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So you’re ready to hit the electronic pavement and get moving on your job search. Facebook. LinkedIn. Twitter. You’re all over it. Right? Well, even if you think you’ve got it in the bag, take a moment to review these job search tips on how using social media can help make you or break you during your career pursuit. Understanding the nuances of how social media can be critical in landing that position you’ve always wanted. Continue reading
Every spring the semester that was humming along so well turns into a stress-fest as we suddenly realize that midterms loom ahead. The good news about midterm grades is that they don’t become a permanent part of your transcript. But they are a good indication of what your final grades might be. Here are a few tips for how to reassess and plan your strategy after you get your midterm grades.
What’s your number?
Many students are required to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) either because their major requires it or their financial aid depends on it. Continue reading
Students from across the country are nominating their teaching assistants for America’s Top TA, telling us how their TAs go above and beyond to help them succeed in class.
Now it’s your turn to cast your vote. It’s up to you to decide which three TA’s are America’s Top TA’s receiving the honor of CengageBrain establishing a $2,500 scholarship in their names!
Your academic records, privacy laws and FERPA regulations
I bet you haven’t thought much about the privacy of your academic records, but hey, who wants their grades available to anyone who wants to see them? Not me or you. Privacy laws, such as the ones enforced by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations, ensure that the information in your records is handled appropriately by colleges and universities and not viewed by those who don’t have authority. But with technology like cloud computing services, that information could be anywhere and seen by anyone. Here’s what you should know to protect your academic information. Continue reading
Not to further terrify those of us already dreading the college debt that’s waiting to greet us upon graduation, but according to a study released this week, college student debt is on the rise and the job market for recent grads is getting worse — not better — even as the economy improves. Say what?! Yes, that seems to be the cold-hearted reality. Rather than hide in a hole somewhere, now is the time to grab hold of the reins and take control of that student debt. While some of us excel at the avoidance route, taking measured steps to pay off that debt could make all the difference. Read on for these tips to prevent disaster. Continue reading
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The end of the term is approaching, and if you think your grades are slipping, you may need some new tools to stay organized. Check out iHomework, or look up your averages with a final grade calculator to get the rest of your semester under control. Need a Twitter celebrity break? Check out the Miley Cyrus Twitter pics the former Disney star posted for her fans. Continue reading
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April Fools’ Day is just around the corner so if you’re plotting a tiny trick or an elaborate prank, now is the time to get your game on. Maybe you take secret pleasure in the scheming and the plotting while others enjoy the last minute rush when a plan comes together. Either way, a little inspiration can go a long way in keeping your pranks fresh and guarantee your friends will be laughing about it for the ages. Here are the Top 5 April Fools’ pranks for college students to get your wheels turning.
One of the most classic April Fools’ Day jokes is to set the clocks forward on your roomie or another otherwise unsuspecting victim. Continue reading