Kaplan University released a series of YouTube videos that profile successful entrepreneurs and their thoughts on online and continuing education. You can see the series of videos here, or take a look at our favorites. Read more...
Is your family moving this summer? Starting a new high school can be tough, especially when you're planning for college. Purvi S. Mody of Insight Education gives some advice for students who need to start over socially and academically at a new high school. Read more...
Students and parents are always looking for ways to save money, so how about subtracting an entire year of tuition? Dean Tsouvalas, StudentAdvisor Editor-in-Chief, spoke with New England Cable News about the recent trends of students graduating in three years.
Dean talks about the pros and cons of graduating early, as well as tips to get you on track to graduate in three years. Read more...
Want a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour.
Over the summer, Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, with some friends, plan on taking 47 college tours and want to report on the best and worst parts of every Boston school. Each Tuesday, we'll be publishing highlights of their various college tours. If you can't make it to every college you want to tour this summer, keep up with StudentAdvisor and Rate My College Tour!
Location - 6
The address of the admissions office was very easy to find. Unfortunately, the initial lobby was not very welcoming, and it was pretty confusing to figure out that the admissions department was on the 6th floor of the building.
Lobby Appearance - 7
The admissions lobby was very welcoming and we enjoyed the hip and trendy decor. The seating was an interesting wavy wooden bench, but it was mildly uncomfortable. The desk person was very nice and took my information, though she spelled my name wrong. She also offered that we were welcome to explore the building since we were about a half hour early for the tour start time.
The space was arranged in a mildly haphazard way, with the information pamphlets and booklets around the corner from the main lobby area. It was not a terribly cozy lobby, but it did have the “Smash factor”, meaning it had the sort of nervous, cold feeling of an audition room, which may be appropriate for Berklee.
Personality - 6
While Alexsandra was very nice and an entertaining tour guide, she did not go above and beyond to connect to each student, primarily focusing the tour around her personal Berklee experience. It was a very small tour group and individual connection would have been easy, especially with all of the walking between buildings. She also tried to make occasional jokes, which was cute and definitely upped her personality rating.
Appearance - 8
Her outfit was casual, fun and well put together, but also professional enough. On the hotness scale, Alexsandra also received an 8.
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Finding dorm essentials isn't as easy as they make it seem. Sure, there are plenty of magazines, movies and TV series that can show you exactly what the dream dorm room looks like, but what dorm room really has a full-sized kitchen and allows cool lamps and couches? Not many!
Pinterest is a great tool to find popular, creative, and DIY dorm essentials. The photo and link-sharing website allows users to share their favorite items. StudentAdvisor created a Dorm Essentials pinboard, and we've picked out our 15 favorite items to grab for your room this fall! Read more...
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Texas Christian University students aren't just kind and generous - they're responsibly kind and generous. Students enrolled in the Nature of Giving class in the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University have the opportunity to donate $100,000 to nonprofit organizations of their choice - once they all agree on where their money is best spent.
The students, who struggle between the best emotional and fiscal decisions, conduct independent research to determine the best organizations to receive their money. Want to learn more about their methodologies and how they are faring? Read more...
What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Lenny Kravitz, Eva Longoria and Daniel Craig all have in common? They all have a Native Union POP Phone - the ultimate retro handset you plug into any computer, smartphone and tablet. And now just by writing a college review of your experience on StudentAdvisor.com you are entered to win your very own POP Phone.
Writing a college review takes just minutes, and you can help thousands of students and parents choose the right college. Plus if you write a college review during the next 7 days you will be entered to win a POP Phone.
So please write a college review and not only will you help prospective students but you could get a very cool, brand new POP Phone!
At StudentAdvisor, we're big fans of the college visit. It's a crucial part of high school seniors and juniors choosing the college that best fits them, as well as gives a little inside look at what college life is like.
However, what happens when a college visit goes bad? We look at some data about high school students drinking, engaging in sexual activity, and getting in big trouble when they make these trips. If you're visiting colleges this summer, make sure you, your parents, and your school know how to stay safe. Read more...
