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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 …
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College Myth: There are No Jobs for Liberal Arts Degrees

Some of your parents might be worrying because you want to go to a liberal arts school. “How are you going to get a job with a Liberal Arts degree?” they might ask. “Being a Business major is a surefire way to land a job, right? Or in some niche fields like Computer Science?” Liberal …
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careers & internships

Job Hunting in the Digital Age (Infographic)

Current college students and fresh grads know that landing that dream job or internship is more than having the experience and even the connections. It is about having the savvy to communicate your skills and ambition through a digital narrative. Although now you can easily access job applications and contact hiring supervisors directly through email, …
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majors & industries

The Difference between Liberal Arts and the Humanities

There is a bit of confusion when it comes to Liberal Arts and the Humanities. Sometimes they are used interchangeably, but that has led to misunderstanding and poor representation of what they are. So we’re going to break down the differences between these two types of study. The Humanities First off, the Humanities are a …
Are unpaid internships worth it?
careers & internships

Pros and Cons: Unpaid Internships

There is a lot of ongoing debate about whether or not unpaid internships are “worth it” or not. Half the time when you Google that very question you’re met with positive “Yes! Absolutely!” and the other half is “100% No!” Part of the debate deals with the opposing pros and cons. And, of course, most of …
You don't need to know what your career goal is before going to college
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Myth: I Have to Know My Career Goal Before College

As nice as it would be to know exactly what you want to do right off the bat, it may not be the case. And that’s ok! Not everyone has a set-in-stone plan by the first day of Freshman year, and even those with a clear career goal or outline might find their plans changing. College …
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Careers with the Highest Job Openings

You’re in the thick of your college search and trying to find the best college match for you. There are so many criteria to evaluate when you choose a college. The size of the campus and surrounding community, the net price to attend, acceptance odds, and what you want to study. The last one is …