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  • NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: June 1, 2015

    Planning and Preparing for College
    5 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Program Dates: July 12-17, 2015 ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help
  • CUSS Presents: Columbia Fire Safety

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    Bwog Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    While we were off campus this summer, CUSS was working with Columbia to produce a new fire safety video to replace the horribly outdated video they’ve been using for years. First-years may recognize this video from NSOP events, but we wanted to share the video with the rest of Columbia to remind them the importance of fire safety. Put those marijuana cigarettes out and stay safe, folks. Also, if you like what you see and want to join CUSS, check out the CUSS Facebook page for information on board applications and auditions! Columbia Fire Safety from Bwog on Vimeo.
  • 9 Essentials and Ideas Under $50 for Your College Dorm Room

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    admin
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Essentials and Ideas for Your Dorm Room Going to college not only means preparing academically, but also preparing your living space. Many bricks-and-mortar stores, as well as online retailers, offer items to make your dorm room your home for the school year. Here are nine ideas for awesome essentials and other items you may want for your dorm room. Under $50 Remote control tower fan: If your dorm room doesn’t have air conditioning, a fan is a must-have. Consider this remote control tower fan—it has a slim design (good for tight spaces), is 32-inches tall, has three speed settings,…
  • Is the New SAT Essay Section Really Optional?

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    Suniti Mathur
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    If you’re taking the SAT any time after January 2016, you know you’re taking the New SAT. You likely also know that the English Essay section is optional. Most of you are probably very excited about this! Before you decide you’re not taking the SAT with the Essay, here are some things to think about: I don’t like writing, so I’m not going to take the Essay section since it is optional. That’s okay, right? My Advice: Always take the SAT with the Essay section. If you take the SAT without the Essay, and then end up applying to a school that does require or prefer the essay, you will…
  • 5 Things Every Recruiter Looks For on Your Resume

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    Campus to Career
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Today’s tight job market presents job-seekers with a barrage of fluffy blog posts promising “secret” information recruiters “don’t want you to know.” The truth, of course, is that there is no special trick. But there are five things every recruiter looks for in a resume...   
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  • Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture

    Ellis Arnold
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. For people who’ve grown up in the past half-century, it’s a familiar scene — you’re at a party, or standing in a school hallway or in a crowd at work, when you overhear something like this: “My brotha, that song was dope! That’s that […] The post Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture appeared first on CU Independent.
  • Fox Theatre Music Preview

    Nicole McNulty
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Join “The Flock” following Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will kick off a four-day event, “You Enjoy My Dicks,” at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 3. This marks the first night of music as a pre-party for the annual Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Center, which begin on Sept. 4. […] The post Fox Theatre Music Preview appeared first on CU Independent.
  • New iPhone App Empowers College Students to Communicate Health Information, Gives Parents Relief as Kids Go Off to School

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    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Apple Platform Gives New Meaning to “Having a Voice in Your Healthcare” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, September 1, 2015 – College students are heading back to school. Technology now allows students the ability to protect their voices in their own healthcare, all through an iPhone app and website that allow users to capture their thoughts regarding [...]
  • BREAKING: pedestrian hit by vehicle in Old Town

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    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Photos: Cameron Bumsted. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of North College and East Mountain avenues just before 10 p.m Tuesday. The vehicle was driving north on College Avenue, while the pedestrian was walking east while crossing at Mountain Avenue, according to Fort Collins Police Sgt. Joel Tower. The Fort Collins Police Crash Team arrived to the scene at about 10:35 p.m. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland by the Crash Team. The pedestrian was breathing when the Crash Team arrived. Tower said he is unsure if…
  • Tunesday: A tour through K-pop

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A rising star in global charts, Korean music is quickly becoming a more international scene. Getting into K-pop can involve a lot of work, so if you need a quick tour of some of the best songs the industry has to offer, take a break from studying and browse through this playlist.   (Note: A lot of Korean music very visual: In mainstream K-pop, releasing a song requires lots of planning for an accompanying visual concept, video and dance. With this in mind, please watch the videos as you enjoy the music. 1. “Awoo” – Lim Kim A whimsical tune with an equally whimsical video to match,…
 
 
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  • Online Study Tools: Organization and Environment Tools

    Lauren E. Mach
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:20 am
    The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to increase your productivity. Part IV: Organization and Environment Tools A major part of being productive is simply knowing what you need to do, when you can do it and how to get it done. To finish up this series, here are a few tools to perfect your study environment and…
  • Online Study Tools: Group Studying

    Lauren E. Mach
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to increase your productivity. Part III: Group Study Tools Whether you’ve been assigned a group project or just prefer to study with others, group study requires a different set of tools. The following sites can help you coordinate schedules and projects, collaborate without…
  • Hack Studying Abroad: Free Tuition in Europe

    Lauren E. Mach
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    The opportunity to study abroad is one touted for its educational and cultural benefits by the majority of American universities, but many students believe that it’s simply too expensive to even consider. In order to continue receiving financial aid, students are typically required to enroll in study abroad programs sponsored by their US-based school, which can cost ten times as much as international student tuition at the host school. While higher education costs are rising stateside, the trend in Europe is toward extremely low-cost or even nonexistent tuition fees. Tuition-free…
  • How Chrome Can Make You More Efficient

    Lauren E. Mach
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead.  Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all you really need to do is work on assignments, peruse Facebook and study, so what difference does it make which one you use? I’d like to posit that the important question isn’t which browser you use, but how you use it. The following are some tips…
  • Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

    Amira Selimovic
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The job interview…every college student’s worst nightmare. It always seems like that interview is the only thing standing between you and your future, so making sure you nail it is crucial. Luckily for you, I am somewhat of an interview expert. I’ve compiled a list of tips that have always helped me get the “you got it!” call. Craft Your Resume Having a well-constructed resume is key to even securing an interview. How you represent yourself on your resume carries over to the interview itself; employers have an idea of your background and skill set before you walk in the door.
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  • Haruki Murakami Publishes His Answers to 3,700 Questions from Fans in a New Japanese eBook

    Dan Colman
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:28 pm
    A quick follow up: Back in January, Colin Marshall took you inside Haruki Murakami’s unexpected stint as an agony uncle, writing an online advice column called Mr. Murakami’s Place. According to his publisher, readers sent the Japanese novelist 37,465 questions (see a few in translation here), and he penned responses to 3,716 of them — answering questions like: “30 is right around the corner for me, but there isn’t a single thing that I feel like I’ve accomplished…. What should I do with myself?” Or, “My wife quite frequently belches right near the back of my head when…
  • The Films of Quentin Tarantino: Watch Video Essays on Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill & More

    Ted Mills
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:31 am
    In the ten years between Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Kill Bill (2003), Quentin Tarantino was all some film fans could talk about, and who many up-and-coming directors idolized and copied. But it would take another ten years for his films to be intelligently discussed, and it’s a sign of these times that the best essays are not in print but in video format. Matt Zoller Seitz and his colleagues over at Indiewire’s Press Play blog led the charge with a series of 10 -12 minute video essays (collectively called “On the Q.T.”) that explore individual Tarantino films and his approach to…
  • The Groundbreaking Silhouette Animations of Lotte Reiniger: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and More

    Colin Marshall
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:30 am
    You can’t talk about the origin of the modern animated film without talking about the work of Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981), the German creator of some 40 animated films between the 1910s and the 70s. And you can hardly talk about Reiniger’s work without talking about the enchanting art of shadow puppetry, which we mostly associate with traditional cultures like that of Indonesia, but which also inspired her early 20th-century innovations in animation. This may sound quite obscure, especially when put up against the Disney and Pixar extravaganzas in theaters today, but all these forms…
  • Oscar Wilde’s Play Salome Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley in a Striking Modern Aesthetic (1894)

    Josh Jones
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:55 am
    In William Faulkner’s 1936 Absalom, Absalom!, one of the novel’s most erudite characters paints a picture of a Gothic scene by comparing it to an Aubrey Beardsley drawing. References to Beardsley also appear in other Faulkner novels, and the English artist of the late nineteenth century also influenced the American novelist’s visual art. Like Faulkner, Beardsley was irresistibly drawn to “the grotesque and the erotic,” as The Paris Review writes, and his work was highly favored among French and British poets of his day. The modernist’s appreciation of Beardsley was about more than…
  • How Drums & Bass Make the Song: Isolated Tracks from Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Pixies, The Beatles to Royal Blood

    Josh Jones
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com There may be no more critical interplay between two musicians in modern music than that between bassists and drummers. As jazz bassist Christian McBride put it in a recent NPR interview, “the bass and drums should work as one instrument. It determines whether it’s funk or jazz or country or rock ‘n’ roll. It all depends on what rhythms are coming from the bass and the drums that make a particular music what it is.” In funk and jazz, these rhythm players tend to get a lot more credit. Most people—even die hard fans—would be hard pressed to name one…
 
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  • Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture

