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    April is National Volunteer Month

    April is National Volunteer Month
    Across the country this month Americans will be giving their time and energy, but not getting paid for it. What gives? It's national volunteer month! A time when you have the opportunity to help your fellow Americans by volunteering. April also encompasses National Volunteer Week. According to Nationalserviceresources.org: [gate] "National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Jobs for the Jobless

    If you find yourself unemployed, don’t fret. You've got tons of potential, you just need to utilize it! Plus, there are plenty of easy, money-making opportunities out there to fill the void during your job-search. Check out these easy, money-making opportunities you can utilize in order to keep your bank account full while on the prowl for a full-time position ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    The Grammar Guide

    The Grammar Guide
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on resumes, papers, scholarship applications and in your work. What are such mistakes warning signs of? Bosses, teachers and hiring managers consider such mistakes to be indicators that you don't take the time to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads

    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads
    New public, private and college-based programs are targeting a grim and growing market: unemployed college graduates who can't afford to repay their student loans. This week, BridgeSpan Financial, a start-up based in Washington, D.C., introduced SafeStart, a product designed to protect borrowers from the risk of defaulting on their loans. For an upfront payment of $40 to $60 per $1,000 of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Odd Jobs

    Odd Jobs
    Not sure what your calling is? Have an interest or talent that’s ultra-unique? Sometimes, the coolest jobs are those you never even knew existed or those you create yourself. For inspiration that demonstrates you can pretty much make a career out of anything, we've compiled a list of the oddest jobs you won’t believe people are actually paid to do. Check ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs

    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a bill in Congress would help him send millions more Americans to college. But the measure may fall short of Obama's goal. The bill would boost Pell Grants for needy students. But it does nothing to curb college costs, which rise much faster than Pell Grants do. And it spends precious federal dollars on things ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    High-Paying Jobs for English Majors

    High-Paying Jobs for English Majors
    Where are the good jobs for people who don't have specialized degrees in fields such as medicine, engineering and law and don't know how to do advanced coding in five different computer languages? In other words, what kinds of good-paying jobs are out there that can be performed by the generalist -- someone with a typical liberal arts degree in English, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Helpful Health Tips

    Helpful Health Tips
    At Fastweb, we get it. Students are busy. Amongst a challenging curriculum, exciting social life and personal commitments, sometimes it can be difficult to remember to take care of yourself. But, without your health, none of your other activities are possible. That’s why it’s so important to develop great habits now that you can follow for a lifetime. According to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    In a Recession, is College Worth It?

    Darla Horn, 26, acknowledges she didn't give much thought to the cost of college when she enrolled at State University of New York in Purchase. "My plans were to get out of Texas, and college became incidental," says Horn, who grew up in Nacogdoches, a city of about 32,000 near the Louisiana border. Because she didn't qualify for financial aid, she ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break
    It is that time of year again. College students from all across the country converge on sandy beaches in Florida, or California for a week of sun, fun, and partying. Spring break—a time for rest and relaxation away from the rigors of college life- can be a great time. It can also lead to some tough life lessons if a student ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman

    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman
    Aug. 31--OLYMPIA -- For Maureen Lutz and her daughter, Lauren, 18, hard work paid off in an acceptance letter from the University of Washington in May. However, this month the Lutzes had to make a difficult decision -- Lauren had to withdraw from the University of Washington because the Olympia family couldn't afford $9,000 for the residence halls. Maureen Lutz said ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -4
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    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men

    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men
    It’s a fact: those with college educations generally have a better chance of finding a job. But a recently released study on young adults indicates a college degree is even more important for women. Young women who have not graduated college have a tougher time finding a job than men in the same boat, the study found. But in contrast, women ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans

    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans
    Perhaps one of the worst questions a student can be asked is, “What are you doing after graduation?” It’s dreaded - perhaps the equivalent to the single adult’s, “Are you dating anyone yet?” Questions like these almost never have the answer you wish you could give and, therefore, shoot at you like arrows you wish you could avoid. But, what if ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Daylight Saving Time: 5 Ways to Reap the Benefits

    Daylight Saving Time: 5 Ways to Reap the Benefits
    On March 11, Daylight Saving Time (DST) began once again. Time to set your clocks forward and kiss winter — and its depressing 4:30pm sunsets — goodbye. Don’t pretend like you’re going to miss it. The practice, also known as “spring forward,” is not without controversy. Its impact on energy conservation — one of the key benefits touted by supporters — ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Should Rich Kids Pay Full Price for College?

    Should Rich Kids Pay Full Price for College?
    William G. Tierney is the director of USC's Center for the Study of Higher Education. He's also the mentor of a high-achieving high school senior from a dismal L.A.-area school whose parents don't have anywhere close to the amount of money needed to send him to one of the University of California schools that would likely admit him. (And this, by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Ways to Get Involved During National Volunteer Week

    10 Ways to Get Involved During National Volunteer Week
    National Volunteer week is April 10-16 this year. If you haven’t had a chance to do good yet, there’s still time. Volunteer your Saturday to helping those in need. An added bonus: volunteer work always looks great on a resume. According to the White House, over 63 million Americans volunteered their service last year. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our schools ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Friendship Deal Breakers

    Friendship Deal Breakers
    In high school, your friends were the people most similar to you out of the people that attended the same school you did – a “luck of the draw” situation. For some, this was a good thing. For others, not so much. One of the best parts about college? You actually get to choose your friends. Friends are supposed to encourage ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges

    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges
    Aug. 31--California's budget crisis is creating a business opportunity for private colleges and trade schools in the central San Joaquin Valley. [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] Students faced with class cuts at community colleges and California State University, Fresno, are finding -- and paying more for -- educational alternatives. It's more expensive, but in many cases it's easier to get into classes and faster to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This