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  • Let’s bring the party to MN

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By: Martha Pietruszewski Living in Minnesota comes with certain expectations. read more
  • Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Changes in the job market have led to declining enrollment at law schools, but several new studies show reasons to be optimistic about a career in law.
  • ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’ and ‘The End of College’

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    How to stay sane about college admissions, and how to make education more accessible.
  • You Should Be Using: Denied for Mac to Skip All the Songs You Don’t Want

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    Tori Reid
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music services like Spotify are really awesome, and are built to be somewhat intuitive, but they can’t read your every mood. Spotify has no idea if it’s okay to repeat songs you’ve heard in the past few hours, or if you like Nickeback based on a station you chose to play. However, Denied does know all those things, and more. For a mere $3.99 you can save yourself from hitting the skip button left and right, and just let the music play–like the perfect album. Denied works with Spotify versions 1.0.1 and below (until Spotify approves AppleScripts for later versions), iTunes, and…
  • Langston Hughes Presents the History of Jazz in an Illustrated Children’s Book (1955)

    Open Culture
    Josh Jones
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    I can imagine no better guide through the history and variety of jazz than Langston Hughes, voice of the Harlem Renaissance and poetic interpreter of 20th century black American culture. Hughes’ 1955 First Book of Jazz is just that, a short primer with a surprisingly high degree of sophistication for a children’s book. I would, in fact, recommend it as an introduction to jazz for any reader. Hughes thoroughly covers the musical context of jazz in brief chapters like “African Drums,” “Old New Orleans,” “Work Songs,” “The Blues,” and “Ragtime.” He then “discusses the…
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  • Let’s bring the party to MN

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By: Martha Pietruszewski Living in Minnesota comes with certain expectations. read more
  • CTV News Tuesday, March 31st

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
      On this episode of CTV News, Karsen Bushjost gets the latest on the construction south of campus where Lake Street is down to one lane for now where a new apartment complex is being built. Kaitlyn Connolly spoke with ASCSU about the recent launch of new media campaign focused on reducing the stigma around mental health. Plus Elizabeth Prasse talks about how we almost hit a record high temperature for today, but how we could see rain or snow on Thursday. And Grace Reader brought on a fellow CTV guest for sports predictions. CTV News Producer Brynn Carman can be reached at news…
  • Cal men and women’s crew both have successful weekends racing

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The men’s and women’s varsity rowing teams kicked off their racing season this weekend: The men sent six boats to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, while the women headed to the Pac-12 Challenge in Redwood City, California. The varsity men returned five members of the third-place varsity-eight boat from the 2014 IRA National Championships, along with several members of the team’s victorious second and third varsity boats. The team began the season ranked second in the country and is looking to build off last season’s success with the goal of winning the 2015 IRA championships in…
  • Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol discusses course, joining music industry

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    UCLA music lecturer Jeffrey Jampol has worked in the music industry for more than four decades and has spent 15 years developing and fine-tuning his course, “Music Business Now.” From opening for the Sex Pistols at Winterland in 1978 to founding his own music-oriented, non-profit organization JAM, Inc., he gained industry experience and connections which he now seeks to share with his students. His connections include Clive Davis, who will be speaking as a guest lecturer at the class, which will be open to the public on April 8 at 6 p.m. in Schoenberg. The Daily Bruin’s Nick…
  • Pushing the limits

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The Visions and Voices event, Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance took place at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday evening. The panel discussed human limitations and if what we expect from athletes, in particular baseball players, is unreasonable. The post Pushing the limits appeared first on Daily Trojan.
 
 
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  • You Should Be Using: Denied for Mac to Skip All the Songs You Don’t Want

    Tori Reid
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music services like Spotify are really awesome, and are built to be somewhat intuitive, but they can’t read your every mood. Spotify has no idea if it’s okay to repeat songs you’ve heard in the past few hours, or if you like Nickeback based on a station you chose to play. However, Denied does know all those things, and more. For a mere $3.99 you can save yourself from hitting the skip button left and right, and just let the music play–like the perfect album. Denied works with Spotify versions 1.0.1 and below (until Spotify approves AppleScripts for later versions), iTunes, and…
  • Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

    Lauren E. Mach
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Google search: every college student uses it, but not everyone uses it equally. At one end of the spectrum is the kid who hunt-and-peck types h-t-t-p-:-/-/-w-w-w-.-g-o-o-g-l-e-.-c-o-m into Internet Explorer before typing a fourteen-word question into the search bar. On the opposite end is the ninja who can find secret ancient documents just by looking at his smartphone funny. Google search is constantly developing new features and Easter eggs. Try out a few of the ones below to narrow your results like a true search ninja. The Basics If you’re looking for a document (especially a journal…
  • The Only Reason to Go to Law School

    Emina Dedic
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    There are a million things you could do with a law degree, but the only good reason to go to law school is to become a lawyer. Yes, it’s contradictory to everything you have probably heard or been told by an academic advisor, but an advisor works for a college. I work for you. And yes, it’s true that if you get a law degree you can become a paralegal, a private investigator, a police officer, and a host of other things. It’s also true that you can get every single one of the jobs I listed in my previous sentence without a law degree and the $100,000+ in student loan debt you’d be…
  • You Should Be Using: Complete for Better Communication and Accountability on Group Projects

    Tori Reid
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Group projects suck, there’s no questioning that. But there’s nothing we can do to escape them. Complete for iOS does, however, make it easier to communicate and hold one another accountable in a fun way. It’s a simple Task Manager with a twist. You share your tasks with friends, get points for completing them, advice from friends on a tough task, and more. The entire foundation of the app is pushing one another to complete tasks in a fun and healthy way–so it definitely works for groups for school projects. Here are some of the features you get with the app: Create private or…
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to CLEP and DSST Exams

    Lauren E. Mach
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Recently, Emina wrote about testing out of classes in order to finish your degree early (or even just on time). But what does that look like in practice? Step One: Determine Which Exams Your School Accepts Complete lists of exams can be viewed on the College Board (CLEP) and ACT (DSST/DANTES) websites. In order to determine which tests will help you reach your goal, you’ll also need to look at which tests your school accepts, how much and what kind of credit they’ll give you (some schools distinguish between upper- and lower-level credit, especially with DSST exams, and some exams are…
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    Open Culture

  • Langston Hughes Presents the History of Jazz in an Illustrated Children’s Book (1955)

    Josh Jones
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    I can imagine no better guide through the history and variety of jazz than Langston Hughes, voice of the Harlem Renaissance and poetic interpreter of 20th century black American culture. Hughes’ 1955 First Book of Jazz is just that, a short primer with a surprisingly high degree of sophistication for a children’s book. I would, in fact, recommend it as an introduction to jazz for any reader. Hughes thoroughly covers the musical context of jazz in brief chapters like “African Drums,” “Old New Orleans,” “Work Songs,” “The Blues,” and “Ragtime.” He then “discusses the…
  • Isaac Newton Creates a List of His 57 Sins (Circa 1662)

    Jonathan Crow
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the most important and influential scientist in history, discovered the laws of motion and the universal force of gravity. For the first time ever, the rules of the universe could be described with the supremely rational language of mathematics. Newton’s elegant equations proved to be one of the inspirations for the Enlightenment, a shift away from the God-centered dogma of the Church in favor of a worldview that placed reason at its center. The many leaders of the Enlightenment turned to deism if not outright atheism. But not Newton. In 1936, a document of…
  • President Obama Chats with David Simon About Drugs, The Wire & Omar

    Dan Colman
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWY79JCfhjw Back in 2012, President Obama, already on record as being a fan of The Wire, was asked by ESPN to name his favorite character on the show, to which he replied “It’s got to be Omar, right? I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right?” Fast forward to 2015, and we find Mr. Obama hosting David Simon (the creator of The Wire) at the White House, and having a frank conversation about the TV show and the war on drugs, and what lessons we’ve learned along the way. Of course, the conversation doesn’t end without Omar getting a mention … or…
  • The Visionary Thought of Marshall McLuhan, Introduced and Demystified by Tom Wolfe

    Colin Marshall
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1RNLFlYfVk Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe: both writers, both astute observers of modern humanity, and both public figures whose work has, over the years, enjoyed high fashionability and endured high unfashionability. You might think the connection between them ends there. But when the 100th anniversary of McLuhan’s birth and the centennial-celebrating site Marshall McLuhan Speaks came about, whose eloquent introduction to the thinker (who famously declared the world a “global village” where “the medium is the message”) got used there? Why, the man in…
  • How Can I Know Right From Wrong? Watch Philosophy Animations on Ethics Narrated by Harry Shearer

    Josh Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_uUEaeqFog The history of moral philosophy in the West hinges principally on a handful of questions: Is there a God of some sort? An afterlife? Free will? And, perhaps most pressingly for humanists, what exactly is the nature of our obligations to others? The latter question has long occupied philosophers like Immanuel Kant, whose extreme formulation—the “categorical imperative”—flatly rules out making ethical decisions dependent upon particular situations. Kant’s famous example, one that generally gets repeated with a nod to Godwin, involves an axe…
 
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  • Let’s bring the party to MN

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By: Martha Pietruszewski Living in Minnesota comes with certain expectations. read more
  • CTV News Tuesday, March 31st

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
      On this episode of CTV News, Karsen Bushjost gets the latest on the construction south of campus where Lake Street is down to one lane for now where a new apartment complex is being built. Kaitlyn Connolly spoke with ASCSU about the recent launch of new media campaign focused on reducing the stigma around mental health. Plus Elizabeth Prasse talks about how we almost hit a record high temperature for today, but how we could see rain or snow on Thursday. And Grace Reader brought on a fellow CTV guest for sports predictions. CTV News Producer Brynn Carman can be reached at news…
  • Cal men and women’s crew both have successful weekends racing