    Ellis Arnold
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. For people who’ve grown up in the past half-century, it’s a familiar scene — you’re at a party, or standing in a school hallway or in a crowd at work, when you overhear something like this: “My brotha, that song was dope! That’s that […] The post Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture appeared first on CU Independent.
  • Fox Theatre Music Preview

    Nicole McNulty
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Join “The Flock” following Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will kick off a four-day event, “You Enjoy My Dicks,” at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 3. This marks the first night of music as a pre-party for the annual Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Center, which begin on Sept. 4. […] The post Fox Theatre Music Preview appeared first on CU Independent.
  • New iPhone App Empowers College Students to Communicate Health Information, Gives Parents Relief as Kids Go Off to School

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    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Apple Platform Gives New Meaning to “Having a Voice in Your Healthcare” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, September 1, 2015 – College students are heading back to school. Technology now allows students the ability to protect their voices in their own healthcare, all through an iPhone app and website that allow users to capture their thoughts regarding [...]
  • BREAKING: pedestrian hit by vehicle in Old Town

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    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Photos: Cameron Bumsted. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of North College and East Mountain avenues just before 10 p.m Tuesday. The vehicle was driving north on College Avenue, while the pedestrian was walking east while crossing at Mountain Avenue, according to Fort Collins Police Sgt. Joel Tower. The Fort Collins Police Crash Team arrived to the scene at about 10:35 p.m. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland by the Crash Team. The pedestrian was breathing when the Crash Team arrived. Tower said he is unsure if…
  • Tunesday: A tour through K-pop

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A rising star in global charts, Korean music is quickly becoming a more international scene. Getting into K-pop can involve a lot of work, so if you need a quick tour of some of the best songs the industry has to offer, take a break from studying and browse through this playlist.   (Note: A lot of Korean music very visual: In mainstream K-pop, releasing a song requires lots of planning for an accompanying visual concept, video and dance. With this in mind, please watch the videos as you enjoy the music. 1. “Awoo” – Lim Kim A whimsical tune with an equally whimsical video to match,…
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  • Deep Habits: Process Trumps Results for Daily Planning

    Study Hacks
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The Planning Pitfall Daily plans are tricky. As I’ve long maintained, if you don’t give your time a job, it will dissipate in a fog of distracted tinkering. Simply having a to-do list isn’t enough: you need to provide the executive center of your brain a more detailed target to lock onto. There is, however, a pitfall with this productivity strategy that I stumble into time and again: it’s easy to start associating “success” for your day with accomplishing your plan exactly as first envisioned, and to label any other outcome as a “failure”…
  • Einstein Was Boring Before He Was Brilliant

    Study Hacks
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The Einstein Myth The story has become lore. Albert Einstein was a rebellious student who chafed against traditional schooling and earned bad grades. After his university education, his brilliance was overlooked by a conformist academy who refused to give him a professorship. Broke and unemployed, Einstein settled for a lowly job as a patent clerk. But this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Free from the bonds of conventional wisdom, he could think bold, original thoughts that changed the world of physics. The reality, of course, is more complicated. Einstein was a rebellious student,…
  • Tim Ferriss in a Toga: The Ancient Greeks on Labor and the Good Life

    Study Hacks
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    The Wondrous Water Wheel Writing in the first century B.C., Anitpater of Thessalonica made one of the first known references to the water wheel: “Cease from grinding, ye women who toil at the mill; sleep late even if the crowing cocks announce the dawn. For Demeter has ordered the Nymphs to perform the work of your hands, and they, leaping down on the top of the wheel, turn its axle….we taste again the joys of the primitive life, learning to feast on the products of Demeter without labor.” I recently encountered this quote in Lewis Mumford’s seminal 1934 book, Technics…
  • Deep Habits: Write Your Own E-mail Protocols

    Study Hacks
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    The Curse of Process Inefficiency A couple weeks ago, I posted some ideas about why we have such a love/hate relationship with e-mail. In this post, I want to return to the conversation with a thought on how we might improve matters. I argue that a major problem with our current e-mail habits is interaction inefficiency. In more detail, most e-mail threads are initiated with a specific goal in mind. For example, here are the goals associated with the last three e-mails I sent today before my work shutdown: Getting advice from my agent on a publishing question. Moving a meeting to deal with a…
  • Barack Obama on Craftsmanship

    Study Hacks
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Obama’s Craft Last winter, I posted a quote from Barack Obama where he discusses his commitment to honing his craft. Earlier this week, we received more evidence of this presidential craftsmanship. With three minutes and twenty seconds left in his interview with Marc Maron, (released Monday), Obama said the following: The more you do something, and the more you practice it, at a certain point it becomes second nature. What I’ve always been impressed with about when I listen to comics talk about comedy is how much of it is a craft. Right? They’re thinking it through, and they…
 
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  • Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture

    Ellis Arnold
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. For people who’ve grown up in the past half-century, it’s a familiar scene — you’re at a party, or standing in a school hallway or in a crowd at work, when you overhear something like this: “My brotha, that song was dope! That’s that […] The post Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture appeared first on CU Independent.
  • Fox Theatre Music Preview

    Nicole McNulty
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Join “The Flock” following Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will kick off a four-day event, “You Enjoy My Dicks,” at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 3. This marks the first night of music as a pre-party for the annual Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Center, which begin on Sept. 4. […] The post Fox Theatre Music Preview appeared first on CU Independent.
  • New iPhone App Empowers College Students to Communicate Health Information, Gives Parents Relief as Kids Go Off to School

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    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Apple Platform Gives New Meaning to “Having a Voice in Your Healthcare” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, September 1, 2015 – College students are heading back to school. Technology now allows students the ability to protect their voices in their own healthcare, all through an iPhone app and website that allow users to capture their thoughts regarding [...]
  • BREAKING: pedestrian hit by vehicle in Old Town

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    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Photos: Cameron Bumsted. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of North College and East Mountain avenues just before 10 p.m Tuesday. The vehicle was driving north on College Avenue, while the pedestrian was walking east while crossing at Mountain Avenue, according to Fort Collins Police Sgt. Joel Tower. The Fort Collins Police Crash Team arrived to the scene at about 10:35 p.m. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland by the Crash Team. The pedestrian was breathing when the Crash Team arrived. Tower said he is unsure if…
  • Tunesday: A tour through K-pop

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A rising star in global charts, Korean music is quickly becoming a more international scene. Getting into K-pop can involve a lot of work, so if you need a quick tour of some of the best songs the industry has to offer, take a break from studying and browse through this playlist.   (Note: A lot of Korean music very visual: In mainstream K-pop, releasing a song requires lots of planning for an accompanying visual concept, video and dance. With this in mind, please watch the videos as you enjoy the music. 1. “Awoo” – Lim Kim A whimsical tune with an equally whimsical video to match,…
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  • Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture

    Ellis Arnold
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. For people who’ve grown up in the past half-century, it’s a familiar scene — you’re at a party, or standing in a school hallway or in a crowd at work, when you overhear something like this: “My brotha, that song was dope! That’s that […] The post Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture appeared first on CU Independent.
  • Fox Theatre Music Preview

    Nicole McNulty
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Join “The Flock” following Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will kick off a four-day event, “You Enjoy My Dicks,” at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 3. This marks the first night of music as a pre-party for the annual Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Center, which begin on Sept. 4. […] The post Fox Theatre Music Preview appeared first on CU Independent.
  • New iPhone App Empowers College Students to Communicate Health Information, Gives Parents Relief as Kids Go Off to School

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Apple Platform Gives New Meaning to “Having a Voice in Your Healthcare” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, September 1, 2015 – College students are heading back to school. Technology now allows students the ability to protect their voices in their own healthcare, all through an iPhone app and website that allow users to capture their thoughts regarding [...]
  • BREAKING: pedestrian hit by vehicle in Old Town

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Photos: Cameron Bumsted. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of North College and East Mountain avenues just before 10 p.m Tuesday. The vehicle was driving north on College Avenue, while the pedestrian was walking east while crossing at Mountain Avenue, according to Fort Collins Police Sgt. Joel Tower. The Fort Collins Police Crash Team arrived to the scene at about 10:35 p.m. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland by the Crash Team. The pedestrian was breathing when the Crash Team arrived. Tower said he is unsure if…
  • Tunesday: A tour through K-pop

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A rising star in global charts, Korean music is quickly becoming a more international scene. Getting into K-pop can involve a lot of work, so if you need a quick tour of some of the best songs the industry has to offer, take a break from studying and browse through this playlist.   (Note: A lot of Korean music very visual: In mainstream K-pop, releasing a song requires lots of planning for an accompanying visual concept, video and dance. With this in mind, please watch the videos as you enjoy the music. 1. “Awoo” – Lim Kim A whimsical tune with an equally whimsical video to match,…
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  • Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture

    Ellis Arnold
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. For people who’ve grown up in the past half-century, it’s a familiar scene — you’re at a party, or standing in a school hallway or in a crowd at work, when you overhear something like this: “My brotha, that song was dope! That’s that […] The post Opinion: Rachel Dolezal, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and cultural appropriation — the issue with “stealing” black culture appeared first on CU Independent.
  • Fox Theatre Music Preview

