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So You Want to Be a Doctor?

Planning on Pre-med? Over the years, I have encountered more than a few students who are interested in pursuing medicine.  This is some basic information that I always share for those who plan to become a doctor. High School Coursework Any student interested in medicine (or any field in the sciences, for that matter) should make sure to take 4 years of science and math at the highest level of their ability (i.e., take whatever honors or AP classes possible.)…

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5 Easy Ways to Explore a College Major

The conventional wisdom is that you should take a class if you are interested in exploring a subject area for a college major.  However, that can be a long and expensive process depending on how many areas you want to explore.  Here are some easier ways to start the process: Go to a website for a college you might consider attending. Print out their list of undergraduate majors.  Take just 20 minutes with a pen and this list.  Cross off…

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5 Myths About Career Assessments

Some independent educational consultants specialize in interest, personality and career assessments. Many students just don't know where to start in picking a major or exploring careers. The most respected website to check out is O*Net.gov.   A thorough career assessment with a qualified counselor can be very helpful. There are some common myths about career assessments that should be debunked.  Let's consider some that we often hear: Myth #1. “I already know what I want to be/major in.” If you really do know what you…

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