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5 College Application Tips for First-Generation Students

Don’t stress your senior year of high school. Follow these 5 college application tips to stay calm and organized during the college admissions process.

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Students: Here’s Your Future in a Post-Recession Economy

While the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, CNN Money reports that most Americans feel economic conditions still remain poor. “Wages are barely rising, home prices are still below their peak and more Americans are using food stamps than ever before,” CNN Money said. The state of the…

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When Dropping Out of College is a Smart Move

School has always been a breeze for me. I was raised by a single teen mom who still lived with her parents, so my mom made sure education was a priority. I graduated from high school with honors and ended up with great scholarships to my university of choice. But,…

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Best Cities (Around the World) to Move to for Programming Jobs

While most people view the West Coast of the United States as the epicenter of the programming and developing world, the truth is that plenty of other cities from around the globe have what it takes to make a claim for this coveted title. From rapidly rising annual salaries to burgeoning…

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17 Incredibly Inspiring Quotes from AfterCollege Scholarship Winners

AfterCollege has rewarded more than one hundred college students academic scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500 over the past three years alone. The average student loan debt peaked at $30,000 in 2014. Every penny counts. About 70 percent of graduates give up a huge portion of their monthly income to student loans, so…

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Michael Bloomberg’s Coffee Trick We Should All Try

Outside, the people of the Inner Richmond park their bikes, remove their helmets, and step inside the funky atmosphere of Velo Rouge café. Old photographs litter the yellow walls, tilting just slightly in this direction and that. I pick at my curry Peasant Pie and nibble at my salad. There’s…

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No One Feels Like a Grown-Up—Not Even Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

Being in your twenties is a weird time. On the one hand, you feel like an adult. You live in your own apartment (or a place you share with other people who are not your parents). You have a job and regular paychecks (we hope). But then you wake up…

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How to Be an Explorer in Your Job Search

Small beads of sweat have gathered on your skin and your shirt is beginning to stick to you. All your senses are on alert. With wide eyes, you look around to assess your surroundings. You don’t see any obvious predators, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not lurking in the…

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What You Need to Know About Becoming a Physical Therapist

“Does everyone get this sweaty?!” I exclaimed as I held a simple lunge in a small room at the Jaco Rehab clinic. My hair stuck in clumps to the back of my neck and the sides of my forehead. Above my upper lip, a line of sweat had formed and…

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Business School in England? Blimey! What’s That Like?

Uh oh. Soccer hooligans! The red-shirted, drunken men glare at you from across the bar. You gulp. Desperate to prove your love of the Manchester United football team, you clear your throat and belt out the first song that comes to mind… “My baby takes the morning train/he works from…

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