    Nicole McNulty
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Join “The Flock” following Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will kick off a four-day event, “You Enjoy My Dicks,” at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 3. This marks the first night of music as a pre-party for the annual Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Center, which begin on Sept. 4. […] The post Fox Theatre Music Preview appeared first on CU Independent.
  • New iPhone App Empowers College Students to Communicate Health Information, Gives Parents Relief as Kids Go Off to School

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Apple Platform Gives New Meaning to “Having a Voice in Your Healthcare” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas, September 1, 2015 – College students are heading back to school. Technology now allows students the ability to protect their voices in their own healthcare, all through an iPhone app and website that allow users to capture their thoughts regarding [...]
  • BREAKING: pedestrian hit by vehicle in Old Town

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Photos: Cameron Bumsted. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of North College and East Mountain avenues just before 10 p.m Tuesday. The vehicle was driving north on College Avenue, while the pedestrian was walking east while crossing at Mountain Avenue, according to Fort Collins Police Sgt. Joel Tower. The Fort Collins Police Crash Team arrived to the scene at about 10:35 p.m. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland by the Crash Team. The pedestrian was breathing when the Crash Team arrived. Tower said he is unsure if…
  • Tunesday: A tour through K-pop

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A rising star in global charts, Korean music is quickly becoming a more international scene. Getting into K-pop can involve a lot of work, so if you need a quick tour of some of the best songs the industry has to offer, take a break from studying and browse through this playlist.   (Note: A lot of Korean music very visual: In mainstream K-pop, releasing a song requires lots of planning for an accompanying visual concept, video and dance. With this in mind, please watch the videos as you enjoy the music. 1. “Awoo” – Lim Kim A whimsical tune with an equally whimsical video to match,…
 
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  • Your Official NSOP Pre-Game Playlist

    Bwog Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Our closest (fake) friends We seem to be really into making playlists lately. Sorry bout it. However, we know y’all need a good playlist to put on during your NSOP pre-games, so we bring you our official NSOP pre-game playlist! Press play and live your truth. Hotline Bling, Drake– We all know how to feels to sit in bed at night and wait for the text saying where the party will be. Just wait for that hotline bling and the night will begin. Making the Most of the Night, Carly Rae Jepsen– Aside from this new album being perfect music to bop to before going out, this song…
  • From The Issue: Are You Doing Anything Tonight?

    Bwog Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:34 pm
    The Blue and White just came out with their NSOP edition of the magazine, and we are going to be posting some of our favorite pieces from the issue this week. To begin, we bring you an At Two Swords Length piece on going out (or staying in) during NSOP. Read through both sides to decide whether you are staying in tonight or heading out on the town. AFFIRMATIVE By Alex Swanson Why yes, I will certainly, unequivocally doing something tonight–I mean, this is college. The greatest college in the greatest university in the greatest city in the universe! I’ve already read the first 12…
  • Waking Up With Bwog: Tired Tuesday

    Bwog Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:07 am
    Wake up! You’re missing Deantini’s speech! It’s been a long two days, and you’re tired. So are the RAs who helped you move in, and the OLs who walked you from Columbia to the moon and back. But get yourself up and running, or sleep in a bit and grab breakfast in John Jay—your first true taste of the Columbia dining hall experience, or whatever that means. Just be warned: If you find yourself falling asleep in your first LitHum lecture, you’ll probably get noticed, and if you do, don’t count out getting called on, or worse, laughed at. And if you manage to…
  • CUSS Presents: Columbia Fire Safety

    Bwog Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    While we were off campus this summer, CUSS was working with Columbia to produce a new fire safety video to replace the horribly outdated video they’ve been using for years. First-years may recognize this video from NSOP events, but we wanted to share the video with the rest of Columbia to remind them the importance of fire safety. Put those marijuana cigarettes out and stay safe, folks. Also, if you like what you see and want to join CUSS, check out the CUSS Facebook page for information on board applications and auditions! Columbia Fire Safety from Bwog on Vimeo.
  • Updates From The Barnard Title IX And Equity Office

    Bwog Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    This afternoon Barnard College sent students a summary of changes made to the Policy against Discrimination and Harassment. One update is that any case of gender-based misconduct with allegations charged against a Barnard student will now be handled through the Barnard Title IX office. The process for obtaining legal assistance and appealing a case has also been updated. The full text of the email is included below: Dear Members of the Barnard Community, With the beginning of the new academic year almost upon us, we are writing with an update on two important developments from the…
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    17 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! The post Hello world! appeared first on A WordPress Site.
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    13 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI. Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas. Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions. Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 2

    15 Aug 2015 | 9:50 pm
    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 2015–2016 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and
  • U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP)

    12 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP). Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff number for each position. Applications received after the cutoff number is reached will not
  • Mifa Cool Summer Camp - Apply Now!

    12 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    MIFA COOL Summer Camp   GRADES 9 & 10 JUNE 1-12 GRADES 11 & 12 JUNE 15 -26   Camp Site: MIFA - 910 Vance Avenue Memphis, TN 38126   This is a FREE five-day non-residential camp that will give teens a head start on the college access process! Youth will participate in enriching activities that include college access support, career exploration and volunteer service
  • National Flight Academy Summer Program - Deadline: May 15, 2015

    12 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Mission to Adventure for Grades 8th – 11th Pensacola, Florida      May 31, – June 5, 2015   Across the country, communities are rallying support to focus on student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The NFA Centers of Inspiration provide a holistic approach to inspiring student interest and engaging them in order to keep them challenged and excited about
  • NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: June 1, 2015

    5 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Program Dates: July 12-17, 2015 ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help
 
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    The College Driver News

  • 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Earns Spot at Nissan Stadium

    18 Aug 2015 | 6:48 pm
    This might just be the perfect tailgating spot for this weekend's upcoming Tennessee Titans preseason game against the St. Louis Rams. Nissan enlisted a heavy-duty crane to lift an all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup into a special "reserved" parking space next to the video scoreboard at the newly named Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville, Tenn.   Nissan's all-new TITAN XD pickup, powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, goes on sale later this year. The TITAN XD pickup offers a maximum payload capacity of more than 2,000 pounds (when properly equipped) – or roughly…
  • Top 10 Back-to-School Cars of 2015

    16 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Each year we compile what we think are the best vehicles for a newly licensed driver, college student, college grad or anybody else seeking the safety and reliability of a new car for under $20,000. Our focus is safety first, followed by everything else second.   While we don't promise that the safest-rated cars will eliminate injury, it is our belief and hope that they will at the very least mitigate the probability of potential injury    Probability-wise, safety features are the basic proactive building block towards preventing injuries. New this year are more vehicles with…
  • Lexus Hoverboard Ride Revealed

    10 Aug 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Following the unveiling of the Lexus Hoverboard in June, the luxury automotive company is completing a full and final reveal of the project concluding a successful testing phase which took place in Cubelles, Barcelona. Mark Templin, Executive Vice President at Lexus International said: "Embarking on this project, we set out to push the boundaries of technology, design and innovation to make the impossible possible. With this project we call ‘SLIDE', we collaborated with partners who share our passion for creating enjoyment out of motion. Even through combining our technology and…
  • Next Gen Volkswagen Car-Net is Coming

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Volkswagen announced the introduction of its all-new MIB II infotainment system, available later this year on most model year 2016 Volkswagen models. The all-new infotainment system not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen's Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features available in the automotive industry today.   The new technology will provide owners access to information, right at their fingertips, available across nearly the entire Volkswagen range. The first…
  • 2016 Scion tC Receives Upgrades

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Scion's top seller, the tC sports coupe, adds new sound, smarts and swishes as it enters the 2016 model year. A new standard audio system, a host of upgraded interior features including a Smart Key with push-button start, and the addition of a standard rear windshield wiper add to the fun and functionality of the tC.   The 2016 tC retains its thrill-to-value proposition with prices of $19,385 for the six-speed manual transmission and $20,535 for the six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management. Pricing excludes a delivery, processing and handling fee of $795.
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    HackCollege

  • Online Study Tools: Organization and Environment Tools

    Lauren E. Mach
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:20 am
    The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to increase your productivity. Part IV: Organization and Environment Tools A major part of being productive is simply knowing what you need to do, when you can do it and how to get it done. To finish up this series, here are a few tools to perfect your study environment and…
  • Online Study Tools: Group Studying

    Lauren E. Mach
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to increase your productivity. Part III: Group Study Tools Whether you’ve been assigned a group project or just prefer to study with others, group study requires a different set of tools. The following sites can help you coordinate schedules and projects, collaborate without…
  • Hack Studying Abroad: Free Tuition in Europe

    Lauren E. Mach
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    The opportunity to study abroad is one touted for its educational and cultural benefits by the majority of American universities, but many students believe that it’s simply too expensive to even consider. In order to continue receiving financial aid, students are typically required to enroll in study abroad programs sponsored by their US-based school, which can cost ten times as much as international student tuition at the host school. While higher education costs are rising stateside, the trend in Europe is toward extremely low-cost or even nonexistent tuition fees. Tuition-free…
  • How Chrome Can Make You More Efficient

