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  • Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

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    Mark Frost
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as apps that can make it simple. But if you’re new to HackCollege, or the thought of even attempting to organize your life is scary, here are a few apps that you’ll want to get familiar with as the school year gets started. Note-Taking:…
  • Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

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    Katie Dwyer
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both a college student and someone who no longer lives at home with the folks. This is understandably stressful. There’s lots to do and think about during this time—books to buy, a room to decorate, new friends to make… but there’s also a few things you should do your best not to do during freshman…
  • Letter: South Dakota fans were treated well in Eugene

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    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thanks to the students and fans of the University of Oregon. What a fun game! As South Dakota Coyote (kai-YOTE) fans, we were stunned by the kindness of everyone we encountered. I don’t recall a such a friendly welcoming anywhere. We stayed in downtown, and Oregon fans helped us find the stadium before the game, find fun nightlife afterwards, and made us feel at home. Not only we did we get see a fun game between our Coyotes and the world-class Oregon Ducks — we got to see that kindness and good sportsmanship are alive and well in Eugene. Go Coyotes! and also… Go Ducks!
  • Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional lecture-based approach, raised average test scores, with bigger gains for some.
  • Leveling the College Playing Field

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Readers respond to a front-page article on the rarity of the poor at elite schools.
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  • Letter: South Dakota fans were treated well in Eugene

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thanks to the students and fans of the University of Oregon. What a fun game! As South Dakota Coyote (kai-YOTE) fans, we were stunned by the kindness of everyone we encountered. I don’t recall a such a friendly welcoming anywhere. We stayed in downtown, and Oregon fans helped us find the stadium before the game, find fun nightlife afterwards, and made us feel at home. Not only we did we get see a fun game between our Coyotes and the world-class Oregon Ducks — we got to see that kindness and good sportsmanship are alive and well in Eugene. Go Coyotes! and also… Go Ducks!
  • Being Stupid

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    A week ago, I emerged from the woods with nails black from dirt, hair molded with grease, and heart warm and fuzzy. Throughout the six-day pre-orientation outdoor trip for incoming Harvard students, my co-leader and I watched with nervous excitement as our ten freshmen gradually opened up to the magic of the backcountry. Deep in the Appalachian Trail with no one else but occasional hikers with long beards, they constructed and tended to a world of their own, held together by the shared vulnerability in showing what we leaders like to call their “authentic selves.” We were all…
  • Winning isn’t everything

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Photo by Conor Barry As expected, the Utes took care of business Thursday night by soundly beating the Idaho State Bengals 56-14 in front of their home crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah offense put up an impressive 589 yards of total offense, with star players such as junior quarterback Travis Wilson, senior receiver Dres Anderson, junior receiver Kenneth Scott and junior running back Devontae Booker doing all of their work in the first half of play. The Utes received a giant boost from their special teams units. Senior receiver Kaelin Clay made a splash in his Utah debut, returning a…
  • Eagles finish second in Auburn

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Be dominant from the start. That’s what the Georgia Southern Women’s Soccer team (3-1-0) needed to do to get past Indiana (2-2-0). And that’s exactly what they did. The Eagles got their first win against a Big Ten opponenton Friday with a final score of 2-1 over Indiana. “We were organized defensively, and we did a very good job of pressuring Indiana,” Head Coach Brian Dunleavy said. Unfortunately, the Eagles had trouble staying perfect. Auburn (3-1-0), a powerful Southeastern Conference team, came out on top beating Ga. Southern 3-0on Sunday. Still, Dunleavy was proud…
  • Long Story Short – September 1, 2014

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Chirag Govardhan and Dustin Randolph host the eighth episode of Long Story Short this summer. First, Fanny Garcia gives us insight on the life of a non-traditional transfer student through her blog, “pLAwriting in the city.” Then, we speak with Paul Cleland of E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity to talk about water conservation. Afterward, Kevin Bowman discusses UCLA football’s performance and expectations.  
 
 
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  • 5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

    Mark Frost
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    There’s no shortage of majors at your typical college today. Everything from Advertising to Zoology is available, giving students a great variety of career paths to choose from. But you rarely hear much about niche programs–the ones that go beyond your average career path and help students get truly specialized training. If you’re looking for a program that puts you into the career you’ve been dreaming of, take a look at these specialized degrees: Sports Management A Sports Management degree is a gateway to the professional sports industry. It prepares you for a…
  • 4 Subscription Services College Students Need to Use

    Geoffrey Koester
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    I was pleasantly surprised to read in my school newspaper that Spotify Premium is only $4.99 for students with a special discount.  While I’ve had Premium for many months, I didn’t blink when I had the chance to save five bucks on a monthly subscription. I look at these monthly subscriptions as bills (because they are), but since I live on campus, they are my only bills to pay each month.  What subscriptions do I have and recommend to you?  Well, keep reading because I’m about to tell you. Spotify Premium – $4.99/Month  I’ve already told you that I have Spotify and have had…
  • Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

    Mark Frost
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as apps that can make it simple. But if you’re new to HackCollege, or the thought of even attempting to organize your life is scary, here are a few apps that you’ll want to get familiar with as the school year gets started. Note-Taking:…
  • Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

    Katie Dwyer
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both a college student and someone who no longer lives at home with the folks. This is understandably stressful. There’s lots to do and think about during this time—books to buy, a room to decorate, new friends to make… but there’s also a few things you should do your best not to do during freshman…
  • Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

    Tim Armstrong
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Heading to college after your last summer home can be a relatively stressful time. From figuring out what textbooks are needed, to making sure there are enough supplies to get through the semester and even to sorting through which clothes to leave home and which to bring, packing for freshman year isn’t easy. Going into my senior year, I’ve developed a system that has helped improve the time needed to pack and the amount of stress endured during the last few days home–not to mention saving a ton of space in my car! Freshman Overpacking Syndrome The summer before my freshman year…
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  • Three Outlandish Tracks from Van Morrison’s 1968 “Revenge Album”: “Ring Worm,” “Want a Danish?” & “The Big Royalty Check”

    Dan Colman
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgkvlSsZiLQ In 1968, Van Morrison cut tracks for what’s been called his “revenge” or “contractual obligation album.” The backstory, provided by Top Tenz, goes like this: After a pretty unhappy couple of years with his label Bang Records in the mid-60s, Van Morrison wanted out. They demanded he deliver some more short and poppy stuff like Brown Eyed Girl, while he wanted to release 11-minute renditions of lion impersonations (which he did on the album Saint Dominic’s Preview.) The singer became so distraught with his label…
  • Roald Dahl’s Touching Pro-Vaccination Leaflet: “It Really is Almost a Crime to Allow Your Child to Go Unimmunised”

    Colin Marshall
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Generations of us know Roald Dahl as, first and foremost, the author of popular children’s novels like The BFGThe Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (that book of the “subversive” lost chapter), and James and the Giant Peach. We remember reading those with great delight, and some of us even made it into the rumored literary territory of his “stories for grown-ups.” But few of us, at least if we grew up in the past few decades, will have familiarized ourselves with all the purposes to which Dahl put his pen. Like many fine writers, Dahl always drew…
  • Extensive Archive of Avant-Garde & Modernist Magazines (1890-1939) Now Available Online

    Josh Jones
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Having once been involved in the founding of an arts magazine, I have experienced intimately the ways in which such an endeavor can depend upon a community of equals pooling a diversity of skills. The process can be painful: egos compete, certain elements seek to dominate, but the successful product of such a collaborative effort will represent a living community of artists, writers, editors, and other masters of technique who subordinate their individual wills, temporarily, to the will of a collective, creating new gestalt identities from conceptual atoms. As Monoskop—“a wiki for…
  • Conspiracy Theory Rock: The Schoolhouse Rock Parody Saturday Night Live May Have Censored

    Josh Jones
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3JLKw0q4kY You’ve probably seen “Illusion of Choice,” a 2011 infographic detailing how six media conglomerates “control a staggering 90% of what we read, watch, or listen to.” (The entities named are GE, News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS.) Another “Illusion of Choice” infographic from last year documents how “ten huge corporations control the production of almost everything the average person buys.” Are these webs of corporate connection kooky conspiracy theories or genuine cause for alarm? Do the correlations between business…
  • Wonderfully Weird & Ingenious Medieval Books

    Colin Marshall
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Leiden University book historian Erik Kwakkel describes his tumblr site as follows: “I post images from medieval books.” In the words of Samuel L. Jackson on the immortal Snakes on a Plane, you either want to see that, or you don’t. Presuming you do (and given your presumable status as an Open Culture reader, it strikes me as a safe bet) know that Kwakkel doesn’t maintain just any old images of medieval books; his posts tend to highlight the askew, the obscure, and the innovative, further demonstrating that we need not find the “dark ages” dull. At the…
 
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  • Letter: South Dakota fans were treated well in Eugene

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thanks to the students and fans of the University of Oregon. What a fun game! As South Dakota Coyote (kai-YOTE) fans, we were stunned by the kindness of everyone we encountered. I don’t recall a such a friendly welcoming anywhere. We stayed in downtown, and Oregon fans helped us find the stadium before the game, find fun nightlife afterwards, and made us feel at home. Not only we did we get see a fun game between our Coyotes and the world-class Oregon Ducks — we got to see that kindness and good sportsmanship are alive and well in Eugene. Go Coyotes! and also… Go Ducks!
  • Being Stupid

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    A week ago, I emerged from the woods with nails black from dirt, hair molded with grease, and heart warm and fuzzy. Throughout the six-day pre-orientation outdoor trip for incoming Harvard students, my co-leader and I watched with nervous excitement as our ten freshmen gradually opened up to the magic of the backcountry. Deep in the Appalachian Trail with no one else but occasional hikers with long beards, they constructed and tended to a world of their own, held together by the shared vulnerability in showing what we leaders like to call their “authentic selves.” We were all…
  • Winning isn’t everything

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Photo by Conor Barry As expected, the Utes took care of business Thursday night by soundly beating the Idaho State Bengals 56-14 in front of their home crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah offense put up an impressive 589 yards of total offense, with star players such as junior quarterback Travis Wilson, senior receiver Dres Anderson, junior receiver Kenneth Scott and junior running back Devontae Booker doing all of their work in the first half of play. The Utes received a giant boost from their special teams units. Senior receiver Kaelin Clay made a splash in his Utah debut, returning a…
  • Eagles finish second in Auburn

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Be dominant from the start. That’s what the Georgia Southern Women’s Soccer team (3-1-0) needed to do to get past Indiana (2-2-0). And that’s exactly what they did. The Eagles got their first win against a Big Ten opponenton Friday with a final score of 2-1 over Indiana. “We were organized defensively, and we did a very good job of pressuring Indiana,” Head Coach Brian Dunleavy said. Unfortunately, the Eagles had trouble staying perfect. Auburn (3-1-0), a powerful Southeastern Conference team, came out on top beating Ga. Southern 3-0on Sunday. Still, Dunleavy was proud…
  • Long Story Short – September 1, 2014

