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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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. Informational Interviewing Steps
An informational interview is a meeting designed to help you learn more about a career field you find interesting. They are a great way for you to gain an insider's perspective about a career field. They also can help you gain important business contacts.
6. 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.
7. Accepted to Duke University -- Jabria Howington
"My heart seemed to be spinning out of my chest and I couldn't keep my nerves calm" is how high school senior, Jabria L. T. Howington felt when she discovered that she was admitted to her dream school, Duke University. She had wanted to attend Duke since she was 5 years old.
8. Study Abroad Programs -- Interview with Will White
An interview with Will White, study abroad enthusiast and student affairs professional discussing study abroad programs. Includes general information for those interested in study abroad.
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. Steps for Better Textbook Reading
Have you ever read pages in a textbook and found that you do not know what you just read? It is important to use textbook-reading strategies when reading textbooks to retain the maximum amount of information.
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