It's not a secret that landing a job right out of college can be rough. Where do you begin? StudentAdvisor talked to the team at InternMatch.com, who surveyed college students about their job prospects. See what they found and use the tips from InternMatch to figure out how to get a job! Read more...
This Father's Day, we wanted to honor three dads who made a commitment to higher education and, thanks to Ashford University, were able to go back to school. Now, as they finish their degrees and enter their fields with education and confidence, they discuss how they want to inspire their children to pursue higher ed.
Meet Paul, Terry, and Richard -- all winners of Ashford's 'Project Working Mom...and Dads Too!' scholarship program. See what they've been up to, and read some of their advice for dads going back to school. Read more...
Many colleges tout their great career service programs that place students in awesome jobs once they graduate - but what about freshman year? Stonehill College and Franklin Pierce University have revamped their career services programs and have begun offering career seminars and counseling to students as soon as they step foot on campus.
For students looking to get a super headstart on their career, Stonehill College, Franklin Pierce University, and other schools with strong career services programs are amazing options. Read more...
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During high school, did you develop a passion for community service? Even if you're not planning on pursuing a major in social work or human services, almost all colleges have an office of community service where students can take on independent service projects. Often, these college community service projects can count for course credit, and are a great line on your resume!
We profile eight of the best community service colleges and highlight the coolest parts of their programs. Take a look at these great schools and see what they are doing in their communities! Read more...
Two weeks ago, we offered a Black and Decker 5-Cup Coffee Maker to the best review that week. We're thrilled to have awarded Natalie S. of Chandler/Gilbert Community College this prize for her stellar college review!
This week, we're giving away a $50 check for our favorite college review of the week. Haven't reviewed your school yet? Now's the perfect time! Submit a review and help a student figure out if your school is the right fit for them - and be entered to win! Remember quality counts - make sure your review is thoughtful and helpful!
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In a time where job security can be uncertain and unemployment for college graduates is high, it is a huge leg-up to have a degree in a growing field. Neumont University of South Jordan, Utah, offers degrees exclusively in the technology industries, including computer science, game design and more.
Neumont University is a forward-thinking university where students have incredible odds of landing their dream job after graduation. Their innovative enterprise projects and professional development courses give their grads a huge edge when they enter the growing tech world. Interested in learning more about Neumont University? Read more...
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High school grads: are you spending your summer before college working? Interning? Taking a class? Or, are you preferring to spend your last summer home lounging by the pool and going out with friends?
Purvi S. Mody of Insight Education gives high school graduates some tips and tricks for making the most out of their summer vacation and preparing for college. She gives advice on how to put yourself in the best position to succeed academically, socially, and professionally during your first year of college! Read more...
Need a little SAT help while you're hanging around this vacation? The StudentAdvisor team found the six best SAT apps for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Instead of refreshing Facebook every few minutes while you're lounging by the pool, try taking a chance on Scramble with Friends or Kaplan Flashcubes. Using these SAT apps will keep you on your toes if you are taking the SAT this fall!
Check out our list for the best apps for SAT help, and let us know if we missed any games that help you with critical reading, writing, or math! Read more...
On Monday, Facebook announced plans to explore opening its services to children under 13 years old. This announcement raised many questions about the safety, privacy, harassment policies, and educational value of Facebook for kids. With 78 percent of parents helping to create their child's Facebook account, it is crucial for families to h ave all the answers.
Though children using Facebook can be a scary and dangerous situation, there are several steps that parents can take to prevent themselves and their children from scams and invasions of privacy.
Learn more about Facebook safety, privacy, and how to make Facebook the best possible experience for your family. Read more...
By Taylor Cotter
It's Prom Season! Prom for All, part of the Do Something project, encourages high school students to run Prom Dress Drives and collect dresses to donate to girls who need the dresses for their proms. If you and your friends organize a drive at your school, you can be entered to win a $2000 scholarship - and maybe even a grand prize limo ride - all while helping people in need!
Who is eligible?
- Residents of the United States or Canada
- Age 25 or younger
How to Apply
- On DoSomething.org, provide a detailed description of your prom dress drive with photos, videos, or written testimonials
- Submit the information of 5 friends to DoSomething.org
- Applications are due June 22nd