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Chirag Govardhan and Dustin Randolph host the eighth episode of Long Story Short this summer. First, Fanny Garcia gives us insight on the life of a non-traditional transfer student through her blog, “pLAwriting in the city.” Then, we speak with Paul Cleland of E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity to talk about water conservation. Afterward, Kevin Bowman discusses UCLA football’s performance and expectations.  
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  • Deep Habits: Pursue Clarity Before Pursuing Results

    Study Hacks
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Shallow September I track my deep work hours using a weekly tally, so I have a good sense of how my commitment to depth varies over time. A trend I’ve noticed is that my deep work rate hits a low point around this time of year. The obvious explanation is that the start of the fall semester adds extra time constraints. But I don’t think that’s the whole story. My deep work tends to increase as the fall continues, even though my teaching commitments also increase during this period (i.e., once there are problem sets and exams to grade). In thinking about this mystery…
  • The Nuanced Road to Passion: A Career Case Study

    Study Hacks
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The Insult of Simplicity There are many reasons why I don’t like the advice to “follow your passion.” One reason I haven’t mentioned much recently is that I find its premise insultingly simplistic. It would be nice if we were all born with a clear preexisting passion. It would also be nice if simply matching your job to a topic you liked was all it took to generate a meaningful career. But reality is more nuanced (as we should expect, given the rareness and desirability of the goal being pursued here). In an effort to be more positive than negative, however, I thought…
  • Deep Habits: How a Big City Lawyer Uses Weekly Planning to Accomplish More in 45 Hours Than Most Could Accomplish in 100

    Study Hacks
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    A Weekly Plan Case Study Last week I wrote a post about my habit of planning out my whole week in advance. I provided some example plans from my own life, but many of you were interested in how this technique applies to other types of work. Fortunately, I recently received the following note from a lawyer whom I’ll call John: I tried writing out my week last week for the first time using [a method from your blog post]. When I reviewed my week on Friday afternoon, I was surprised at how much more I accomplished compared to my usual method of scheduling time to complete tasks in Outlook.
  • On the Hardness of Important Things

    Study Hacks
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Einstein’s Strain Earlier today, I was browsing Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings blog and stumbled across a letter that Albert Einstein wrote to his son Hans Albert in the fall of 1915. This date, of course, is important in the lifetime of Albert Einstein, as this was right after he finished writing one of the masterpieces of modern science: his general theory of relativity. (To paraphrase my astronomy teacher at Dartmouth: “most scientific breakthroughs are expected, many different people are closing in on the same idea, but general relativity, this came out of nowhere, it was…
  • Deep Habits: Plan Your Week in Advance

    Study Hacks
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    A Planning Habit On Monday mornings I plan the upcoming work week. I capture this plan in an e-mail and send it to myself so that I will be sure to see it and have access to it daily. (See the snapshot above of some recent plans in my inbox.) This planning can take a long time; almost always longer than an hour. But the return on investment is phenomenal. To visualize your whole week at once allows you to spread out, batch, and prioritize work in a manner that significantly increases what you accomplish and goes a long way toward eliminating work pile-ups and late nights (the latter being…
 
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  • Letter: South Dakota fans were treated well in Eugene

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thanks to the students and fans of the University of Oregon. What a fun game! As South Dakota Coyote (kai-YOTE) fans, we were stunned by the kindness of everyone we encountered. I don’t recall a such a friendly welcoming anywhere. We stayed in downtown, and Oregon fans helped us find the stadium before the game, find fun nightlife afterwards, and made us feel at home. Not only we did we get see a fun game between our Coyotes and the world-class Oregon Ducks — we got to see that kindness and good sportsmanship are alive and well in Eugene. Go Coyotes! and also… Go Ducks!
  • Being Stupid

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    A week ago, I emerged from the woods with nails black from dirt, hair molded with grease, and heart warm and fuzzy. Throughout the six-day pre-orientation outdoor trip for incoming Harvard students, my co-leader and I watched with nervous excitement as our ten freshmen gradually opened up to the magic of the backcountry. Deep in the Appalachian Trail with no one else but occasional hikers with long beards, they constructed and tended to a world of their own, held together by the shared vulnerability in showing what we leaders like to call their “authentic selves.” We were all…
  • Winning isn’t everything

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Photo by Conor Barry As expected, the Utes took care of business Thursday night by soundly beating the Idaho State Bengals 56-14 in front of their home crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah offense put up an impressive 589 yards of total offense, with star players such as junior quarterback Travis Wilson, senior receiver Dres Anderson, junior receiver Kenneth Scott and junior running back Devontae Booker doing all of their work in the first half of play. The Utes received a giant boost from their special teams units. Senior receiver Kaelin Clay made a splash in his Utah debut, returning a…
  • Eagles finish second in Auburn

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Be dominant from the start. That’s what the Georgia Southern Women’s Soccer team (3-1-0) needed to do to get past Indiana (2-2-0). And that’s exactly what they did. The Eagles got their first win against a Big Ten opponenton Friday with a final score of 2-1 over Indiana. “We were organized defensively, and we did a very good job of pressuring Indiana,” Head Coach Brian Dunleavy said. Unfortunately, the Eagles had trouble staying perfect. Auburn (3-1-0), a powerful Southeastern Conference team, came out on top beating Ga. Southern 3-0on Sunday. Still, Dunleavy was proud…
  • Long Story Short – September 1, 2014

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Chirag Govardhan and Dustin Randolph host the eighth episode of Long Story Short this summer. First, Fanny Garcia gives us insight on the life of a non-traditional transfer student through her blog, “pLAwriting in the city.” Then, we speak with Paul Cleland of E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity to talk about water conservation. Afterward, Kevin Bowman discusses UCLA football’s performance and expectations.  
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  • Letter: South Dakota fans were treated well in Eugene

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thanks to the students and fans of the University of Oregon. What a fun game! As South Dakota Coyote (kai-YOTE) fans, we were stunned by the kindness of everyone we encountered. I don’t recall a such a friendly welcoming anywhere. We stayed in downtown, and Oregon fans helped us find the stadium before the game, find fun nightlife afterwards, and made us feel at home. Not only we did we get see a fun game between our Coyotes and the world-class Oregon Ducks — we got to see that kindness and good sportsmanship are alive and well in Eugene. Go Coyotes! and also… Go Ducks!
  • Being Stupid

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    A week ago, I emerged from the woods with nails black from dirt, hair molded with grease, and heart warm and fuzzy. Throughout the six-day pre-orientation outdoor trip for incoming Harvard students, my co-leader and I watched with nervous excitement as our ten freshmen gradually opened up to the magic of the backcountry. Deep in the Appalachian Trail with no one else but occasional hikers with long beards, they constructed and tended to a world of their own, held together by the shared vulnerability in showing what we leaders like to call their “authentic selves.” We were all…
  • Winning isn’t everything

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Photo by Conor Barry As expected, the Utes took care of business Thursday night by soundly beating the Idaho State Bengals 56-14 in front of their home crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah offense put up an impressive 589 yards of total offense, with star players such as junior quarterback Travis Wilson, senior receiver Dres Anderson, junior receiver Kenneth Scott and junior running back Devontae Booker doing all of their work in the first half of play. The Utes received a giant boost from their special teams units. Senior receiver Kaelin Clay made a splash in his Utah debut, returning a…
  • Eagles finish second in Auburn

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Be dominant from the start. That’s what the Georgia Southern Women’s Soccer team (3-1-0) needed to do to get past Indiana (2-2-0). And that’s exactly what they did. The Eagles got their first win against a Big Ten opponenton Friday with a final score of 2-1 over Indiana. “We were organized defensively, and we did a very good job of pressuring Indiana,” Head Coach Brian Dunleavy said. Unfortunately, the Eagles had trouble staying perfect. Auburn (3-1-0), a powerful Southeastern Conference team, came out on top beating Ga. Southern 3-0on Sunday. Still, Dunleavy was proud…
  • Long Story Short – September 1, 2014

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Chirag Govardhan and Dustin Randolph host the eighth episode of Long Story Short this summer. First, Fanny Garcia gives us insight on the life of a non-traditional transfer student through her blog, “pLAwriting in the city.” Then, we speak with Paul Cleland of E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity to talk about water conservation. Afterward, Kevin Bowman discusses UCLA football’s performance and expectations.  
 
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  • Letter: South Dakota fans were treated well in Eugene

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thanks to the students and fans of the University of Oregon. What a fun game! As South Dakota Coyote (kai-YOTE) fans, we were stunned by the kindness of everyone we encountered. I don’t recall a such a friendly welcoming anywhere. We stayed in downtown, and Oregon fans helped us find the stadium before the game, find fun nightlife afterwards, and made us feel at home. Not only we did we get see a fun game between our Coyotes and the world-class Oregon Ducks — we got to see that kindness and good sportsmanship are alive and well in Eugene. Go Coyotes! and also… Go Ducks!
  • Being Stupid

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    A week ago, I emerged from the woods with nails black from dirt, hair molded with grease, and heart warm and fuzzy. Throughout the six-day pre-orientation outdoor trip for incoming Harvard students, my co-leader and I watched with nervous excitement as our ten freshmen gradually opened up to the magic of the backcountry. Deep in the Appalachian Trail with no one else but occasional hikers with long beards, they constructed and tended to a world of their own, held together by the shared vulnerability in showing what we leaders like to call their “authentic selves.” We were all…
  • Winning isn’t everything

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Photo by Conor Barry As expected, the Utes took care of business Thursday night by soundly beating the Idaho State Bengals 56-14 in front of their home crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah offense put up an impressive 589 yards of total offense, with star players such as junior quarterback Travis Wilson, senior receiver Dres Anderson, junior receiver Kenneth Scott and junior running back Devontae Booker doing all of their work in the first half of play. The Utes received a giant boost from their special teams units. Senior receiver Kaelin Clay made a splash in his Utah debut, returning a…
  • Eagles finish second in Auburn

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Be dominant from the start. That’s what the Georgia Southern Women’s Soccer team (3-1-0) needed to do to get past Indiana (2-2-0). And that’s exactly what they did. The Eagles got their first win against a Big Ten opponenton Friday with a final score of 2-1 over Indiana. “We were organized defensively, and we did a very good job of pressuring Indiana,” Head Coach Brian Dunleavy said. Unfortunately, the Eagles had trouble staying perfect. Auburn (3-1-0), a powerful Southeastern Conference team, came out on top beating Ga. Southern 3-0on Sunday. Still, Dunleavy was proud…
  • Long Story Short – September 1, 2014

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Chirag Govardhan and Dustin Randolph host the eighth episode of Long Story Short this summer. First, Fanny Garcia gives us insight on the life of a non-traditional transfer student through her blog, “pLAwriting in the city.” Then, we speak with Paul Cleland of E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity to talk about water conservation. Afterward, Kevin Bowman discusses UCLA football’s performance and expectations.  
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  • Different Versions of the Common App. When Is This Appropriate?

    Todd Johnson
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Did you know that you can have different versions of the common app? Many students are not aware of this. And even if you can have different versions, why would you want to? The different versions actually occur in two different ways and for different reasons.  The biggest reason most students might want a different version is if they find out that they made a mistake on the common application but have already sent it off to at least one college. Made a mistake in your phone number? Your school code? Just realized that you were supposed to list your activities in order of importance? All of…
  • Common App Additional Information. What Is This For?

    Todd Johnson
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Additional Information. What does that mean? On the common application there is a section under writing called Additional Information. I think this section causes more confusion that any other section of the common app. So what type of information goes here? There are two situations when I have my students put something in the additional information section. One situation is when there is something odd that needs to be explained. For example, if a student had an illness as a freshman that adversely affected their grades, a note here could be used to explained the aberrant grades. However,…
  • Why I Don’t Recommend Engineering Majors

    Todd Johnson
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many of the students I work with are considering majoring in some type of engineering, most commonly bio-medical engineering. The reason is typically to make sure that they have a job after college in case they don’t get into a BS/MD program.  Makes sense, doesn’t it? Except it doesn’t make sense for most students. Why? There are several problems with this way of thinking. The most significant problem is that historically engineering schools grade harder than other majors. The net result is that most engineers graduate with a lower GPA. Medical schools on the other hand…
  • Should You Work During College?

    Todd Johnson
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was brought up to believe that a little hard work never hurt anyone. When I was in college, I worked in the college library. When my children turned 16 they knew that they would need to get a job. Sometimes working is about making money but sometimes it is also about learning the skills required to hold a job. And once you finish college, that will be an important skill to have. I have always told students that they should consider working a job in college, even if they don’t need the money. There have been studies in the past that have showed that students that have a job during…
  • Why My Students Don’t Use Essay Prompts for the Common Application

    Todd Johnson
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week I told you what the common app personal statement prompts were for 2014-15. For many of you, this meant you could now start working on your personal statement. But let me tell you a secret. I start my students working on the common app personal statement in June before senior year. And I don’t give them the prompts. Not then. Not ever. Why? I mean, how do you write an essay if you don’t even know what the essay prompt is? The common app personal statement essay is used by colleges to see how well you write and to hopefully, learn a little bit more about who you are. As…
 
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  • Middle Baptist Church ACT Workshop - Saturday, September 20, 2014

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    and   <!--[endif]-->Historical Black Colleges and Universities-Memphis Chapter   ACT Workshop (free)   Saturday, September 20, 2014 Middle Baptist Church 801 Whitehaven Lane   To Register CALL FLC @ 901.344.8056 On-Site Registration: 8:00am-8:30am Prep Sessions: 8:30am until 1:00pm   Need Additional Information Call:  Ms. Mary Helen Sinclair (National Board Certified
  • Tennessee Promise - Deadline: November 1, 2014

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
      Apply for the Tennessee Promise here between August 15 and November 1, 2014. The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the Fall of 2015.  It will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA.  While removing the financial burden is
  • 99th Annual ASALH Convention - Volunteers Needed!

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    99th Annual ASALH Convention September 24-28, 2014: Memphis, Tennessee        Volunteers Needed! Help us share Memphis hospitality and history with more than 1,000 scholars, educators, community members, students, researchers and active citizens from around the world who will participate in more than 170 fascinating presentations and informative
  • TnAchieves -- Deadline: November 1, 2014

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Who can become a tnAchieves Scholar? Any Tennessee public high school senior in the 27 counties tnAchieves serves. There is no GPA or ACT requirement. Preference could be given to first generation or financially challenged students. How does the scholarship work? The tnAchieves Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship up to $4,000 annually for four consecutive semesters. The amount
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 3

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship To be eligible to apply, students can be both male and female student athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their communities. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women whose senior year of high school is the 2013–2014 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and
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    The College Driver News

  • Full Details: 2015 Toyota Camry

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    The dynasty rolls on! For 12 consecutive years, and 16 of the past 17, the Toyota Camry mid-size sedan has worn the crown of "best-selling car in America." One creates such a juggernaut by never resting on its laurels and the new 2015 Camry is a prime example of this philosophy.   Going on sale in late September, the 2015 Camry and Camry Hybrid has been remade with a bold new exterior design, improved dynamic performance, a premium and upscale interior, and offering new and innovative safety technologies. All of this has been accomplished while retaining its excellent value through…
  • Nissan Maintains Pricing on 2015 Rogue

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    As the hot-selling second-generation Nissan Rogue enters its second model year, it will maintain the lowest starting MSRP in the segment of $22,790 USD.    Prices (MSRP) for the 2015 Nissan Rogue are: -Rogue S FWD $22,790 USD-Rogue SV FWD $24,490 USD-Rogue SL FWD $28,280 USD-Rogue S AWD $24,140 USD-Rogue SV AWD $25,840 USD-Rogue SL AWD $29,630 USD   Destination and Handling is an additional $860.   After setting numerous monthly sales records in 2014, Rogue receives a number of enhancements for 2015: Eco mode is added to the Xtronic transmission, heated cloth seats are…
  • 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Redefines Playing in the Sand

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Sand gets in everything, even the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that takes the stage this weekend at the 2015 U.S. Sand Sculpting Championships. One of the trucks on display this weekend is a Colorado sculpted (mostly) out of sand. It’s mesmerizing to watch it materialize, but even more so more to watch it in about a minute. “It’s a great fit for the Colorado to be partnered with the U.S. Sand Sculpting Championships,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “With Southern California being the largest mid-size truck market in the country,…
  • Volkswagen Prices 2015 Jetta at $16,215

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Volkswagen has announced pricing on its redesigned 2015 Jetta, which feature a new turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed, exterior, and a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. The 2.0L base trim starts at $16,215 (plus $820 destination and handling), and is available as a factory order only. The well-equipped S model starts at $18,425 with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the entry-level 1.8T model, the SE, is priced from $18,995 with a five-speed manual transmission. The frugal TDI Clean Diesel model starts at $21,640 for the S trim.   Expected to…
  • Weird Driving Laws from Around the World

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Driving on the left side of the road or converting the speed limit from kilometers to miles per hour is challenging enough. But in some places, you have a whole host of weird traffic laws to contend with, too. Here are 10 crazy laws that could really drive you mad! Have a Beer While Driving in Costa Rica In Costa Rica, you can drink an alcoholic beverage while driving -- as long as you don't get drunk. Sipping a beer with one hand and navigating the windy and treacherous roads of Costa Rica with the other? Totally legal. Driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.75 percent? You're…
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    HackCollege

  • 5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

    Mark Frost
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    There’s no shortage of majors at your typical college today. Everything from Advertising to Zoology is available, giving students a great variety of career paths to choose from. But you rarely hear much about niche programs–the ones that go beyond your average career path and help students get truly specialized training. If you’re looking for a program that puts you into the career you’ve been dreaming of, take a look at these specialized degrees: Sports Management A Sports Management degree is a gateway to the professional sports industry. It prepares you for a…
  • 4 Subscription Services College Students Need to Use

    Geoffrey Koester
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    I was pleasantly surprised to read in my school newspaper that Spotify Premium is only $4.99 for students with a special discount.  While I’ve had Premium for many months, I didn’t blink when I had the chance to save five bucks on a monthly subscription. I look at these monthly subscriptions as bills (because they are), but since I live on campus, they are my only bills to pay each month.  What subscriptions do I have and recommend to you?  Well, keep reading because I’m about to tell you. Spotify Premium – $4.99/Month  I’ve already told you that I have Spotify and have had…
  • Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

    Mark Frost
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as apps that can make it simple. But if you’re new to HackCollege, or the thought of even attempting to organize your life is scary, here are a few apps that you’ll want to get familiar with as the school year gets started. Note-Taking:…
  • Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

    Katie Dwyer
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both a college student and someone who no longer lives at home with the folks. This is understandably stressful. There’s lots to do and think about during this time—books to buy, a room to decorate, new friends to make… but there’s also a few things you should do your best not to do during freshman…
  • Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

    Tim Armstrong
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Heading to college after your last summer home can be a relatively stressful time. From figuring out what textbooks are needed, to making sure there are enough supplies to get through the semester and even to sorting through which clothes to leave home and which to bring, packing for freshman year isn’t easy. Going into my senior year, I’ve developed a system that has helped improve the time needed to pack and the amount of stress endured during the last few days home–not to mention saving a ton of space in my car! Freshman Overpacking Syndrome The summer before my freshman year…
 
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    Great College Advice

  • Expert College Advisor on Touring Universities

    Mark Montgomery
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Mark Montgomery, expert college admissions advisor and educational consultant, gives some good advice on touring universities from the beautiful campus of the University of Washington. At large colleges, the tours are more rigid and scripted. At smaller institutions, such as the nearby University of Puget Sound, tours tend to be more flexible and personalized. Either way, you should give some thought to what you want to learn before you come. TRANSCRIPT: So today I’m on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle. Beautiful, comprehensive university, 29,000 undergraduates,…
  • College Search Simplified Thanks to Montgomery Educational Consulting

    Mark Montgomery
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Anisha from Hong Kong was like a lot of college applicants: she had a short list in her head of colleges, one of which, she was certain, she would attend. When she started working with Mark Montgomery, educational consultant and college admissions expert, he helped her determine what she wanted out of a university and start applying to schools that were a good fit. Her conversations with Mark sharpened her focus and helped her immensely with her Common Application. TRANSCRIPT: Hi, my name is Anisha. I am from Hong Kong. And, yeah, so working with Mark I think going into the college process…
  • Educational Consultant Reviews Wake Forest University in North Carolina

    Mark Montgomery
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Mark Montgomery, expert college admissions advisor and educational consultant, reviews Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At just under 5,000 students, Wake Forest is a medium-sized university and features Division I sports, great academics, strong departments, and a beautiful campus to boot. Mark recommends that anyone interested in attending college in the South take a look at Wake Forest University. TRANSCRIBE: We are now on the campus of Wake Forest University, a beautiful park-like campus completely fenced in located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Architecturally…
  • Accepted to Dartmouth Thanks to Great College Advice

    Mark Montgomery
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Tomas started working with Mark Montgomery, college admissions expert and educational consultant, before his senior year of high school. Mark broke any illusions Tomas had about college, making sure he didn’t procrastinate on the application process, coaching him on writing successful essays, and expanding his list of possible schools outside of the Northeast, where Tomas assumed he was destined. In the end, he was accepted to Dartmouth with Mark’s help. TRANSCRIPT: Hi, my name is Tomas, and Mark and I started working together right before my senior year. And I would say one of…
  • Educational Consultant Explains Importance of College Study Spaces

    Mark Montgomery
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Mark Montgomery, educational consultant and college admissions expert, reminds prospective university students that while their image of college may be composed largely of parties and meeting attractive people and the like, they will (ideally) be spending a good portion of their time studying, and doing so in their dorm rooms may not be such a great idea. He advises students to scope out studying spaces when touring a school, and shows some of the offerings at Seattle University. TRANSCRIPT: So one of the things I like to do when I visit a college campus is to check out the study spaces. And…
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    CampusGrotto.com

  • College Packing List

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    With college starting soon, use this packing checklist as reference when determining what to bring. Notes about what to bring to college: Coordinate with your roommate on who is bringing what so you don't end up with two of the same thing. There is only so much room in a dorm. Check with your college and see what items are allowed. Some dorms prohibit certain small appliances. Quick tips for purchasing items for college: Check campus classifieds and Craigslist. Buying used is obviously going to be cheaper. Shop thrift stores and places like Target for more affordable items. Order from…
  • America's Best Study Spaces