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The men’s and women’s varsity rowing teams kicked off their racing season this weekend: The men sent six boats to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, while the women headed to the Pac-12 Challenge in Redwood City, California. The varsity men returned five members of the third-place varsity-eight boat from the 2014 IRA National Championships, along with several members of the team’s victorious second and third varsity boats. The team began the season ranked second in the country and is looking to build off last season’s success with the goal of winning the 2015 IRA championships in…
  • Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol discusses course, joining music industry

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    UCLA music lecturer Jeffrey Jampol has worked in the music industry for more than four decades and has spent 15 years developing and fine-tuning his course, “Music Business Now.” From opening for the Sex Pistols at Winterland in 1978 to founding his own music-oriented, non-profit organization JAM, Inc., he gained industry experience and connections which he now seeks to share with his students. His connections include Clive Davis, who will be speaking as a guest lecturer at the class, which will be open to the public on April 8 at 6 p.m. in Schoenberg. The Daily Bruin’s Nick…
  • Pushing the limits

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The Visions and Voices event, Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance took place at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday evening. The panel discussed human limitations and if what we expect from athletes, in particular baseball players, is unreasonable. The post Pushing the limits appeared first on Daily Trojan.
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  • From Obscurity to Genius: The Deep Life of Yitang Zhang

    Study Hacks
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Bound Gaps Solved Last year, Yitang (Tom) Zhang published a paper in the Annals of Mathematics titled “Bounded Gaps Between Primes.” The abstract for the paper is simple enough for a non-mathematician to understand. It states that for every positive integer n, the gap between the n-th and (n+1)-th prime number is no more than 70,000,000. Don’t let the simplicity of the claim fool you: people have being trying to prove something like this for over 150 years. At the time when Zhang submitted his result he held a “tenuous” temporary position in the mathematics…
  • Isaac Asimov’s Advice for Being Creative (Hint: Don’t Brainstorm)

    Study Hacks
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Asimov’s Lost Essay In the late 1950’s, Arthur Obermayer worked for Allied Research Associates, a cold war-era science lab. During this period, his employer received a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency to “elicit the most creative approaches possible for a ballistic missile defense system.” Obermayer was a longtime friend of the famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Figuring that Asimov might know a thing or two about creativity, he brought him into the project. The result was an essay, penned by Asimov, on the topic of creative breakthroughs.
  • Deep Habits: Think Hard Outside The Office

    Study Hacks
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Deep Work After Hours One lesson I learned after becoming a professor is that producing intellectual insights at a professional pace requires deep thinking beyond the confines of the normal workday. Though I’m quite good at protecting and prioritizing deep work against the encroachment of the shallow, the depth I can fit into my regular schedule is not sufficient. My strategy is to maintain, at all times, a single, clear problem primed and ready for cogitation. I then set aside specific times for this deep thinking in my schedule outside work. I use many (though not all) of my commutes…
  • Many Senators Don’t Use E-mail. This Shouldn’t Bother You.

    Study Hacks
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Redeeming The Luddite Caucus Earlier this morning I was reading The Washington Post while watching the sun rise (I have two young kids at home: I find quiet where I can). A column by Catherine Rampell, titled The Luddite Caucus, caught my attention. As I began to read, my interest transformed into concern. In the wake of the recent Hillary Clinton e-mail story, many reporters, it turns out, have been asking other politicians about their digital habits. After reviewing these articles, Rampell reports that there are a surprising number of United States senators who rarely use e-mail — a…
  • You Are Where You Work: More Examples of Fantastically Deep Working Spaces

    Study Hacks
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about three writers who custom-built work spaces to help them go deeper with their craft. In response, many of you sent more examples of fantastic deep work spaces. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites, as the more I dive into this idea of “method working,” the more appealing it becomes… David McCullough’s Cabin (Image from Reason and Reflection.) Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, it turns out, writes his biographies in a eight-by-twelve cabin on the property of his Martha’s Vineyard farm. He calls it…
 
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  • Let’s bring the party to MN

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By: Martha Pietruszewski Living in Minnesota comes with certain expectations. read more
  • CTV News Tuesday, March 31st

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
      On this episode of CTV News, Karsen Bushjost gets the latest on the construction south of campus where Lake Street is down to one lane for now where a new apartment complex is being built. Kaitlyn Connolly spoke with ASCSU about the recent launch of new media campaign focused on reducing the stigma around mental health. Plus Elizabeth Prasse talks about how we almost hit a record high temperature for today, but how we could see rain or snow on Thursday. And Grace Reader brought on a fellow CTV guest for sports predictions. CTV News Producer Brynn Carman can be reached at news…
  • Cal men and women’s crew both have successful weekends racing

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The men’s and women’s varsity rowing teams kicked off their racing season this weekend: The men sent six boats to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, while the women headed to the Pac-12 Challenge in Redwood City, California. The varsity men returned five members of the third-place varsity-eight boat from the 2014 IRA National Championships, along with several members of the team’s victorious second and third varsity boats. The team began the season ranked second in the country and is looking to build off last season’s success with the goal of winning the 2015 IRA championships in…
  • Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol discusses course, joining music industry

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    UCLA music lecturer Jeffrey Jampol has worked in the music industry for more than four decades and has spent 15 years developing and fine-tuning his course, “Music Business Now.” From opening for the Sex Pistols at Winterland in 1978 to founding his own music-oriented, non-profit organization JAM, Inc., he gained industry experience and connections which he now seeks to share with his students. His connections include Clive Davis, who will be speaking as a guest lecturer at the class, which will be open to the public on April 8 at 6 p.m. in Schoenberg. The Daily Bruin’s Nick…
  • Pushing the limits

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The Visions and Voices event, Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance took place at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday evening. The panel discussed human limitations and if what we expect from athletes, in particular baseball players, is unreasonable. The post Pushing the limits appeared first on Daily Trojan.
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  • Let’s bring the party to MN

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By: Martha Pietruszewski Living in Minnesota comes with certain expectations. read more
  • CTV News Tuesday, March 31st

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
      On this episode of CTV News, Karsen Bushjost gets the latest on the construction south of campus where Lake Street is down to one lane for now where a new apartment complex is being built. Kaitlyn Connolly spoke with ASCSU about the recent launch of new media campaign focused on reducing the stigma around mental health. Plus Elizabeth Prasse talks about how we almost hit a record high temperature for today, but how we could see rain or snow on Thursday. And Grace Reader brought on a fellow CTV guest for sports predictions. CTV News Producer Brynn Carman can be reached at news…
  • Cal men and women’s crew both have successful weekends racing

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The men’s and women’s varsity rowing teams kicked off their racing season this weekend: The men sent six boats to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, while the women headed to the Pac-12 Challenge in Redwood City, California. The varsity men returned five members of the third-place varsity-eight boat from the 2014 IRA National Championships, along with several members of the team’s victorious second and third varsity boats. The team began the season ranked second in the country and is looking to build off last season’s success with the goal of winning the 2015 IRA championships in…
  • Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol discusses course, joining music industry

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    UCLA music lecturer Jeffrey Jampol has worked in the music industry for more than four decades and has spent 15 years developing and fine-tuning his course, “Music Business Now.” From opening for the Sex Pistols at Winterland in 1978 to founding his own music-oriented, non-profit organization JAM, Inc., he gained industry experience and connections which he now seeks to share with his students. His connections include Clive Davis, who will be speaking as a guest lecturer at the class, which will be open to the public on April 8 at 6 p.m. in Schoenberg. The Daily Bruin’s Nick…
  • Pushing the limits

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The Visions and Voices event, Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance took place at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday evening. The panel discussed human limitations and if what we expect from athletes, in particular baseball players, is unreasonable. The post Pushing the limits appeared first on Daily Trojan.
 
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  • Let’s bring the party to MN

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By: Martha Pietruszewski Living in Minnesota comes with certain expectations. read more
  • CTV News Tuesday, March 31st

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
      On this episode of CTV News, Karsen Bushjost gets the latest on the construction south of campus where Lake Street is down to one lane for now where a new apartment complex is being built. Kaitlyn Connolly spoke with ASCSU about the recent launch of new media campaign focused on reducing the stigma around mental health. Plus Elizabeth Prasse talks about how we almost hit a record high temperature for today, but how we could see rain or snow on Thursday. And Grace Reader brought on a fellow CTV guest for sports predictions. CTV News Producer Brynn Carman can be reached at news…
  • Cal men and women’s crew both have successful weekends racing

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The men’s and women’s varsity rowing teams kicked off their racing season this weekend: The men sent six boats to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, while the women headed to the Pac-12 Challenge in Redwood City, California. The varsity men returned five members of the third-place varsity-eight boat from the 2014 IRA National Championships, along with several members of the team’s victorious second and third varsity boats. The team began the season ranked second in the country and is looking to build off last season’s success with the goal of winning the 2015 IRA championships in…
  • Q&A: Lecturer Jeffrey Jampol discusses course, joining music industry

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    UCLA music lecturer Jeffrey Jampol has worked in the music industry for more than four decades and has spent 15 years developing and fine-tuning his course, “Music Business Now.” From opening for the Sex Pistols at Winterland in 1978 to founding his own music-oriented, non-profit organization JAM, Inc., he gained industry experience and connections which he now seeks to share with his students. His connections include Clive Davis, who will be speaking as a guest lecturer at the class, which will be open to the public on April 8 at 6 p.m. in Schoenberg. The Daily Bruin’s Nick…
  • Pushing the limits

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The Visions and Voices event, Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance took place at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday evening. The panel discussed human limitations and if what we expect from athletes, in particular baseball players, is unreasonable. The post Pushing the limits appeared first on Daily Trojan.
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    BS/MD Admissions by College Admissions Partners

  • Why Do People Hire College Admissions Counselors?

