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  • Article Image Will I Be Eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) at a Community College? Yes!

    Will I Be Eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) at a Community College? Yes!

    OPT is a way for international students to work for pay or to volunteer with a U.S. company for 12 months after completing their educational program.

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  • Article Image 8 Online Learning Sites: Pros & Cons

    8 Online Learning Sites: Pros & Cons

    Whether you are looking to advance your career or just a productive way to spend your time during quarantine, taking online courses can make you a more well-rounded person. They give you a chance to take classes that you are interested in but are not necessarily able to fit into your school schedule.

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  • Article Image Study Theater in Italy this Summer through Theatre of Arts

    Study Theater in Italy this Summer through Theatre of Arts

    Do you love theatre? How about Italy? Then you’ll love Theatre of Arts’ newest exchange program! Theatre of Arts (TOA) is a drama conservatory in Los Angeles, offering a two-year degree program to prepare actors for careers in film, television, and theatre.

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  • Article Image How to Study for the LSAT

    How to Study for the LSAT

    The LSAT is the most important part of the Law School application process. Your grades, application, letters of recommendation, and personal statement will be important, but the LSAT is generally the heaviest weighted criteria for admissions.

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  • Article Image Countdown to Launch: George Mason University Engineering Students Team Up to Reach the Starry Heights with a Satellite

    Countdown to Launch: George Mason University Engineering Students Team Up to Reach the Starry Heights with a Satellite

    A senior design team with 14 students from three engineering departments worked together all year on three experiments that are being integrated into one small satellite about the size of two smartphones.

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  • Article Image Tips for Passing Law School Tests

    Tips for Passing Law School Tests

    The way law school classes are structured can sometimes lead to misunderstanding, particularly where testing is concerned. The fact is, what’s tested during law school is not exactly what’s taught in law school. By focusing on what’s tested from the outset, you’ll get better scores.

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  • Article Image 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time at Music College

    4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time at Music College

    Music college can either be a wonderful or stressful experience. Sometimes, it’s both. You can choose to just practice and go to classes. However, that approach means you won’t gain as much knowledge and or as many skills as you could.

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  • Article Image 5 Smart Ways to Multitask in College

    5 Smart Ways to Multitask in College

    Time management in college is incredibly challenging, and with good reason: time can often be your most sacred resource. And while you almost always have more to do than can ever get done, one smart way to conquer your ever-growing to-do list is to multitask (no, not asking someone to write your essay for you!).

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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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