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The Other Glass Ceiling: How Students Can Break Through It

A glass ceiling has more commonly come to be known as an “unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility, as within a corporation.” While those types of ceilings certainly exist in the business world, they are not confined squarely to racial/minority discrimination. You can run into […]
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26 Summer Reads for the Career-Minded Student

When you think summer reads, your mind probably falls back to the latest fiction bestseller. After all, we love summer because it allows us to escape from school for a few months. And what better way to escape than with escapist literature. But business and career books of today are not the stodgy exercises in […]
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What Students Should Know About Boomerang Jobs

“Boomerang jobs” is picking up steam as a buzzword in the career education field. While you may be unfamiliar with it, you probably won’t be unfamiliar with the concept. In fact, some of you may have parents who could be working jobs right now that they came back to after some time away. That’s what […]
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10 Tips for Taking Back Your Online Identity

Your online identity can be compromised in a number of ways. While speaking on the topic of how, the conversation often turns toward identity theft. But most of you probably won’t experience that intrusion, or if you do, it will be extremely rare and easily fixable. Meanwhile, your online identity is being exploited in other […]
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17 Tech Tips Every Student Should Know

Tech tips, if you’re like us, are always welcome. Anything that adds productivity and saves time is right up our alley. But when you’re a student, the world is filled with distraction, and there are special skills you need to master. In the following article, we’ll be talking about some of these skills, and yes, […]
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Students And Depression: How to Cope

Students and depression (unfortunately) go hand-in-hand. Especially in college, you’ll find the pressures come at you from every direction. Society. Friends and relationships. Academics. Athletics/extracurricular activities. Couple it with the fact that you no longer have the safety net of home to lean on — at least, not as much — and it’s enough to […]
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13 Optimism Quotes to Get You Through Semester’s End

Ever feel optimism is harder to come by these days? If so, you’re not alone. Most Americans have felt less enthusiastic about what the future holds for them than in years past. Perhaps it’s because we’re more divided than we’ve ever been during any time since the Civil War. That can make life in general […]
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17 Quotes About Questioning Every Student Should Know

Questioning things will take you further in life than being a know-it-all. You learn stuff, and you’re easier to be around. But don’t take our word for it. We’ve compiled a list of the 17 quotes every good student questioner should know, along with some thoughts on why. Let’s wait no further! 1. Knowing the […]
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31 Soft Skills Every Student Needs, and How to Get Them

Soft skills receive more notoriety from employers than any other job training area. Employers still look at your college degree or technical skills. But more of them want to know how you function around people. It’s easy to gloss over soft skills and think you’ll wow everyone with your smarts. But how you present yourself […]
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Responding to Negative Feedback on Your Writing

Negative feedback is a cruel fact of life. You can’t get from birth to death without someone telling you what you’re doing wrong. This is particularly hurtful when it comes to our writing. For most people, writing is a struggle from the outset. The simple act of putting words on a page requires one to […]
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