    Lauren E. Mach
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead.  Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all you really need to do is work on assignments, peruse Facebook and study, so what difference does it make which one you use? I’d like to posit that the important question isn’t which browser you use, but how you use it. The following are some tips…
  • Tips for Nailing Job Interviews

    Amira Selimovic
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The job interview…every college student’s worst nightmare. It always seems like that interview is the only thing standing between you and your future, so making sure you nail it is crucial. Luckily for you, I am somewhat of an interview expert. I’ve compiled a list of tips that have always helped me get the “you got it!” call. Craft Your Resume Having a well-constructed resume is key to even securing an interview. How you represent yourself on your resume carries over to the interview itself; employers have an idea of your background and skill set before you walk in the door.
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • eduWeb Digital Summit #eduweb15 Recap

    Geoff Campbell
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    [Side note: I would normally use Storify for a recap like this but I didn’t capture the tweets at the time so it’s now easier to embed them manually. I used Storify to recap my first digital/social media campaign (in 2011) and other events. I’ve also used it as a resume of sorts back when I was looking for a job after grad school. More recently, I’ve used it as a sort of storage locker of things I’ve done that have gotten me to this point. My hope it that (even without any comments), it shows the progression of my experience in higher ed marketing starting with…
  • HubSpot Academy Inbound Certification

    Geoff Campbell
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Hi all, I’d like to share that I retook the Inbound Certification exam offered by HubSpot, which follows their Inbound Methodology (and passed)! I also took today to learn all of the features of the HubSpot platform through their HubSpot Academy and passed the HubSpot (platform) Certification test, which is halfway to becoming certified. I’m impressed with the fact that they require a practicum proving effective use of the platform. Looking forward to learning more and using this new tool effectively. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Tagged:…
  • Twitter Cards now auto-expand on mobile

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    In January, I mentioned that I added these newfangled things called “Twitter Cards” onto the FCS website (which is shorthand for adding code and testing it on Twitter’s Developers site. Then in May I finally got around to explaining why it was important to optimize your site’s metadata for social. If you use Twitter on a regular basis or if you keep on top of tech news, you’d know that Twitter has now defaulted to having Twitter Cards expanded by default on mobile. If you only use twitter.com, you wouldn’t see a difference, but now on mobile when a link on…
  • The difference between SEM and SEO (paid and organic search)

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The world of online marketing changes quickly. Over the years, terminology used to discuss both ways in which people market themselves or their organizations to search engines. In an effort not to re-invent the wheel, I think Hubspot’s article is a good starting place. In practice, SEO (search engine optimization) has been used to describe practices to improve a website’s search rankings (originally primarily using keywords in titles and metadata but more and more having quality content, fast-loading pages, well-formatted URLS, quality links to your site, etc). SEM (search engine…
  • Advanced Certification in Video Advertising

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    As I help my school stand out in this competitive environment, I often spend free time learning more and becoming proficient in using online tools to their highest potential value for us. Today I successfully passed the Google Video Advertising exam and have advanced certification in the topic. As video advertising becomes more popular, I’m glad it’s now a tool I feel comfortable using.Filed under: #hesm, #heweb
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • Quick Law School Recommendation Letter Tips

    Steve Schwartz
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    The below quick tips on law school recommendation letters are from A Guide to Law School Recommendations. -Be sure to include the signed required form with your letter; otherwise, it will be returned to you. -The letter should be printed in black, using a standard font and standard letter format and signed. -Ideally, the letter will be no more than one single-spaced page. -Make it
  • Targeted Law School Recommendation Letters

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    The below post on targeted law school recommendation letters is an excerpt from A Guide to Law School Recommendations. In most cases, you’ll send the same letters to all or most law schools. Some may allow for a different number of letters, and you can designate which letters go to which schools within your LSAC account. Occasionally, however, you may want to ask a recommender to write a
  • LSAT PrepTest 75 (June 2015 LSAT) Available

    Steve Schwartz
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Just wanted to let you all know that LSAT PrepTest 75 (the June 2015 LSAT) is now available on Amazon.com PrepTest 75 is the most recently released LSAT, so it's the best reflection of the LSAT's current state. It's especially crucial for anyone preparing for the October 2015 LSAT and beyond to thoroughly study this exam. The LSAT evolves over time.
  • Law School Personal Statement Outside Help

    Steve Schwartz
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The below excerpt on getting outside help for your law school personal statements is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. A Note about Outside Help Few applicants write their admissions essays in a bubble, and that’s a good thing. It can be difficult to know how something reads to a stranger when the story is one you know well; it’s tough to spot your own typos because you know what
  • LSAT Fee Waiver? Free LSAT Prep Book from LSAC

    Steve Schwartz
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you're able to demonstrate financial need to LSAC's satisfaction, you can get an LSAT fee waiver (in other words, you get to take the LSAT for free, and you get some other free law school admissions services from LSAC's Credential Assembly Service. However, LSAC doesn't make it obvious to everyone that if you get an LSAT fee waiver, you're also entitled to a free copy of LSAT
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:39 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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    Get Into College Blog

  • 10 College Essay Writing Prompts to Help You Get Over Writer's Block

    Steve Schwartz
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    College essay writers' block is incredibly common - you're not alone. Writing about yourself for college essays is tough! Here are some writing prompts to help you make it past writer's block and get down to business. 10 College Essay Writing Prompts to Help You Get Over Writer's Block: 1. My proudest achievement is … 2. My first exposure to my primary area of interest was when ... 3. An
  • An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How to Crush It

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is the second part of a two-part guest post from Tom Miller of WTFProfessor.com (See An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How To Get In for part 1.) How to Crush It In Engineering School: My Top 10 Principles (1) Get in a groove early Engineering courses and their pre-requisites are notoriously jam-packed with material, and move fast each week. So if you find yourself getting
  • An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How To Get In

    Steve Schwartz
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is the first part of a two-part guest post from Tom Miller of WTFProfessor.com (See An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How to Crush It for part 2.) Lazy High School Junior to Top 25 Engineering School "Sooo... I guess I'll do engineering." That was how it started: a lackluster decision, the result of some prodding from my parents and high school teachers. At the time I was just
  • 14 Questions to Help You Edit Your College Admission Essays

    Steve Schwartz
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    After you've written rough drafts of your college essays, use these questions to help you make some serious revisions. Writing is a process, and you should go through several drafts of your college essays in order to make them improve them as much as possible. 14 Questions to Help You Edit Your College Admission Essays: Have you communicated your direction in life?  Do you have a clear sense
  • College Admission Essay Advice

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    A journalist recently interviewed me about my advice on writing the college essay. I'm including an edited excerpt of the interview below. *** 1. What did you select as your admission essay topic and how did you choose it? I wrote about my experience as a youth delegate to the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. My participation in this
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • By Industry: The Ultimate Guide to Job Search Timelines

    Levo League
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Calling all college students: If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly thinking about when you should start the dreaded job search. I mean, how early is too early to start sending out your resume? Is September too soon?   
  • The 3 Things You Must Do in Every Job Interview

    Lea McLeod
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:40 am
    So you’ve done all the research, completed the homework assignment and are intellectually prepared for your interview. But what about during the interview? How prepared are you for that? How will you convince the recruiter you are the perfect candidate?   
  • Can Liberal Arts Majors Still Find a Great Job? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    To many, a degree in Liberal Arts sounds good... until they jump into a job search. There, they find that unemployment rates for Liberal Arts majors can sometimes be significantly higher than other degrees. All is not lost, however. In fact, with the right strategy, a degree in Liberal Arts can open doors you may not have expected...   
  • 5 Things Every Recruiter Looks For on Your Resume

    Campus to Career
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Today’s tight job market presents job-seekers with a barrage of fluffy blog posts promising “secret” information recruiters “don’t want you to know.” The truth, of course, is that there is no special trick. But there are five things every recruiter looks for in a resume...   
  • 16 Writing Rules All Young Professionals Should Know

    ComeRecommended
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    There are some writing rules many of us have forgotten. And there are also words and phrases that sound interchangeable, but really aren’t. So mistakes are made, every day. To help you put your best grammar foot forward, here are 16 writing rules all young professional should know:   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • 3 Budget Tips for College Students Making Minimum Wage

    Doug Schantz
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:32 pm
    The federal minimum wage hasn’t increased since July of 2009, and some would argue it has decreased. The U.S. dollar has lost about 10 percent of its buying power since 2009 due to inflation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Put another way, an item that cost $7.25 (the federal minimum wage) in 2009 would cost $8.00 today. Granted, 21 states increased their minimum wages in 2015, but those just scraping by still must closely monitor every penny. College students are particularly vulnerable when it comes to money. A survey by public policy research firm Public Agenda found…
  • Esports At Colleges Leads to Scholarships for Online Gamers