    Todd Johnson
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    A study done a few years ago show that 26% of high achieving students hire an independent educational consultant to work with them on the college admissions process. I strongly suspect that this number is even higher today. But why do this many students feel the need to have help beyond what is provided by their high school counselors? Inside Higher Ed recently discussed a report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling(NACAC).   I will note that I am a member of  NACAC. The report asked high school counselors about how they spent their time and the report found that…
  • Preparing for the New PSAT

    Todd Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you have students that are current sophomores or younger, you have probably heard something about the new SAT that will be put in place in Spring 2016.  I will be talking a bit about that in a later posting but for now I want to talk about the new PSAT which will be given this fall. In general terms, the PSAT is meant to be a shorter version of the SAT. It is used for qualification for the national merit scholarship competition. The College Board, who runs the SAT and PSAT, has just released the practice PSAT for the new test. If your student wants to review the new PSAT, and they should,…
  • Inside View from Harvard Interviewer

    Todd Johnson
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Gawker published an article from a Harvard graduate that did interviews for Harvard undergraduate admissions for 8 years. This article gives some insight into what the admissions process at Harvard, and highly selective colleges in general, are like.  You will see from the article that just being smart and involved are not enough. Every year I have a handful of students that apply to Harvard and despite their incredible intelligence and talents, most are not admitted. Does this mean that those not accepted are not qualified? In most cases, the answer is no. But you know what? All of my…
  • What Does it Take to Get Into HPME?

    Todd Johnson
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today I am going to give you some background on some of my students that have applied to Northwestern HPME so you have some idea of the type of competition you are facing when applying to this incredibly competitive program. These are not complete resumes for these students and a few minor facts are changed to protect the identify of the students. Student A was the number 1 student in a class of 300+ at one of the top public high schools in the country. His SAT was over 2,350. Multiple subject tests were all 800. He started doing research as a freshman and was an ISEF Finalist for 2 years.
  • Do BS/MD Programs Waive the MCAT?

    Todd Johnson
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    When I am first talking to a new student about BS/MD programs, they often say that one of the reasons they are interested in these programs is the waiver of the MCAT. But do these programs really waive the MCAT? It depends. There are a number of BS/MD programs that do indeed waive the MCAT for students in the program. Most of the BS/MD programs do not waive the MCAT. However, it is important to understand the requirements for the MCAT of those programs that require it. Generally, those programs that require the MCAT to advance to the medical school want to see a score of about a 30 on the old…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • I AM GOING TO COLLEGE TOO! -- April 11, 2015 - Free

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    (Click to Enlarge Image) If you would like to donate to this event click link below:  DONATE (all donations are tax deductible) WeAllBe Group Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 
  • iSchool Inclusion Institute (I3) -- Extended Deadline: March 31, 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Summer research program for undergraduate students from underrepresented populations Application deadline: March 31, 2015 | Please share with students of all majors www.ischool-inclusion.org The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the
  • Memphis Ambassadors Program - Deadline: February 28, 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
     MAP is open to 9-12 grade students as of the fall of 2015 who are residents of the city of Memphis in one of the seven city council districts. Participants must be able to work in a team environment, contribute to a positive learning atmosphere and possess the ability to work independently.   MAP is a year-round development program engaging nearly 500 students annually through
  • Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Summer Luggage Handler/Equipment Services Employee College students will earn up to $2,000 in tuition assistance in addition to your hourly rate and great travel privileges for you and your parents! Delta Airlines Airport Operations has a number of opportunities for college students to work as luggage handlers (ESEs) during their summer and winter breaks. Enrollment in a two year or four
  • 2015 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    is currently accepting applicants for their 2015 Summer Internship positions. Below are some of the Job Names, Locations and FedEx's companies: Students can apply for jobs online.  Click here (list of internships throughout the US) If you want to specific a location (state, city, etc) FedEx Services (Memphis) - Current Intern List (Click link to retrieve) Selection for
 
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    The College Driver News

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS Debuts at NY Auto Show

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The all-new Ford Focus RS is set to debut on U.S. soil at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive delivering blistering cornering speed for thrilling performance and unbridled driving enjoyment for enthusiasts in North America for the first time. The high-performance road car introduces advanced performance technologies, and is the first Ford RS equipped with selectable drive modes – including industry-first drift mode as well as launch control. The third-generation high-performance hatch features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost®…
  • Five Tips for Teaching Your Teenager to Drive

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    For teenagers, driving presents the opportunity to be more independent. It’s great when they no longer have to rely on Mum and Dad’s ‘taxi service’. They have the opportunity to come and go more freely and it also frees up a lot of your time as a parent. Of course, a lot of your new free time will be spent worrying about their safety on the roads. What’s the best way to ensure your learner driver has their freedom but also values road safety and safe driving behaviours? Here are five tips for making this major milestone a positive learning experience. 1. Be…
  • 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Borrows Volt Tech

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Chevrolet's recent production announcement of its all-electric vehicle based on the Bolt EV concept, as well as the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, will be joined by a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.   Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system, Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg, higher than the combined mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants.   An all-new direct-injection 1.8L 4-cylinder engine mated to a two-motor drive unit slightly…
  • Almighty Dodge Ram Lives On: With the Dodge Ram 1500

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    The Dodge brand has knocked out some iconic and legendary vehicles over the decades, from TV star muscle to everyday workhorses. These pickup trucks have always sold well, and although the bigger models may have been overshadowed by Ford, they still left the forecourts seemingly under the radar. Sales were consistent, but this wasn't enough in Dodge's eyes - the answer lay in the Dodge Ram 1500 and a mid-nineties, major overhaul. Bigger and BetterIn recent years Dodge has maintained this striving for a bigger and better pickup by replacing old tech with new. The stiff and dated leaf springs…
  • Volkswagen Prices 2015 Passat Limited Edition

    8 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Volkswagen has announced pricing on the 2015 Passat Limited Edition model. The Limited Edition model will have a starting MSRP of $23,995 (plus transportation) and supersedes the Wolfsburg and SE models from the current model year.   The new Limited Edition model offers a great value: compared with the automatic transmission S model, it has $2,755 of additional equipment, but costs just $1,555 more. The Limited Edition model introduces the following standard equipment above the S: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; KESSY keyless access with push-button start; a rearview camera; V-tex…
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    HackCollege

  • You Should Be Using: Denied for Mac to Skip All the Songs You Don’t Want

    Tori Reid
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music services like Spotify are really awesome, and are built to be somewhat intuitive, but they can’t read your every mood. Spotify has no idea if it’s okay to repeat songs you’ve heard in the past few hours, or if you like Nickeback based on a station you chose to play. However, Denied does know all those things, and more. For a mere $3.99 you can save yourself from hitting the skip button left and right, and just let the music play–like the perfect album. Denied works with Spotify versions 1.0.1 and below (until Spotify approves AppleScripts for later versions), iTunes, and…
  • Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

    Lauren E. Mach
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Google search: every college student uses it, but not everyone uses it equally. At one end of the spectrum is the kid who hunt-and-peck types h-t-t-p-:-/-/-w-w-w-.-g-o-o-g-l-e-.-c-o-m into Internet Explorer before typing a fourteen-word question into the search bar. On the opposite end is the ninja who can find secret ancient documents just by looking at his smartphone funny. Google search is constantly developing new features and Easter eggs. Try out a few of the ones below to narrow your results like a true search ninja. The Basics If you’re looking for a document (especially a journal…
  • The Only Reason to Go to Law School

    Emina Dedic
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    There are a million things you could do with a law degree, but the only good reason to go to law school is to become a lawyer. Yes, it’s contradictory to everything you have probably heard or been told by an academic advisor, but an advisor works for a college. I work for you. And yes, it’s true that if you get a law degree you can become a paralegal, a private investigator, a police officer, and a host of other things. It’s also true that you can get every single one of the jobs I listed in my previous sentence without a law degree and the $100,000+ in student loan debt you’d be…
  • You Should Be Using: Complete for Better Communication and Accountability on Group Projects

    Tori Reid
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Group projects suck, there’s no questioning that. But there’s nothing we can do to escape them. Complete for iOS does, however, make it easier to communicate and hold one another accountable in a fun way. It’s a simple Task Manager with a twist. You share your tasks with friends, get points for completing them, advice from friends on a tough task, and more. The entire foundation of the app is pushing one another to complete tasks in a fun and healthy way–so it definitely works for groups for school projects. Here are some of the features you get with the app: Create private or…
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to CLEP and DSST Exams

    Lauren E. Mach
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Recently, Emina wrote about testing out of classes in order to finish your degree early (or even just on time). But what does that look like in practice? Step One: Determine Which Exams Your School Accepts Complete lists of exams can be viewed on the College Board (CLEP) and ACT (DSST/DANTES) websites. In order to determine which tests will help you reach your goal, you’ll also need to look at which tests your school accepts, how much and what kind of credit they’ll give you (some schools distinguish between upper- and lower-level credit, especially with DSST exams, and some exams are…
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    Great College Advice

  • Dealing With College Rejection Letters

    Mark Montgomery
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    I recently had the privilege to contribute to an article on SafeBee entitled “Handling the Stress of College Rejection Letters.” While receiving one can sting, it’s important that prospective college students and their parents don’t hit the panic button, as well as keep in mind that college admissions is a complex process and there is an array of reasons an applicant is or isn’t accepted. In essence, don’t take it personally. Here’s an excerpt: With the arrival of spring comes one of the most anticipated (and feared) periods in a high school…
  • How To Decode a Financial Aid Award Letter

    Mark Montgomery
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    I was recently invited to contribute to Money.com‘s “advisors” pages, by which professional advisors share their expertise.  My first post, entitled “How to Decipher a Financial Aid Letter,” went live yesterday. Here’s a quick excerpt: The first step for families trying to assess financial aid packages from different schools is to separate “family money” from “other people’s money.” This process helps focus the mind — and the budget — on forms of financial aid that truly reduce the overall cost of a college education. Each college provides a…
  • University of Chicago Student Thanks Educational Consultant Mark Montgomery

    Mark Montgomery
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    A former student from Minnesota took time from his busy academic schedule at the University of Chicago to write these words about the time we spent together working on college selection and applications.  He is now finishing up his first year, and to hear him tell it, he’s loving where he has landed.  Though he thanks me, the truth is that he did the work.  He made the grades, studied for the tests, won his awards, and did all the heavy thinking about which sorts of schools would be right for him.  He also wrote the essays and performed in the interviews.  I was glad to be…
  • Are Ivy League Admissions a Sham?

