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myths

Myth: Only the Grades in Your Major-Related Classes Matter

Going into college, it’s easy to think that your grades don’t matter for the first couple of years. They won’t matter until you really start to hone in on your major, right? A common misconception is that you don’t have to worry about general education classes and electives are ones. However, there are several reasons …
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Myth: Everyone Else Has Their Life Figured Out

Think of a peer you admire, whether it be a friend, classmate, or someone prevalent on campus. How do you perceive their life and their success? Chances are, if you admire someone, you probably think that their life is all put together and that they know exactly what they are doing. However, you can never …
There are many things to consider before starting a small business during college.
careers & internships

Should You Start Your Small Business While You’re Still In College?

The perks and pitfalls of acting early on that entrepreneurial spirit. For some entrepreneurs, starting a small business while still in university can be the best decision they’ve ever made. Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is perhaps the most well-known success story in this regard. But not all budding business owners will have the same circumstances …
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questions & answers

What are the 4 Types of College Degrees?

While there are many different kinds of college degrees out there in the big world of academia, you can categorize them into four different units: Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree. Let’s go through the types of college degrees and see what differentiates these accomplishments from one another. Note: this is not …
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Myth: College is Only For Young Students in Their 20’s

You may have noticed that not everyone in your college classroom is your age, especially if you are taking a night course. Adult learners are a growing presence in post-secondary education. Some schools (such as Phoenix University, which you’ve probably seen ads for) openly cater to these students. But what exactly is an adult learner? …
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What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

It’s possible that you’ve heard the term “Fulbright” before, but you might not have had it explained to you. It’s just another grant to apply for, right? Yes and no. As someone currently going through the application process, I can tell you that it is a wee bit more than that. It is a great …
Here are five myths about college academic advisors
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5 Myths about College Academic Advisors / Counselors

We all know how difficult it can be to admit we need help, especially the more we are considered adults. But the beautiful thing about academic advisors (sometimes called college counselors) is that their sole job is to provide assistance to you throughout your college career. They are there to make sure you succeed, so …