    30 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    Whether it’s beautiful architecture or an amazing view, just sitting in an inspiring place can instantly give one a greater sense of wisdom and well-being. Wide-open, beautifully-designed study spaces allow students to spread out, focus, and achieve serenity during times of stressful study. These are the places students come to do battle. From writing term papers to studying for finals, these locations provide the perfect environment to tackle any coursework. Here we’ll showcase some of the greatest college study spaces around the country. Harper Reading Room at University of Chicago The…
  • Audio Textbooks

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Limited Time Offer: Download a free audiobook at Audible.com now. Time is a valuable commodity. This is especially true in college when you have to master the art of multitasking. It is important to take advantage of productivity tools that will help you succeed. One way to free up more of your time and increase your productivity is to make use of audio textbooks. Audio books give you many options when it comes to being productive. Textbooks can be listened to on your commute, in the gym, while walking to class, or while relaxing on the quad. With MP3 being the format of choice for audio…
  • 10 Banned College Traditions worth Reviving

    12 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Traditions are how college memories will be formed. Take them away, student satisfaction goes down and you have thousands of unhappy students paying $50K a year to go to school. Limiting the amount of fun college students are allowed to have is kind of like prohibition; it doesn’t work. To keep their sanity, students need time to blow off steam with something away from the monotony of studying. Traditions provide a sense of community on a campus with thousands of students. Without this feeling of belongingness, students begin to feel lost in the crowd and can end up transferring or even…
  • The 100 Greatest College Traditions

    18 Dec 2013 | 5:12 pm
    One of the greatest aspects of the college experience is being a part of a great college tradition. Traditions can provide a great sense of community, school spirit and overall well-being at a college with many students. Here we present our ranking of the 100 Greatest College Traditions based on the history, amount of student participation, and overall uniqueness of the tradition. Many of these are long-standing traditions that students and alumni hold dearly. You won’t see any college sports traditions here. We’re saving those for our upcoming ranking of the 100 Greatest College Sports…
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Last day at Hebron Academy

    Geoff Campbell
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today marks my last day of work at Hebron Academy. It has been a great first full year working in marketing for an independent school. I’ve had the chance to work on a lot of diverse projects. From producing the bulk of the school’s photography for marketing, showcasing the Hebron experience through video, managing the broadcast of live streamed events on campus, creating and managing the school’s inbound marketing site today.hebronacademy.org, managing institutional social media accounts (leading to significant increases in likes/followers and engagement especially on…
  • Google Analytics Presentation at WhippleHill Conference

    Geoff Campbell
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    On Thursday (July 10th), I presented (alongside web consultants from WhippleHill) on how private schools can immediately take advantage of the most immediately useful insights on Google Analytics. Below is a snapshot of the conference program and slides from my presentation. I recorded the presentation and will add that video later this week. After the presentation I had some great in person and online feedback. It was a great experience for me and I’m glad that people at other schools found it helpful. I need to include a shout-out to my Public Speaking professor Dennis Kinsey of the…
  • Professional Development

    Geoff Campbell
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Google Analytics Individual Qualification Over the last seven months at my first salaried job, I’ve found that my education and experience up to my start date has been helpful. However, I’ve also found that most of all, knowing how to learn has been useful. This skill is crucial especially in environments where job duties change and new technologies are needed to fulfill the same end goals. In a few short months I’ve improved my skill at Final Cut Pro X by training for and passing the Level 1 certification exam, improved my technical proficiency with InDesign CS6 with a…
  • Represented Mount Allison at a college fair

    Geoff Campbell
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    On Tuesday, March 18, I represented Mount Allison University at a college fair in Massachusetts. I was offered the opportunity after speaking to a past classmate at Mount Allison who now works in the school’s admissions office and is responsible for recruiting in the U.S. I got in touch with him about recruiting Hebron students and he asked me about whether I’d be willing to be the face of my alma mater at a college fair. I had an amazing time at Mount Allison. I wrote about my experiences for the Registrar’s Office (which, in Canada, includes admissions) for four years and…
  • “Welcome to Hebron” Video

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:52 pm
    In between all the things that come up at an active boarding school I was able to shoot and edit a welcome video for accepted students. You can take a look below. I’m working on a longer video that will be completed later this month. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • Read Question Stem or Stimulus First? LSAT Question Writer Answers

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I recently interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (He's written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows. (See all of my interviews with him.) In Logical Reasoning, do you recommend reading the stimulus first or the question stem first?  Always, always, always read the stem first. To
  • Law School App Diversity Statements

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The below excerpt on law school application diversity statements is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. When Is It Helpful to Answer Targeted Questions? Many schools offer a prompt or opportunity to talk about something specific like “socio-economic challenges.” The most common of these prompts is generally known as the “diversity statement” and invites information about how you
  • Free LSAT Study Schedules and Plans (with Donation)

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    From now through the end of the weekend, I'm giving away free day-by-day LSAT study schedules and plans to anyone who makes a donation for the equivalent amount (or more!) to Watsi.org For those of you who don't know, Watsi is an awesome, reputable, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly funds people who need medical care in developing nations around the world. You can read more about
  • September 2014 LSAT Questions and Answers

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The September 2014 LSAT is coming up, and I know many of you are planning to take it. What questions do you have about studying for the LSAT and LSAT Test Day? This LSAT Blog post is a place where you can leave comments and answer each others' questions about anything related to LSAT studying and law school admissions. (If you're looking for general advice on improving your Logic Games, 
  • LSAT PrepTest 72 Explanations Available for Instant PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Complete explanations for all 4 sections of LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT) are now available for instant PDF download. Both Logical Reasoning sections, the Logic Games section, and the Reading Comprehension section have been fully explained. One of the most common requests I get from my students and blog readers is for explanations of particular LSAT questions. Although I'll explain
 
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  • Stolen ring found in gut-churning spot

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Stolen ring found in gut-churning spotGettyWhen police apprehended a couple for stealing a ring, it was nowhere to be found -- at least at first. Why it could take weeks to retrieveMore to seeCoffee shop pays it forward4 generations of women skydive
  • Family confirms that Joan Rivers is on life support

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Family confirms that Joan Rivers is on life supportGetty Melissa Rivers confirmed in a statement Tuesday that her mother is currently on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week.Reason she thanked Joan's fans In other newsUnderwood has big newsFirst pics of Jolie's wedding dress
  • Underwood makes big announcement

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Underwood makes big announcementAPThe country darling, 31, and hubby Mike Fisher, 34, took to Instagram Monday with some exciting news.Announcement itself was adorableMore entertainment newsBritney excited to date againBeyonce and Jay Z snuggle up
  • Eagles crack top 10 in opening week rankings

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Eagles crack top 10 in opening week rankings GettyLast year's NFC East champs are ranked ninth, but you may be surprised who experts pick to contend for the Lombardi Trophy.Team that opens the season at No. 1More sports newsBoxer's musical tribute to the NFL Surprising NFL players cut
  • ISIS militants behead another American

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    ISIS militants behead another American SITE Intel GroupIslamic State militants released a video showing the graphic murder of Steven Sotloff only days after his mother begged for his safety.Group reveals its next targetMore on this storyISIS accused of war crimesUS hits another extremist group
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    Get Into College Blog

  • How NOT to Write a College Essay

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are some of the most common mistakes students make, and why you should avoid them: Repeat info covered in another part of the application. Students often repeat themselves in the college essay "just to be safe." However, admissions officers have already read, or will read, the rest of your application. Reading the same thing twice is boring. Trust them to do their job and read the
  • How to Become President of a High School Club by 12th Grade

    Steve Schwartz
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Even if classwork and standardized tests aren't your cup of tea, there's still hope. Extracurriculars are the area where people skills wins out over book smarts. However, if everything you do in extracurriculars happens behind the scenes, it's hard to show admissions officers YOU were the mover and shaker. This week's post gives you a road map to help you get that prized leadership position.
  • Extracurricular Activities | How to Demonstrate Commitment

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Extracurricular activities are one of the biggest parts of your college application. This means it's in your best interest to get the most bang for your buck on the clubs and sports you join. However, most students don't do much in in their first 2 years of high school and then suddenly join a whole bunch of clubs in their last two. They're trying to cram in their extracurriculars (as well as
  • 5 Steps to Starting Your College Essay

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    "Where do I start?!" is probably the most common question students have about the college essay. It's not like anything you've written before. It's not a tweet, and it's not an essay about "Great Expectations" or "Romeo and Juliet." It's something in-between: personal AND professional. How do you toe the line? I'll cover that combination in future blog posts. For now, here are 5 tips to help you
  • College Interview Outfits And Clothing | What To Wear

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    or...Dress to Impress: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to College Interview Outfits I know that you have a lot on your plate, that you have to worry about grades, extracurricular activities, SATs, and essays, to name a few things. I also know that picking out college interview outfits is not on the top of your list of concerns. Still, I know many students who let this slide, and then ended up freaking
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    College Money Insider

  • 6 frugal tips for college kids

    College Money Insider
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Unfortunately the ‘poor college kid’ stereotype is far from a fictional character and chances are you are (or will be) finding it difficult to keep enough cash around to actually live while you go to school. Here are some frugal tips to boost your money management skills. Shop Online. Many retailers offer...6 frugal tips for college kids is a post from: The College Money Insider.
  • 10 Tips for Paying Back Your Student Loans

    College Money Insider
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
      When you are going through the process of applying for and obtaining private student loans, you should take that opportunity to plan for repayment. Student loans must be repaid, so it’s essential to take the time to think through and decide in advance how you are going to manage that. If you plan ahead, you won’t...10 Tips for Paying Back Your Student Loans is a post from: The College Money Insider.
  • Crafting A Repayment Plan for Your Student Loans

    College Money Insider
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    It’s a time of great change for the members of the recently-graduated Class of 2014. Whether a few months into a new job or still looking for the right opportunity, everyone is trying to figure out their new life – and just as importantly, how to pay for it. The first step towards gaining your footing...Crafting A Repayment Plan for Your Student Loans is a post from: The College Money Insider.
  • The Student-Parent Connection: Graduation!