    Mark Montgomery
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    An article the other day from The Gawker, written anonymously, provides a window on alumni interviews in the Ivy League. While most of the article is a tirade against the “unfair” admissions systems at Harvard (when was it ever fair…see Jerome Karabel’s book, The Chosen:  The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton), the article does offer some backhanded advice to would-be Ivy applicants: Yet for the last few years, it’s felt like the normal, inquisitive, relatively unfiltered teenager of the early 2000’s has been…
  • MIT Celebrates Pi Day by Sending Out Admissions Letters

    Mark Montgomery
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:35 pm
    You can’t say that MIT doesn’t have a sense of humor. As well as a pretty big film budget. Take a look at the video they released on Pi Day this year.  It features drones.  And admissions decisions. Mark Montgomery Educational Consultant
 
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    CampusGrotto College Blog

  • 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket

    15 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The 2015 Men's NCAA Tournament Bracket has been released and the #1 seeds have gone to Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, and Wisconsin. You can download and print a 2015 bracket here. This year's championship game will be played in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 6th. If you are filling out a bracket this year like millions of others, you're going to have to pick a few upsets as all four #1 seeds have met in the Final Four just once. (2008) NCAA Tournament Statistics Here are a few NCAA tournament statistics to help you in filling out your bracket. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985: A…
  • College Study Strategies: Organize a Study Group

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Dr. Richard Light, a Harvard researcher and Professor of Teaching and Learning at Harvard Graduate School of Education, was sent out on a mission to find the single best predictor of college success. After ten years of research and surveying 1,600 Harvard students, he found a key element to university achievement: the ability of a student to either join or create a study group. We encourage you to incorporate this successful study strategy into your routine: Find or create a study group for your classes. {loadposition contentbox} Assuming you already have a solid study plan in place, it’s…
  • America's Most Expensive College Dorms

    30 Dec 2014 | 9:17 pm
    For the 2014-2015 school year, the average cost of room and board is priced at $9,804 for public colleges and $11,188 for private colleges. To no surprise, colleges in California, New York, and the Boston area charge a bit more and top the list of most expensive dorms. The highest-priced dorms can be found in New York, where students get to enjoy the conveniences of living in Manhattan and fabulous skyline views from high-rise dorms. Going to school in New York can be quite an experience for a first-year college student, but one that comes with a hefty price tag. Looking at tuition and fees…
  • America's 100 Most Expensive Colleges

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    No two things are more stressful to a prospective college student than the question of getting accepted and determining if they can actually afford attending the school of their dreams. The cost of college is no joke, and is something we have tried to put a spotlight on since we started ranking expensive colleges back in 2007, as it is a troublesome debt many students will carry for years to come. The list of the 100 most expensive colleges by total cost (tuition + room & board + required fees) are all private and range from $56,000 all the way up to $65,000 per year. This is a significant…
  • College Search for Beginners

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The college search process is long and grueling and often leads to some stressful decision making. Deciding on what college to attend can become an overwhelming experience, and for good reason. After all, there are hundreds of them across the country, all great schools for different reasons. Your first step is to take a deep breath and relax. You want to be completely in control and focused as you go on to make this decision. Here we’ll point you to some useful resources and cover some important topics to get you started in the college search process. In the end, it is you that makes the…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to https://animoto.com/play/Pvhh0ATjCknt0EUyD700yw What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
 
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • Number of LSAT Test-Takers Increased in February 2015

    Steve Schwartz
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    The Law School Admission Council just released the number of February 2015 LSAT-takers, and it's quite a surprise. After over four years of (virtually) steady decline* in the number of LSAT test-takers, the number has increased significantly. Specifically, it increased by 4.4% year-over-year - from 19,499 to 20,358. Many prospective law school applicants have been dissuaded over the past few
  • Should Law Schools Drop The LSAT Requirement?

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    I was just interviewed on Huffington Post Live about some recent changes in law school admissions, along with Elie Mystal of Above the Law and Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency. *** From HuffPo: Two law schools will now accept a limited number of students who have not taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and others may follow suit. What impact will this have on students, law
  • Law School Addenda Quick Tips

    Steve Schwartz
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    The below excerpt with quick tips on law school optional essays and addenda is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. -If an essay prompt applies to you, ignore the “optional” designation—it’s in your best interest to respond if you have something relevant to say; -Consider whether an explanation statement that’s not required actually adds something to the application package or is
  • How to Get a Perfect Score on LSAT Logic Games

    Steve Schwartz
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    This LSAT Blog post lists all the Logic Games-related blog posts you should read toward the beginning of your prep. I've listed them in the specific order in which you should read them, along with the relevant Logic Games you should complete from LSAT PrepTests 52-61. Use my LSAT Logic Games Cheat Sheet as a quick-reference, and you can use my Logic Games Guide and Mastering Logic Games for
  • Becoming an LSAC Test Specialist: Job Posting

    Steve Schwartz
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Ever wondered how someone becomes an LSAC Test Specialist? I've conducted several interviews with a former writer of LSAT test questions, and, in them, he does talk about his background a bit. However, I recently came across a job posting from LSAC. They're looking for a new test specialist to join their team. While it might be considered a conflict of interest to write test questions and then
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  • Mom amazes with letter about her 'rude' kids

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Mom amazes with letter about her 'rude' kids WBMAWhen Kyesha heard that her daughters had disrespected fellow moviegoers during a screening of 'Cinderella,' she didn't just let it go.Note that everyone is applaudingMore to seeMost overpriced city in US is ...'Hot' math teacher is also a model
  • Patton's ex may not like her recent comment

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Patton's ex may not like her recent commentGettyWhile opening up about her newfound independence, Paula Patton inadvertently put down her nine-year marriage to Thicke.Words that may sting ex-husbandTake a peekMJ prank called Russell CroweJulianne Moore dropped from ad?
  • Cliven Bundy makes a move on new land law

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Cliven Bundy makes a move on new land lawGettyThe rancher, known for a standoff with federal authorities last year, gathered with more than 100 people to rally in support of the bill.'We're here to take our state back'More headlinesNigeria's new presidentClimate change policy is official
  • Move had roast trending well into Tuesday

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Move had roast trending well into TuesdayAPDuring a typical 'Comedy Central' roast, the subject of said roast doesn't normally do this at the end.Opportunity Justin couldn't resist seizingMore headlines'DWTS' dance goes off planLatest in 'Springer' producer scandal
  • Joni Mitchell hospitalized in LA Tuesday

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Joni Mitchell hospitalized in LA TuesdayAPLos Angeles fire officials said paramedics answered a 911 call in Bel Air, where Mitchell lives, and took a patient to the hospital.Statement official website releasedNews headlines to watchGoogle Maps blurs Lubitz' homeIran nuke talks extended
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    Get Into College Blog

  • Why Take the SAT/ACT Early in the College Admissions Process

    Steve Schwartz
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    As you likely know, the SAT/ACT requires a significant time commitment. For this reason, under ideal circumstances, you won't have to complete most of the application process while simultaneously studying for the SAT/ACT. Instead, try to get the SAT/ACT out of the way early (during your junior year). Then, you can focus on the majority of the application without having to worry about SAT/ACT
  • College Recommendation Letters Advice

    Steve Schwartz
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The letters of recommendation are one of the most important parts of your college application. Besides the college essay, it is the main window into the intangibles of who you are as a person in and out of the classroom. It can seem like you have little control over how these letters turn out. After all, you can’t write them yourself (unless you have an exceptionally lazy/generous teacher.)
  • Volunteering and the College Admissions Process

    Steve Schwartz
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Believe it or not, you don't need to volunteer to get into college. You can show your individuality by starting your own business. I would be surprised if you weren’t immediately skeptical. Allow me to explain. There are a number of reasons why starting your own business is an excellent sign of leadership and actually much simpler than it appears. Here are 3 reasons you should undertake this
  • How to Become President of a High School Club by 12th Grade

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Even if classwork and standardized tests aren't your cup of tea, there's still hope. Extracurriculars are the area where people skills wins out over book smarts. However, if everything you do in extracurriculars happens behind the scenes, it's hard to show admissions officers YOU were the mover and shaker. This week's post gives you a road map to help you get that prized leadership position.
  • College Application Supplemental Material | What to Include, What to Leave Out

    Steve Schwartz
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Aside from all the required parts of the college application, there are the supplemental / optional parts. One of these is the option to include something extra that will give the admissions committee added insight into who you are, beyond the main parts of the application. Examples of extra material that you might include: poems, pictures, stories, tapes, and articles you've written — the sky
 
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • Why Recruiters Aren’t Returning Your Calls

    Allison
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There is a long-standing misconception among job seekers about recruiters – how they can help, how to engage them and, most often, why they’re not returning your calls. When I was head of marketing for the Association of Executive Search Consultants, we spent a lot of time explaining the difference between retained search consultants and contingency recruiters. To provide candidates with the opportunity to be “found” by search firms, the organization created a senior-level candidate site called BlueSteps.com, where candidates could pay a fee to list their credentials and search firms…
  • Colleges Make It Pay for Students to Take Unpaid Internships

    Allison
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    To enable all students to take advantage of unpaid internships, many colleges are now offering grants on a first-come basis. Find out if your school offers such a program here.
  • How College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

    Allison
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Use your winter break from college wisely--it's a great time to plan your career.
  • 5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Leader

    Allison
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
      Photograph by John Santerre 2010 Being a leader means knowing who you are and what you stand for—You’ve decided upon your mission and you have a vision for how to get there. It’s informed by your value system—what you care most about and what you feel is right. Developing yourself as a leader means declaring a need in the market that you are passionate about satisfying, what your role might be in meeting that need and the audience you want to serve.…
  • The Interest You Left Behind

    Allison
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    We all have subjects that particularly interest us, that capture our attention. It could be a skill, a hobby or just a topic you follow very closely. Try taking note of the articles that attract you online or in the newspaper and you’ll have your answer. Have you incorporated that interest into the job you have today? As much as we are told, to use a trite term, to “follow our passion”, many times life leads us down a different path and we leave that interest behind.…
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • What Would You Do With 20 More Hours per Week?

