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April 29, 2016 in Applying to College, High School, Internships, Jobs, Summer | No comments so far
One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “What should I do over the summer to impress colleges?”
Here’s the problem: All students are unique and have varying interests. What’s most impressive to college admissions committees is when they see someone with a summer experience that does BOTH of the following.
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April 15, 2016 in Blog, College Classes, International Students, Learning English | No comments so far
One of the biggest hurdles international students who choose to study in the US have to overcome is the language barrier. Fortunately, there is a tool that these students can utilize in order to ensure they are getting the most out of their educational experience: lecture transcription.
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April 1, 2016 in International Students, Living in the US | No comments so far
Many college-bound students who are interested in entering into the ranks of the United States Armed Forces consider attending colleges that offer ROTC programs. But not everyone who is interested in ROTC is a United States citizen. Here’s how the ROTC handles international students.
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March 24, 2016 in Applying to College, Choosing a College | 1 Comment
It’s almost May 1, which means college applicants throughout the US and around the world are trying to decide which school to attend before the deadline. Have you mind up your mind? Consider these five questions first!
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March 24, 2016 in Internships | No comments so far
In theory, the benefits of an unpaid internship sound pretty good. Interns are given an opportunity to get their feet wet in an industry of their choosing as they scramble through busy days chock full of (literally) every task imaginable.
However, finding yourself with an unpaid internship after college may not be quite as exciting. The unfortunate reality is that sometimes it’s hard to land even an entry-level position — let alone your dream job — leaving you right back at square one.
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March 17, 2016 in Blog, Jobs | No comments so far
Whether you’re looking for your first serious job after college or just a summer gig, you might be asked to complete an online interview. If you’re feeling nervous about an upcoming online job interview, use these helpful tips to put your mind at ease.
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March 8, 2016 in Choosing a College, Starting College | 1 Comment
If you’re one of the many high school seniors who applied to several colleges and got accepted to most of them, then you have a difficult decision ahead of you: how to choose the college that’s right for you.
But first, congratulations! The daunting application process has paid off, and now you can relax – sort of.
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March 7, 2016 in Applying to College, Current Events, Testing | No comments so far
With the new SAT just debuted, many are anxious about the changes. But there is a lot of good news about the test. In fact, after reading this you might want to sign up for the next available test, rather than wait and fret.
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February 23, 2016 in Academics, High School, Testing | 2 Comments
If you are thinking of taking an AP test or two during high school, you are not alone. More students than ever are choosing to take AP classes and exams to get college credit while still in high school.
There are a few reasons for this increasingly common trend.
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February 17, 2016 in International Students, Internships | No comments so far
International students may have limited options for jobs in the US, but they do qualify for lots of summer internships! If you’re studying in the US and will be here year round, take a look at some of the summer internships available to you, as well as how you can get started applying today.
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