Will I get into my college? Two websites that will help you answer that

download (6)As we come closer and closer to the time when many colleges start to inform applicants of whether or not they were accepted, you’re likely to start stressing more and more over the future. Sure, you’ve done all you can up to this point, and it’s just a waiting game, but there’s always going to be that nervousness of if you got into your schools or if (God forbid) everything went haywire.

I’ve been looking around online to try to find websites to help answer that very same question for my girlfriend. I’ve found two very helpful sites: I’ve mentioned College Board already in another post. In addition to being the website where you sign up for SATs, College Board provides a lot of information about both careers and colleges. When it comes to making a guess about whether or not you’ll get into a school, I recommend looking through “How do I stack up?”. Simply search for a college, and on the main page for that college, you should see a box with that title in the bottom. Just fill in the information and see how you compare to everybody else.

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Scholarship Essay Writing Guidelines

Scholarship essays should be written as professional as possible so that your counterpart will be impressed to build a relationship in cooperation with you.

Searching for potential scholarships to finance your education could be a challenge. Many organizations have a webpage that explains what elements should be added to your scholarship proposal/essay in order for them to consider sponsoring your education. Small and big amounts  for education are available. One of the popular websites that informs you on essay writing is www.mycareertools.com and you can also look on the websites of the leading organizations in your niche. Try it yourself. But it’s your own decision where do you apply, let’s now focus on writing guidelines.

Your success may depend on how well-written your scholarships application is. To make an effective scholarships proposal for your education, you should be aware of some important tips for successfully attracting the organizations you have targeted. Learn how to make it seamless by completely reading this article. Herein, some secret tips will be revealed entirely for you. What also helps is reading more essays and books to fine-tune your skills.

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Just Out Of College – The Importance Of Your First Job

Graduation, and then… Welcome to the Real World/ Probably your first year out of college will be full of uncertainty, you need to find your way between the young years and adulthood, and you’re discovering quite a bit about the real sell-ecampusworld. And the real world is challenging, and you may consider further education.  Gone are the days when your life was made up of partying, studying for tests, sleeping, going to classes and spending time with your friends. Now you are facing the reality of a 9-to-5 duty and going to bed at 10 p.m. What’s more, there’s all the reason in the world to assume that your first occupation after graduation is the most crucial you you are ever going to have.

Here are a few reasons why:

– You will quickly learn from your mistakes
In your first job you are likely to get plenty of criticism about your attitude, your time management and how you operate with co-workers, but you will learn very quickly how to resolve these concerns. Very soon you will be faced with the differences between college life and the professional world, and a lot will depend on how receptive you are to gaining knowledge from your blunders and how quickly you will develop new, constructive behavior and competencies. In the course of your first year after graduation, you are going to be put into for you unusual situations and given the job of making basic decisions, while in college you probably were in an environment where your attitude had no impact on a business or other people.  I remember my first job, I was taught the ropes hard and fast, . As you later advance in your professional career, you will have the strength to maneuver through difficult situations with grace, thanks to your mistakes in your first year in the professional world. Continue reading

The Truth About MBA Rankings. It’s Kinda Evil

user-neutralUpdated JUly, 2016. In 1988 BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs, this changed the whole ballgame. In the rankings student satisfaction played a key role and by the time the leading business schools understood this importance, the quality of teaching improved drastically.

Until then, quality teaching had not always received the attention of business schools it deserved. Promotion decisions and faculty hiring were often based on the number of scientific papers faculty members submitted in research journals, their so-called research productivity. New or young faculty members were advised to concentrate on their research and not to spend too much time on teaching. Understandably the quality of the teaching at some of the best business schools was inadequate. The publication of rankings pressured the schools to really improve their teaching. People also realize that not only ranking matter, highly experienced manager shouldn’t worry about low GMAT score, there are plenty business schools with no GMAT online MBA programs  included in top ranking.

Popular MBA Rankings

Since 1988 more magazines started publishing MBA rankings and it is clear that these publications use different criteria to establish their ranking.

  • BusinessWeek was the first to publish rankings and they use the opinion of graduating students (45%) and business recruiters (45%). Faculty research counts for 10%.
  • U.S. News uses seven criteria to establish their rankings. The inlude, among others, starting salaries, GMAT scores, school dean surveys, recruiter surveys and undergraduate GPAs.
  • Forbes takes a different aproach for their rankings. Forbes considers an MBA degree as an investment and looks at financial gain in the first five years post-MBA compared to their pre-MBA pay.
  • The Economist as well as The Financial Times are European publications and use a mix of factors, like U.S.News, and they concentrate on global rankings of MBA programs.

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Military Education

As with the other services, one must have a high school diploma, or a GED to enlist in the United States Army. This often can be a problem and  the United States Army get many questions how adults can get a high school diploma.

