Success Tips for Non-Traditional College Students

Many colleges are experiencing growth in non-traditional student populations, with some campuses catering specifically to working adults. Although non-traditional students are more common and schools are working to cater them, it will always be a challenge to balance work and school.   If you’d like to go back to school or currently attend college as Read More …

Tips for Your First Semester at College

The first semester in college is a crucial time for students. Actions taken-or not taken- in the first few months of college can have a lasting impact on academic and career success. A new environment combined with increased academic pressure can push even good students off track. Fortunately, there are several things college freshman can Read More …

How to Question a Grade-The Right Way

During your college tenure, you’ll likely receive at least one grade that doesn’t seem right. Although you shouldn’t sit back and let a mistake go, you need to be careful about how you approach the situation. It’s likely your professor has had many grade disputes that were frivolous, so you need to be sure your Read More …

10 Sites for Better Studying

Good news for Internet addicts: browsing the web can help raise your GPA!  Make the most of your time online by frequenting sites that offer lectures, notes, tutorials, and study strategies. Ten of my favorite online study resources: Study Guides and Strategies Since 1996, Studygs.net has provided study strategies and resources to help students achieve Read More …

Top Ten Most Flexible Degree Choices

Recent economic conditions have reinforced the importance of flexibility in the employment marketplace. Selecting a degree program that allows a wide range of employment opportunities is essential for new and returning students in order to maximize their chances of obtaining employment quickly. Here are the ten best options for students seeking to ensure their employability Read More …

Spying 101: Will Colleges Start Offering Intelligence Officer Training Programs?

According to The Washington Post, as part of the 2010 intelligence authorization bill, the Obama administration has proposed that colleges and universities begin intelligence officer training programs that would prepare “first- and second-generation Americans, who already have critical language and cultural knowledge” for government careers. The proposal sent to Congress by Director of National Intelligence Read More …

Dealing with Academic and Career Disappointment

Failing a test, being turned down for a job, and being laid off are all very difficult experiences for most people. The poor self esteem, depression, and anxiety that result from these events can make it hard to perform your best in the future. You tried so hard and weren’t rewarded, so why keep trying? Read More …

Characteristics of Successful College Students

  College can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for even the best student. What characteristics do the most successful college students have? Below are some traits and skills that will help a student have a happy and successful college experience.   Good time management skills Learning to balance school, a social life, and extracurricular Read More …