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Posted May 06, 2015 by

Study Abroad Provides the Edge You Need in Today’s Global Economy

Mark Shay of Abroad101

Mark Shay of Abroad101

Mark Shay is a business leader with a long history of success helping higher education institutions recruit and retain students.

In a career that has spanned three decades, Mark has served over 3,000 customers, ranging from individual program managers, to university presidents and foreign governments. He is known throughout the higher education industry as an innovator for developing products like and, creating international student recruiting solutions for agents and universities, and his consulting expertise in areas of sales and marketing. (more…)

Posted April 21, 2014 by

Changing Locations on Recent Graduate Jobs? Make Your Transition as Easy as Possible

For young professionals, it might not be the most pleasant news to hear that their recent graduate jobs are moving to a different location.  However, the following post has tips to make the transition as easy as possible.

When working for a company that has multiple locations, relocating employees may be a common occurrence. Some people may volunteer for the new position, while others are requested to go for one reason or another. Going somewhere new is exciting, but moving can also be a highly stressful experience. Here are


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Posted February 19, 2013 by

Higher Home Prices Likely to Lead to Surge in Employees Quitting Jobs

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

With the recent report on home prices showing the biggest year-over-year gain in more than six years, one employment authority predicts a surge in relocation by job-seeking homeowners in 2013, which could ultimately help to accelerate the decline in unemployment rates.

“One factor that has kept unemployment rates high has been the inability of underwater homeowners to relocate for employment opportunities.  With home prices bouncing back, even those who may now simply break even on a home sale might consider moving to a region where jobs are more plentiful.  This could spark a more rapid decline in the unemployment rate over the next year,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.  (more…)

Posted December 26, 2012 by

The challenges and opportunities of college transfer student retention

CollegeRecruiter.comThe following post is about helping colleges and universities understand the needs of transfer students to make their campus experiences better.

Transfer students are a growing subpopulation on campuses of all types. Studies have shown significant student mobility among two-year and four-year campuses. This creates an obligation for schools to monitor transfer students and to support them as they seek to refine their education and career goals.

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The challenges and opportunities of college transfer student retention

Posted July 20, 2009 by

Community College Can be a Segueway to University

I have said this before, I went the community college route and I never regretted it. I got a great education at the minimum cost. I recommend this for students that do not know what they want to study, students that do not have the grades to get into the University of their choice and for students to supplement their requirements during the summer. If your student does not have a job, have them take courses during the summer that will transfer. They can take a difficult course, a course they have dropped during the year and need to make up and an elective for fun.
After attending Community College your student can transfer to a four-year state university or private college. It is important to make sure that all the courses your student took can transfer. If the course is too easy or is in a subject not taught at the four-year college, the student might find that the University will not accept the community college course for transfer credit. Often there are agreements in place for which courses will transfer. Look for a list on the websites of both the community college and the prospective four-year college. And when in doubt, ASK.
This is from Professors Guide 4-Star Tip. In many of the larger states, the Department of Education maintains a tool that allows you to see what will transfer. To see one of the best, click on Then do a Web search to see if your state offers something similar.
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Posted December 31, 2007 by

The Transfer Transition

When he transferred to Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa last fall, Caleb immediately joined the football team and the choir. He’d been a member of both groups at his old school, so getting involved in these activities at his new school was an easy decision. In fact, since Simpson’s football staff had recruited Caleb, they even helped him out when he first arrived on campus.
You might think Caleb’s transition to Simpson was easy (or at least easier than yours will be!). But Caleb admits that he struggled at first. None of the familiar activities felt the same as they did at his old school. And like most transfer students, he was nervous about meeting new people and about how he would handle his new academic load.


Posted October 16, 2007 by

Write a Terrific Transfer Essay!

Planning to transfer to a four-year college or university? The prospect of writing another application essay might seem overwhelming—and perhaps even unnecessary. But a compelling essay can make all the difference when it comes to getting accepted at your dream school.
If you have “essay anxiety,” you’re far from alone. Many students delay writing it until the last possible moment, or worse, decide to reuse an essay they wrote in high school. Unfortunately, neither of these tactics will reveal the true character of who you are now, nor will they provide the information admissions counselors are seeking.
Relax. It takes only a little preparation and a dash of creativity to write an essay that will boost your chance of being accepted as a transfer student at the school of your choice.


Posted October 09, 2007 by

Top Transfer Questions Answered!

No doubt about it–the transfer process can be daunting. As a college student, you’re pretty much on your own when it comes to researching schools, finding programs that interest you, figuring out which of your credits will transfer, and preparing your applications. And while you’re at it, you’ve still got to juggle your current course load and keep your grades up!
The good news is, you have what some college counselors call “the transfer advantage.” “You’ve already learned what you don’t want or what’s missing,” explains Carol DelPropost, assistant vice president of admission and financial aid at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. That means you’re more focused, more mature, and more likely to succeed at your new school.
Still, you’ve doubtless got plenty of questions. And we’ve got answers! We spoke with transfer admissions counselors at colleges across the country and asked them the most common questions asked by transfer students. Here’s what they had to say.


Posted October 08, 2007 by

Why Transfer to a Four-Year College?

When it was time to make college plans, Kristie Atkins wasn’t sure what to do. She had maintained a B average in high school, but the Portland, Oregon student hadn’t earned any scholarships, and the high cost of college was a worry.
So Kristie decided to attend Portland Community College. It was not an easy decision, since many of her friends were going on to well-known four-year colleges and universities. But once she enrolled, she was pleasantly surprised at how well things turned out. She enjoyed the classes, became involved in student government, and tried courses ranging from dance to journalism.


Posted October 04, 2007 by

. . . Your Grades Don’t Reflect the “Real” You

You’re confident you have what it takes to succeed at whatever college or university you apply to. But if your academic record is inconsistent or otherwise less than perfect, that school might need a little convincing at admission time.
For example, maybe you earned top grades and test scores in high school but your college career just hasn’t matched up. Or perhaps your situation is opposite: your high school record was nothing to brag about, but you’ve really shined in college. How do you convince the institution you want to transfer to that you’re a strong candidate?