Author Archives: Kristina Carroll

Wanting to Go Back to School? 5 Tips for Making the Right Choice By Harper Harmon

When I was a kid, my parents’ attitude toward college degrees was, Jjust get one…any one.” In their youth, the simple act of completing college was a stand-alone achievement capable of propelling you into professional success. Vacillating between a handful of undeveloped ideas and lacking the fortitude to commit to a strenuous study plan, I picked one. It was the wrong one. The rewards of taking outdated advice and pursuing a (really neat) degree without a long term job plan have been slim. The reality of modern education has been a big departure from previous expectations. College today is more costly but has also become a standard prerequisite to almost any successful career. If you are thinking of attending or returning to college, here are five tips (learned the hard way) for choosing a profession that can pay back your efforts.

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Graduate Admissions and Funding in the United States By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Are you thinking about pursuing an MBA in the United States? The graduate admissions and financial aid process for international students looking to study in the U.S. is not a simple one, but going through it can be very beneficial to your career. Here are some things you can do to prepare for the process.

 

 

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Basic Technical Skills All New Graduates Should Have By Eileen O'Shanassy

As a newly graduated student, leaving the confines of your classes can be an intimidating, yet exciting experience. All college graduates who set out into the real world and leave their weekly classes behind will find a recurring theme in the types of jobs they will end up with. Unless you’re interested in a hard trade that does not utilize computers or an office space of any kind, you’re likely to need a certain technical skill set in order to be a viable asset in today’s marketplace.

 

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Started Your Common App? Now It’s About Supplementing the Supplement By Nina Berler

August 1st isn’t just the beginning of a month; it’s also the launch date of the Common Application. Last year, over 940 million college-bound students used the Common App to submit over four million applications. On its landing page, the Common Application organization states, “More than 700 colleges. Only one application.” But don’t think that you can fill out the Common App, upload your personal essay, and hit a button to apply to every college.  When you add to “My Colleges,” look carefully. In numerous cases, there are additional essay questions.

 

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Advice for Starting Your College Search By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s time to start your college search! But with the thousands of options out there, how are you supposed to come up with such a small list? It’s definitely tricky to do, but coming up with the perfect college list for you will make your college application and decision process go much more smoothly. Here are some tips to help you get started!

 

 

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8 Mistakes Every Student Makes in a Capstone Project By Tia Stokes

Doing a capstone paper is a very important part of your studies and it will determine how you finish your high school journey. There are many rules and requirements that need to be followed when writing this paper, and you should pay careful attention to these if you want to avoid mistakes. Your grade for this paper is vital and it is best to plan and prepare before you jump into it. Through the years, we have seen the same mistakes being repeated by students, and it is easily avoidable if you know what to look out for. Here are some of those mistakes that seem to always pop up.

 

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What Most Students Miss When It Comes to Campus Security By Eileen O'Shanassy

Most students starting college are both excited and nervous to get started in this new phase of life. Not surprisingly, they have a lot on their minds including classes, extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and more. Unfortunately, many college students don’t give a thought to the security of their property while away at school. This opens the door for thieves to take advantage of new, unsuspecting students. Consider five security mistakes many students make when they go away to college.

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How to Start Writing Your College Essay By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

A college essay, also known as a personal statement, is one of the most intimidating elements of the college application process, because for many students it is very hard to start. There are many things a student must take into consideration when writing their essay, from topic to structure, to word count and grammar. If done well, an essay can be the deciding factor between two applicants, and if done poorly, it can ruin a student’s application.

 

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5 Quick Resume Tips for High School Graduates with Little or No Experience By Catrin Cooper

You are excited to finally see the four long years of continuous studying come to an end with a great pay off. What next? Having graduated from high school, you are ready to enter the work force to become a productive individual in the society. You have a dream job in mind but you have no idea how to approach it because perhaps you have never worked a day in your life.

To make it in the career world, you need a good resume to convince the employer that you are the best fit for the job. You need to list your education and experience which can be overwhelming if you don’t have any. A good thing would be to ask professional writers to take a fresh look and proofread your resume if you don’t have enough experience in it.

 

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Back to Basics: Preparing for College Before Senior Year By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s almost time say goodbye to summer and kick off another school year. And while you may not be applying to colleges this year, there are many elements of the college process that you should be aware of, and should even start doing. Here are a few basic things to think about as you refresh your mind this fall.

 

 

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