Beyond the Basics

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  • Article Image Your Law School Admissions Essay: What Not to Do

    Your Law School Admissions Essay: What Not to Do

    Without a doubt what you write in your law school admissions essay or personal statement is critical to your application. But what not to write is just as important. You can buy essay papers, which is not recommended — remember that the law admissions committee reads hundreds of essays each year. Avoid these common errors that will make them toss your law school application.

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  • Article Image Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Comprehensive Aviation Program

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Comprehensive Aviation Program

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) nears the 60th anniversary for its nationally recognized aviation program. What started as a service unit of the university offering flight classes with four airplanes and spare parts has transformed into one of the nation’s leading comprehensive aviation programs with multiple degree programs, a state-of-the-industry facility and more than 600 students.

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  • Article Image Lewis University: Recipient of One of Last Two McDonnell Douglas MD-80 Aircraft

    Lewis University: Recipient of One of Last Two McDonnell Douglas MD-80 Aircraft

    After retiring the last of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet to Roswell, New Mexico, in early September 2019, American is donating the last two MD-80 aircraft to CareerTech in Oklahoma City, and Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

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  • Article Image Why Study Engineering in the USA

    Why Study Engineering in the USA

    There are many unique answers when posing the question of “How?” How does this chair hold me up? How is that I can talk on my cell phone or chat on the Internet with someone across the world? How did this water in my glass become clean? Although, the answer to each of these questions is unique, there is one simple explanation for all of these questions: engineering.

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  • Article Image How to Study Law in the USA

    How to Study Law in the USA

    Plenty of countries offer the chance to get into a law program right after finishing high school, not needing a prior higher education credential. But in the United States, one needs to first graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree.

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  • Article Image Why Is STEM Important? The Impact of STEM Education on Society

    Why Is STEM Important? The Impact of STEM Education on Society

    STEM education goes beyond school subjects. It gives a skill set that governs the way we think and behave. Merging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM education helps us to solve the challenges the world faces today. Let’s see what STEM means in the global context and how it influences the development of our society. 

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  • Article Image STEM Programs At Edmonds College: Your Key To A Future Career!

    STEM Programs At Edmonds College: Your Key To A Future Career!

    Seattle, Washington, USA is one of the leading American cities when it comes to world-class tech company growth. Home to companies like Amazon, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, and Expedia, the city of Seattle and its surrounding areas make a popular home-base for any aspiring student interested in taking charge of their career in technology, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)-related jobs that result from increased technological growth.

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  • Article Image How to Build a Successful Business From Scratch as a College Student

    How to Build a Successful Business From Scratch as a College Student

    While the potential of making a fortune from your startup is a major incentive, there are other benefits to gain. Launching your business allows you to implement your innovative ideas while you're young. It's also an excellent catalyst for self-growth and discovery.

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  • Article Image Wheeling the Way to Entrepreneurial Success

    Wheeling the Way to Entrepreneurial Success

    Berkeley Global graduate Camilo Navarro and his friend’s entrepreneurial spirit pays it forward on a trek no one thought could be possible. The two lifelong friends’ trip landed them a new adventure in a unique business market. And a business that truly changed their future careers.

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  • Article Image Why You Need STEM Education

    Why You Need STEM Education

    The main characteristics of STEM education contribute to the development of competitive skills and abilities that help students to be more in demand in the modern labor market, which is becoming more and more technological. The interdisciplinary approach helps to develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. Finally, most of the professions of the future will demand a solid technical background. So go for STEM and stay in the frontline!

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  • Article Image Hackers Wanted! Careers in Cyber Security

    Hackers Wanted! Careers in Cyber Security

    If you are looking for a challenging technology-based major with excellent job opportunities after graduation, consider a career in cyber security. The internet age has brought endless convenience for both businesses and consumers alike.

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  • Article Image Choosing a Business Program in the United States

    Choosing a Business Program in the United States

    More than 1 million students from other countries enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2016-17 academic year—an increase of 3.4 percent over the previous year, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). Of these students, approximately 19 percent came to the U.S. to pursue a business degree.

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  • Article Image International Student Musicians: Successfully Complete the Application and Audition Process

    International Student Musicians: Successfully Complete the Application and Audition Process

    International students applying to schools in the United States are required to submit application materials such as financial disclosures, language proficiency, and passport information. However, applying to schools in the United States as an international student musician requires even further steps before the application is complete. 

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  • Article Image Connect with Local People and Organizations in the U.S. While You Sharpen Your English!

    Connect with Local People and Organizations in the U.S. While You Sharpen Your English!

    We in CESL believe the Community Engagement Program meets a need in the intensive English market that has not been effectively met until now, and we are so proud and excited to offer the program.

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  • Article Image Make a Virtual Internship Work for You

    Make a Virtual Internship Work for You

    Virtual internships are now a common occurrence as we adjust to the “new normal” when it comes to working. Many employers have shifted to remote workforces where possible, which has entirely changed the availability of internship opportunities.

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  • Article Image 5 Tips for Your First Job or Internship Interview

    5 Tips for Your First Job or Internship Interview

    These job and internship interview tips are a great foundation. You might not get the position the first time around, but trying and trying again will certainly help you practice and learn more about the process.

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  • Article Image Setting Up a Home Workspace

    Setting Up a Home Workspace

    When setting up a home work area, choosing the right space to get your work done is going to the basis of your decision. You’ll want to consider multiple factors in choosing the right space, such as noise level, internet connection, lighting, and so on.   

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  • Article Image Should You Take a Semester Off?

    Should You Take a Semester Off?

    You don’t need to have a step-by-step guide to follow during your semester-off, but you do want to have a general idea of how to spend your time off — taking online courses at a local community college, exploring alternate career paths, and so on.   

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  • Article Image U.S. Immigrant Success Stories Grab the Spotlight

    U.S. Immigrant Success Stories Grab the Spotlight

    The immigrant community has been instrumental in building some of the most innovative companies in America.

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  • Article Image Mobile Development

    Mobile Development

    Innovation is the cornerstone of technology. Ten years ago, we were content to merely send a text message or maybe play a game of Snake on a two-color screen; today, we have mobile devices that can process more than the average desktop computer from that same era. Looking forward, we can only imagine what advances will come.

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