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How to Know It’s Time to Change Majors

The urge to change majors comes upon most college students at certain points in their educational journeys. It’s understandable. As the coursework becomes more rigorous, the passion you had that initially drove you down that path begins to dull. You can no longer make decisions based on your feelings. You have to roll up your […]
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Fixed Tuition Programs vs. Smart College Financing: Which Is Better?

Fixed tuition is not a new concept. However, it has quickly advanced across the country as a cost-control mechanism for loan-weary students. It certainly sounds good on the surface. This is especially true for students faced with exponential increases over the last two decades. Throw in the fact a low-level (undergraduate) degree won’t get you […]
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17 College Safety Tips, Without Giving Up the Fun

College safety is an important issue that crosses gender and background lines. When you get large groups of people together in one place, there is simply a possibility of increased crime, negligence, and accidents. That’s true whether you’re a man or woman and whether you’re rich or poor. Students especially must be vigilant because they’re […]
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Chegg Releases State of the Student Report Showing Anxiety and Stress Rule College Campuses

Chegg’s annual “State of the Student Report” for 2018 has been released, and it paints a pretty stressful picture regarding the modern college student. The survey was commissioned by Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), and it surveyed 1,000 students across a spectrum of demographics and college students. It found high anxiety and stress coming from economic, […]
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11 Extracurricular Activities That Best Prepare You for Life After High School

Extracurricular activities often get grouped as “nice-to-haves” when talking about your education. But these should not be so quickly glossed over. They’re an essential part of your education. In fact, some prepare you for life better than any classroom can. In the following article, we’ll be discussing the 11 extracurricular activities that best get the […]
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15 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking, and Why

Job interview questions are typically something you think of as coming from the interviewer. But if you’ve done any research into what successful job interviews look like, you know the best thing you can do to help your cause from the applicant’s standpoint is to have some questions ready to go when he or she […]
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21 Communication Skills You Need for Today’s Job Market

The importance of communication skills cannot be overemphasized. The job market is changing from what it was even 10 years ago. Today, companies value people who can get the job done over those with a bunch of educational credits attached to their names. They’re willing to pay good money for soft skills. That means you […]
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Leadership Skills for Life: A Complete Guide

Leadership skills are not reserved for the take-charge mentalities of the world. They are something everyone must have. That old adage that in life there are leaders and followers? Too simple. What you’ll find as you move through school and into your professional career is that it takes a little bit of both at different […]
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10 Ways Public Speaking Skills Can Help You Live Your Best Life

Public speaking is an often overlooked weapon for your marketability arsenal. Many people think of it — and schools too often pitch it — as if it’s a “nice to have” rather than a “need to have.” We’re of the belief that it’s as necessary to develop basic public speaking skills as it is math, […]
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Study Smarter: How to Make Sure You Do It

Study smarter, not harder, is a concept that you have probably heard in some form or another (perhaps work instead of study). It makes a lot of sense if your goal is to have any kind of enjoyable life. It operates on the idea that longer work does not necessarily produce better work. In fact, […]
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