    College Money Insider
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Student-Parent Connection is a monthly feature here on College Money Insider. During the school year, we have a student and parent share their thoughts and experiences as they save up for college and go through the college application/decision process. Today’s post is by Christina Avery! If you have any tips to...The Student-Parent Connection: Graduation! is a post from: The College Money Insider.
  • The Student-Parent Connection: Looking Back

    College Money Insider
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Student-Parent Connection is a monthly feature here on College Money Insider. During the school year, we have a student and parent share their thoughts and experiences as they save up for college and go through the college application/decision process. Today’s post is by Christina Avery! If you have any tips to help students save up...The Student-Parent Connection: Looking Back is a post from: The College Money Insider.
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • 6 Ways Twitter Helps Savvy Job Seekers Find Work Faster

    Lisa Rangel
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Clearly, Twitter is a “love it” or “hate it” social platform. But regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and establish expertise. Just as important: it’s a gold mine of job opportunities!   
  • 12 Networking Tips for Young Careerists Ready to Be Taken Seriously

    YEC
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question: "What's advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?"   
  • 7 Resume Myths That Mean You Stay Unemployed

    Glassdoor
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    When it comes to resumes, many job seekers seem to think all they need is a cover letter to fill in those pesky work gaps and mention those in-demand soft skills. Unfortunately, that mindset means your resume ends up on the rejection heap – and that you stay unemployed. “There are quite a few mistakes with resumes, including the cover letter legend,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director with Robert Half. “The resume myths sometimes outweigh the facts.”   
  • 12 Practical Tips to Help You Ace the Job Interview

    Work Coach Cafe
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Many experts and mentors – and maybe even well-meaning peers and parents – will tell you that the only way to ace your job interview is to provide the perfect job interview answer to every job interview question. And while that is an important issue, so many other factors go into who gets the job offer, and who does not...   
  • Can 8 Hours of Effort Lead to a Shiny New Job? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you knew that eight hours from now you could be much closer to a brand new job... how long would it take you to get started? According to this infographic created by LocalWork.com, by making the right changes to your jobs search tools and strategy, you can be much more employable with just 8 hours of effort...   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • Creative Dorm Room Decorating Ideas For College

    Doug Schantz
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Let’s face it, dorm rooms can be a very dull place. Cinder block walls, a plastic twin mattress and florescent light bulbs don’t scream cool or hip or have any of your creative flair. Consider the ideas and tips below to spruce-up this no-frills space into the room of your college dreams. Hide the Floors Add your personality from the floor up using decorative rugs, carpet squares or floor cushions. They can be eye-catching and bring texture and warmth to a white-washed bedroom. Just be sure to leave enough clearance for door swings and make sure you can navigate around the room…
  • 6 Finance Management Tips While Away At College

    Doug Schantz
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    College is a time for learning and growing as a person, for figuring out who you are on your own. Learning responsibility in your finances is also an important skill to learn during college. The spending choices and habits you make now can affect your credit for years to come. If starting out on your own financially is a bit daunting, don’t fear—some simple practices can help you learn financial responsibility before you even step on campus. Make a Budget The most basic piece of advice for healthy finances is to make a balanced budget. Start with any money coming in—what is your…
  • What to Know When Buying A Car In College

    Doug Schantz
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    College students need to get around just like everyone else. Unfortunately, few of them have enough money to buy new cars without sacrificing necessities like food and lodging. If you want to buy a car while in college, you’ll need to know a few things to get a good deal on a reliable vehicle. Set a Firm Budget Before You Start Shopping Since college students usually don’t have much money, it’s important to set a firm budget before you even start exploring your options. If you know that you can afford to spend $400 a month, then only look at cars that cost $400 or less per…
  • Money Management Tips (video)

    Doug Schantz
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
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  • The Scary World of Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

    Doug Schantz
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Families that are paying for college are facing one of life’s biggest expenses. To make college affordable, students often search for scholarships to help themselves pay for school. Unfortunately, although many legitimate and generous scholarship opportunities exist, there are also scammers that prey on vulnerable students and their families. Online financial scams are getting more and more common. In fact, people who earn a Certificate in Financial Crime Investigation often spend their careers rooting out online fraud. To read more about using due diligence before paying someone who…
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    College Info Geek

  • A 4-Step Process For Making Every Day Productive

    Thomas Frank
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Some days are ultra-productive. You wake up, know exactly what you need to do, and do it. Boom. Ask yourself, though: How consistent are you about this? If you’re anything like me, superhero-levels of productivity aren’t regular occurrences. A lot of days start more haphazardly; maybe you sleep in too long, or maybe you’re just not 100% clear on everything you need to do. Luckily, there are some useful habits you can practice in order to start having more days of the ultra-productive variety. In this video, I’ll give you a 4-step process that will help you get a…
  • How To Make Sure You’re Never Lost (Or Late) On Campus

    Thomas Frank
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    When I started my freshman year back in 2009 (I think we still had electricity then), I wanted to make sure I would be able to find my classes quickly during my first week. The thought of rushing around campus, late to class and looking like a lost deer, wasn’t really appealing to me. So, I developed a useful little system that helped me get to each class easily - on the first try.  Today, I’ll share that system with you in this quick guide.  Before I get into the details, however, I’ll note a couple things: It’s still a good idea to take some time before the…
  • CIG 027: Being Frugal in College with Kristin Wong

    Thomas Frank
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Yo, I’m about the blow your mind here. Ok… think about the amount of money you have right now. Imagine it in a vault, like Scrooge McDuck’s except really tiny – like the size of a port-a-potty or something. Alright. Now imagine your port-a-potty vault having even more money in it. WHAAAAAAAT! I know, right? Now, the best way to end up with more money (dropping the port-a-potty metaphor now, don’t worry) is to actually make more money – which is why I talk so much about becoming more attractive to recruiters. However, the other side of the coin…
  • 39 Ways You Can Cut The Cost Of College

    Thomas Frank
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Remember the Mega Maid from Spaceballs?  You know, that star-cruising, colossal, maid-shaped ship with a gargantuan vacuum bent on stealing all the oxygen from an entire planet? That’s what college is. College is a giant, evil space vacuum hell-bent on siphoning every last dollar you have into its infernal space-vacuum bag. “Mom, why do I hear Rick Moranis laughing maniacally in my head every time I heat up a bowl of ramen?” Think of your degree as your giant robot pilot’s license. With it, you might be able to take down the Mega Maid after graduation and get that…
  • 10 Dumb Mistakes Students Make When Choosing A Major

    Thomas Frank
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Sometime in the midst of my 8th year of life on this earth, my constant “polite” nudges and hints must have cracked something in my mother’s brain – for she finally bought me my very first copy of Pokémon Blue. That morning, sitting on a lawn chair in my driveway and “keeping an eye on” my parents’ garage sale, I was presented with the momentous choice many of us have had to make: This was 1999; the only computer in the house ran Windows 95 and was there mainly so my dad could play Descent, which scared the crap out of my brother and me. I had…
 
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    adeeb

  • Easiest way to update URLs in WordPress.

    adeeb
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Install Velvet Blues Update URLs. Activate it. Go to the plugin and select Update URLs. Enter the URL you would like to change in old URL. Enter the URL you would like it changed to in new URL.Read more...
  • The Killing Joke’s Joker explains what memories are.

    adeeb
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Remembering’s dangerous. I find the past such a worrying, anxious place. “The Past Tense,” I suppose you’d call it. Memories so treacherous. One moment you’re lost in a carnival of delights, with poignant childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty,Read more...
  • ICANN now requires email verification for domains.

    adeeb
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    ICANN’s updated rules(from January 2014) for domains now require email verification. This affects every single generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .com, .net, .org, etc. as well as all the upcoming new gTLDs. If you register a domain,Read more...
  • Photoshop Blend Modes are now in CSS Blend Modes.

    adeeb
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Blend modes from Photoshop have made there way across to CSS. However, not every blend mode from Photoshop is available as of now. The modes that have been implemented include multiply, screen, overlay, darken, lighten, color-dodge, color-burn, hard-light, soft-light, difference,Read more...
  • What is the MEAN stack?

    adeeb
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node. MongoDB is a noSQL database that uses JSON-style documents for data representation, making it ideal for use with Javascript. ExpressJS is a web application framework  written in JavaScript that is used with Node.js to help boost it up.Read more...
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    My College Guide

  • College Major of the Month: History

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    College Major of the Month: History College majors in the humanities or the liberal arts often get a bad rap, but there are plenty of career opportunities for students interested in these traditional subjects. To highlight some of these career opportunities in humanities fields, we’re featuring history as My College Guide’s College Major of the Month. What can history majors do for a career? A degree in history can prepare you to work for government agencies, museums, archives, historical societies, research organizations and consulting firms. For example, you could be a director of a…
  • College Scholarships Ending in September 2014

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Apply for College Scholarships We know you’ve got a lot on your plate with classes back in session already (or soon, if you’re not back in school yet). But don’t let this month’s college scholarship application deadlines pass you by. There are scholarships ranging from $500 up to $100,00 on the line. Here are six college scholarships with deadlines in September 2014: DirectTV Scholarship: To enter this scholarship competition, write an essay on how technology (TV or the Internet) has helped you explore the world. Top prize is $2,000. It’s open to high school seniors (who enroll in…
  • How to Be a Great College Roomie

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    How to Be a Great Roomie Going to college means you get to experience freedom (no parents!), fun and, of course, living with a roommate. If you’re like most students and get your first roommate by the luck of the draw, it’s possible you could end up with many stories to tell. You may have good stories like how you remarkably have all the same interests or how your roommate got you food from the dining center when you were sick. Or bad stories like he never washes his clothes (which are in one large, smelly pile in the middle of the floor), he uses your iPad without permission or she locks…
  • Confessions from a College Scholarship Winner

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Kristina Ellis earned more than $500,000 in college scholarships to pay for college. The scholarships covered her college bills from her undergraduate degree program all the way to her doctoral degree. Last year, she wrote a book, Confessions from a Scholarship Winner. She was featured on several talk shows. Here’s a YouTube clip from a TV interview with Kristina, where she shares tips for how to get scholarships, finding your “story” to use in scholarship application essays and more: Get additional tips from My College Guide on finding college scholarships. Who We Are: Information you…
  • What Students Should Know About Credit Cards

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    What Students Should Know About Credit Cards When you go to college, chances are you’ll get bombarded with credit card offers. Many times, sign up tables will be set up on college campuses offering you a free T-shirt or free meal just for signing up. When budgets are tight (and the tuition bill comes due, plus a new version of your favorite video game is being released) it’s easy to think of credit cards as the answer to your money woes. In fact, a 2013 study by Fidelity Investments found that the average college student graduates with $3,000 in credit card debt. The decisions you make…
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    Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth

  • Canadian Scholarships

    marcywilliams
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.  The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD). The scholarships is worth $50,000 per year for three years. University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students including international students who will be registered as…
  • Latino Student Engineering and Hispanic Fund Scholarships

    marcywilliams
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science (AHETEMS) Scholarship Name: The Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science (AHETEMS) Scholarship ProgramDescription: AHETMES is a series of scholarship opportunities for Latino students studying engineering, math and science. There are both merit-based and need-based scholarships, ranging from $1,000 – $5,000, for Latino high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applications can be completed online or on paper, but only one application is necessary for…
  • Prudential Community Award and Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship

    marcywilliams
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Prudential Financial/National Association of School Principals Scholarship Name: The Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsDescription: Since 1995, Prudential Financial has been honoring young people in middle school and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Together with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Prudential Financial has honored more than 80,000 young volunteers over the last 13 years. Each year, two honorees are designated for each state, plus the District of Columbia. Honorees win a $1,000 college scholarship plus…
  • Health Professionals and Specializing Physicians Scholarship Program (Deadline: October 14, 2014)

    marcywilliams
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Who Can Apply: Any student currently attending a college, university, medical school, or specialization school, or will be attending within 1 year, and hopes to enter the medical field in the future. Submission: To apply, submit a 300 – 850 word essay.  The essay should cover topics such as (it is not required to address all below suggestions):     The student’s passion and commitment to entering the podiatry or health professional medical field     Challenges they have overcome in pursuing their dream     The type of physician the student wants to be and why     A fun and…
  • B.Davis Scholarship (Deadline: May 25, 2015)

    marcywilliams
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Who Can Apply: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Submission: To apply for this scholarship you will need to submitting an essay discussing in less than 1000 words your solution to what is considered to be a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses. Deadline: May 25, 2015 Amount: $1,000 Learn More: B.Davis Scholarship
 
