Author Archives: Sandra Proulx

5 Tips For Landing Your First Job in Human Resources

If you’re considering majoring in human resources, you’ll need to know there’s more to landing that all-important first job in human resources than just the degree. Most HR professionals have at least a bachelor’s degree. While some make their way into HR via other fields, many of them majored or minored in human resources, labor […]

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StudentAdvisor’s College Review Contest – Were YOU the Winner?

Have you entered our college review contest yet? Each month, one winner is chosen at random to receive a $250 gift card. The StudentAdvisor.com judges also award an additional winner with a $250 gift card for the “Best in Class” review from all entries submitted during the month. Students and alumni aren’t the only people […]

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9 Reasons to Study Abroad

An opportunity to study abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime, where your learning experience extends out to the world beyond the college campus. There are many reasons why you may consider studying abroad, though for every reason you come up with, you may find a reason not to. Deciding to study abroad may […]

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Preparing for the SAT: 5 Questions with the Cofounder of Bell Curves

Everyone prepares for the SAT in different ways. Some people invest in one-on-one tutoring while others take free practice tests online. We spoke with Akil Bello, co-founder of Bell Curves, about what students can do to prepare for the SAT the best way for them. The ACT surpassed the SAT in number of test takers […]

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Scary Stories from the College Admissions Department

College admissions departments will be under lots of pressure in the coming months. Early decision deadlines have already passed, and the need for a qualified, well-rounded, and unique student body has admission reps scouring every single application for the “it” factor. Or so you’re led to believe. Have you seen this article from the Daily […]

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iTunes U Now Offers Free E-Books, From Textbooks to Shakespeare

iTunes announced earlier this week that Oxford and Open University in the UK and Rice University in Texas have all added free digital e-books to the lectures, lab demonstrations, and other materials available on iTunes U, Apple’s educational area in its iTunes Store. iTunes U had not offered e-books before now, so if more schools […]

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How to Talk to Your Child About Four Loko

Four Loko has been getting a lot of press in the past week. This relatively new beverage on the market contains up to 12% alcohol per can, and has been pinpointed as the reason dozens of college students have been hospitalized across the country. There’s a reason they call it “blackout in a can.” Four Loko is […]

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Debunking the Myths: My Experiences as an Online Student

One thing the StudentAdvisor team has high aspirations for is to level the playing field between the traditional college experience and going to college online. After taking one course last spring, I can tell you first-hand how inaccurate the perceptions of online classes are. In my first few weeks taking an online class at Kaplan […]

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How to Support Your Child During the College Admissions Process

The college admissions process is a stressful time for the entire family, and parents walk a particularly fine line when it comes to their involvement. Recent research by the College Board found that almost 30% of college-bound seniors wish their parents did more to help them look for and apply to colleges, and only 6% […]

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7 Cheap Halloween Costumes for College Students

Halloween is just around the corner, and for the last-minute college students on a budget, finding the right costume is a nessecity for the upcoming Halloween parties. Disclaimer: This is one list that doesn’t include Lady Gaga or Snooki because, for the love of all things holy, the staff at StudentAdvisor is SO OVER these […]

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5 Ways to Survive Freshman Year of College

Nearly 33% of college freshmen drop out of college – or switch schools – before making it to their sophomore year. Fewer than half of all freshmen graduate from college at all. Now, admittedly, it’s been more than a few years since I was a freshman in college, but Dean Tsouvalas, StudentAdvisor’s editor-in-chief, nails it […]

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