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    Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

    Timeline for Applying to Graduate School
    Senior Year of college – time to kick back, let loose and coast to graduation. Unless you plan to go to graduate school after college. In that case, you have quite a bit of work to do. Most of the grunt work in applying to graduate school occurs during the fall semester, but you should expect to be working on your ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes

    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes
    Updating your resume can seem like a huge task to undertake, however, you should look at yours as a living document that should be constantly updated. After all, you're constantly improving so why shouldn't your resume improve with you? The good news is - it's not a tedious task. You can can improve your resume, even if you only have a ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Top Party Schools Pay Off

    Top Party Schools Pay Off
    Whoever said it doesn't pay to play was clearly mistaken. Apparently, the work-and-play combo is still on the menu for these schools, where students get the best of both worlds. So, what’s the key element in finding these hot spots? It all started as most great discoveries do: by following the money trail. The Princeton Review. The key component to point ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Four Ways To Make Your Office Greener

    Four Ways To Make Your Office Greener
    APRIL 2011-- Earth day is fast approaching. If you’re looking for way to go green, you don’t have to look any further than your own office. Here, some tips and tricks to help you make your work life green every day of the year—and even make your lifestyle healthier in the process. Maximize Your Commute—Americans spend an average of 3.7 billion ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Overweight and Underestimated

    Overweight and Underestimated
    Amidst recent issues of a University of Mexico professor’s tweet saying that obese Ph.D. applicants lack “willpower” for dissertations, comes a study examining the issue of weight bias in universities. According to a recent study, academics who interviews graduate school applicants are more likely to favor thinner candidates for the placements. Researchers at Bowling Green State University found that graduate students ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Importance of Building Your Network Now

    The Importance of Building Your Network Now
    When students first begin their undergraduate degrees, they may think that obtaining their degree will be enough to have the kind of career they want. While earning a degree is a huge accomplishment, often other factors play into getting a first job. A few months after graduation, some students find themselves tired of searching job ads to no avail. New graduates ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources

    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources
    This April, National Volunteer Week is observed April 12-18, 2015. But, that doesn't mean that you should limit your service to one week or, even, one month! The week is all about celebrating service and according to Points of Light, "is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Student Loan Debt Rising

    Student Loan Debt Rising
    It's tough out there. And that shows when it comes to student loans. Students are borrowing more and more. According to CreditKarma.com, a consumer credit advocate, which recently released its U.S. Credit Score Climate Report with trend data for April 2011, student loan debt increased over last year. In fact, nationally, average student loan debt per consumer increased six percent since ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same

    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same
    The official unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 9 percent, due to a 200,000 person drop in the number of employed Americans. But according to PBS’s comprehensive number of the un- and underemployed (U-7) the number rose to nearly 18 percent. Even more depressing, last month's unemployment insurance claims shot up dramatically, numbers PBS says are more recent data than ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Debt Worriers

    Debt Worriers
    At this point, it’s old news that student loan rates have doubled. It’s also nothing new to hear that student debt is higher than ever, surpassing $1 trillion. Student loan debt inflicts one out of five Americans over the age of 20; two out of three college seniors (2011). The average amount is nearly $27,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Anheuser-Busch pulls promotions at some colleges

    Anheuser-Busch pulls promotions at some colleges
    MILWAUKEE - Anheuser-Busch InBev is dropping its "Fan Cans" promotions from communities around the country where colleges have complained that the effort - which sells cans of Bud Light in school colors - promotes underage drinking and infringes on trademarks. The Federal Trade Commission has discussed the issue with the brewer, both the agency and the St. Louis-based brewer said. Regulators ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume

    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume
    There’s more to student jobs than making money, if you plan it out correctly. While any part-time work can give you an edge, there are some jobs in particular that really boost your hiring potential. If you haven’t done so already, head to the employment office at your college and explore your options. According to U.S. News and World Report, the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    5 Ways to Ease the Transition from College to a Career

    5 Ways to Ease the Transition from College to a Career
    Graduating from college is a big change. You’re no longer a student and, suddenly, you’re expected to be a functioning “adult” in the “real world.” Going from student status to "adulting" can be difficult, but, there are ways to help ease the transition into your next phase of life and set yourself up for long term career success. The key is ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

    Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love
    It’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between work and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out these great ideas you can utilize to give ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +26
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    The Informational Interview

    The Informational Interview
    As a future job seeker, from time to time it’s helpful to get advice and feedback rather than acceptance or rejection. How? The informational interview, of course! During an informational interview, you’re able to ask for career, industry and job search advice from a given professional within the field. Such interviews will be useful throughout your career and can even help ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    4 Ways to Build Confidence as a Job Applicant

    4 Ways to Build Confidence as a Job Applicant
    The task of finding a new job is often as daunting as working full-time. Between reading tons of job ads for just the right position, completing long applications, going to various interviews all over town, and being rejected, the entire process can be downright exhausting. Here are some things that you can do to build your confidence as an applicant and, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +19