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Posted January 10, 2014 by

Don’t Tune Out the Health Care Debate

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A health insurance policy with a pen for signing the papers. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the past six months, health insurance has earned a dismal political reputation because of the firestorm over the Affordable Care Act. But regardless of how polarizing the discussion has become, you should pay attention to it. As a college student or recent graduate, your role and responsibility regarding health insurance could soon change, and you could find yourself facing some important decisions.

Health insurance, or lack of it, can profoundly influence your well-being – physically and financially. No matter what side of the debate you fall on, you’ll need to make some choices in 2014. We’ve winnowed the process down to three steps to help you: (more…)

Posted December 19, 2013 by

Foods that Boost Brain Power

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Food for thought. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Both teens and parents do so much to prepare for college success ahead of time.  Then when students finally get to college they spend so much time concentrating on doing well they might forget some easy tips and tricks to get ahead. One such idea is to make sure to maintain a healthy diet full of foods that boost brain power. Learning which foods help us think clearer and better in college will help maintain a healthy lifestyle and a quick thinking brain for life.

The good news is that there is a great selection of foods that will help increase that brain flow and activity. Here is a list of 15 foods that boost brain power: (more…)

Posted December 18, 2013 by

Be Creative with Your Entry Level Job Search in the 21st Century

How can today’s entry level job seeker give himself or herself a better chance to find employment?  Perhaps through creativity.  Learn more in the following post.

Today’s world is a tricky one to live in, vastly different from the one in which our parents were raised. We were promised a world full of jobs, opportunities, and new and exciting ways to make a living. Now, it’s easy to argue that that isn’t the case. We constantly hear

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Posted December 02, 2013 by

4 Questions Parents Should Ask Their College Students this Holiday Break

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Father and son standing in front of a dormitory. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Parents should always encourage their college student to excel academically. However, equally important is encouraging them to learn skills that will form the foundation for a rich professional and personal life. Those include campus participation, career planning, building bonds with their campus, and finding quality friendships and meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime.

David Porter, a consultant to colleges and universities throughout North America, says, “Students who are socially connected to their campus have better GPAs, are personally and academically more responsible, and have a better chance of graduating.”

Mr. Porter shares four questions every parent should ask their college student while they’re home for the holidays: (more…)

Posted November 15, 2013 by

5 Reasons Why Studying Online Just Makes Sense

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Women studying together in a computer lab. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As the recession continues to fluctuate and the job market becomes more and more competitive, it’s essential to have every edge you can when launching a new career or reinventing yourself in a new field.  Obviously, education can be just this advantage, but dedicating  four years or more to obtain a degree is undesirable for some, and next to impossible for others.  Luckily, the online education is gaining traction and redefining how we learn:  in addition to the many for-profit virtual universities cropping up, a full 77% of existing brick-and-mortar schools now offer viable distance learning solutions.  Here are five major talking points in favor of online learning: (more…)

Posted October 07, 2013 by

How to Engage Students and Alumni on Campus

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Five happy college students with the focus on man in blue shirt. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes time to market your company, the standard methods can seem a bit boring. You already have a billboard, a website, and a television commercial, so where do you go from there?

College students have spent up to $36 billion during the school year on things like computers, clothes and cellphones. A lot of companies are taking the hint and engaging directly with students and alumni all across college campuses. Here are some of the most effective strategies to reach your audience and market efficiently. (more…)

Posted September 30, 2013 by

How to Deal With Insurance When You Start Your First Job

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Businessman highlighting Insurance concept, with different types. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Getting a job out of college is hard enough, what with all the resumes you send to employers, the applications you fill out for the ones who are interested, and the telephone and onsite interviews that stand in the way of getting an offer. Once you accept an offer, you think the hard part is done.

Then, when your first day finally arrives, you can pretty much count on a human resources representative bombarding you with even more documents to sign before you ever even catch a glimpse of your desk. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2013 by

Three misconceptions about getting into college

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Sign with arrow pointing towards Admissions Office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Misconceptions seem to creep into every element of college admissions. From the importance of standardized test scores to the best admission essay tactics, myths float around the whole process. Whereas in some ways college admission is mysterious, in many other ways it’s predictable and misconceptions can be easily debunked.

Here are three misconceptions students have about getting into college and why they’re off. (more…)

Posted September 12, 2013 by

6 Myths about College Admissions

If you are preparing to fill out college applications, beware of six myths concerning college admissions.

All across America, the parents of rising high school seniors are gearing up to help their children tackle this fall’s college applications. Yes, there’s a lot of excitement about taking this major step, but it’s mixed with a liberal dose of dread: Acceptance to top schools gets more brutally competitive every year. The number and variety of standardized tests seem to sprout like mushrooms. Were your kids really supposed to be building huts in Guatemala over the summer instead of lifeguarding? And why are there so many application essays to write now? (more…)

Posted August 27, 2013 by

Enough Is Enough: Walking Away from a Bad Internship

quit your internshipWalking away from a full-time professional job is serious business. True storm-outs are rare in the working world, and when they happen, they’re intense and occasionally awkward.

Walking away from an internship, however, is a different story. Although internships are a valuable way to get hands-on exposure to the professional working world—and potentially transition into a full-time job—these opportunities might become more illusion than reality. (more…)