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Posted October 15, 2013 by

Seven great jobs to work while you’re in college

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College tutor with student. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to good jobs, college students are sometimes stuck in the middle.

While they’re not quite qualified for many career jobs that require a degree, students are typically smart enough to snag a number of other excellent positions. But given busy school schedules, the jobs must be flexible and part-time. That limits options. Thankfully, there are a number of great part-time, flexible gigs out there. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2013 by

6 Things You May Not Hear from a College Recruiter

As you consider what college to attend, there are some things a college recruiter may not tell you.  Learn six of them in the following post.

Today’s college-going students and the people who advise them know even less about college and careers than in my era, and college recruiters who visit schools aren’t unbiased about where they want you to go to college.

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Posted July 15, 2013 by

High School Students, Want to Gain Some Experience Before Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs? Get an Internship

High school is a great time for students to gain some work experience, and prepare themselves when searching in the future for recent graduate jobs.  One way to gain this experience is through an internship.  The following post has tips for finding one of these opportunities.

Featured: Featured I’ve been bragging a lot about our brand new Intern Queen High School Ambassador Network , as these students are quite impressive. One of our high school students, Nazifa Hossain, is interning this summer with Galpin, a Southern California car dealership. She shared a few of her tips for fellow students and I compiled them here: 1. Keep

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Posted September 20, 2012 by

High School Exit Exams May Face New Standards

In the near future, high school students might be preparing for more challenging exit exams.

After more than a decade of growing reliance on high school exit exams, states are rethinking how they use these popular assessments, a new Center on Education Policy (CEP) report finds.

New data released yesterday shows that eight of the 26 states with exit exam policies have aligned these exams to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or other college- and career-readiness standards, and 10 more states plan to do so in the near future, according to “State High School Exit Exams: A Policy in Transition,” the 11th annual report on high school exit exams by CEP at George Washington University. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2012 by

High School and College Students Using “Study Drugs” to get Good Grades

It seems that some students want to get good grades so bad that they’re putting their health at risk.  Known as “study drugs”, these prescriptions are sought by high school and college students desiring to improve their performances in the classroom.  Learn more in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted April 25, 2012 by

Top Five Things to Know When Applying to Universities

What should you consider when applying to college?  If you are a high school student or someone who is planning to pursue higher education, then this post is for you.  Here are the top five things to know when applying to universities, according to one expert. (more…)

Posted April 06, 2012 by

More High School Students Choosing to Volunteer Abroad

Before high school students go to college or choose another path in the real world, many are volunteering their time as part of an international experience.

 

Projects Abroad, which recruits thousands of volunteers worldwide to volunteer in developing countries, reports that increasing numbers of high school students are choosing to volunteer abroad this summer. The leading international volunteer organization is expecting almost 1,000 students to take part this summer in their 2-Week High School Specials, which are structured programs for high school students. (more…)

Posted March 26, 2012 by

“You got accepted! But…can you go?” Eight Steps to Take When Financial Aid Isn’t Enough

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High school students across the country are eagerly anticipating the arrival of college decision letters.  For most students, acceptance is only the first hurdle.  Money is the second and often bigger hurdle.  Receiving a healthy financial aid package (scholarship-heavy, loan-light) can feel like hitting the college-funding jackpot. Yet a weak financial aid package doesn’t have to be the end of the road.

If the college of your dreams says “yes” but their financial aid award says “no”, don’t give up!  Take a deep breath.  Sit down with paper, pencil, a calculator, your family and the college budget you and your family have in mind.  Bring a creative, flexible spirit to the table. (more…)

Posted March 19, 2012 by

Factors in Choosing a College Based on the Sports Program

College students are rooting on their respective schools during the NCAA basketball tournament a.k.a. March Madness.  Have you ever wondered, though, if a college’s sports program is a reason to attend it?  While this may not be an overwhelming factor for many students in choosing a particular college, a successful sports program may influence some of them. (more…)