Hilary Cairns

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Hilary Cairns is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has a BA in English/Creative Writing. She's an established freelance writer who also has a hand in marketing, social media, and editing for various businesses across the United States.

What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree?

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You may hear the rumor that a liberal arts degree won’t help you find a job, but that’s simply not the case. There are plenty of jobs you can do with this type of degree, and earn good money too! Here are some great examples of things you can do with a liberal arts degree! …

Changes for NACAC’s Student Recruitment Rules

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Higher education is a common topic in the news headlines, especially with the 2020 presidential race underway. However, higher education jumped back into the spotlight recently when NACAC made an announcement about new student recruitment rule changes. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know, and how these changes affect the future of college …

Things You Need to Know About the SAT Essay

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Taking the SAT in the near future? While most studying is focused on the math, writing, and reading portions, you can’t forget about the essay part of the exam. Here are some things you need to know about the SAT essay before your test date. The SAT Essay is Optional… In 2015, the College Board …

5 Great Computer Science Careers To Consider

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Are you thinking about majoring in computer science during college? It’s a popular field of study, with countless applications in the job sphere. There are plenty of career opportunities for you, and the industry continues to grow and grow as new innovations are created! Not sure what computer science career is right for you? Here …

Do Student Loans Help or Hurt Your Credit Score?

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During college, many students don’t even think about their credit score. But they should! It’s a vital part of a person’s financial future, affecting a number of important milestones. Much of a person’s credit history starts in college. Specifically, with student loans. Credit scores can absolutely be affected by student loans. Your actions in the …

Learn About a School From Talking to a College Professor

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Before you decide upon a college, you definitely want to visit each one you’re interested in. While there, you should chat with a few people around campus. You’ll want to talk to a current student, someone in admissions, and, if possible, a college professor in your intended major. You can learn plenty from them about …

A Few Interesting Jobs for a History Major

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Another major that gets a lot of flack for “lack of job opportunities” is History. Many people believe there is very little you can do with a bachelor’s degree or higher in History, but that’s simply not true. Check out some of these great jobs a history major! Lawyer Did you know that many history …

What are Some Good Jobs for English Majors?

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Are you an English major? You may have heard the occasional comment or joke about what you’re going to do with that major after you graduate. Truth is, there’s plenty to do with that degree! I was actually an English major myself! So here are some examples of good jobs for English majors out there. …

How to Work on College Essays this Summer

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Ah, summer. The perfect time for sun, pool parties, and working on your college applications. Yep! Summer is the perfect opportunity to start working on your college prep, especially the essay! To work on your college essays during the coming weeks, follow these tips: Write Down Application Deadlines If you have a planner, the first …