    Doug Schantz
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    An explosion in the popularity of eSports competitions has led to video game companies helping organize collegiate competitions and prompted two American universities to offer scholarships for online gamers. Esports has become the new frontier in collegiate games, with thousands of players competing online in sports ranging from arena battles and first-person shooters to video game versions of field sports such as soccer and baseball simulation games. The numbers are huge. An estimated 71 million people watch video game competitions on streaming sites such as Twitch every year, a number that…
  • How Parents Can Help Graduates Manage Student Loans

    Doug Schantz
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Once your kids have their diploma in hand, it may seem like they’re officially adults – but they could probably still use your help when it comes to navigating student loan repayment. Here are some tips to help you and your recent grad enter student loan repayment successfully. Know the basics on student loans There are generally two categories of student loans – federal and private. Federal loans are made by the U.S. Department of Education, have fixed interest rates, and generally have a number of repayment options to choose from. Private loans are made by banks, credit unions, and…
  • 3 Types of Subscriptions to Help You Get Through College

    Doug Schantz
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    From shave kits to beauty products there are subscription services out there for just about anything. But, as you try to prioritize your limited resources, which ones do you need for the next school year? Whether you’re in your first or last year of college, here are the best monthly subscription services for college students: School First While there are a lot of fun subscription services out there, the most important are the ones that help you with school. With Microsoft Office 365 University you get all the tools you need to succeed while at college, including PowerPoint, Word and…
  • 5 Reasons to Get an On Campus Job in College

    Doug Schantz
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    There is no hiding it, college is expensive. If you are like me, you’ve probably seen a swarm of student loan commercials in recent weeks. It is that time of the year. As tuition bills begin to hit email inboxes nationwide, many students and families are forced to consider student loans as a way to pay for college. Yes, student loans are a great tool for some students. But you should look for ways to pay for your education before using student loans. Scholarships and grants are great ways to help you meet your cost of attendance, but often times these awards aren’t enough. Working in…
 
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    College Info Geek

  • 20 Useful Websites Every Student Should Know About

    Thomas Frank
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    I’ve always been a sucker for shiny new websites that let me do things more efficiently – or at least in a novel way. As a result, I probably spent way too much time in my classes browsing productivity and website review blogs, r/InternetIsBeautiful on Reddit, and other places. Whatever lecture time I missed out on, though, I made up at least in part though finding a ton of websites that helped me be more productive as a student. Additionally, becoming a walking encyclopedia of web tools helped when it came to group projects; I was often able to suggest tools that helped my groups…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing in College

    Ransom Patterson
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Have you ever wanted to make some extra money? Of course you have. When you’re in college, though, it can be a challenge. You have classes, clubs, sleep, and Netflix binge watching sessions to attend to. How are you supposed to make some extra cash? The obvious answer would be a part time job. Part time jobs are a great option, but they’re not the only way. What if there was a way for you to make extra money, set your own hours, and gain experience that would make you extremely attractive to recruiters? Well, there is. Freelancing is the way, and in today’s article,…
  • Getting Into Grad School and Landing a Job as a Professor with Karen Kelsky (Ep. 71)

    Thomas Frank
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    What does it take to become a tenured professor? Actually, scratch that for a second… what does it take just to get into grad school? As someone who has only scaled the towers of formal education far enough to gracefully descend with a bachelor’s degree as my parachute, these aren’t questions I cover very often on College Info Geek. The higher reaches are something I knew nothing about – until I talked with Karen Kelsky. Karen spend 15 years as a tenured professor and department head in cultural anthropology. She earned her Ph.D. in the subject from the University of…
  • Starting a New Semester: How to Get Organized and Maintain Long-Term Motivation

    Thomas Frank
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The start of a new semester is a time of transition. Usually, this transition is accompanied by high levels of motivation; you’re excited to start your new classes, meet new people, and be done sitting in a cubicle during your summer internship. A few weeks down the road, though, it’s just as Agent Smith said: “It is inevitable, Mr. Anderson.” Inevitably, your high levels of motivation will wane as the semester wears on. That textbook you were so gung-ho to read during the first week will now inspire feelings of utter dread when you even think about opening it.
  • A Master Class on Buying a Car (Part 2) with Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver (Ep. 70)

    Thomas Frank
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:51 am
    Buying a car is something that most of us will probably have to do at some point. So, how do you make sure you’re not getting ripped off? How to you negotiate with the dealer? What should you look for in a used car, and how old should you be willing to go when looking at model years? This episode is the second part of my deep dive on how to buy a car with Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver, a fantastic YouTube channel and podcast all about cars. If you haven’t listened to the first part, you should definitely do that first – this episode is just the second half of the same…
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  • College Scholarships Ending in September 2015

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Apply for College Scholarships It’s never too early to apply for college scholarships. Start looking for scholarships this fall—even if you’re only a sophomore or junior in high school. Check out these seven scholarships with awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 to get started. Be sure to carefully read the application instructions for each scholarship opportunity, and then follow those instructions to submit your scholarship application. College scholarships with deadlines in September 2015: Charles Moo Scholarship: Students of Asian descent may be eligible for this $500 scholarship.
  • 9 Essentials and Ideas Under $50 for Your College Dorm Room

    admin
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Essentials and Ideas for Your Dorm Room Going to college not only means preparing academically, but also preparing your living space. Many bricks-and-mortar stores, as well as online retailers, offer items to make your dorm room your home for the school year. Here are nine ideas for awesome essentials and other items you may want for your dorm room. Under $50 Remote control tower fan: If your dorm room doesn’t have air conditioning, a fan is a must-have. Consider this remote control tower fan—it has a slim design (good for tight spaces), is 32-inches tall, has three speed settings,…
  • 9 College Scholarships for Young Women

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Scholarships for Young Women Finding and applying to college scholarships may sometimes seem like it’s a part-time job, but the rewards can be great if you receive a scholarship award. There’s really scholarships out there for everyone—from redheads to tall students to students seeking to study a particular college major. In this post, we’ll focus on nine scholarships for young women. Keep in mind that scholarship deadlines vary, so if you’ve missed the deadline for this year’s scholarship, be sure to check back and apply for the scholarship next year. The Asian Women in Business…
  • College Major of the Month: Fashion Design

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    College Major of the Month: Fashion Design So you think you have what it takes to be a fashion designer? In this month’s College Major of the Month, we’ll explore the fashion design major, which can lead to careers as a fashion designer or in product development for clothing companies, department stores and more. What do fashion design majors study? Students in fashion design programs typically study art and design, art history, fashion trends, textiles, sourcing materials, consumer behavior and more. Students gain skills in drawing, computer aided design, patternmaking and apparel…
  • College Scholarships Ending in July 2015

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Apply for College Scholarships Get ready to write! Most of the scholarships with deadlines in July require you to write an essay. As you write your essay, be creative and be sure to explain your thoughts and ideas thoroughly. Also, remember to check each scholarship’s criteria for essay word limits so you don’t write a too long or too short essay. Here are few highlights of college scholarships with deadlines in July: Spokeo Connections Scholarship: Win a $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay on one of three topics related to social networking or “Big Data.” Applicants may be high…
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  • Hot Financial Tips for Incoming College Seniors

    Jodi
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:58 am
    It is finally your last year of college. All those years of hard work have paid off and you are about to get going on the next exciting chapter in your life. Just a few more classes, exams and reports, and you are on your way. Go ahead and take some time to congratulate yourself on the progress you have made so far, but also do a little solid financial planning before it is too late. Don’t wait until May and then get so caught up in deciding what to do next that you don’t have any time left for this task. The preparations you make now could mean a big financial difference for you down the…
  • 8 Simple Ideas That Can Boost Social Media Effectiveness

    Jodi
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Having a strong social media presence is one of the most effective ways a small business can compete with competitors that might have larger media budgets. The internet has put everybody on the same playing field, but it is up to you to pick up the ball and start running. Here are eight simple ideas for stepping up your social media game: 1. Ask people to do something: Many small business entrepreneurs are great at putting out content, but not so good at getting their audience engaged with it. They are simply not asking people to do anything – they never ask for the “like,” pose a…
  • Are Student Loans Still on Your Back-to-School Shopping List?

    Jodi
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
      It’s more than halfway through August and back-to-school shopping is in full swing. Does it seem like the shopping list gets longer and harder as your child grows older? By the time a student hits high school parents have to figure out what a graphing calculator does, find money for the senior prom and senior class trip, and join different booster clubs. The money train doesn’t come to a stop, as many parents are surprised to see just how much it costs to get a child ready to attend college. Campus visits, application fees, and testing fees all add up quickly. Now that classes are…
  • How Lousy Writers Can Create Captivating Content

    Jodi
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    You have probably heard about the importance of creating fresh content for your website. This helps keep visitors engaged, and also draws attention from the search engines. But what if you just aren’t a good writer? Many small business entrepreneurs can be very successful with their business, even though their writing skills may be lacking. So how can you overcome your weakness and keep up a fresh stream of content? Here are some ideas: • Get Your Customers to Do It For You: Ask your customers to write stories which reveal what they like about your product or service. You could make it…
  • Can Millennials Find Jobs to Repay Their Student Loans?