Good news is that the Army only allows about 15 percent of their total enlistments each year to have a GED (See Military ASVAB/Education Minimum Levels).

However, the Army has a special enlistment program, specifically designed for disadvantaged youths who have neither a high school diploma, nor a GED. It’s called the Army GED Plus Enlistment Program. Check also information about online GED prep scholarship. Continue reading

Research Shows How Important It Is To Read Books And Essays

New results show that reading books and essays is fundamental for human growth and that an individual has a need to study. Research by Washington University shows that whether a person reads a book in print or digitally, picking up a book is crucial to stimulate the brain because it physically changes by the experience with reading. Readers psychologically mimic each new situation encountered in a story leaving mankind with new neural pathways and mental synthesis.

So if your brain responds to reading, increase your knowledge and personal growth by writing and reading  essays. Reading and writing can boost emotional and artistic proficiency and enhance self-confidence in general understanding. There is a wide array of reading possibilities available in present times as a result of advancements in technology including things like e-readers, tablets and smartphones so there is little justification for not getting your nose into a good book. And the analysis discovered that if Britons stop reading they become less empathetic, interesting and less intricate.

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Women in Leadership

Here you can watch Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) discuss why a much smaller percentage of women than men get to reach the top of their professional world, and see how she will offer three powerful recommendations to women who are aiming for the C-suite.

Sheryl Sandberg has been traveling the US with a message for women to aim high, to go for the top. She talked to huge crowds about leadership, empowerment and family.

Sheryl Sandberg spoke about the fact that it is reality that men still run the world, not only in business, but in general. She presented  many statistics indicating the shameful representation of women in government institutions and businesses all over the world. She clearly indicated that this implies that every time the decisions are made that significantly have an impact on our world, the voices of women are not equally listened to and heard. During the course of her lecture, Sheryl spoke in a conversational way, and revealed personal stories about her own self, her self-doubt, and about some missteps she has made in her efforts to establish a more equally divided world and workplace.

Sheryl Sandberg openly discussed how she believes that most women are still holding themselves back. Many women still make career decisions based on the expectations to raise children they do not have yet. She also offered advice for women on how to advance in the workplace.

How To Overcome Your Fears And Excuses – 3 Steps For Doubting Entrepreneurs

Think about it for a sec. How often do you have thoughts about what you can’t do in your business? I can’t make a product. I can’t be a consultant. I can’t build a following. I’m not good enough / smart enough / popular enough / funny enough. These types of thoughts stop you in your tracks. You’ll miss opportunities. You’ll half ass projects that could’ve been great. You’ll miss your self-set deadlines and lose face with the few customers you gain. All because these doubts make you feel like it’s not even worth trying. All of these doubts and excuses come from being afraid of where you are. You don’t have confidence in your abilities or what you might have to deal with. If you want to get rid of these doubts, you need to tackle that uncertainty. Here are three things you can do to help stifle those thoughts.

1. Decide If This Is Really For You

There’s nothing wrong with deciding that owning your own business just isn’t for you. Many, many people are just more comfortable with the structured environment of the 9-to-5 life. And there’s nothing wrong with the 9-to-5, if it’s your thing. But this is a decision you need to make right now – are you in or are you out? If this isn’t for you, then stop punishing yourself and just drop all the pretense.It’s not worth hassling yourself for years and feeling like a failure when the truth is that you are smart and talented and capable – your heart just isn’t in it. Be honest enough with yourself to admit that you need something else to be happy. If, on the other hand, you are committed to owning your own business, then knuckle down and shut up because all that worrying back and forth that you might not be good enough is distracting you and draining much needed energy. Decide now if you’re in or out. If you’re in, then accept that you will make this work no matter what you have to do. Continue reading

Why You Should Put Yourself First

Women… most, if not all, give way too much and place ourselves last. We give ourselves emotionally, financially, mentally and even physically to men, women, children and a career. Only to be confronted at the end of the day with piled up resentment and little energy left for ourselves. Well if that’s not frustrating, I don’t know what is. For years, I have eagerly given these precious items away to those who “needed” them. As a GED teacher I pointed many people in the right direction, resolved numerous arguments, spent money on books and organized careers of those around me.

For what? Absolutely nothing. I did it because I thought I had to help others whom I loved and cared for. I did it because I knew that I could make a big difference. I did it because I was so use to others taking number one priority in my own life that I forgot I had a say. Just because I am a responsible human being, doesn’t mean I have to be responsible for everyone around me who seem unable to get their s**t together. Do I hear an AMEN!

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Ready For The Real World?

Before I begin… new layout. It’s slightly out of my comfort zone but I know for a fact that I’ve had a layout similar to this one. I like this one because it’s simple and complex at the same time. The CSS if very fallesque and I’m basically just ready for fall to come. It’s one of my favorite seasons, particularly for fashion. I already have an idea of what my wardrobe will be like this fall. Can’t wait.

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