? Because ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +10
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    Choose Staffing as a Career & Love What You Do

    Choose Staffing as a Career & Love What You Do
    If you're currently in college considering different career paths or you're about to graduate and considering different job prospects, the workforce solutions industry – that’s staffing and recruiting companies - offer endless diverse professional employment prospects for motivated individuals at all experience levels. Last year, staffing & recruiting was a $130 billion industry in the United States and it continues to ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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