    Jodi
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:46 pm
    It might be difficult to realize it with all the presidential campaign hoopla, but there are other interesting stories in the news that should capture our attention. On one hand, it appears as though the economy is recovering and more jobs are being created. But, on the other hand, we are still reading about a trillion dollar debt crisis in student loans that could pull down the economy again. The group most affected by these competing stories is the Millennials. Roughly aged between 18 and 34, the older members of the generation have been buffeted by the economic winds, while their younger…
 
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    Custom College Visits

  • Use Evernote to Track Everything High School

    acaine
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Evernote and college applications. Start organizing early!   As students go back to high school this month, I thought it might be good to revisit my January 2014 blog post “Stay Organized” using Evernote. Since that post Evernote has continued to improve the product, providing more features and making it easier to use across many devices. “Evernote is where your work takes shape. Write, collect, discuss, and present, all from one workspace.” Whether you are heading into senior year and you have decided to organize materials for your college applications or you…
  • Custom College Visits Press

    acaine
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Custom College Visits featured in TravelAge West article. July 22, 2015 – TravelAge West “the trusted voice of the travel industry in the western U.S.” featured Custom College Visits in a front page article. Click on the following link or visit the TravelAge West website to read the article. Your Travel Agent Can Plan College Visits, Too         The post Custom College Visits Press appeared first on Custom College Visits.
  • CTCL Events | Summer 2015

    acaine
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Colleges That Change Lives Summer 2015 Events. From the Colleges That Change Lives website: Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. CTCL works to dispel publicly held myths about college choice—particularly the notion that college choices are severely limited to today’s high school students—and to educate families about the importance of matching an individual student’s needs with the mission and identity of the college itself. Since 1998, CTCL has offered a national series of information sessions and…
  • Safety on College Campuses

    acaine
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Being a Stakeholder in Your Safety and Security We felt it was important to present this guest blog by Roger Aldrich  Chief Communications Officer and Principal at The Center for Personal Protection & Safety about safety on college campuses. Please share with other parents and college-bound teens.  The Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS) is the leading developer and provider of scalable training and consulting solutions in the U.S. for Workplace Violence Prevention, Active Shooter Response, and High Risk Travel. CPPS has touched the lives of millions. Its clients include…
  • Villanova Candidates’ Weekend

    acaine
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Candidates’ Weekend at Villanova: ‘Awesome’ Recently, one of my students with whom I have been working over the past year, described his experience at Villanova University’s Candidates’ Weekend as ‘awesome.’ Although this is not always the case, it is all the more reason why students who are working to make that final decision about what college to attend, should participate in these events. Perhaps one of the schools will hit the mark—or perhaps not. But that’s why these events are important—to enable your teen to ultimately choose a school where she or he…
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    ScholarshipMentor

  • Stay Teen's Project Future Essay Contest

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Deadline:  September 30, 2015 Maximum Award:  $1000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be between the ages of 13 and 19 StayTeen.org is running an essay contest for high school students, they are a part of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a nonpartisan non-profit based in Washington, D.C.   Essay Topic: read more
  • Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:12 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2015 Maximum Award:  $1000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be a graduating senior or college student The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) Scholarship can be used to pay for secondary, advanced or trade school education. Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement and written essay responses.   Eligibility: You must be a legal resident of USA and must attend school in the USA, must be a graduating senior or accepted to an advanced degree program   read more
  • Women in Service to Our Communities 2015 Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Deadline:  July 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $500 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students who will be undergraduate or graduate students in the Fall Women in Service to Our Communities is an organization that connected women who conscientiously chose to serve those in need throughout America. They offer two $500 scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students this year. This scholarship is intended to benefit young women who are involved in community service. read more
  • Providian Medical Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Deadline:  June 21, 2015 Maximum Award:  $500 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students in high school or college The Providian Medical Scholarship is an essay competition. To enter you must write a essay of no more than 1,500 words. For your essay describe how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance.   Eligibility: read more
  • John D. Spurling Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2015 Maximum Award:  $10,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Graduating high school senior or college and graduate student The AKC Humane Fund offers the John D. Spurling Scholarship to students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and responsible pet ownership. Individuals pursuing studies in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, physical therapy, animal care, animal behavior, grooming and training, may be eligible for this grant.   Eligibility: read more
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Columbia revises sexual assault policy, changes hearings and appeals process

    Caroline Chiu
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:25 pm
    In accordance with a New York state law passed this summer, Columbia’s new sexual assault policy includes changes to the appeals process and clarifications of existing procedures.   Most notably, the new policy addresses long-standing student concerns by expanding the appeals panel from one dean to three, replaces the composition of hearing panels, and requires that all students suspended or expelled for sexual assault receive a permanent notation on their transcripts, among other changes. “Last year’s [policy] was strong, and this year’s is stronger in terms of its clearer language…
  • You'll be able to deliver your Chipotle burrito bowl to your dorm room this fall

    Samantha Cooney
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:49 pm
    If that walk to the 110th St. Chipotle is becoming too far of a commute, have no fear: you can now have your burrito bowl delivered to the comfort of your dorm room. Starting this fall semester, as reported by Business Wire, you can place an order for your favorite dish at Chipotle through Tapingo, an app aimed to solve a key problem we’re faced with daily: a lack of time. In the fall, the restaurant's delivery service will expand to 40 college campus, including Columbia's, and it's expected to expand to 100 more by spring 2016. We're clearly blessed.  The service is cheap, fast and…
  • The people you'll meet at NSOP reimagined as Bad Blood characters

    Samantha Cooney
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:34 am
    You'll be meeting a lot of people over the next few days. Though they probably won't all join your Columbia #squad (and you might not remember all of their names), Spectrum has imagined some of the characters you might meet at NSOP. And because we're very in tune (pun intended) of pop culture here at Spectrum (and some of us may or may not be mildly obsessed with Taylor Swift), we decided to give each of the characters you'll meet at NSOP in the style of Taylor Swift's VMA-award winning "Bad Blood" music video. See inspiration here, and play this *~jam~* while you read this post. But don't…
  • When NSOP's a flop

    Samantha Cooney
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:31 am
    Class of 2019: welcome to NSOP! A couple of months ago, move-in and convocation seemed like a million years away. But now you’re finally a true Columbia student with knowledge of Pantone 292 and the difference between Low and Butler. This week is going to be filled with awkward ice breakers and better than average dining hall food that’s designed to acclimate you to your new home on 116th and Broadway. At this point, you’ve already met your overly eager OL and may have even experienced dorm party (we’re looking at you, Carman residents.) But we here at Spectrum have a public service…
  • Inside the Package Center

    Samantha Cooney
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:53 am
    http://columbiaspectator.com/features/2014/10/20/package-center Tags: package center News Sidebar Image: 
 
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    All Blog

  • Time & Effort Certification - September 1

    dmhall
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    The importance of time and effort certification for employees working on sponsored programs has been communicated previously in OSVPR memoranda.  We are again sending this information as a refresher on this matter. Effort reporting is considered a high risk area for many institutions.  Failure to verify time and effort within the certification period or improper allocation of an employee’s time according to a sponsored agreement can lead to breach of the agreement, loss of future awards, financial disallowances and adverse publicity.
  • Time & Effort Certification - September 1

    dmhall
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    The importance of time and effort certification for employees working on sponsored programs has been communicated previously in OSVPR memoranda.  We are again sending this information as a refresher on this matter. Effort reporting is considered a high risk area for many institutions.  Failure to verify time and effort within the certification period or improper allocation of an employee’s time according to a sponsored agreement can lead to breach of the agreement, loss of future awards, financial disallowances and adverse publicity.
  • Time & Effort Certification - September 1

    dmhall
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    The importance of time and effort certification for employees working on sponsored programs has been communicated previously in OSVPR memoranda.  We are again sending this information as a refresher on this matter. Effort reporting is considered a high risk area for many institutions.  Failure to verify time and effort within the certification period or improper allocation of an employee’s time according to a sponsored agreement can lead to breach of the agreement, loss of future awards, financial disallowances and adverse publicity.
  • Time & Effort Certification - September 1

    dmhall
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    The importance of time and effort certification for employees working on sponsored programs has been communicated previously in OSVPR memoranda.  We are again sending this information as a refresher on this matter. Effort reporting is considered a high risk area for many institutions.  Failure to verify time and effort within the certification period or improper allocation of an employee’s time according to a sponsored agreement can lead to breach of the agreement, loss of future awards, financial disallowances and adverse publicity.
  • Incoming Doctoral Student Responsible Conduct of Research Training

    jsimpson
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    Since Fall 2011, the UNH Graduate Council has required all incoming doctoral students complete training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and scholarly activity by the end of their first semester.  The requirement based on the following:
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    First Generation Student