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Cut College Costs While Your Child is Still in High School

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    As the parent of a high school junior or senior, you are probably getting an eye-opening first look at the cost of sending your child to college. Don’t be shocked by your first glimpse of college expenses, though. These are a starting point before financial aid and college scholarships are taken into consideration. Colleges have a net price calculator on their websites to give you a better idea of what your out-of-pocket costs will be, but you really won’t get the final picture until you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receive your Student Aid Report (SAR)…
  • Financial Aid Tips for Parents of High School Students

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    As another school year begins, parents of high school juniors and seniors are just embarking on the long road to achieving the college dream for their children. You may have already poured over the brochures, taken some trips this summer, and started narrowing the list down to your Top 10, but have you done anything about the financial end of college yet? If you pay attention to the news media, you might think the cost of a college education is spiraling out of control. But a New York Times article by David Leonhardt points out that the government is making the same mistake many first-time…
  • 4 Reasons Small Businesses Must Engage in Social Marketing

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Social marketing presents one of the best opportunities for small businesses to advertise, connect, engage, and sell, yet a surprising number of entrepreneurs are reluctant to engage in the practice. They may be able to come up with excuses as to why they can’t market online, but in the end they are only hurting themselves and their business. Here are four reasons why small businesses today must engage in social marketing: 1. YouTube Videos Work: YouTube is more than just cute cats and ice bucket challenges. Just about any small business owner with a camera and a computer can now produce a…
  • Good Students Get Good Rewards

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    College campuses are springing back to life. For the freshmen, it’s an exciting new time in their lives, while the other students are one step closer to achieving their dreams. You might see many approaches to studying, from those who don’t study at all to those who spend all of their time holed up in the library. You want to try to achieve a balance between getting good grades and being involved in the college experience. Good grades will make sure you get a good return on your tuition investment when you go out to look for a job down the road. But they can also get you good rewards now…
  • Using Pinterest to Plan the Dorm on #CollegeCash

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    On Thursday, August 14 #CollegeCash welcomed Kelly Lieberman (@Tribe2Pointo) to talk about how Pinterest Group Boards can help college-bound students prepare for the dorm !! With back to school season upon us, students moving into the dorms are ready for ideas, inspiration, and collaboration. Pinterest Group Boards makes it easy for roommates to plan the new dorm! [View the story "Using Pinterest to Plan the Dorm on #CollegeCash" on Storify]
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    Custom College Visits

  • Part 6 – Travel & On-campus Visit Tips

    acaine
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Part 6 – Tips to help you and your teen prepare in advance for travel and on-campus visits The first thing I tell students (and parents) before they leave for their visits: wear comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of walking, and you want to be able to focus on your surroundings and what the guide is saying—not on your feet! Be Prepared for Changes in the Weather!   Also, check the weather forecast for the period that you will be away, particularly if you are traveling any distance. While the weather can change at any given moment, it will be an indicator of how to…
  • Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

    acaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    17 Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends                                                   Your First Week on Campus For many of you, the time for your teen to head off to college for the first time is right around the corner. And while we, as parents, may show more outwardly our nervousness, many of our kids—whether they tell us or not—are nervous as well. It’s only natural for them to be raising such questions as: Will I like my roommate? How will I find my way around campus? Will it be hard to me to make friends? Patti Wood, an…
  • A Well-Managed Plan

    acaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    A Well Managed Plan - May 2014 A Thank you note from one of our clients.  Our college process was two-fold. It began with getting a jump start on the standardized testing, and not waiting until spring of junior year to focus. I believe our outcome was successful because we had a well-managed plan helped along by an expert, Janice Caine, of Custom College Visits. The primary focus of her business is to arrange college tours, really good ones, which is how we found her, but once we got into the process, I realized that she could help us with much more. Because the process is so stressful, I…
  • Part 5 – Taking Care of Logistics

    acaine
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Taking Care of Logistics Once you have decided on your college road trip route, it’s time to take care of the logistics and make your arrangements. Having an understanding of what to expect and how to move forward in an organized manner will help make the process go smoothly. Allow Enough Time in Each City or Town The first thing you need to do is figure out how much time you will need in each college town that you will be visiting. If you will be on college campuses when classes are in session and you’ve got several individual activities and/or meetings planned, (and you can afford the…
  • Part 4 – Planning On-Campus Arrangements

    acaine
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Planning, Organizing & Scheduling On-Campus Arrangements Planning on-campus visit arrangements for your trip will be vital to keeping things on an even keel and keeping stress at bay. Remember that many other parents and students will also be attending college tours at the same time, so it is important to get your itinerary set as soon as possible. Setting Up Appointments You will set up appointments with academic advisors, financial aid counselors, department chairs, athletic coaches and others, according to the goals that your child has set and the ‘musts’ that he or she has already…
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    ScholarshipMentor

  • 2014-2015 ProjectCSGIRLS

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Deadline:  February 15, 2015 (this is the registration date, not the project completion date) Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  This is a computer science competition for middle school girls ProjectCSGIRLS asks you to use computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. They are looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way.   Eligibility: read more
  • A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:25 am
    Deadline:  August 20, 2014 Maximum Award:  $1,500 Eligibility:  High school seniors and college students The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) serves the coating and wall covering industry. The PDCA offers the A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship. The annual awards are based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. read more
  • Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarships

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Deadline:  June 2014 Maximum Award:  $10,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students with cystic fibrosis The Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarships are for students with cystic fibrosis. They offer three scholarships with deadlines in June.   read more
  • Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

    11 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
    Deadline:  July 15, 2014 Maximum Award:  $1,000 Eligibility:  High school and college students Comments:  You must be HIV positive or have AIDS The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund is for young adults with HIV/AIDS. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. read more
  • Scholarships from the Education Foundation Trust for Broadcast Engineering

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $1,500 Eligibility:  High school seniors and college students Comments:  These scholarships are for students interested in the technical aspects of broadcasting The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is an organization devoted to the advancement of broadcast engineering. They offer four scholarships to candidates who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the SBE; however, any individuals otherwise eligible, including graduating high school seniors, are…
 
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • A talk with the XMAS! creative team

    Ben Sheng
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Classes aren’t the only things starting today: With the new year comes a new round of auditions for productions all across campus. Spectrum sat down with the creative team of XMAS!9 to get insight into this annual tradition’s audition process and how this entirely student-produced musical comes together. There might also be the tiniest plot hint… The creative team includes director Carolina Garrigo (CC ’15), producers Matt Seife (CC ’16) and Emily Snedeker (CC ’16), writers Jackson Fisher (CC ’16) and Madison Seely (CC ’15), composer/lyricists Sam Balzac (CC ’17) and…
  • Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, to mix performance art, sexual assault protest

    multimedia
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    For as long as her alleged rapist goes to Columbia, Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, intends to carry around a dorm room mattress wherever she goes. Sulkowicz—who has spoken out against the University’s sexual assault policies and who filed a police report against her alleged rapist in May—chose for her visual arts senior thesis a performance art piece titled “Mattress Performance” or “Carry That Weight.” Check out what she had to say about the attention the piece would surely draw. Tags: sexual assault performance art Arts and Entertainment MultimediaEmbed:  Sidebar…
  • How to participate in Lit Hum and CC

    Ben Sheng
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    I have to preface this with a disclaimer: I like both Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization. They’re worthwhile classes (even if their syllabi fall short on the Women and People of Color scales) and they foster fascinating discussions. I’m a more thoughtful member of society thanks to those classes, and I’m grateful for that. But over four semesters of required discussion sections, we have all had, and will have, our off days. Sometimes it’s right after lunch and you’re sinking into a food coma. Sometimes you dedicated your last fuck to last night’s Advanced…
  • Bank Street Bookstore finds new location on 107th Street

    news
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Bank Street Bookstore has found a new home. The children’s bookstore affiliated with Bank Street College announced last December that it could no longer afford to stay at its two-story 112th Street location. But on Tuesday morning, Bank Street College announced in a press release that the store has secured a new lease on 107th Street and Broadway. The new store will open in February 2015. “The fact is, it is too important to the College’s mission to let it disappear,” Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky said in the release. “The Bookstore is a key part of our commitment to…
  • Editorial board 101

    opinion
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    If you’re new to Columbia or the finer points of newspapers, you might be asking yourself, “What does the editorial board do?” To be brief, we write staff editorials. Every staff editorial is a synthesis of opinions from members of the editorial board. In the past, they have covered issues ranging from Columbia’s sexual assault policy to sorority dues. Each semester, Spectator’s editorial board is reconstituted to prevent stagnant opinions. That change means new members, new perspectives, and a new focus. This semester is different: Spectator as a whole is going through major…
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Fredriksson’s history speaks high volumes

    Aaron Graff
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    It took one Saluki volleyball player nearly two months longer to arrive in Carbondale than the rest of the team. Freshman outside hitter Nellie Fredriksson comes from Sweden, where she became the youngest player to play in the Elitserien League. The Elitserien is the highest volleyball division in Sweden. “I’ve been playing in it since I was 14,” Fredriksson said. “It gets kind of old.” Fredriksson said when she started, the closest player in age to her was 17, but there were players that were older than 25. She said some were getting paid, but she couldn’t because she was still…
  • Fresh start for Iannotti at SIU

    Tony McDaniel
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Saluki football had Kory Faulkner calling the signals this time last year, and SIU’s current quarterback was down the depth chart at a different university. Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti transferred to SIU from Eastern Michigan University in the spring ahead of spring practices. Iannotti said the situation at EMU deteriorated quickly leading to his decision to transfer. “Halfway through the season at Eastern Michigan one of my best friends on the team, Demarius Reed, got shot and killed,” he said. “A couple weeks after that, our head coach got fired.” Iannotti’s high school…
  • Ruggapalooza Throwdown

    photo
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
  • ‘If I Stay’ should leave it to the book

    Jacob Pierce
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    When it comes to book adaptations, it seems only fair that they are judged solely on the film and not in comparison to the novel it comes from. With that in mind, “If I Stay” (Rated PG-13; 107 min) is still a terrible adaptation. “If I Stay” is a teen drama adaptation directed by R.J. Cutler, staring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, and Stacy Keach. Mia Hall is in an automobile accident, killing her family and putting her in a coma. She soon discovers her spirit has left her body and is confined to the hospital. Once she learns the status of her family, Mia has a decision to make.
  • Hangar 9 introduces Local Thursdays

    Chase Myers
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Morton, right, and guitarist Jon Teutrine, left, of Fabulous Decline, perform Thursday at Hangar 9 during the first Local Thursday, an event created by Hangar to give local musicians a chance to perform live. The performance was the band’s first at Hangar 9. “I’m glad to finally be able to actually bring some people in and play,” Morton said. Caylan Hill, event manager for Hangar 9, said Local Thursdays will be at least once a month for most of the fall semester.Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian For most musicians, fame and fortune is not gained…
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  • In College Football, Do Big Wins and Losses Immediately Impact Non-Donor Phonathon Results?

