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How To Get An Internship In College

How To Get An Internship In College

Why does it matter that one tries for an internship in college? There are many reasons, but the main one, according to John P. Fahey Career Center at Creighton University in Nebraska is that “it can plug students into a professional network and help them develop industry contacts for when they begin a job search.” The ‘how’ to get this accomplished comes next. Are there right and possible wrong ways of going about this task? And where does one begin?…

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when is it too late to change your major

When Is It Too Late To Change Your Major?

Is your college student thinking about changing their major? If so, they aren’t alone! Between 70-80% of students change majors in the course of their college career. However, many students and their families wonder "When is it too late to change your major?". The answer to this depends on their unique situation, such as what year of school they're currently in, the specific major they chose, and more. If your college student is stuck between switching majors or staying put,…

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What Happens If You Fail A Class In College?

Attending college is an exciting part of one's learning journey. The abundance of students, resources, and activities contribute to a friendly environment that makes it easy to find enjoyment. However, the allure of enjoyment can oftentimes result in poor academic performance. It isn't just parties or friendly gatherings that take time away from studying, but it can also be the innocent decision to get carried away in utilizing all of the resources. For aspiring creative writers, you won't be the…

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How To Connect With Your High School Advisor

How To Work With Your High School Advisor

Your high school student likely has access to a wizard who can help them explore academic and career interests, prepare for college and assist with college planning. This wizard, who wears many hats, is also trained in mental health and can provide brief social-emotional counseling at school during any rough patches your student encounters. This wizard is a high school advisor (most commonly referred to as a high school counselor). If you and your teen don't know your high school…

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How Many Credits Per Semester Should I Take

How Many Credits Should I Take Per Semester?

The work to be accepted to the school of your student's choice has been done.  You and your student have checked off the list by... visiting the school submitting the application  being accepted paying the housing deposit and buying everyone in the family awesome college gear Now, it's time to register for classes, but your new college student may be lost on where to begin. Like most students, they're probably wondering "how many credits should I take a semester?". Here,…

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The Graduate Mindset: 4 Things To Expect While Pursuing Your Master’s

Graduate school isn’t for everyone. For some, going to grad school is a must depending on career paths such as medicine or law. For others, grad school may be a stepping stone to further your degree or the start of a career change.  For those of you considering immersing yourself in the world of graduate school, it’s important to know exactly what to expect and how it may differ from your undergraduate experience. Virtual or not, it’s a good idea…

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How to Graduate College on Time: 8 Tips

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. We think of college as being a four-year commitment. But the reality is, most students take years longer than that to earn a bachelor’s degree. At four-year institutions, only 41% of students graduate with their bachelor’s degree in four years, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. At the same…

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credit for prior learning

Getting College Credit for Prior Learning

Having college credits before you even finish your first semester on campus is a great way to save money. Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is helping students do just that with its Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program. Since the program’s launch in January 2016, about 100 students have earned a combined total of more than 350 credits through CPL. Administrators expect the program to expand in the coming semesters. We asked Alverno’s Rosland Briggs-Gammon, assessment coordinator and coach,  Assessment…

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If you don't ask, the answer is always no

If You Don’t Ask the Question, The Answer Is Always No

I just explained this quote to my 9-year-old son.  He was puzzled.  What does that quote mean and why should he care? I think it’s an important life lesson; don’t you? It's Always Best to Ask We all have moments where we wish we had asked a question.  For instance, I learned the hard way that I would never get a discount for auto services if I didn’t ask.  I now ask EVERY single time if there is anything that…

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Sleep as a study habit

Why Sleep is a Good Study Habit

By Guest Blogger Sarah Jones Oops, did you hit another stone while sleepwalking? Do you realize how much your poor sleeping habits are affecting you at school? You might argue that you have lots of assignments and revision to do before retiring to bed but we all know that these are just excuses. If your plan your time well, then you won’t have to be the “last minute” type of student. Below are some of the reasons why you should…

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