  • The Five F’s of College

    Lamesha Andrews
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    Your first year in college can give rise to a variety of emotions. There is excitement for a new experience and much anticipation of what is ahead. You may also feel some anxiety. College is a big step, and there are a lot of things that you may have heard. A little sadness is mixed in because you are leaving your family, friends and comfort zone behind. Determination is also present, as you are the first in your family to attend college, and you want to make them proud. While this is not an exhaustive list, these emotions might be some of what you are feeling. There are a few things that may…
  • 4 Advantages of Being a First Generation College Student

    Cassidy Grom
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    My professor, in a bit of shock, sat across from me as coffee-slurping young adults shuffled by. “I would have never guessed you were a first generation college student,” he said, “you just don’t seem like one.” Until that day, I had never considered myself a first-gen student either. But as I thought about that title and its implications some more, I realized that being a first generation college student gave me some pretty steep advantages over second or third generation students: 1. I have a go-getter attitude My older brother and I are the first in our family to go to college.
  • How to Improve Writing Skills Over Summer Break

    Shawn Patrick
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Summer comes as a welcome relief to college students; the memories of the stressful nights plugging away at papers melt away in the sun. However, if you’d like those writing experiences to be less stressful in the coming year, you can take steps now to improve your writing skills and habits. The foundation of becoming a better writer is simple: you need to write and read more. However, resolving to write and read over the summer is the kind of abstract resolution that never really gets off the ground, so here is some practical advice and free (or low-cost) resources to help keep you on…
  • The Importance of Reflection

    Tiffany Tapia
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Confucius, the well-known Chinese philosopher, once said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” After my first year in college, I found the first step, reflection, especially critical when it comes to transitioning from high school to the college learning environment. In my high school, advanced courses, such as the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, were not offered. Unfortunately, not being exposed to…
  • How to Make Sense of Your Financial Aid Award Letter

    Alana Mbanza
    11 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    1. What is the total cost of attendance? When you receive a financial aid award letter, you should first determine the school’s total cost of attendance. This information may be included in the award letter, or you may have to visit the school’s financial aid website in order to find it. You should consider both direct (tuition, fees and room and board) and indirect costs (personal expenses, transportation, books and supplies). Even though schools will typically only bill you for direct costs, it’s important to estimate these additional expenses in order to budget…
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    Centura College

  • Local Teens Launch Backpack Attack Donating More Than 1,000 Supplies-Filled Backpacks to Hampton Roads School Children

    Ray Grant
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 25, 2015) – Most teens spend their summer by the pool, but not this group of six Norfolk Academy sophomores. Instead, they spent their break teaming up with Centura College, Tidewater Tech, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Dollar Tree to fill more than a thousand backpacks with rulers, highlighters, folders and other important school supplies. Over the next two weeks, all 1,100 backpacks will make it into the hands of Hampton Roads children who need them most. “I’ve seen it all—mesh backpacks, broken backpacks, garbage bags. The truth is that there are…
  • Centura Institute to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Ray Grant
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando will welcome Centura Institute into the family with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Thursday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students, alumni and locals alike are invited to witness Centura Institute’s proud induction into the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando with refreshments to follow. Guests are also encouraged to take a campus tour and see how Centura trains the workforce of tomorrow. “Our whole goal at Centura Institute is connecting communities and careers. We want to not just exist in a community, but to be a…
  • Centura College Drives Hiring Employers to Chesapeake’s Doorstep

    Ray Grant
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Centura College’s Cruisin’ Career Fair and Open House kicks off Wednesday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., encouraging students, alumni and locals alike to cruise into a new career. Participating employers will be hiring for both entry-level and management positions. Attendance is free, but guests are required to arrive in business attire with résumés in hand. Other activities will include campus tours, meet and greets with admissions representatives, and the opportunity to win a dinner cruise for two. Career coaching and résumé workshops are available upon reservation and can be…
  • Hampton Roads Teacher Wins $500 for her Classroom from Centura College

    Ray Grant
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 8, 2015) – Centura College showed their support during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 through May 8, by giving Hampton Roads teachers a chance to win $500 in classroom funds. On June 1, Katelyn Hunt, a third year kindergarten teacher at Woodstock Elementary in Virginia Beach, received the giant $500 check, presented by Ashley West, the campus director of Centura College Chesapeake, and Millie Davis, the director of education at Centura College Chesapeake, as well as a gift bag featuring a free massage and more. “The teaching community’s commitment to…
  • Centura College Chesapeake Wins 2014 “Excellence in Education Award”

    Ray Grant
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, has announced Centura College Chesapeake (CCHE) as a winner of the 2014 “Excellence in Education” Award, designed to highlight the best-in-class massage therapy schools in the nation. The top schools were selected based on the following criteria: educational program, curriculum, level of student and graduate support, involvement within the industry, graduate feedback, additional outstanding achievements, and recognition from accrediting agencies and industry associations.
 
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • New ACT Essay: What you Need to Know

    Suniti Mathur
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    The New ACT Essay Section: Your questions answered Image Courtesy of David Coleman The ACT is shaking things up by changing the essay section.  Before you freak out, read this summary and wepromise you will feel better and more prepared! TestRocker Students: Once you have read the below, make sure you log back in to TestRocker and submit your two ACT essays (located in the Full Length Tests). We will send you feedback to help you improve. Essays must be submitted at least 1 week before your test date. Not a TestRocker student? Enroll now to take advantage of our essay…
  • Is the New SAT Essay Section Really Optional?

    Suniti Mathur
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    If you’re taking the SAT any time after January 2016, you know you’re taking the New SAT. You likely also know that the English Essay section is optional. Most of you are probably very excited about this! Before you decide you’re not taking the SAT with the Essay, here are some things to think about: I don’t like writing, so I’m not going to take the Essay section since it is optional. That’s okay, right? My Advice: Always take the SAT with the Essay section. If you take the SAT without the Essay, and then end up applying to a school that does require or prefer the essay, you will…
  • 2015-2016 SAT/ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

    TestRocker Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Dear Class of 2016 and 2017:  Another school year is about to begin!  Get ahead of the curve by deciding your SAT/ACT test dates as soon as possible. Make sure you register in time as well. Here are the test dates to help you get started: Image Credit: Woolwich SAT TEST DATE WHICH TEST? REGISTER BY LATE REGISTRATION October 3, 2015 Current SAT September 3 September 18 November 7, 2015  Current SAT October 3 October 23 December 5, 2015 Current SAT November 5 November 20 January 23, 2016 Current SAT December 28 January 8 March 5, 20156(US ONLY, EXCEPT NY) Redesigned SAT February…
  • How to Prepare for the May SAT in 3 Weeks

    Urvashi Mathur
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Are you taking the SAT on May 2nd? If yes, your test is just about 3 weeks away! To help you unlock your dream SAT score, the TestRocker ultimate private tutor, Suniti, has created a 3 week SAT prep calendar. Follow this calendar on the TestRocker program and you will be ready to rock the SAT in 3 weeks. And remember, TestRocker is completely online, so you can prep for the SAT whenever you want, wherever you want. Good luck!   Click to Download the Calendar     Are you ready to rock the test?        You also might like: Your Guide to SAT Test Day…
  • Advice from a Parent: Helping the Expat Student Navigate the College Selection and Application Process

    Suniti Mathur
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We are very excited about this blog post. While most of our entries are advice from our perspective here at TestRocker, this one is truly unique. Alison Cuozzo, a parent of one of our students, shares seven useful tips for students and parents living outside the United States during the college application process.   While students studying abroad follow a similar routine in the college selection and application process as their US counterparts, there are a few adjustments that need to be made for the international student. Following is a list of tips for successful planning: Know your…
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    Clutch Prep - Blog

  • GPA vs MCAT vs Extracurriculars. Which is the most important?

    Alex Braley
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The age old question. Which should a premed student focus on to be as competitive as possible? Is it better to have a stellar GPA, a killer MCAT, or extracurriculars so strong they make Mother Teresa look lazy? Arguments for GPA GPA isn’t a great indicator of aptitude. Everyone knows that some classes are easier than others, even the same course at the same institution but taught by different professors. We all know somebody (and it may even be you) who religiously searched for the guaranteed easy A each semester. That being said, college is a lot of work, and maintaining a high GPA is…
  • M.D. vs. D.O.