    Startup Collective
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    By now, it’s become commonly accepted that multitasking is bad. However, there are several opportunities throughout the day during where “double-tasking” can be your the best friend of a young professional. By grouping the activities below together, I routinely add up to four hours of productivity to my day...   
  • 14 Soft Skills to Master As a Twenty-Something

    Danny Rubin
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    What if, as online courses become more legitimate and trustworthy and internships and apprenticeships provide even more value, employers stop caring about where we gain the skills required — and only care that we have them? In order to attract the attention of those employers, here are 14 soft skills – intangible qualities you won’t find in any textbook – that you'll want to master as a twenty-something...   
  • Career Confusion: Which Job Might Be Right For You? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” From about the age of six, this is a question we hear often. And by the time we’re in high school, it seems everyone we meet asks us some variation of this question. But how do you really know – based on your strengths, weaknesses and personality type –what career is right for you? And if you do already have an answer to the “…when you grow up…” question, how do you know if that career will be in high demand by employers? Vista College, through this comprehensive infographic, not   
  • Job Search Sabotage: Taking Rejection Too Personally

    Simply Hired
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    In “The Four Agreements,” a bestselling book by Don Miguel Ruiz, “Don’t take anything personally,” is the second agreement. Taking things personally in your job search can result in feelings of hurt and inadequacy when you get rejected, something goes wrong in the job interview process or you receive bad advice...   
  • How to Choose a Profession That Fits Your Personality

    Ms. Career Girl
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s a saying almost anyone trying to find the best career for them has heard before. It could also be said that if you choose a profession that suits your personality, you will also be able to enjoy better job satisfaction and work-life balance too...   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • March (Hunger) Madness: GrubHub Ranks Hungriest Colleges in the U.S.

    Doug Schantz
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:32 pm
    No two things go together better than game day and takeout from your favorite spot. Whether it’s pizza and wings, burgers and fries or foot-long subs and chips, the official start of March Madness means an inevitable spike in restaurant business that only the NCAA Basketball Championships can generate. In honor of March Madness, food takeout and delivery app GrubHub provided Huffington Post with a ranking of the hungriest colleges in the U.S., determined by comparing the average number of orders per day over the three weeks leading up to last year’s March Madness to the number of food…
  • How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Post-College Road Trip

    Doug Schantz
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    College may be coming to a close, but there’s still time to bond with your friends after you’ve all turned your tassels on graduation day. Many memories can be made on a cross-country road trip before you each set out on your individual journeys. So, pack your bags and your friends, and plan a road trip with the following tips: Save Your Money The first step in planning your road trip should be to save money. Think about saving well in advance to the date of your anticipated road trip, whether you’re using a bank account or a change jar. For multi-week or month-long trips, start saving…
  • 5 Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your College Style

    Doug Schantz
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    What do Ramen Noodles, care packages and free events have in common? They’re all very appealing to college students, particularly those who are financially strapped. And for those who are fashion savvy, affordable apparel is equally important. But after tuition, fees, books and living expenses are paid, there’s little left for shopping. Fortunately, there are ways to upgrade your style on the cheap. Here are a few ideas to help you get started: Sunglasses Protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays as you walk to class with a stylish pair of sunglasses like Oakley or Ray Ban. After…
  • New Laws Help To Protect Students From Identity Theft

    Doug Schantz
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Did you know that college students are five times more likely to be a victim of identity theft than just about anyone else? In fact, an FTC study showed that people in their twenties log the most identity theft complaints. It’s not that thieves are targeting students; think of campus identity theft as a crime of circumstance. Close quarters plus lax security across student devices means virtual pickpockets have it easy. And where once a thief took a gamble when snagging a smartphone for this kind of info pilfering, innovations like the quad core processor and mobile network advances…
  • Second U.S. School to Offer Athletic Scholarships to Gamers

    Doug Schantz
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    While purists are still trying to accept Robert Morris University’s decision to offer scholarships to video gamers, another school has decided to do exactly the same thing. Expect another round of dismay and criticism from old-school sports fans as the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, a small liberal arts school in the eastern section of the state, begins to offer scholarships for talented gamers in the fall of 2015. Like the scholarship at the Chicago-based Robert Morris, the University of Pikesville will offer athletic scholarships to those who excel at playing League of Legends, the…
 
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    College Info Geek

  • Rationality and Precise Thinking (Ep. 57)

    Thomas Frank
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    We’re pressured to have opinions on everything – but how do you know what your opinion actually represents? In this episode, we’ll scratch the surface of rational thinking with an analysis of heuristics and how they can cause us to gloss over the details that lie beneath the shiny, symbolic veneer of what we call “beliefs”. This is actually (mostly) a narration of a post I wrote several months ago. The subject matter is a bit less accessible than what I normally write about, but it’s something I personally care about and wanted to express. So I’m…
  • Inside HabitRPG with Siena Leslie and Vicky Hsu (Ep. 56)

    Thomas Frank
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Building new habits can be really tough. Here’s something that’s not so tough, however – grinding levels in Final Fantasy. Or hunting for legendaries in Pokemon.  Video games – especially RPGs – are incredibly good at instilling habits that keep you playing for hours and hours. What if you could attack real-life habit-building challenges with the same levels of motivation? HabitRPG is an app that lets you do that. For me, HabitRPG has been the best tool hands-down for building strong habits that I’ve ever used; with it, I was able to build the…
  • Why (And How) You Should Build An Impossible List

    Thomas Frank
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    I once heard that, at the age of 19, Jim Carrey wrote himself a “check” for $10 million on the back of a napkin. The check was post-dated for 10 years in the future, and ten years later, Carrey had made millions from the successful movies he’d starred in. Writing down your goals is powerful, and today I want to show you exactly how I do it with a tool called the Impossible List. It looks a bit like a bucket list, but it’s definitely not the same. Here’s what Joel Runyon, the creator of the first Impossible List, said about the difference between the two: The…
  • Um… With Adam Clark (Ep. 55)

    Thomas Frank
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    This is one of those episodes that’s so packed with deep, meaningful conversation that’s it’s honestly very hard to title it. It’s long, meandering conversation about the meaning of life, happiness, deciding when to quit or push ahead, and other topics with my friend Adam Clark, who runs a show called The Gently Mad. Adam is one of those people who I end up talking to on Skype for approximately two hours longer than I intend to whenever one of us calls the other. We think about a lot of the same things, and as podcasters, we both like to air out those thoughts. Since…
  • Earning Two Free Master’s Degrees Through Volunteering With Katie Dwyer (Ep. 54)

    Thomas Frank
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Hey there, friends! So, being someone who makes content about college, I love talking to people who do the same. That’s why today I’m talking with my friend Katie Dwyer, who runs the excellent blog My College Advice. Katie is a self-described “over-educated nerd” who has followed her passions to remarkable opportunities. Her interests have led her to unconventional places, from classrooms in prisons to internships in rural Honduras. She’s also been able to leverage her experiences in college and in volunteering to win scholarships, which enabled her to earn two…
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  • College Scholarships Ending in April

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Apply for College Scholarships April isn’t just the month your parents have to submit their tax returns (which will come in handy when you file the FAFSA). It’s also a month full of college scholarship opportunities. This month’s featured scholarship opportunities give out prizes ranging from about $500 to $10,000. And, not of the scholarships are need-based; some are based on merit (aka your achievements) only. Check out these seven scholarships: American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship: High school seniors can apply for this scholarship by reading an essay on automatic fire…
  • Best College Admissions Videos on YouTube

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    Best College Admissions Videos on YouTube Tired of seeing the same-old brochures, emails, videos, postcards and other marketing materials from colleges? Well, there are some universities out there who think outside the box and generate creative, and eye-catching, materials to attract your attention. Here are a few of the most interesting and creative recruitment and admissions videos we’ve seen from colleges and universities on YouTube. American International College (MA): Who’s Gonna Push You? This college’s mascot gives students the “push” they need to succeed (and apply) to the…
  • 7 Ways to Save Money for College as a High School Sophomore

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    Saving Money for College It’s never too to early to start saving money for college. The average annual tuition, fees, room and board rates at four-year colleges and universities across the United States totals from about $19,000 to more than $42,000, according to the CollegeBoard.org. Your sophomore year (or anytime really!) is a great time to start saving cash for college. Here are seven ways you can get started saving money for college. Apply for scholarships. You don’t have to be a high school junior or senior to start looking for college scholarships. Some scholarships are available…
  • Overview of 5 Different College Rankings Systems

