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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. 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.
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. 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.
5. Career Change
Changing careers at midlife is a big decision. It can involve investments, life changes and financial risks. This is especially true if you have a family that depends on your current income. When a change means you must earn a new degree, the career-change investment will be even greater.
6. Thanking the Admissions Interviewer
After admissions interviews, itís important to thank the interviewers. Sending a thank you note is considered a common courtesy and its absence is noticed. Sending a thank you note is also an opportunity for you to help keep your application fresh in the mind of the interviewer.
7. Fitness Ideas for Students
Keeping physically fit is very important. However, joining a private fitness facility can be costly. If your funds are limited, you can look to other resources to help you stay in shape.
8. Physician Assistant Billie Cartwright
Physician assistants provide medical care in every medical speciality. Find out more about the field through this interview with Billie Cartwright, MHS, PA-C (certified physician assistant holding a master of health sciences degree).
9. 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.
10. 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.
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