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Students Archive for October, 2010

How to Network at an Online School

If you're thinking about pursuing a degree online, you're probably excited about the many advantages that online degree programs offer: relatively low cost, a high degree of flexibility, and access to a wide range of program offerings, among others. However, you may also be worried about establishing connections in a virtual classroom. You're probably wondering:… | Read More

Celebrities with Graduate Degrees

Celebrities get the paychecks, the glory, the good stuff in the award-show gift bags and all the attention they want from the paparazzi. You may love them or hate them, but you're usually not surprised by their antics. What may shock you, however, is that many celebs aren't just pretty faces and beach bodies or… | Read More

The Vocab of Success: The Fine Line between Feeling Confident and Sounding Like a Jerk

So you've survived the interview, and have your eye on the boss' corner office. To get there, you'll need to impress clients, co-workers, and management. Boosting your vocabulary is a great way to communicate that you're brainy and brazen enough to move up the corporate ladder.  However, misuse of high-level vocabulary can make you look… | Read More

How to Cite Web Sources

The web has made it easier than ever to do research, but citing web sources in a paper can be a major challenge. How do you cite a website if you can't determine who wrote it? What about if you aren't sure what individual or organization sponsors the site or when particular material was posted… | Read More

How to Use Your Alumni Network to Get a Job

Improve your chances of landing a great job after graduation by reaching out to those who've shared your experiences at school: your alumni network.
How to Meet Alumni
Check out your school's alumni association homepage. This site lists upcoming events open to current students, where you can introduce yourself to alums. You should also be… | Read More

How to Get an Extension from a Professor

Every college student is familiar with the feeling of panic that occurs when you're an hour away from a paper deadline a few hundred (or thousand) words from the end of your paper.
If you'd asked for an extension, you wouldn't be this stressed out, but an hour ahead of time is much too late… | Read More

5 Practical College Degrees

Choosing a major is no casual affair. Higher education encourages the growth and development of students -- personally, professionally, and academically. That all sounds great, but students want to know: Which majors get jobs? Check out our list of the five most practical college college majors.
1. Computer Science
Pro: Computers are everywhere. There is… | Read More

Insider's Guide to Transferring College Credits

If you're debating whether to change schools while working toward a bachelor's degree or another program of study, one of the most important considerations is whether you can transfer credits. Transferring college or university credits to another school is a routine task for admissions offices, but to you it may seem like a confusing and… | Read More

5 Ways Career Centers Can Help You

Career centers can be a big help when it comes to choosing your field of study or finding a job, but it's up to you to take charge and make the initial contact.
5 Ways Career Centers Can Help You

Choosing a major. Not sure what to study? Career centers offer counseling, personality tests,… | Read More

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