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    Overview of College Ranking Systems College rankings abound. These rankings are often subjective, or only look at select data sets, so colleges may have different rankings depending on the service ranking it. Rankings may help you determine how good of a reputation a college has, but it shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision. You’ll also want to consider the cost, how it matches your interests (like if it has your major!), the location and more. As you get started putting your college list together, here’s a quick overview of a few different college rankings you may come across.
  • Colleges That Offer a Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Graduating College in Four Years About 59 percent of students in four-year bachelor’s degree programs graduate college in six years. Despite that statistic, it is possible to get a bachelor’s degree in four years today, but it takes good planning, hard work and dedication. Some colleges even offer special four-year guarantees where if certain conditions are met, and the classes you need to take are not available, the college will cover any additional costs past four years. The student requirements of the guarantees vary by college, but may require you to stick to one college major,…
 
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Four Surprising Facts About Millennials

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    This could be a big year for the Millennial generation. As a group, those born between 1981 and 1997 could finally overcome the number of Baby Boomers and become the most dominant force in the economy and society. Sometimes they get a bad rap for being too into their digital worlds, or staying at home too long with their parents. But they might be smarter than you think with some of the actions they are taking. Here are four surprising facts you might not know about the up-and-coming Millennial generation: • They’re Learning to Save Money: You thought they were crazy for living at home,…
  • Does It Seem Like All Financial Aid Awards Are the Same?

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    March is the time of year when high school seniors and their parents start receiving financial aid award letters from the various colleges to which the student has applied. In these letters each college will list out a variety of financial aid awards that can help reduce the family’s out-of-pocket costs for college. Once you start lining the letters up and trying to compare them against each other, though, it can get a bit confusing. All financial awards are not created equally, so it is important to understand their differences. Here are some of the variations you can expect to see in…
  • Is There Anything Else if Federal Financial Aid Doesn’t Cover It All?

    admin
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Attending college can make a huge difference for your child. It can lead to a higher paying job and better quality of life. There is a lot riding on the Student Air Reports which high school seniors and their parents should be receiving now. If you completed the FAFSA in January, this report will summarize that information and provide your Expected Family Contribution, or EFC. Based on this, your child’s potential colleges will put together their financial aid award letters for you, which will finally reveal the amount of scholarships, grants, and loans you can expect, and give you an…
  • Millennials Face Money and Mental Challenges in Job Search

    admin
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    According to Pew Research Center tabulations of Census Bureau population figures, the generation known as the “Millennials” is facing a milestone year in 2015. During this year, the population of people roughly born between 1981 and 1997 will officially overtake the “Baby Boomers” as the nation’s largest living generation. Bookended by students entering college and adults facing family and job pressures, the Millennials are taking on life’s challenges with their own unique spin. With the U.S. economy beginning to pull out of its tailspin, here are a few of the money and mental…
  • Should Your Small Business Be Marketing on Tumblr?

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    This blog has provided insights on many ways that small businesses can market themselves – from old school email marketing to newer concepts such as content marketing and Twitter – but one opportunity that has not been covered is Tumblr. Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website that is now owned by Yahoo! Users can post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog, as well as follow blogs from other users. Since there are currently over 220 million blogs which are hosted on Tumblr, this might be one platform that small business owners should consider…
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  • ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Deadline:  April 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $20,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be an Hispanic high school senior panning to study engineering The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions.   Eligibility: read more
  • Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Deadline:  There are several April deadlines, check the FAQ's carefully Eligibility:  Other, see comments Comments:  K-12, High School or College - There are multiple programs available, select the one suitable for you Denny’s Hungry for Education (HFE) is a multicultural scholarship program targeting students from elementary through college and is designed to recognize and encourage academic accomplishments. Denny’s will partner with 8 leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations to launch the programs across the United States within Denny’s…
  • NACME STEM Pre-Engineering Scholarship

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Deadline:  March 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $2500 Eligibility:  High school seniors Comments:  You must be African American, American Indian or Latino The NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes the nation’s highest achieving African American, American Indian, and Latino high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career goal. Each NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship winner receives a $2,500 award to be used toward the cost of attendance at a university.  …
  • Free Books

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Free Books:  We are giving away these excess books that have helped us guide and direct students for many years. We would love to find new homes for them so we are offering them for free. We only ask that you pay shipping and handling expenses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.   read more
  • Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America's 100 Top Schools

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    Available:  No ISBN-13:  9780802845375 ISBN:  802845371 Condition:  Very Good Shipping and Handling:  $5 Payment is by Paypal. Please send an email to confirm availability and for payment instructions.  Please mention the title of the book. An intellectual road map to help parents and students make their way through deciding where they can get the best liberal arts education. "It is one of those rare books that cut through the information glut to the heart of the matter", says William Bennett in his Introduction. Free Books:  <p>We are giving…
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Quarto to host week-long flash fiction contest

    Anne Marie Bompart
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    300 words. 24 hours. 4 days. Are you game? Quarto, the official literary magazine of Columbia’s undergraduate creative writing program, is hosting its first flash fiction contest, “Enter The Thunderdome,” next week, from April 6 to 9. “For four days next week, starting 12 a.m. on Monday, we’re going to be uploading a video of a guest announcer presenting an object. And then students will have 24 hours to submit a piece of 300 words or less about it,” Ikem Leigh, CC ’15 and one of the executive editors of Quarto, said. The hosts include Erik Gray, professor of English and…
  • Let's get graphic: Class of 2019 acceptance rates

    Hannah Josi
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Wonder what the class of 2019 admit rates are like for Columbia's peer institutions? Here's a handy bar graph for comparison. Be on the lookout tomorrow for a full post (with more great graphics) about college acceptance rates! Channel: Spectrum By Anna Alonso Tags: ivies admit college acceptances class of 2019 stanford can sit with us via Vectorstock
  • YOUNG: The stories behind the journeys

    K Reller
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    The fun part about covering sports is that you never know what your fate will be on a given day. For instance, you may stand for nearly seven hours in the cold to broadcast Columbia baseball’s wildly entertaining sweep of the Fighting “Call Me Maybes” of Harvard. But the truly memorable experiences were not about what took place on the field. Here are some of those short stories that took place during my travels to the various venues I described last week Robertson Field, New York: April 2011 The skies opened up during the nightcap of a doubleheader. I went into the press box to take…
  • Eke makes leaps and bounds for Columbia track and field

    K Reller
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    In eighth grade, Nadia Eke decided to teach herself how to triple jump. “I thought it would probably be the easiest thing, since I didn’t actually want to do track,” the Columbia senior said.   Because her high school, Holy Name Central Catholic High School, in Worcester, Massachusetts, did not have a developed track and field program, Eke turned to the Internet, watching videos of professional triple jumpers, proper technique, and strength exercises. That seemed to work. Over the course of her high school career, Eke gradually moved up the U.S. high school rankings to earn a runner-up…
  • Softball loses to Stony Brook in rain-shortened contest

    K Reller
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Light Blue softball once again had its plans deterred by the wintry March weather. Despite starting off in sunny conditions, the Lions (4-16) were only able to play five innings of their planned doubleheader against Stony Brook (10-8) and ended up suffering an 8-0 loss. Sophomore Tonia Wu got the start on the mound, but surrendered two runs in the second and two more in the third before being replaced by fellow sophomore Kayla Maloney. The Seawolves would rack up an additional five runs against Maloney between the next two innings. On the offensive side, Columbia garnered just one hit—from…
 
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    NextStepU

  • Opinion: Is a new app to monitor attendance in class ethical?

    Laura Sestito
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    With the rising cost of higher education, new research is being done in order to come up with ways to ensure that students are getting the most bang for their buck — including making sure they’re attending class. Most recently, researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology have come up with an app that uses facial recognition as a way to monitor attendance. In order for the app to work, the instructor scans the room with his or her phone to capture everyone’s image at the beginning of each semester. Then when each class starts, they do the same thing. The app then logs…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Sam Houston State University

    Laura Sestito
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    In Huntsville, Texas, Sam Houston State University is located between Houston and Dallas. Founded to honor General Sam Houston, SHSU is surrounded by forests, lakes and ranch lands. Even though the school is in the top 7 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities according to the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, SHSU offers an affordable education. Academic Life With over 80 majors, students have many options as to what they want to study. Majors include computer animation, management, biology and victim studies. If you attend SHSU, you’ll be taught by a well-educated faculty. In…
  • Major Monday — Tourism and Travel

    Laura Sestito
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Are you outgoing? Do you like learning about various cultures and people? If you like helping others and making plans, a travel and tourism management major might be for you. Whether it’s a trip for business or pleasure, you’ll make it as easy as possible for your customer. Education A travel and tourism management program most likely leads to an associate degree. In order to get firsthand experience, it’s recommended that students in this program do some traveling, especially studying abroad. You’ll take courses in travel agency management, business presentations, hospitality law,…
  • Dressing Appropriately on Campus

    Laura Sestito
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The unthinkable has finally started to happen — the cold is making its way out and in it’s place are warmer temperatures and a strong case of spring fever. Now is the time of year where students and faculty make it out of their winter lairs and into the fresh air. With so much exposure, though, it’s hard to remember what was appropriate to wear on campus when you weren’t bundled up in 15 different layers. Try this guide to jump-start your spring wardrobe without causing too many double-takes: In the dining hall Meals give you a break from the never-ending classes,…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Trinity Washington University

