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Special Report: International Education

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hi Everyrone,

We hope your week is going by well.

We came  across some great and enlightening articles published by the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times focusing on key educational trends around the world.

The reports are the following :

We are convinced that these articles will resonate with you.

Let us know your thoughts.

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The Best 301 Business Schools

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Find out which business schools have the best classroom experience, the best professors, are the most family friendly, and are the best administered, and more. The 2010 Best Business School rankings are now out! The Princeton Review surveyed over 19,000 students at 301 business schools across the United States to create 11 rankings lists.

The categories are :

  • Best Administered
  • Best Campus Environment
  • Best Campus Facilities
  • Best Professors
  • Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students
  • Greatest Opportunity for Women
  • Most Family Friendly
  • Best Career Prospects
  • Most Competitive Students
  • Toughest to Get Into
  • Best Classroom Experience

Click here to see the complete list of best business schools.

Using Facebook Groups for Job Hunting

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Use these simple steps add Facebook groups to your job hunt networking strategy! The overall strategy revolves around a simple logic.  Social networks are SOCIAL. Thus, join the conversation and network!

Before you join the conversation, be aware of the image you project to potential employers or anybody that can help you meet potential employers.  It is important to know how to manage your personal branding on Facebook in order to maximize your chances to be hired via the social network. Click here to read the complete article posted on keppie Careers.

Top 10 College Majors

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

College offers you academic freedom. You can cultivate existing passions and explore new interests—all the while figuring out which major will eventually help you earn a living.

Whatever major you choose, don’t pick what’s easies —or what your best friend is studying—because you’ll only be cheating yourself out of some great opportunities!

And college is, after all, about opportunities.

The Princeton Review’s Top 10 Majors follow. Be warned, however, that these are not necessarily the degrees that garner the most demand in the job market. More importantly, they don’t lock you into a set career path. Each major offers unique intellectual challenges and develops skill sets that will be applicable to various careers.

Click here to find The Princeton Review’s list.

Studying for Finals and Midterms – Stress Traps To Avoid

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Studying for finals and midterms tends to be automatically linked with stress. In fact, where stress is already built into a situation where you need to call up all the important information that you’ve learned in each of several classes over the course of several months, the last thing students need to do is add to the stress of midterms and finals, right? Well, unfortunately, many students inadvertently do just that. Certain common practices that often make finals even more stressful than they need to be. Do any of these sound familiar?

Click here to get the suggestions of About.com Health’s Disease and Condition and good luck on your Midterms.

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10 Truly Free Colleges That Don’t Charge Tuition

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Have you lost your job, or do you despair that you lack education for a higher salary? Take a look at these ten truly free colleges listed below, as they truly do not charge tuition. With that said, some do charge for room and board or processing fees. But, you may find a degree that can provide you with the career boost that you need — without college loan worries.

Click here to find the list.

Source : CollegeStart

Fulbright’s Good Fortune

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Last week, Inside Higher Ed posted is a very interesting article about Fulbright’s programs.

The tough job market for college seniors and recent graduates has left millions of twenty somethings unemployed or underemployed and looking for work or some other way to occupy their time.

Among the alternatives that appear to be growing in popularity this fall: State Department-sponsored Fulbright fellowships to study, conduct research or teach English in 140 countries.

We believe it will really resonate with some of you. Click here to read the complete article.

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Tips for balancing work, school and life

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Here is a very interesting article written by Snagjob.

High school and college students don’t get enough credit. They get up early, go to school, whip through an endless list of extracurriculars, work part-time jobs and attempt to squeeze in a social life, a.k.a., sending texts, instant messages and MySpace notes.

Well, many students leave out that whole part-time job thing. They’re easily identifiable as the ones who are also bumming money off their parents, staying in on the weekends and showing up to proms and formals in a tuxedo T-shirt (the guys, anyways).

Combining school and work, whether we’re talking about high school jobs or college jobs, is certainly a tough balancing act. But when you add up all the benefits – from learning time management skills to early career development and cold hard cash – it’s easy to see why a part-time job is an elective you shouldn’t pass up on. Click here to read the tips provided by Snagjob for successfully managing the challenge.

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Midterms – How to Prepare ?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Because we know that some of you are preparing for midterms, we looked for tips to help you make the most of your review sessions.

Midterms and finals can be tough on your mind and your body—especially if you have two tests scheduled in one day. Unfortunately, test schedules are normally out of your control, so you will end up with back-to-back exams at some point. Click here to read the complete article.

We also found a valuable study guide. Click here to download it.

We also came across  a very interesting presentation called Studying for Midterms and Beyond. Bob Jenkins shared with us the Five Pillars of Successful Studying. Click here to download it.

Finally, we found a quote for you which we hope will resonate with you.

“Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck”. Buddha quote.

All the best,

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Networking Tips for Students

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Networking is one of the greatest ways for people to find jobs. Resumes from referrals tend to land at the top of the applications stack and are typically reviewed first. New Grad Life shared today with parents and adults some important tips to remind their sons and daughters when they look for their own ways in the working world. In case, nobody has shared them yet with you, here there are.

In brief, they said :

  • Be clear
  • Rehearse
  • Tell everyone they are looking
  • Don’t be shy
  • Follow-up
  • Maintain a positive attitude

Click here to read the complete article.

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