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May 16, 2013 in Graduate School, Graduation, Jobs | No comments so far
If you are about to graduate from college with a BA or BS degree, you’re probably thinking about what is going to happen next.
Some students have had their next steps mapped out for years and even have a job lined up starting the day after graduation. But let’s face it — that’s not exactly the norm among college students!
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May 8, 2013 in Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far
If you’re planning to study abroad, you’ll likely need a cell phone (or some other reliable way to communicate with loved ones back home). So, once you’ve bought your plane tickets, booked your accommodation and had your academic documents translated, you’ll need to research your cell phone options. It’s rarely as simple as packing your [...]
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May 7, 2013 in Choosing a College, College Rankings | No comments so far
College language programs are becoming more extensive all over the US. While most liberal arts schools will offer at least a few popular languages, some colleges invest heavily in expanding their language program, reasoning that language skills will prove invaluable to their graduates.
ULS has compiled 10 of the best college language programs out there. Take a look and see if you agree.
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April 22, 2013 in International Students, Jobs, Living in the US | No comments so far
An F-1 visa can complicate things for students looking for work in the summer.
As you might expect, there are a few rules you must follow if you want to get a job and maintain your F-1 visa.
The most important guideline to remember is that you cannot get an off-campus job during your first year in college. You may be able to get one after your freshman year, but you will need to contact USCIS first to get approval.
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April 18, 2013 in Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College | No comments so far
I am amazed at the variety of experiences I’ve had touring colleges. The first thing I learned was that visiting a college in person is a totally different ball game than browsing a college’s website.
For example, I thought UC Santa Cruz was right on the ocean! It turns out that Santa Cruz is called the “City Upon the Hill” by its neighbors because it sits, literally, atop a hill overlooking the gorgeous bay and is surrounded on all sides by national parks.
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April 16, 2013 in International Students, Translation | No comments so far
Transcript translation has one rule that supersedes all others: transcript translations must be accurate.
When you’re sending your transcript to a foreign institution, you want to be sure that you and your grades are being represented correctly. There are a few things you can do to get the most precise transcript translation possible.
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April 2, 2013 in College Classes, Jobs | No comments so far
If you are a psychology major but do not wish to get a job as a psychologist, it’s good to know you have several possible career paths.
As a psychology major, your skills should include communicating, relating well to others, and using both research and critical thinking every day.
Here are some careers that can put these skills to use.
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April 1, 2013 in Graduate School, Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far
If you are looking at international graduate schools as a US student, you have the enviable opportunity to gain international experience while continuing your studies. But you will need to assess which international graduate school is best for you, as well as evaluating other important factors, including costs and visa requirements.
Learn what steps to take before heading off to the international graduate school of your choice.
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March 26, 2013 in International Students, Jobs, Living in the US | 1 Comment
International students have several options for jobs, whether your goal is to generate income during college or get some experience to put on your resume.
All you need during your job search is an idea of the kind of work you want to do, and a basic understanding of your student visa, before you start applying for jobs.
From on-campus jobs to volunteer work, find out what’s right for you.
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March 20, 2013 in High School, International Students, Study Abroad | No comments so far
Whether you are leaving the US or coming to this country through a high school exchange program, you can benefit from learning about the process before you commit to it. After all, you are about to leave your home for up to a year – there is a lot to think about first!
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