    Chris Hughes
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Labor Day weekend marks the opening of the 2014 college football season.  For many colleges and universities in the United States, football Saturdays are some of the most visible days of the entire year and can provide a common rallying opportunity for all alumni, regardless of whether he or she is a big sports fan. But does a win or loss immediately impact phonathon results? Several of our regular RuffaloCODY fundraising bloggers have strong affinities to major college football (including one who used to work within collegiate athletics), so we decided to run some stats to find out. We…
  • Good News from the CASE Fundraising Index

    Brian Gawor
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    We have some good news from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. The CASE Fundraising Index, a survey of fundraising leaders, estimated that giving to higher education grew by 5.4% during the past fiscal year ending June 30. This matches the trend reported by Giving USA earlier this year. Fundraisers at community colleges reported the largest gains, coming in at a 7.2% increase. According to the survey, fundraisers at public institutions predict growth of 6.1% in the coming year, with private institution fundraisers predicting 5.5% growth. It’s great to see this upward…
  • How an Ice Bucket Is Changing My Vocabulary

    Brian Gawor
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    I just sat down with my daughter and explained to her that if she is going to put a video of her friends dumping ice water on themselves in the backyard, after she dries off, she can tell me where to send a donation. I told her that we would talk a little more about how serious a disease ALS is over dinner tonight and how this all started. Then I found her a bucket and asked her to keep her phone dry. When I present on donor behavior I remind people that while we have an incredible array of ways to stay in touch with supporters, Americans are giving less to fewer charities. According to the…
  • Thoughts and Highlights from the 2014 Giving USA Report

    Brian Gawor
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Giving USA: 2014 Annual Report on Philanthropy, the publication that reports the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States, was released just over a month ago.  Within the report was some very good news.  Some of the highlights include… Overall US charitable giving rose by 4.4% in 2014 to $335 billion. There was a 4.2% increase by individuals, which makes those of us organizing annual funds very happy. There was an 8.7% increase in bequests, which helps fuel our optimism about “The Great Wealth Transfer” as we move out of the recession. There was a -1.9%…
  • Lessons from the DMA Nonprofit Breakthrough Fundraising Conference

    Josh Robertson
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the DMA Nonprofit Breakthrough Fundraising Conference.  I wanted to better understand the key issues that nonprofits outside of higher education are facing and what they are doing to tackle those issues.  I thought everyone might like to hear about a few of the consistent themes from the conference. Testing, Testing, Testing For those in higher ed fundraising, if you think you want to “test something” this year, know that your nonprofit colleagues are testing all the time.  Whether you consider testing gift arrays (look out for our white paper…
 
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    NextStepU

  • Trendy Tuesday — LeighDeux

    nextstepu
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Back to school is a great excuse for brightening up your life. Even if you aren’t moving into a dorm, your bedroom might need some sprucing up. Your wardrobe might be one of those iffy areas right now, too. Use this time to grab something new for your mind, body or room. Do we really need a better excuse than it’s fall? For today’s trends, we are encouraging you to get those must-have items you’ll need for the change in the weather. A navy cardigan will go with every pair of jeans and the bursts of yellow accessories will keep you looking bright in the increasingly…
  • The happiest freshmen

    nextstepu
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Independent college rankings and review website College Choice published a ranking of the 50 U.S. colleges and universities with the happiest first-year students.  Based primarily on the percentage of freshmen who return for their sophomore year, here are your top three rated universities: 1. Yale University 2. University of Chicago 3. Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California “Students who complete their first year and return for their second at the same institution are much more likely to eventually finish their degree than those who transfer or dropout,” said…
  • SAT Math Formula eBook

    nextstepu
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What’s worse than the worst thing ever? For some, it’s SAT math. And I can see why: you’re cooped up in a room for hours, sitting until your muscles start to cramp, forcing your brain to recall that one formula your 8th grade geometry teacher told you would save your live one day. If you’re one of the many who get the heebie-jeebies whenever the topic of SAT math pops up, we’ve got a life-saving tip for you: the SAT tests the exact same math concepts on every single exam! That means if you take time out to diligently study the right math concepts ahead of time, you’ll be ready to…
  • Trendy Tuesday — Top Colors for Fall

    Laura Sestito
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Going back to school may not be the most exciting thing to think about — unless it comes to back-to-school shopping! Get up to speed on the most trending fall colors and find out how you can deck out your school supplies and wardrobe in these spotlight-stealing shades. 1. Radiant orchid The Pantone color of the year is still in full swing! According to Nikole Powers, a Miami-based fashion stylist, “People are becoming more open to the idea of spring tones for fall and this is a perfect example.” Rock this color with Studio C’s Hot to Trot Slim Folio for iPad Mini. Even…
  • Major Monday — Sports and Fitness Administration

    Laura Sestito
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Being fit is an essential part of people’s lives but finding the time to do so can be a challenge. If you have a passion for a healthy lifestyle and you want to lead the way in helping others in their fitness goals, you might want to consider a major in sports and fitness administration. Education According to the College Board, this major typically leads to a bachelor’s degree. This major can lead to future careers that involve running athletic programs, sports teams, health clubs and gyms. As a student in this major, you will likely take courses including fitness program…
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  • Comings & Goings

    jat294
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    RCC is excited to welcome Drupal programmer Erin Dame to the Software Development Group.  Erin has been working with RCC as a contractor on the Institute for Health Policy and Practice Medicaid Quality Information System (MQIS) project since December of 2013.  As a full time staff member, Erin will continue to apply his skills to MQIS as well as to other new projects requiring Drupal web programming. 
  • Comings & Goings

    jat294
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    RCC is excited to welcome Drupal programmer Erin Dame to the Software Development Group.  Erin has been working with RCC as a contractor on the Institute for Health Policy and Practice Medicaid Quality Information System (MQIS) project since December of 2013.  As a full time staff member, Erin will continue to apply his skills to MQIS as well as to other new projects requiring Drupal web programming. 
  • Comings & Goings

    jat294
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    RCC is excited to welcome Drupal programmer Erin Dame to the Software Development Group.  Erin has been working with RCC as a contractor on the Institute for Health Policy and Practice Medicaid Quality Information System (MQIS) project since December of 2013.  As a full time staff member, Erin will continue to apply his skills to MQIS as well as to other new projects requiring Drupal web programming. 
  • Comings & Goings

    jat294
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    RCC is excited to welcome Drupal programmer Erin Dame to the Software Development Group.  Erin has been working with RCC as a contractor on the Institute for Health Policy and Practice Medicaid Quality Information System (MQIS) project since December of 2013.  As a full time staff member, Erin will continue to apply his skills to MQIS as well as to other new projects requiring Drupal web programming. 
  • Moving Big Data

    jat294
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Operating Innovative Networks (OIN) workshop was held on the UNH campus August 26 – 27, 2014.  The workshop brought together networking experts from around the country to train university network engineers to build networks to support data intensive science. In attendance from RCC were Rob Anderson, Patrick Messer, Mark Maciolek, and Tom Baker.  Participants learned about science DMZ construction and dynamic networks. They were also given the opportunity to perform hands-on problem solving in virtual environments. 
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    First Generation Student

  • Taking Pride in Your First-Generation Identity

    Nu Xiong
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It was in high school that I began to fully understand the disadvantages that came with being a first-generation student: I realized that the cultural and linguistic barriers my parents faced greatly limited their ability to be involved in my academic development. I was also poor, which made me feel out of place at my elite boarding school, where the majority of my classmates came from upper-middle class backgrounds. During this time, I was terribly embarrassed of my identity as a first-generation student and did everything I could to hide from it. Now, as I start my second year of college at…
  • Acing Sophomore Year: Yes, Sequels Can be Better than the Originals!

    Michael Palmieri
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Remember last year, when everything — all the events, activities and fun — was planned for you? Unless your institution has a dedicated sophomore program (most don’t!), you may find that when you get back on campus you feel a bit lost — or maybe even forgotten! There will still be tons of things going on, but you may not be as excited about them since you’ve “been there and done that.” Graduation is still a few years away, so what are you supposed to do for now? Sophomore year is often the time when students start to ask some of the big questions:…
  • 3 Essential Pieces of Advice for First-Generation College Students

    Julie Tucker
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with first-generation college students (“first-gens”) and discuss their transition to college. As a first-generation college student myself, these were discussions I related to, as the students expressed emotions and shared stories that I, too, had felt and experienced during college. Over the course of these discussions, three pieces of advice for first-gens emerged: 1. Ask For Help and Do It Early In talking to first-gens and even thinking about my own experience as a first-gen, many of us think we shouldn’t ask for help. We think…
  • Creating a New College Legacy for My Family

    Tara Strong
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Deciding to be the FIRST I am a low-income, first-generation college student. My decision to attend college was calculated and tiring. I always believed that I was destined to make a difference. I grew up in a great town, but thirsted for richer experiences and big opportunities. I believed—and still believe—that college has the potential to elevate people into greater opportunity. So I declared that I would be the FIRST to complete college in my family, despite the vast opposing voices I encountered along the way. The journey to college was not easy. I navigated the FAFSA…
  • Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor

    Elizabeth Hoyt
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As an editor for Fastweb.com, an online scholarship database, I’m familiar with the scholarship application process. Every day, scholarship seekers come to me for advice about how to win scholarships, how to approach the overall application process, and how to manage the frustrations of unsuccessful attempts at winning scholarships. As a result, I’d like to share what I’ve learned so that students are able to apply that knowledge to their own scholarship search. The hope is that my advice can help students looking for scholarships become more familiar with the process and,…
 
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    Centura College

  • Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One!

    Centura College
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One! The good news for massage therapy jobs is that the field is growing. From 2012 to 2022, employment in massage therapy is projected to grow 23%. This is faster than average for all other occupations and creates new opportunities for newly-certified massage therapists. However, securing one of these jobs is still very competitive.  The American Massage Therapy Association estimates that there are 300,000 to 340,000 massage therapists in the United States, including students.  Getting one of these new jobs will depend on job seekers securing the right…
  • Think You’re Cut Out for a Paralegal Law Degree? Take This Quiz

    Centura College
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Think You’re Cut Out for a Paralegal Law Degree? Take This Quiz Is a professional paralegal law degree in your future? If you’re a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Diploma (GED), you’re steps away from beginning a professional career as an important team member of the intricate legal system. Take this brief quiz to find out if work as a paralegal may be a good choice. Have you been to the local courthouse? While it’s certainly not a prerequisite, having prior experiences with; obtaining a marriage license, applying for a passport, obtaining an official…
  • 10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need A Computer Networking Degree

    Centura College
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need A Computer Networking Degree In today’s age of information technology, it would seem obvious why a computer networking degree would have infinite benefits for today and especially tomorrow. A computer networking degree offers students the opportunity to gain intuitive knowledge of computer information technology concepts and how they apply in the real world. As one of the true careers without a foreseeable expiration date, continue reading for 10 reasons why you need a computer networking degree. 1.  Job Growth According to the Bureau of Labor…
  • How Much Does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Make?

