Category Archives: Students & Parents

Students and their parents find great tips on choosing a college, paying for college, writing a standout college essay, and more.

How to Stay Safe During Your Study Abroad By Eileen O'Shanassy

If you are planning on heading overseas for part of your studies, you’re probably really excited about experiencing a different place and a new culture. However, it is important to do what you can to stay safe. Travel always brings a bit of uncertainty, but knowing how to stay safe can be helpful. These are just a few tips that can help you enjoy your adventure abroad as much as possible.

 

 

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Ready for Takeoff: How Your College Education Can Start Your Aviation Career Off Right By Lizzie Weakley

If you have always dreamed of being involved in the aviation industry, you might be unsure of how to get started. After all, your career goal might seem very far away. For many, the best way to get started is to go to college. These are a few ways that your college education can help you start your aviation career off right.

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What Students Need to Know About the New Common App Essays By Kristen Moon

The Common App announced some significant changes for the 2017-2018 college admissions cycle. Two essays have been added; increasing the essay selection from five to seven. Revisions have also been made to three of the five current choices.

The Common Application, used by nearly 700 universities worldwide, is the most widely used college application. Students select one essay prompt and craft a response that is up to 650 words. Each university the student applies to, using the Common App, will see that essay. As you can imagine, this is one very important essay.

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How to Deal with Data Loss Jesse Johnson

No matter what program of study you choose, it’s likely you’ll have to access, save, and share a variety of digital documents for the courses you take. This means your success depends on the whims of technology (which can be fickle) in order to protect and access your most essential documents. A number of things could go wrong here.

You could accidentally delete or overwrite your latest draft of an essay or presentation. A virus could corrupt your files. Or a short fall to a hard surface could damage to your computer causing the screen to go dark. Suddenly, it’s like you’re standing outside of a locked house without a key, and everything you own is inside.

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What is the Highest ACT Score? By Thomas Broderick

This blog post originally appeared on the Magoosh high school blog.

So you’ve come to learn about the highest ACT score? Welcome! First thing’s first: What is the highest ACT score? 36. 36 composite (overall), and 36 in each test (or section). Still reading? That’s awesome! Most people, once they learn that the highest ACT score is 36, go on their merry way. But if you’re seeking to raise your ACT score to such sky-high levels, read on for some tips and tricks to reach the top of the ACT score charts.

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Moving in with Your Parents after College By Emma Joyce

We all have plans for the days after our graduation. However, sometimes those plans don’t work out as we expected. Many college graduates are actually moving back in with their parents after college. This shouldn’t be taken as something bad or a step back in your career. There are plenty of benefits this living arrangement can bring, besides eating cooked meals every day and spending time with your loved ones.

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5 Common Job Search Mistakes New Graduates Make By Donna Moores

While transitioning from college student to college graduate is a huge, highly-celebrated accomplishment, transitioning from college graduate to career professional is often a stressful, daunting task. New graduates have mastered the world of education but are often unsure about the standards and components of the working world. While there are numerous outlines to help recent graduates on their initial job searches, like this Ultimate Guide for Finding a Job, many still make simple mistakes that hurt their chances of landing their dream job.

 

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How Your Interests Define Your College Experience & the Rest of Your Life By Hannah Whittenly

Being successful in college directly correlates with succeeding in life. In fact, your interests and your major will define your college experience and the rest of your life. It is important to realize what motivates you and what makes you happy. In addition, self-examination will help you make major decisions about your career and life journey. Even if you have pondered these questions, it is always good to reaffirm you desires and interests.

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Travel in the USA

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For many Americans, the warm summer months of June, July and August mean vacation—a time to get into the car and head for the open road. Summer travel is especially popular among U.S. university students, who are typically on summer break from classes. With this time, they can travel to different parts of their own country. For international students, summer is also a perfect time to travel and visit colleges, universities and English language programs.

 

 

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