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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Career Fairs : Making the Most of Them
Most colleges have career fairs (also called job fairs) on their campuses to help students find employment. Following specific guidelines can improve the effectiveness of the career fairs you attend.
9. 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.
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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