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A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Your Own Major
August 17, 2018
Many of today’s career responsibilities no longer fit inside tidy boxes, so why should your major? In a report on the growing create-your-own-major trend, the Wall Street Journal said, “The programs can spark students' enthusiasm for learning and sometimes equip them for complicated, cross-disciplinary jobs or emerging career fields.” Just because it's popular doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you are thinking of designing your own major, this step-by-step guide can help you cover your bases and do it right.

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4 Things Adult Learners Have in Common and What We Can Learn From Them
August 7, 2018
Non-traditional students. Mature students. Adult learners. While there are many different names for this demographic of older students, they may be more common than you may think: In fact, according to a recent NPR report, more than two-thirds of today’s college students aren’t coming straight f...

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Why College Students Should Read Fantasy and Sci-Fi
July 20, 2018
While television shows like Friends and The Office once dominated watercooler conversations, they’ve been superseded by everything from West World to Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, the names of techies like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates are as well-known as their movie star counterparts...

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To Unplug or Not to Unplug: Seven Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp This Summer
July 17, 2018
Academic pursuits take an automatic backseat to fun when summer kicks off every year. But this doesn’t mean you should completely opt out of intellectual pursuits either. After all, we’ve all heard the expression, “Use it or lose it.” So what can you do to maintain your study habits without...

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Where Can You Study For Free?
July 11, 2018
Calling all those seeking free tuition: your dreams have been answered. There are places in the world that offer free tuition to international students. Although our list isn't exhaustive, it's a good place to start. In addition to free opportunities for international students, there are also severa...

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What You Should Do If You Want To Go Freelance
July 10, 2018
The newest "it" career should have you on your toes: freelancing. According to an October 2017 Forbes article and the 2017 Freelancing in America survey, if freelancing continues to grow at its current rate, 50 percent of all employees in the US will be freelancers by 2027. Want to get into freelanc...

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Five Habits You Might Pick Up While Studying Abroad
June 29, 2018
Living in a foreign country means acclimating to things you might not have encountered back home. While these different ways of doing things may taking some getting used to, it’s ultimately a good thing: We all can stand to learn from each other. Read on for a roundup of five specific habits and b...

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5 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree
June 26, 2018
From the friendly skies to dental hygiene and beyond, there are lots of career paths you can follow without earning a college degree. Let's take a look at 5 great jobs that don't require a college degree.

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Four Reasons Students are Choosing Community Colleges
June 25, 2018
Students have many options when it comes to higher learning. One option that’s growing in popularity with many of them? Community college. Also called junior colleges, community colleges are two-year schools which offer inexpensive access to postsecondary education as preparation for going onto a ...

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8 Unusual Ways To Study For Your Final Exams
June 19, 2018
There's no magic to studying. You learn it or you don't. You pass the test or you don't. While there's no magic, you do have options, all of which work. Let's take a closer look at eight unusual study practices.

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August 17, 2018

Think waiting four years to get your degree is a long time? It’s a mere fraction of the 76 years John Philip Trower waited between completing his de...


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August 15, 2018

Want to buy a house? New research suggests that you may want to get your degree first. Let's take a closer look at a recent study that finds a direct ...


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August 9, 2018

Canadians recently observed Indigenous Peoples Day, which celebrates the unique heritage, culture, and achievements of the country’s Aboriginal peop...