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10 Things Every College Dorm Room Needs and 10 Things It Doesn’t

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If you’re sending your kid off to college, or if you’re the one going to college, then you need to know what to bring with you and what can stay at home. If you’ve never lived in a dorm before, this list might surprise you.

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HS College Planning Tip

for the week of: August 30

Finalize Your College Search and Selection

It's time for high school seniors to review your college search and narrow your selection down to those schools that meet your career objectives.

Meet with your school's guidance counselor to discuss your decision.

When is a Certificate Program Right For You

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For years, pursuing a degree has been the standard next step for anyone looking to develop their professional skills, prepare for a leadership role, or explore a new career path. Recently, however, a shift has taken place in graduate education, with professionally focused, shorter programs representing a growing piece of the academic market.

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The Most Essential Items and Information You Need for College

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Going off to college is a huge step in anyone’s life, and it’s bound to cause some nervousness. The best way to calm your nerves and get the jitters out of your system is by having a concrete plan in place of just what you’re going to need to bring and what you’ll want to know. Let’s take a look at the college essentials:

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Computer Science Jobs: Choosing the Right Sub-Career for You

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There are so many exciting careers in computer science right now that if you’re considering a career in this field, you shouldn’t have any problems getting in. At the same time, you need to know the path ahead and how to navigate it. Here’s how to break into the industry.

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Continuing Education: How to Best Prepare Yourself Financially for College

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Positioning yourself for financial success before entering college can seem like a daunting task. However, whether you are years or months away from entering, there are many ways to prepare yourself, reduce costs, and minimize stress. Links are included to the specific resources that I used, though for things like credit cards, you should always research for the current best offers.

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Five Fresh Tips for Your Newest College Freshman

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Going to college is an exciting experience since you’ll be getting a higher education and a chance to live life independently. Living on your own will come sooner or later, and college is the perfect first step to adulthood. Being well prepared for living alone goes a long way for being able to handle the stress involved with college studies and heading to a new home away from home.

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Online or Off: What’s the Cheapest Way to Go Back to School?

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When people harp on the merits of online programs, they often cite the affordability of an online program over a traditional one. Things like commute times, the ability to maintain a full-time job, and highly flexible schedules are touted as benefits for those who take courses online. Of course, depending on the program you want to enter, an online course may not be possible. However, many universities offer a combination of online and offline coursework to help you obtain your degree.

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achieving success...

Achieving success in college requires 3 key ingredients

  • 1: planning
    use planning for success to develop a plan using heirarchical blocks to achieve anything you would like to be


  • 2: discipline
    planning means nothing if you don't have the discipline to achieve the plan. You need a foundation of physical, educational, social and spiritural disciplines in order to achieve success


  • 3: execution
    to maximize your efforts and energy, you need to execute your plan using time management in order to achieve what needs to be done and more importantly, recognize your accomplishments to build the motivation to continue your plan for success.

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