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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. 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.

2. Certificate vs. Certified
The terms certificate and certified are often confused because of their similarities in sound. However, it is important to understand the differences in these terms to help you when you are researching degree programs and professional certifications.

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. Benefits of Working on Campus
Having a part-time job on campus can be very beneficial for you while you are attending college. You may discover that in addition to having extra money to spend, you are even happier with your college experience and are more prepared for the future.

5. Note Taking Using the STAR Method
The STAR note taking method is a simple and effective method to help students get the most out of lectures and prepare for tests. Taking effective notes during class is an important skill for college students to master because many college classes are presented in a lecture format.

6. School Counselor Tammy Beckelheimer
Interview with Tammy Beckelheimer, school counselor, for those who may be interested in pursuing a school counseling career.

7. Career Daydream
The Career Daydream is a visualization exercise designed to help students who are undecided about their career choice. Through the exercise they create a mental image of what they want their life to be like after they have graduated and started their career.

8. Types of Admission Interviews
Not all colleges offer admissions interviews. The colleges that do offer admissions interviews may offer one more types of interviews. Admissions interviews differ based on who conducts the interview (admissions officers, alumni, or current students).

9. 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.

10. Networking Contacts
Career networking (also referred to as networking) is the process of connecting with others to gain career-related information and to discover employment opportunities. If you are looking for a job, networking is important because many positions are not advertised.



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