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Is a Bachelor’s Degree Enough?

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Enough?
Wanting to embark on a new career? The first step in that process is obtaining a degree. For a solid education, a 4-year college program is often the most sought-after option. But is a bachelor’s degree enough? With more employers looking past college degrees, here are some things they may be on the search for. Build Professional Contacts Whether a degree...

Do English Majors Make Good Money?

Do English Majors Make Good Money?
The minute you declared your English major, you probably heard some variation of the question, “But what are you going to do with that?” While you may have been stumped at the time, there’s good news for you: You can do a whole lot with that diploma. Here are a few jobs to consider and a bit of advice...

Super-Secret Scholarships With Less Competition

Super-Secret Scholarships With Less Competition
If you need help paying for college, you’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of college students utilize grants and scholarships to cover at least a portion of their tuition costs. With more than 18 million students enrolled in college, competition for well-known scholarships is fierce. This has forced many students to look for scholarships that have less competition. Obscure Scholarships Most people...

Should Your Major Be for Money or Passion?

Should Your Major Be for Money or Passion?
Choosing a major is perhaps one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. And it can have tremendous repercussions. If you choose a major based on your passion, you may never use your degree — about 45% of college grads get stuck working unskilled jobs. But if you pursue a major based solely on how much it...

Freshman Year Sucks — Here’s How To Thrive

Freshman Year Sucks — Here's How To Thrive
As thrilling as freshman year sounds, it’s likely going to come with a whole host of issues, from managing a more hectic schedule to dealing with intense coursework. But there’s no need to panic. You may be on your own for the first time, but with these strategies, you’ll make it through. Get Information When everything feels completely new, it’s important...

What College Admission Counselors Really Look For

What College Admission Counselors Really Look For…
Enrolling in college can feel like an overwhelming process. Whether you’ve recently graduated high school or finally decided to enroll in college after some years off, you might have goals of getting into a particular college or university. Before you start the process, here’s what college admissions counselors look for when considering whether or not to grant you acceptance. A...

Dorm Essentials You Haven’t Thought Of

Dorm Essentials You Haven't Thought Of
It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about that college checklist. We’re not talking books and iPads. What about those dorm essentials students don't realize they need until they’re dropped off and just settling in? Going beyond school supplies and bedding from home, check out these dorm essentials you may not have thought to pack. All-in-One Appliances Cooking...

Little Known Personal Statement Tips to Make Your App Stand Out

Little Known Personal Statement Tips to Make Your App Stand Out
We all know the saying about never getting a second chance to make a first impression, and that’s absolutely true for college applications. The truth is, college applications are incredibly competitive; for a popular program, there might be dozens of applicants for each spot. Don’t rely on your academic scores carrying you through, either. You’ll be competing with people who...

Degrees That Will Have You Earning 50k or More

Degrees That Will Have Your Earning 50k or More
The average student graduates with a debt of about $29,800, according to CNBC. What’s the best way to ensure your new job is going to pay enough to help you manage your debt (including student debt) and life on all fronts? The answer may be within finding a degree that pays well. These programs can help you earn $50,000...

Hot for Teacher: What to Do When You’ve Got a Crush on the Prof

Hot for Teacher: What to Do When You've Got a Crush on the Prof
Crushes happen! They’re as inevitable as the rising sun. And there’s a good reason why. Scientifically speaking, crushes stimulate the brain to release mood-boosting chemicals, much like love does. These chemicals — dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin — make you feel alive and excited. Your heart races, you have boundless energy and your brain enjoys every minute of it. But these...