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7 Top Paying Vocations for 2015

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 26, 2014 Last week, we talked about the benefits of choosing vocational school over a typical college. How would you like to hear the payoff – literally? With the cost of a college education skyrocketing higher than ever, now is the best time to look at alternative careers that pay […]

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10 Tips to a Clean Social Media Profile

Updated January 2015:  The 2014 Social Job Seeker survey from Jobvite makes for interesting reading and provides insight into how employers for social media and mobile jobs possibly find prospective employees. The main takeaways? Over 90% of recruiters look at candidates’ social media profiles. The difference here is that job seekers tend to use Facebook […]

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Summer Jobs: The benefits for college students

Updated January 2015:  With the summer holidays just around the corner, you might be daydreaming of sun-drenched beaches, late night parties, and lazy days. While all that sounds incredibly tempting, we’re hoping that you’ve also put some thought into getting a summer job. With any luck, you’ll be the really organized type who has had […]

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The Other Option: Vocational School

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 12, 2015:  College isn’t meant for everyone. If you’re not feeling fulfilled by an academic subject, a trade is another option many overlook. There are so many different ways to learn a trade, sometimes right in your own home. Trades are more focused than a typical college degree and give […]

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Top iPhone Apps to Help You Study Smarter

Updated January 2015:  Going back to school while juggling your personal life and even sometimes your career can be a challenge. The demands for students to be on top of assignments, deadlines and emails are higher than ever, partially due to the overwhelming abundance of smartphones. Owning a smartphone while in school seems just as […]

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Top Tools for Success in the Online Classroom

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 8, 2015:  Online learning is a different beast than the traditional classroom. What worked when you were showing up for lessons every day may be different now – for the better. Online learning is flexible and can go anywhere you have an internet connection. However, you won’t find that notebooks […]

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Ten Must-Have Gadgets for College Students

Updated January 2015:  College is many students’ first real introduction to time management. There are papers, exams, study groups and of course, a social life to balance. Managing to do it all and doing it well is important to their success both during college and after graduation. Finding technology gadgets that can assist in achieving […]

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How to Pick a Fulfilling Major

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 5, 2015:  One of the reasons people are iffy about going back to school is because they have no idea what they want to study. Whether you’re trying to get a degree that will make you more relevant in your current company or you want to completely change your career […]

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How to Dodge Debt During College

By Sarah Blais – Dec. 31, 2014:  You might already have a mortgage and some credit card debt on your plate… does the thought of adding a student loan to that pile scare you? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not necessary to take out a loan to get through college. It isn’t always the quickest […]

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First Year at College? Top Survival Tips

Updated December 2014:  Starting college is a huge milestone for students and their families. Cramming possessions into a rented truck and moving lock, stock and barrel into a new world of possibility is a reminder of the exciting adventure ahead. This can also be nerve-wracking, emotional and just a bit daunting in equal measures. For […]

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How to Balance School and Your Job

By Sarah Blais – Dec. 29, 2014:  It’s not easy to be loyal to both your employer and your college. Both have different needs and expectations. With proper organization, you can still be successful in both areas of your life. Don’t take on more credits than you can handle You may have had it ingrained […]

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E-Learning Creates Value for Everyone

E-Learning is the current trend in turning the collegiate system itself into a business, and the movement is making headway around the planet. Today, striving for-profit companies and accredited universities identify that web-based education and learning can enhance their earnings ten-fold. A multitude of systems are presently being used to deliver academic training on the […]

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Career Options: What is Business Development

Have you ever overheard an individual in a sharp business suit say, “I am into biz dev?” Ordinarily, this utterance may not interest most folks, until they observe the biz dev director get into his or her Ferrari and drive away. So what exactly is Business Development? Is it about revenues? Is it about developing alliances? […]

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Great Mobile Study Apps for Today’s College Student

Studying for a college exam can be tough and sometimes annoying, but with today’s web apps available for free on the Internet, it really doesn’t have to be. Wouldn’t it be great to have the most-recent web-based study apps in the palm of your hand when preparing for a physics mid-term? Check out Degree Jungle’s […]

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Tips for Students Launching their Business Ideas Online

The world is as small as your computer screen. Thanks to technological advancements, the Internet has enabled the world to be more accessible than ever. People can glean information from thousands of miles away just by using a few keystrokes. Ride the wave of technology and welcome the curious into your business. Ignoring the perks […]