College Admission Carnival: AdmissionsQuest Style!
Welcome, all. This edition of the carnival seems to have expanded a bit. We’ve got some perspectives on on-line courses, life-long learning, and, quite timely, spending and money management during college.
Like most endeavors, having a plan increases one’s chances of success. These resources are great places to begin you planning.
Paying for college is at the fore of every college bound students planning. Never simple college financing requites some planning and thought. Eric Perron offers his warnings on the temptation to tap retirement accounts as part of paying for college; he suggests, don’t. Read Erics thinking at:
Perron presents Paying for College from Retirement Accounts? Please Reconsider! posted at Dream Strategy.
I love the honesty of this approach: Good Colleges for B Students. This article is exactly what it says it is. Good and great places to go to school if you’re not a perfect student.
Ted presents Good Colleges for B Students posted at CampusGrotto.
More and more colleges are looking to Twitter as a way to forge deeper relationships with their constituents. Has your school or college followed suit? Steve Ritchie at edSocialMedia provides excellent thoughts on Using Twitter for Recruitment.
Choosing the Right College
Four basic thoughts as you begin to choose a college- “How To Select The Best University For You”
Richard Adams presents How To Select The Best University For You posted at Reading Berks.
Admitted Students & College Life
Deryl Sweeney at dormbuys writes about opportunities to confront challenges and grow beyond one’s comfort zone.
He presents Are the Roadblocks in Your Life Real? posted at 2East: The College Living Blog.
While personal growth and understanding are certainly goals of the collegiate experince, making yourself marketable in today’s job market is indispensable. Dawn Papandrea introduces readers to “personal branding.” “What do you stand for? What sets you apart from your competition? What are your unique attributes? How do you represent yourself online and offline?”
Dawn Papandrea presents CollegeSurfing Insider » So What is Personal Branding Anyway? posted at CollegeSurfing Insider.
Every School has always had it’s oddball courses that some of us just had to take. It makes perfect sense that, with the advent of on-line courses, two things would happen. First the number of offbeat courses would grow and, second, someone would kindly gather a list of all the oddball courses they could find. Thank you Heather Johnson.
Heather presents 100 Weirdest Open Courseware Classes That Anyone Can Take posted at Online Best Colleges.com.
Yes, college educating and teaching aren’t always perfect and the education isn’t always clearly and directly meaningful. PicktheBrain offers seven suggestions for improving collegiate education.
PicktheBrain presents 7 Ideas for Rejuvenating Education posted at Universities and Colleges.
Spending, building credit, and credit cards are part of the college game not to be taken lightly. Being able to pay one’s bills is serious business. Money Blue Book provides some reasons for pause as you see that next credit card offer in the mail.
MBB presents College Students Apply For Student Credit Cards posted at Money Blue Book Finance.
Indispensable in tight times, Vincent Mackey provides a primer on preparing for job interviews at College – U. Got It? Yes, interviews require preparation and homework. Read his post, College – U. Got It? Preparing For Your Job Interview, at College – U. Got It?.
Leaving college is much like leaving a job. It used to be that we cleaned out our desks, said goodbye, and turned out the lights. It’s more complicated than that now. At SquaredPeg Brad J. Ward, offers a basic plan for leaving your workplace/school cleanly- Transitioning out of a job.
Nearing the end of your undergraduate degree and thinking about law school? Surfer Sam provides a quick hit list on things to know and consider and expect when thinking about law school. Sam presents The Real Dope on Law School posted at Surfer Sam and Friends.
College will keep your brain sharp while you’re there but what happen later in life when your brain and your body get softer. Keep your brain fit with puzzles, reasoning and memory exercises at SharpBrains.
Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Teaser to Exercise your Memory and Reasoning Skills posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution.
Traditional Seat time isn’t the only way to earn a degree. TheCollegeDegrees.com blog offers a gathering of on-line degree programs in a variety of fields.
College Degrees presents Educatione your children, earn a degree online posted at TheCollegeDegrees.Com Blog.
Few American have a single career throughout adulthood and each time we make a change we might require further education, or further education might prompt one to make a career change. Education expenses are part of the American tax code. Explore education tax credits at:
National Library Week- who knew. Holly McCarthy offers 100 ways to celebrate April 12-18: 100 Terrific Websites to Celebrate National Library Week posted at Online Best Colleges.com.
iPhone as Organizer
For connoisseurs of iPhone apps: Top 20iPhone Apps for Overwhelmed Students
Margaret Garcia presents Top 20 iPhone Apps for Overwhelmed Students posted at Phlebotomy Technician Schools.