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Posted February 19, 2013 by

China Emerges as a Dominant Force in Written English

English teacher at the board writing

English teacher at the board writing. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

American students lag behind their global peers in a subject where they should have an advantage – written English.

Two billion people worldwide are learning English, from China especially. On track as the world’s largest English-speaking country, China demonstrates an unsurpassed intensity to learn the language of business and information.

China seems to recognize what the United States seems to have forgotten: English is the language of opportunity and must be mastered. Human beings are now part of a global conversation. English is the language of problem-solving; it represents hope for a better future. (more…)

Posted February 04, 2013 by

Coming to America: International Students Continuing Education in the United States

While some American college students may consider going abroad to study, many international students are coming to the United States to do the same.  Learn more in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2012 by

Top 5 Unique Military Careers You Didn’t Know About

CollegeRecruiter.comAre you looking for a career in the military?  Check out some unique opportunities in the following post.

Doctors, lawyers, infantry, and cooks: when it comes to careers, the military has it all. Most of these jobs you’ve probably heard of, but we took the time to find some very unique ones. These careers might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the military, but our years of experience offering loans has taught us that every soldier plays a critical and important role through their service.

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Top 5 Unique Military Careers You Didn’t Know About

Posted November 30, 2012 by

4 Holiday Job Search Tips

CollegeRecruiter.comJust because it is the holiday season, that does not mean you can’t get a job.  Check out some job search tips in the following post.

Every year in November, job seekers get discouraged that no-one is hiring and stop their search activities until January. Is this you?

Make the last two months of the year work for you, instead of against you.

Step 1: Review all your marketing materials and update them.

Use a clear head and mind to review your resume, social media profiles, cover letters, and email signatures.
* does each portray you as the best match for the job you are seeking?
* are you demonstrating your past successes in terms of your future goals?
* would you hire you?

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4 Holiday Job Search Tips

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Top Career Advice for Government Contracting Professionals – Get Certified!

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are a federal government contractor looking to take your career to the next level, there is one piece of advice that may interest you.  Learn more in the following post.

My colleague Kevin Drummond, a Senior Acquisition Analyst, was asked to come up with his top career advice for yesterday’s Career Fair panel at the NCMA Government Contracts Management Conference.  Here’s what he wrote in our Integrity Matters blog. Do you agree?

I have many friends and colleagues in the Federal Government and the industry that supports it.  Just like in any field, they’re always thinking about how to make the most of their career.  I thought about what would be the single most important piece of advice I should give for those wanting to take the next step.

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Top Career Advice for Government Contracting Professionals – Get Certified!

Posted November 30, 2012 by

American universities and their college admissions process are unique

CollegeRecruiter.comHave you ever thought about how different the college admission process is in another country in contrast to the U.S.?  The following post demonstrates the requirements of an American student and an international student.

We have developed a unique university and college system as well as a unique admissions process in the United States. This unique enrollment and application process appears arbitrary, opaque and difficult to master. As a result independent admissions counselors have become a critical intermediary in many countries, not to mention the United States. *For full disclosure, Lisa works as an independent admissions counselor.

One of us is American born and raised (Lisa) and the other came to the United States as an international graduate student (Michael). Our perspectives make for a rich and diverse history of experiencing American higher education.

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American universities and their college admissions process are unique

Posted November 09, 2012 by

United States Spending Big on Education Compared to Other Nations

When it comes to education, the U.S. doesn’t shy away from spending money.  If you’re wondering how much we spend compared to other countries, find out in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted October 30, 2012 by

5 Reasons to Care About America’s Income Gap

Sarah Shemkus

Sarah Shemkus, contributing writer

Two weeks ago, we looked at some numbers that suggested the gap between rich and poor in the United States is growing. Last week, we considered some possible reasons for this growing inequality.

This week, we answer perhaps the most important question: So what? (more…)

Posted October 30, 2012 by

United States is 5th Most Educated Nation in the World

In case you didn’t know, the United States is not the most educated country in the world.  Find out which nation is number one, get a breakdown of degrees by country, and more in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted February 15, 2012 by

American Jobs Dependent on Global Markets

The U.S. should keep an eye on global markets in an effort to create more jobs and boost the economy.

The numbers tell the story. Some 95 percent the world’s population lives outside the United States. The rapidly growing emerging markets will account for half of the world’s GDP within the next three years. (more…)