How to make the most out of college tours

Seeing as it’s summer, now is the time when a lot of kids will start touring campuses they’re interested in attending. Visiting a college is huge, and a lot of times that’s what will inevitably make or break a decision. I know I would have chosen a different school had I not visited all of my options beforehand.

If the college is only a short drive away, then visiting it won’t be too big of a deal. However, if the college is far away from you, you might only get one chance to go there and tour it. It’s important that you get it right and make the most out of it.

For me, the most important part of college tours was the general feel I got from the campus. Some schools I saw had a very prestigious feel, while others had a very laid-back feel. In the end, that vibe you get will help play a crucial part in deciding where you want to go.

You want to make sure that overall feeling is accurate. Here are some suggestions to ensure that it is by making the most of your college tour:

Bring a map.

Perhaps most important, you should never visit a college without bringing a map of it with you. Practically every college has a campus map posted on its website. If you can, find one that has the buildings labeled — science hall, business hall, library, dorms, whatever. It’s good to know what you’re looking at and it will help you see what you need to see. Continue reading

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 at the bottom. Just fill in the information and see how you compare to everybody else.

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Scholarship Essay Writing Guidelines

download-8Scholarship 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 web page 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 the BestGedClasses website with lessons for the GED Test 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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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. T

here 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.

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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.

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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.

Onto more serious things. I always talk about school, but it’s all I really have to talk about most of the time because it’s pretty much my whole life at the moment. 😯 Last week was homecoming week. You know when you have “spirit day” and other themes to get the school excited for the major Homecoming football game.

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How to get FREE FOOD and FREE COFFEE in Silicon Valley

Since moving to Silicon Valley in June I’ve had at least 25% of my meals and coffee for free and I wanted to share some of the best kept secrets here in the valley. If you are a bootstrapped ramen entrepreneur read carefully!!

Free meals are easiest to come by in three ways:

  1. Events
  2. Paying it forward with service providers
  3. Corporate friends

Events
There are a TON of events going on in Silicon Valley for the startup industry, and if you don’t know where to find them sign up now. Many of these events offer free meals and finger food (pizza and waffles are very common), and many of these events are free or very cheap.

If you want to make this method ABSOLUTELY free and foolproof offer to help the event organizer on a volunteer basis in exhange for a free ticket or if you are a blogger offer to write an article or do a cross promotion in exchange for a ticket. By giving something of value to the organizer, reciprocity inevitably takes over

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Affordable Accredited Online MBA Programs

The popularity of online MBA programs has increased significantly, and today we can find numerous accredited web-based MBA programs. The schools offering these

fully online programs actually provide training opportunities for business professionals who formerly were not able to dedicate their time and money toward obtaining an MBA degree. Just check out these highly respected affordable accredited online MBA programs. If you want to discover the most affordable online MBA programs go to the cheapest online  MBA.

– University of Louisiana, Monroe (LA)
700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201, Phone: 318-345-0331
The University of Louisiana at Monroe offers an online MA program that ranks among the best online MBA programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The school has AACSB accreditation (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

The “best value” ranking from GetEducated.com provides further evidence of the value and quality of ULM’s MBA program. The program includes courses in financial analysis, marketing strategy, and international business. The schools’ competitive admission qualifications ensure a challenging education with peers who are seasoned in business. Estimated cost $12,025

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How To Check if an Online MBA is Legitimate

 

Pursuing an online MBA is the most ideal way of completing an advanced business degree for busy professionals who can’t make time for a regular on-campus class schedule but would like to enhance their careers through an MBA degree.

Fortunately, nowadays there are more possibilities such as online MBA no GMAT needed. You should always check if an online MBA is legitimate, and here is how. An online MBA is a viable option for people with a demanding schedule but can’t set aside their work or family obligations to pursue further education.

Because of the online MBA’s popularity, there are quite a few internet-based schools with negative intentions. Fake online programs have flourished while some act as degree mills. This in return has raised concerns of employers and recruiters over the authenticity of degree courses completed online. How do you choose from thousands of schools offering online MBA programs, what programs are legit? Here are some helpful tips to identify and avoid fake programs:

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