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Here are the top ten articles for the Colleges Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Academic Advisors
Academic advisors can be one of the best resources on campus for students. Advisors are often experts in university regulations and degree requirements. They also can help students as they adjust to college life and prepare for their futures.
2. Cover Letters for College Students
Cover letter writing is a very important skill for students to master because they can make the difference between an employer reading your resume and the employer passing it over. A well-written cover letter may persuade the employer to consider you as a job candidate.
3. The Danger of Deficit Thinking
Many middle- and high-school students face major challenges in the educational system that have nothing at all to do with their personal circumstances. Deficit thinking is one of the more dangerous obstacles our children face. Here's why.
4. Email Etiquette for College Students
College students often interact with professors, advisors, and other college staff members through email. Therefore, it is important for students to learn how to interact with college personnel appropriately so that they form a positive opinion of the students.
5. Cover Letter Components
Many college students have a difficult time writing cover letters. This is partly because students often lack experience writing formal business letters. Therefore, it is important for students to learn the conventions of cover letter writing.
6. Informational Interview Questions to Ask
As a college student, you may benefit from conducting an informational interview to help you choose a career path or to learn how to be successful in your chosen career field. If you conduct an informational interview, come prepared with a well chosen list of questions to ask during the interview.
7. Top 5 Resume Tips
Employers often have a larger number of applicants for every opening. Therefore, it is important to do all you can to ensure your resume makes the cut.
8. College Packing List
It can be difficult to know what to pack before heading to college. You will not want to leave behind anything essential. However, rooms in residence halls are very small, so you will also not want to take too much.
9. Placement Tests
Placement tests are academic-subject tests that allow colleges to determine what level a student is ready to enter in each of those subjects.
10. Informational Interviews - Finding Professionals
If you are interested in conducting an informational interview you will need to identify a professional in your field of interest to interview. Finding a professional to interview can be a challenge for many students because they are not certain where to look for contacts.
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