    Centura College
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    How Much Does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Make? The rapidly aging American population has created a crisis in the health services and insurance industries. There are far more patients than there are doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, so the Federal government has been forced to step in to create incentives to attract more people into these industries. While you need at least a college degree to qualify for most jobs in the industry, office support roles, like medical billing and coding specialists are growing at a rate of over 20% a year, with no end in sight. What…
  • How Much Does a Dental Assistant Make?

    Centura College
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    How Much Does a Dental Assistant Make? You may have grown tired of your hourly retail job. You may have thought that flipping burgers at the amusement park was something that could have lasted forever. However the time comes when you have to look at your career choices and see what is and what is not working. One of the careers many people are misinformed about is a dental assistant. Dental assistants are always going to be in demand and the starting wages for a dental assistant can be pretty tempting. Let’s look at the question and see just how much a dental assistant makes. Dental…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • Back to School: 5 Things seniors must tell their counselors

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    You’ve done it! Well, almost. If you’re a senior about to start your final year of high school, the bulk of the hard work is already behind you. As you celebrate all of the hard work that it took to get to where are, you must also plan for the future. When it comes to your college plans, it’s important to communicate these key pieces of information to your guidance counselor from the beginning of your senior year. Share your college list revisions As a senior, you should have spent the summer after your junior year researching the schools on the college list your counselor provided you…
  • 3 Findings from the 2014 ACT College and Career Readiness Report

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Every year, the ACT prepares a “College and Career Readiness” report. This report highlights significant performance data points for the given year’s graduates. This information is meant to help track test-prep trends, give clear insight into whether aggregate test scores are meeting college readiness benchmarks, as well as capturing student aspirations. Below we share three critical findings from this years report.  1. The ACT continues to grow in popularity In 2012, for the first time ever, more students took the ACT than the SAT[i]. The increasing popularity of the ACT continues…
  • Study for the September ACT in just 3 weeks!

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    The time for the Sept 13th ACT is quickly approaching, and you haven't started studying yet. Don't fret! TestRocker can help you ace the test!  Here are the three steps to ensuring you get your dream ACT score on Sept 13th: If you haven't already done so, sign up for our free trial. If you enjoy learning with TestRocker then purchase our program! Use the calendar below and work through the recommended modules, video concepts, and practice quizzes Wake up calm and relaxed on Sept 13th, and rock the ACT! Since TestRocker is completely online, you can prep for the ACT whenever you…
  • How will the Vocab section change on the New SAT

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Earlier this year the College Board announced their planned changes to the SAT. Planned changes to test include the following: - Passages will come from new sources- The new math section will have a heavier focus on algebra, linear equations, and inequalities- The SAT essay will go from being required to being optional and scored separately Another key aspect of these changes includes a change in the type of vocabulary students will need to focus on. Gone are the obscure SAT words of tests past, instead students will be expected to focus on demonstrating a command of complex vocabulary that…
  • Picking the right SAT and ACT Test Dates

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    SAT and ACT test dates for the 2014-15 school year have been released. As students, specifically sophomores and juniors, start to plan for the academic year ahead as it may be difficult to pin down a specific test date. For students who want to be able to juggle their test prep without slacking academically, planning in advance of test day will be of the utmost importance. The sooner a test date has been chosen, the easier it will be to prepare appropriately.  Here are a few things to consider when picking a SAT or ACT test date.  What are the actual test dates? For those who have…
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    College Scholarships

  • Scholarship - Everything you need to know

    Daniel Huter
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Do you want a degree away for free Not only in public universities you can go to law school for free, free free administration or medicine, for example There are several resources you can use to achieve this dream. The obvious way to get free college is, of course pass the entrance exam at a public university But it is practically unattainable to many, because the rich have more access to the best pre-college preparatory courses and usually occupy the majority of seats in public universities Scholarships are the best way to get to college for free There are many scholarship programs of the…
  • How to Get a College Soccer Scholarship

    Daniel Huter
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    You have to consider that education is one of the most important investments that you will ever make in your whole life. This is why your parents save money in order for you to get in a good college and finish it. As a parent, you want your child to have the best education money can buy. With a college education, your children will be able to live a good life.College education is required by many companies today in order to have a spirited workforce that will keep their company competitive in the world of business. Whatever field your child chooses, you have to remember that college education…
  • Guaranteed College Nursing Scholarship

    Daniel Huter
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    If you're on your way to college, you might be confused with the many courses being offered. Choosing one can give you a headache, but if you already know what particular career you want to pursue after college, you will not have much difficulty.Observe the trends in the job market. The medical field hires a lot of competent people every year, and the demand for medical professionals is still increasing at present. Even those who already have a career are looking for ways to join this particular field.Nurses are badly needed. The demand for nursing graduates is growing. Health agencies and…
  • College Scholarship for Students with Interests in Music

    Daniel Huter
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    Education is the key for a successful career, which is why it is the primary responsibility of all parents to send their children to school. Although education is a necessity, not all parents are able to fund their children's schooling. Others usually stop after they graduate from high school.This is truly happening in almost any part of the world, and according to statistics, the number is increasing year after year. And this is probably why the government and other private organizations are looking for ways to give scholarships to capable students with limited financial resources.Students…
  • Finding a College Scholarship for a Single Mother

    Daniel Huter
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    Women dream of having a happy and fulfilled family life. But sometimes reality can really hurt, and the fairy tale world ends with a snap of a finger. And very soon, you'll find yourself raising your kids alone without the help of your husband. Supporting a family with kids is tough, especially if you're a single mom. And the best way to be able to give your kids a decent life is to finish college, and land a good job.Being a single mother can be very hard. You would have to do everything yourself; work hard, attend to your kids needs, and attend college classes. Oftentimes, you will have…
 
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    Collegerants

  • 7 Ways Being In A Sorority Prepares You For Life After College

    teenrants
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Originally posted on Thought Catalog: It’s almost back to school time which means many young men and women across the country will find themselves making a decision about joining Greek life. While it’s not for everyone, being in a sorority changed me for the better. It has been over a year since I graduated and joined the “real world,” and I can honestly say, Greek life taught me valuable skills and lessons that I have carried from college to post-grad life. 1. Time Management When there is a philanthropy event on Thursday, a chapter meeting on Sunday, and homecoming activities…
  • Kappa Delta: Top Ten Reasons Why I Still Love Kappa Delta

    teenrants
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Originally posted on of love & roses: (As with previous Kappa Delta posts, the following article was written from a fraternity man’s point of view. And as always, it’s a heartfelt shoutout to Kappa Delta’s undergraduate & alumnae members.) Here are ten reasons why yours truly still loves Kappa Delta as much as he does: 1. Kappa Delta’s undergraduate & alumnae members keep on inspiring & achieving GREATness. 2. Kappa Delta’s undergraduate & alumnae members keep making a GREAT impact as exemplary leaders, contributors, mentors, role models & difference-makers…
  • The First Year

    teenrants
    15 May 2014 | 3:45 pm
    And Like a Flash of Lightning, It Was Gone… My first year of college that is. It seemed as if it just began. I clearly remember my parents dropping me off at school and starting my trek to my new home worried about what the next year would bring. What I was given this year was much more than I had expected. I was given freedom, opportunity, and new experiences. I gained so many lifelong friends. I broadened my horizons in ways I had never anticipated I would. I had struggles that I overcame with the help of my supportive family and friends. I made my first large transition in my life…
  • College: Why I Should Have Listened

    teenrants
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    You have probably heard this before, but just to reiterate, college is a much larger change than you would have anticipated. It does not matter what your class ranking was in high school, where you graduated from, or even if you have great studying skills. Yes, I’m speaking to you, high school senior Beth. I came to college knowing I was going to have a tough time. I’m at a university driven towards educating engineers and having a lot of my classes calculus based. Let me just throw out there, I am not an engineer. I never was when I came here. My university also happens to be one…
  • What I Learned During My First Semester of College

    teenrants
    15 Dec 2013 | 10:07 pm
    There are many new experiences that come with beginning college. Some that are life changing, others, not so much. This first semester taught me a lot about myself, what I wanted out of my life, and many other lessons. Stand Up Going to college means you have to be an adult *insert fetal position and scream here*. Becoming an adult is probably the scariest thing. You feel as if your childhood is out the window and that you are all by yourself. At first I felt like that, but then I realized I was the furthest thing from it. I came to college with a really good friend who I would consider one…
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    Clutch Prep - Blog

  • 9 College Majors’ Stereotypes vs. Reality

    Christina Lopez
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Do people believe a common misconception about your college major? Check out this hilarious video comparing stereotypes vs. reality!   The post 9 College Majors’ Stereotypes vs. Reality appeared first on Clutch Prep - Blog.
  • These Are The Oldest Colleges In The Country. Do You Attend One Of Them?

    Christina Lopez
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    A higher-education information website, eCollegeFinder, has put together this easy-to-read map showing the oldest college in each state based on when they were first opened to students. The colleges represented on the map range from some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country to flagship state universities. The oldest college in the country — Massachusetts’ Harvard University — has been open since 1636, while University of Alaska Fairbanks is less than a century old. Research for this map was conducted by eCollegeFinder’s Mike Simmons. Via…
  • The 7 Most Important Items To Pack For College

    Christina Lopez
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    While packing for your freshman year in college can be stressful, there are just 7 essential items you should worry about to start off on the right foot. 1. Refrigerator Trust us, you are NOT going to want to eat in the dorm cafeteria every day. Your fridge is gonna be a lifesaver on campus—but whether you fill it with healthy snacks or leftover pizza is up to you! 2. Washer & Dryer Nobody likes the smelly guy on campus. Between messy late-night partying and sweaty sprints to class the next morning, you’re gonna need to pack a reliable washer/dryer combo to keep things fresh. 3.
  • 4 Tips To Help You Conquer Your First Day At A New Job

    Christina Lopez
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’re starting a new job. You’re battling these mixed emotions of excitement and apprehension. Next thing you know, the unforgettable first impression that you were hoping on making is made… not in the way you thought it would. While your first day will probably entail some form of training and introduction to your new employees, you should still have a game plan for your first day. According to James Lee, here are a few tips to help you survive the first day at your new job. 1. Meet the “front line” employees You’ll have time to meet with managers and…
  • Is College Still Worth It? These Top 10 Paying Jobs Sure Prove It

    Christina Lopez
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Do you ever question whether or not college is still worth the time and investment? If not, think again. These are the top 10 paying jobs of 2014 and nearly all of them require an advanced degree, according to a new ranking from the job portal Careercast.com. Seven of the 10 most profitable positions are in the health-care industry. “If your interest is in doing something you love and generating a high income, there’s no question that you need a degree, and you need a graduate degree,” said CareerCast publisher Tony Lee. “That’s all there is to it.” Here are the 10 best-paying…
 
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