    Emily Geisler
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    I have found that when I suggest that students apply to both M.D. and D.O. schools, they often don’t know the difference or have a poor understanding of one or the other. In this post, I will explore the differences between the two types of U.S. doctors and what that means for you as a pre-med and med school applicant. First of all, what do these letters stand for and what do they mean? M.D. = Doctor of Medicine (allopathic). This is the general, more common type of medical doctorate degree that is awarded upon completion of allopathic medical school in the U.S. D.O. = Doctor of…
  • MCAT Study Tips & Tricks

    Emily Geisler
    6 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Let me start by saying that if you are about to start studying or have started studying for the MCAT, you are facing one of the most challenging times in all of undergrad. However, it is a rite of passage for all premeds, and everyone in medical school has done this successfully before you. So you can and will get through it! To help you get through this, I have complied a brief list of MCAT Study Tips & Tricks that I picked up along the way and learned from others. This list is not exhaustive, though. If you have any tips or tricks of your own that I did not address, please leave them in…
  • Med School: Frequently Asked Questions

    Alex Braley
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    In the course of advising students I’ve noticed many similar questions that are shared among pre-meds. I will continue to update this list so send any questions you may have. Should I apply late or apply next year? The most accurate answer for this question is, it depends. There are many factors that would guide me toward advising students to do one or the other but generally the safer route is to apply early next year. There are reasons for this. When you apply late you are rushed, you will not have enough time to put together a well thought out application and it will show. The AMCAS…
  • For “Low Rank” Students Considering Applying To Medical School

    Emily Geisler
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    If you are getting ready to apply to medical school and you objectively consider yourself a “lower ranking” applicant, there are many things you can do to help improve your chances.  If you have decided that you are ready to apply (remember, there is NO rush to do this!), consider the following points when organizing yourself in preparation for your applications.   1. Apply early. So much this. Applying early is essential to being successful with your applications. The later you submit your applications, the less seats are available for interviews and acceptances. When you…
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    Keiser University College of Golf

  • 17 Fascinating Words and Phrases from Golf Terminology

    angela moore
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    At one time or another, every golfer is challenged by the vast number of strange golf terms. Perhaps it is the ancient roots of the game in Scotland, or maybe golfers just like to use interesting words — the result is a sport rich in colorful vocabulary. Let’s look at some of the remarkable words in golf terminology and their meanings. Albatross To many people, an albatross is a white seabird found in the northern regions of the Pacific Ocean. For golfers, an albatross is when a player finishes a hole three strokes under par. It is also commonly known as a “double…
  • Monday, August 31st Classes Replaced With Mandatory Orientation

    angela moore
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Welcome to all Keiser University College of Golf and Sport Management Students!   We are excited for you to come and experience your new home at our Keiser University Flagship Campus!  In lieu of classes on Monday, August 31st, we will be holding a mandatory KU College of Golf and Sport Management Student Orientation.  Orientation will be held in the Turner Building Auditorium beginning at 11am.   Lunch will be provided along with a comprehensive orientation that will last a minimum of a couple of hours and will also include campus tours for students that have not already had an…
  • 10 Fun Golf Facts

    angela moore
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    10 Fun Golf Facts “Golf is the greatest game in the world” may be an opinion, but here are some actual golf facts for you. How much of this golf trivia do you know? 125K Golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass each year. The French word “Cadet” (cad-DAY) means “youngest child” and is where the word “Caddy” comes from. Doug Ford entered a contest and predicted his own 1957 victory as well as his winning score of 282. A golf ball will travel further on hot days, because the air is less dense, so it…
  • KU Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Students Meet the Mets!

    angela moore
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:44 pm
    As part of their Sports Marketing and Promotions class this month, rM. Graifer’s Sports Marketing and Promotions class at the College of Golf and Sport Management had the unique opportunity to travel up the road to visit the St. Lucie Mets organization to discuss real world applications of sports marketing.  Kasey Blair, Manager of Group Sales and Community Relations and Lauren Mahoney, Manager of Sales and Corporate Sponsorship graciously took the class on a tour of the facility at Tradition Field before bringing the class up to the owner’s box to discuss the nature of…
  • COGSM Students Go To Their Happy Place

    angela moore
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Students from the Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology and Exercise Science programs put together a weeklong series of events designed to help everyone on campus have an outlet for stress relief. The event series was pioneered by the Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology & Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science students led by instructor Matt Graifer as part of their Sports Marketing and Promotions class. They were tasked with developing an event, promoting it, executing it, and conducting research on it as their course project for the month. The…
 
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    SoCawlege

  • The Top 15 Campus Controversies of August 2015

    SoCawlege
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:07 am
    15. U. of Texas to relocate statues after Sons of Confederate Veterans injunction denied Read story. 14. University of Missouri helped pave way for abortionist to come to its college town Read story. 13. Tulane College Democrats To Senate Majority Leader: “SUCK MY DICK” Read story. 12. Goucher College Bans ‘Unwelcome Flirtation’ as ‘Sexual Harassment’ […] The post The Top 15 Campus Controversies of August 2015 appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • 15 Craziest Russian Daredevil Stunts on The Internet

    SoCawlege
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:55 pm
    15. This makes my palms sweat beyond belief! How many stories high is this?? 14. Balance is key 13. Would you trust someone with your life? How about literally? 12. What was he reaching for?? 11. He put his life in the hands of his fingers 10. This ‘pull-up bar’ looks like it’s ready to […] The post 15 Craziest Russian Daredevil Stunts on The Internet appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • Jeb Bush’s Fruitless Attacks on Donald Trump – Is Anyone Even Listening?

    SoCawlege
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Jeb Bush doesn’t quite seem to get it. Despite the GOP establishment’s favored candidate falling in the polls and losing substantial ground in the presidential field, the Bush campaign recently released an 80-second video entitled “The Real Donald Trump” which didn’t exactly accomplish what it set out to. Watch the video here: Jeb’s problem seems to be […] The post Jeb Bush’s Fruitless Attacks on Donald Trump – Is Anyone Even Listening? appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • Vanderbilt University “Healthy Masculinities Week 2015” What Is It?

    SoCawlege
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Vanderbilt University recently announced via a post on the university’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center news page that Thursday, September 10th will kick off “Healthy Masculinities Week 2015” What exactly is Healthy Masculinities Week 2015? According to the same post, it’s an event sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center that will aim to: “Explore healthy […] The post Vanderbilt University “Healthy Masculinities Week 2015” What Is It? appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • UMass Boston Political Science Professor Says America Is A White Supremacist Genocidal Empire

    SoCawlege
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Professor C. Heike Schotten is a professor of Political Science at UMass Boston. Her areas of expertise include: History of Western Political Thought, Nietzsche, U.S. Feminist Theory, Feminist Political Theory, and Queer Theory. Schotten is an anti-semitic member of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel serving as their Organizing Collective. […] The post UMass Boston Political Science Professor Says America Is A White Supremacist Genocidal Empire appeared first on SoCawlege.
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  • Colleges Accept Students Who Are Active Participants In Life, Not Couch Potatoes!

    Trish Portnoy, CPA, MS Ed
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Ideally, this guidance, as well as all other college planning advice, must be given to students before they step foot into high school.  Currently, most of these teaching moments occur during junior year, right before students take SAT or ACT tests, or during the fall of twelfth grade.  Slight problem… by then, some requirements of college applications cannot be changed, except with the wave of a magic wand. Often times, I will hear high school seniors say in lament, “Oh, I wish I would’ve gotten better grades in 9th grade” or “I don’t really do anything after school, I just…
  • The College Essay in 650 Words or Less

    Trish Portnoy, CPA, MS Ed
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    You should be jumping with joy for this opportunity to differentiate yourself, articulate your own personal style, and bring life to a college application full of grades, scores and facts.  Instead, most students deliberately procrastinate and resent that they have to write a personal essay which, in reality, is less than three pages typed, double-spaced! The secret to producing a great college essay is selecting the “right” topic or life-experience.  Many students haven’t had such monumental growth experiences beyond making Varsity in tenth grade or scoring the winning point in that…
  • How did Georgetown expect her to pay $67k a year?

    Trish Portnoy, CPA, MS Ed
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Kacie Candela chooses the “Right Fit” college instead of being awestruck by name-brand college recognition and publicized rankings.  Selecting the right college should be a methodical approach where you consider factual data, independent sources, self-imposed student loan limits, and personal preferences. Kacie is a “smart cookie” because she chose the best college for her major that agreed with her bottom-line.  Student loan debt, debt-restructuring and loan-forgiveness plans are all over the news these days with politicians attempting to correct the overwhelming…
  • Learning More About Colleges: Painting a Picture with Data

    Trish Portnoy, CPA, MS Ed
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:37 pm
    College Navigator is one of my favorite websites (as you already know) for accessing college-related data.  The information is collected directly from the colleges by the National Center for Education Statistics at www.collegenavigator.gov (note the .gov URL extension which we mentioned in last week’s article!) and there are no advertisements or frilly distractions. Let’s go through an exercise so you can see how this information can be used to kick-start your college planning experience. Here’s our starting point…You and your parents have compiled a list schools that you’d like…
  • It’s Still Summer…But What Can I Do to Get Ready for Senior Year?

    Trish Portnoy, CPA, MS Ed
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:59 pm
    It’s mid-August and many teens are experiencing anxiety from the mere thought of returning to school, but none more than those who are about to begin their final year of high school.  They know the pressure is on…applying to college, playing Varsity sports, going to Prom, navigating the social scene, dealing with peer pressure and finally, and most importantly, maintaining those good grades. There are a couple of tasks that you can begin now, before the big crush, to get a head start on #ApplyingToCollege.  The first one is to write your college essay…and the hardest…
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