    Laura Sestito
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Trinity Washington University is located in the nation’s capital, just minutes from the U.S. Capitol and downtown Washington, DC. Founded in 1897, it is one of the first Catholic colleges for women in the US. Since then, Trinity has remained faithful to its primary vision with a mission to ensure access to a high quality education for women who might otherwise be excluded. The majority of students enrolled are women, but there are men attending Trinity. Academics At Trinity, there are 20 baccalaureate majors including business administration, registered nursing and education. Since Trinity…
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    All Blog

  • OSHA extends comment deadline for chemical hazard RFI

    kbrown
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Washington – OSHA has extended to Oct. 9 the comment period on its request for effective and efficient approaches to address hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace. Last year, OSHA issued a Request for Information on chemical management and permissible exposure limits. The original deadline for comment was April 8.
  • OSHA extends comment deadline for chemical hazard RFI

    kbrown
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Washington – OSHA has extended to Oct. 9 the comment period on its request for effective and efficient approaches to address hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace. Last year, OSHA issued a Request for Information on chemical management and permissible exposure limits. The original deadline for comment was April 8.
  • OSHA extends comment deadline for chemical hazard RFI

    kbrown
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Washington – OSHA has extended to Oct. 9 the comment period on its request for effective and efficient approaches to address hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace. Last year, OSHA issued a Request for Information on chemical management and permissible exposure limits. The original deadline for comment was April 8.
  • OSHA extends comment deadline for chemical hazard RFI

    kbrown
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Washington – OSHA has extended to Oct. 9 the comment period on its request for effective and efficient approaches to address hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace. Last year, OSHA issued a Request for Information on chemical management and permissible exposure limits. The original deadline for comment was April 8.
  • OSHA extends comment deadline for chemical hazard RFI

    kbrown
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Washington – OSHA has extended to Oct. 9 the comment period on its request for effective and efficient approaches to address hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace. Last year, OSHA issued a Request for Information on chemical management and permissible exposure limits. The original deadline for comment was April 8.
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    CollegeFocus

  • How to Make a Poster for a Music Gig

    Bruce Crowden
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    If you want to promote a music gig, it is really important to have an eye-catching poster. There is lots of software you can use, often for free, to create a fantastic design. However, you do need to know what you’re supposed to be doing so that your design will actually work in your favor. [...]
  • Choosing Where To Go To University

    Bruce Crowden
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    After high school, the next big decision anyone has to make is whether or not they should attend university. In today’s changing world, it is almost necessary to get a secondary degree. Although this is not the right decision for everyone, for most, it is something that should be considered and looked in to. The [...]
  • Job Opportunities With Online Economics Degrees

    Bruce Crowden
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    In the event that you are currently interested in how and why people choose resources and have an attraction to goods/service production, it is time to seriously think about the economics degree. You can so easily find work as economist these days since basically all industries out there have available opportunities. To make it even [...]
  • Four Ways Students Can Pay for College without Taking out Loans

    Bruce Crowden
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    When the recession hit, many Americans found themselves out of work and with skills that didn’t help them find jobs. It’s not surprising then that so many adults went back to school and found themselves sharing classroom space with students much younger than them. Some did not go back to school simply because they couldn’t [...]
  • What to Expect from Common Core Tests This Spring

    Sani
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Spring’s coming up, and so are the Common Core exams! If this year is anything like last year, students all over the country will be in for a nasty surprise (again). After all, there was much confusion and controversy surrounding the exams last time, and that’s putting it mildly. Still, the powers that be seem [...]
 
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    First Generation Student

  • Tailoring Your College Experience

    Leobardo Espinoza
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Before you even get to college, it is important to think about what kind of experience you’d like to have. As a college student, you will have the opportunity to tailor your experience to whatever you want it to be. College is like a buffet restaurant; everything you could possibly want is laid out in front of you for you to choose, but it’s up to you to decide what your meal will look like. Out of the millions of things to choose from, you’re only going to be able to do a fraction of them. This is why it is important to plan ahead about what you want your experience to look…
  • Preparing for College with AP: Why It Matters, and Why It’s Personal

    Steven Colón
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    I’m passionate about every part of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity work, but encouraging students who have shown the potential to be successful in challenging courses to take AP classes is especially personal and rewarding. Those students have proven they are ready and should be encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities they’ve earned through their hard work and grit. I took one AP course in high school — AP calculus — and it was easily one of the best classes I ever took. I took it because I liked math and knew I was good at it, but I…
  • Handling the Pressure of Others’ Expectations

    Shantae Edwards
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Pressure. A single word with a powerful meaning. As a first-generation college student, pressure was a big part of my life. In ninth grade, I felt completely alone. I looked around, and I saw many people from my community; however, few shared in my dreams for success. I didn’t allow this to discourage me, though; on the contrary, it inspired me to push forward and make things happen for myself. The struggle to resist this pressure is real. It creeps up on you whenever others deem you “exceptional” or impose an impossible array of expectations on you. It hurts because there…
  • Advice for Rural Students on Adjusting to College in Urban Areas

    MyKayla Hilgart
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    I grew up in a small town. To give you some perspective – it is unincorporated, an hour-and-a-half drive away from Walmart in any direction and does not even have a stoplight. While it was a great, safe place to grow up, I always knew I wanted to go away for college, and eventually, even farther away for a career. I have always enjoyed traveling anywhere and everywhere, but my family much prefers to stay home in the solitude of Northern Wisconsin. Lucky for me, they are understanding and support me in all my endeavors. My mother is a bank teller, and my father is a machinist; however,…
  • How to Turn Professors’ Feedback into a Plan for Success

    Shawn Patrick
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Working in a writing center, I often help students try to understand their professor’s feedback on their essays. The prospect of not being able to figure out what their professor wants overwhelms them and causes more stress throughout the writing process. If you count yourself among these students, the road to becoming a more confident writer begins with learning how to turn feedback into a plan for future success. Reading feedback When a professor hands you back a paper, don’t just flip to the last page to see the grade. Find the assignment sheet and any rubric your professor…
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    Centura College

  • 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.
  • Personal Data Privacy and You

    Lindsey Amick
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    In the expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy is gaining increasing attention. While the average American is beginning to recognize and understand the true value of their personal information, people also continue to express concerns about their privacy online. Lately, a slew of research has been released about how the public perceives the digital economy’s impact on their privacy. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, 91% of Americans believe they’ve lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies, and 64%…
  • How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less

    Holly Dalby
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less A good career as a Dental Assistant that pays a median of $34,500 and can be learned in 15 months or less isn’t too good to be true according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those in the field of a Dental Assistant can expect a projected growth of 25 percent over the next eight years. That means 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. Careers in the health care industry carry an unemployment rate of 1.2 percent to 5.3 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics making this industry one of the most…
  • Computer Networking Jobs: What No One Is Talking About

    Holly Dalby
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Computer Networking Jobs: What No One Is Talking About No matter the industry, in the 21st century all professions depend on computer networking to keep business informed, employees connected, and information flowing. These networks do not run by themselves, and administrators are needed to take a hands-on approach to troubleshooting. At this point in time it is almost a cliche when you hear someone say that  computer networking jobs, or anything in the computer science industry is “growing fast.” That is quite an understatement. And even with this common knowledge, there are a…
  • Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One!

    Holly Dalby
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One! The good news for massage therapy jobs is that the field is growing. From 2012 to 2022, employment in massage therapy is projected to grow 23%. This is faster than average for all other occupations and creates new opportunities for newly-certified massage therapists. However, securing one of these jobs is still very competitive.  The American Massage Therapy Association estimates that there are 300,000 to 340,000 massage therapists in the United States, including students.  Getting one of these new jobs will depend on job seekers securing the right…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • New PSAT Practice Test Available!

    Suniti Mathur
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The College Board recently released a practice test for the new PSAT that will be administered in Fall 2015. This is a great opportunity for you to see what kinds of questions to expect! Here's my advice: Try it out!There's no better way to learn more about the test than actually trying it out yourself. Make sure you do it in a timed environment and get rid of any distractions. This will lead to a more realistic score result. The test will be 2 hours and 45 minutes long. You will need a number 2 pencil, a calculator, the printed test, and scratch paper. Read the directions and notes…
  • Current SAT vs. New SAT Downloadable Flyer

    Suniti Mathur
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Many students have requested a simple side-by-side comparison of the current SAT vs the New SAT, so we are delivering on our promise.   To view, print or download the TestRocker comparison chart, simply click on the link below: http://blog.testrocker.com/current-vs-new-sat-info And if you have any questions at all, make sure you fill out the comments box below!  You might also enjoy the following blogs: The New SAT: Advice for the Class of 2017 How Will The Vocab Section Change on the New SAT The Content and Structure of the New SAT What the College Board Plans to Change about…
  • Disappointed With Your First SAT Attempt? Tips for a better SAT score!

    Suniti Mathur
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Ok, so your first attempt wasn’t exactly the cakewalk you thought it would be. It’s not the end of the world. That’s why the test is offered several times a year. There is still time to improve (if there is at least one test date before your college application deadlines).  Most students take the test more than once, increasing their chances of the score they want. Each test you take is an opportunity to improve the next time around. Taking a test is like flexing a specific muscle. The more you do it, the better your results will become. But like every workout, you need to stay…
  • 5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Test Prep Method for the SAT/ACT

    Suniti Mathur
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Selecting a test prep method can be a daunting task. Every student is different, so there isn't one option out there that works for everyone. You know yourself better than others, so ask yourself the questions below, and make sure you do your research! When will I have time to prepare?  Consider your academic course load and extra-curricular activities. If have a busy schedule, and are involved in many different activities, it will be difficult for you to use a method of prep that requires being present at specific times – whether it is on the weekend or after school. You need to…
  • International Students: 10 Steps to College Acceptance in the US

    TestRocker Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you are an international student and you want to pursue your undergraduate studies in the United States, this blog is for you! You will definitely need to have a clear plan of action as you go through the application process. To help you get started, we asked our friend and highly accomplished international admissions expert, Peter Davos, to provide a list of the steps to college success in the US. 1. Pursue your academic passion With over 4,000 universities in the US, it's important to make the right choices. Take the time to choose a university that offers the major that you…
 
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    Hokie Nation

  • Frank Beamer Fired

    HokieNation
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Virginia Tech Football Coach Frank Beamer has been fired according to the Associated Press. The University has scheduled a Press Conference at 4:00pm EST The post Frank Beamer Fired appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Lets Go Hokies Remix (Videos)

    HokieNation
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:29 am
    Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams Lets Go Hokies Cheer The Go Hokies Kid Singing Go Hokies Lets Go Hokies enough said Lets Go Hokies Virginia Tech Candlelight Vigil – Let’s Go! Hokies!       The post Lets Go Hokies Remix (Videos) appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Virginia Tech Happy Video

    HokieNation
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams seems to excel at creating songs. Here is is his Oscar nominated song. Virginia Tech Happy Video. This incredible #VTHappy video was created by Blair Retnauer. Big props! She did an incredible job. Subscribe to Blair on YouTube Follow Blair on Facebook The post Virginia Tech Happy Video appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Virginia Tech Enter Sandman Mini Band

    HokieNation
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Virginia Tech Enter Sandman Mini Band Could these children be the Virginia Tech Hokie Pep Band in 8 years? Join their facebook page here:http://www.facebook.com/TheMiniBand Download their EP for free here!https://www.reverbnation.com/theminiband Live at the Bucklebury Beer Festival, The Mini band, with Zoe Thomson and Harry Jackson on lead guitars, Kieran Fell on Rhythm, Harrison Read on lead vocals, Archie Zolotuhin on Bass and Charlie Emmons on drums. The guitar/vocals are 8 years old, bass and drums 10 years old. The post Virginia Tech Enter Sandman Mini Band appeared first on Hokie…
  • Virginia Tech Military Support

    HokieNation
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Virginia Tech Military Support began in 1872 with the creation of the ROTC. Hokie Nation is proudly represented over the desert of Afghanistan. The Hokie Nation is proudly representing Virginia Tech and the United States. Virginia Tech Military Support Andrew Bibbins Hokie Nation taking care of the troops and representing! The post Virginia Tech Military Support appeared first on Hokie Nation.
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    Easy Scholarships Now

  • Art Scholarships to Choose From

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Art scholarships seem to be a thing of the past since the study of art isn’t exactly considered a profitable career. However, you might be surprised at how generous the art world can be. With the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Health Insurance Options for Students

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Being in the prime of their lives as well as having youth and vigor on their side often lead students to believing that they do not need health insurance because such policies are for the ‘old’... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Difference Between Coverdell ESA’s and 529 Plans

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    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many times studies are not easily affordable and it seems that paying for college is becoming more expensive than ever. Parents can have difficulties sending their children to college, but there are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Foreign Language Scholarships that You Could Consider

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    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is a high demand for multilingual experts all over the world right now, because of the globalization process. Many scholarships are offered to foreign language learners in the public domain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Journalism Scholarship Options Are Plentiful

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    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The journalism field continues to evolve to this day through not only broadcast media but also through electronic media. Today you can find many journalism scholarships to help pay your way through... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Plato Shrugs

  • Slavery and Slaughter: Animal Ethics

    collectivistduck
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    We kill animals, insects, bacteria, plants, and more without remorse or care. No tears are shed for the wanton slaughter of insects or the mass extermination of trees. Every season we harvest our genetically engineered (or selectively bred) animals and plants. No one has nightmares over the death of a spider who was stepped on; a casualty of coincidence. And I don’t see media decrying the abject domestication and persistent war against dangerous and helpful bacterium. As every day we wash our hands at the sink we are obliterating countless cellular and complex organisms. For the most part I…
  • Ferguson and Race; Power and Color

    collectivistduck
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Racism has existed since competing tribes have existed. It is a deeply engrained, biological creation. It occurs through a need for the brain to process vast quantities of information in an efficient manner. We categorize, we stereotype, and we generalize people into convenient ‘groups’. That’s not to say racism is good. Racism is clearly bad from a social and economic point of view. But it is the truth. We do not have the cognitive resources to process the amount of information we go through on a daily basis. Just think about how large your ‘video’ file would be if, everything you…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    collectivistduck
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
      It all begins in middle school. Your first election year. “I want you to become an active member of our society,” our enthusiastic 20-something English teacher will say passionately. “Go out there and learn about the candidates! Make your voices heard! You kids are the future!” Que the mock school presidential elections, the ‘researching’ on Wikipedia of the issues. Que the ‘research essays’ on how bad the media is. Then fast forward a bit, it’s high school and the same story gets told, “it’s your duty as a citizen of this country, get out there…
  • A Lost War: Rural vs Urban Peoples

    collectivistduck
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    For the most part, we share the ideology of our parents. The way we view the world is similar, how we behave in our social sphere is similar, and the way we communicate our beliefs are all similar. For most, we like to think that we come to our ideology after in-depth discussion and critical assessment. This is certainly false. Even our youthful teenagers who decide to become a libertine communists in the face of an evangelical Christian home must eventually come to the realization that their vision of the world has been forever warped. While on the surface they may espouse the belief in…
  • 5 Critiques of Internet Feminism

    collectivistduck
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Internet feminists are generally a very prickly, insular group. As far as the ideological groups I’ve participated in (from Fascists, Communists, Anarchists, etc.) I’d say they are by far the most unwelcoming and unwilling to talk about their beliefs on a level beyond five minute sound bites (wage gap, rape in colleges, etc.). For the most part, fringe ideological groups are very tight nit and insular, but they will surprise you by being very eager to discuss their beliefs on a deep, atomic level. Feminism is not a ‘fringe ideological’ group. They are very close to becoming mainstream…
 
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    The Student Power

  • How to Make the Most Out of a Conference

    John Ramos
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Super Students create cool stuff and cool stuff is meant to be shared. Our research projects, technical innovations and competitive... The post How to Make the Most Out of a Conference appeared first on The Student Power.
  • 4 Principles to Improve your Employability and Knowledge [Quora]

    John Ramos
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    Today, on Quora, I found a great question about how to improve ourselves as students. Question: What can I be doing... The post 4 Principles to Improve your Employability and Knowledge [Quora] appeared first on The Student Power.
  • The Big Five Personality Traits of Super Students

    John Ramos
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Our personalities don’t exactly define us, but they influence our lives at an unconscious level. Your thoughts, decisions, thoughts, ideas,... The post The Big Five Personality Traits of Super Students appeared first on The Student Power.
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] How to Develop Super Memory

    John Ramos
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Today’s post is a bit different. This goes to all you visual thinkers! The post [INFOGRAPHIC] How to Develop Super Memory appeared first on The Student Power.
  • How to Find Problems Worth Solving

    John Ramos
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it… During your student career, I’m sure that you’ve come across many challenges with no... The post How to Find Problems Worth Solving appeared first on The Student Power.
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    Keiser University College of Golf

  • 5 Popular Golf Management Companies

    angela moore
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Choosing from the long list golf course management companies can be a confusing task. With so many companies that offer different, or the same services, it can be difficult to choose the right management company for your golf course. Today we will look at five of the biggest and most popular golf management companies out there. Troon Golf Troon Golf is the largest of the golf management companies, with 207 courses worldwide. Troon Golf takes pride in providing exceptional guest service, the finest of playing conditions, as well as unmatched amenities and fine dining. Troon Golf is a true…
  • LPGA Hall of Fame Member Nancy Quarcelino Talks To Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Students

    angela moore
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Faculty Member Donna White, recently elected to the LPGA Hall of Fame, invited her friend and fellow Hall of Fame Member Nancy Quarcelino to speak to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management students about Teaching and Coaching the game of golf. Nancy Quarcelino is a member of the LPGA and PGA of America. With a career that spans over 30 years, she is regarded as one of the premier golf instructors in the country.  Nancy has coached a wide range of golfers during her career including: amateur men and women of all abilities, competitive…
  • How Is A Golf Course Designed?  

    angela moore
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Seen by the amateur or non-lover of the sport, a golf course is merely a landscape filled with green grass, trees and sand pits. However, to a golfer, golf enthusiast  or club member, a golf course is a work of art. Golf course design involves the challenging patterning and precise location of sand, grass, hills and slopes, and must be as visually pleasing as it is playable. Design Principles The perfect golf course design architect is one with an understanding of the natural landscape, and who understands the cohesion of vegetation, ponds, grasses, paths, stonework and woodwork. Golf…
  • What Are The Best Amateur Golf Tournaments To Play In?

    angela moore
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    You have been golfing a while, your handicap is dropping, and you feel it’s time to take the next step in your amateur golf career. Since the PGA is not quite knocking on your door yet, the question to ask yourself is: Which amateur golf tournaments should you enter in order to up your game? Playing in amateur golf tournaments is a great way to get into the swing of life as a pro. If you are a serious amateur golfer, there are three tournaments you must place in your calendar. Consider applying for these competitions, and gain real-life experience as a competitive golfer. It is important to…
  • What Is Golf Elbow?

    angela moore
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Suffering from a sport-related injury is never fun. It’s not so much the pain that hurts but having to sit in the clubhouse rather than walking the course. Golf elbow is a very common sports injury, not only in golf but in other sports too. This injury affects golfers, tennis players, baseball pitchers, javelin throwers, and other athletes who hold a tight grip on something in their sport. What is Golf Elbow? This is a sports injury that causes pain on the inner side of the elbow, where the forearm muscle tendons attach to the bone on the inside of the elbow. It can result in pain…
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