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4 Degree Subjects that Will Help You Start Your Own Business

Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | by StudyPortals

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Where did all the great visionaries and entrepreneurs learn the tricks of the trade? Although some of the well-known business pioneers were college dropouts (Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs), they are exceptions to the rule. The rest of the world’s great industry leaders, who built their products and started...

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August Timeline for International Students: Are You on Track?

Friday | August 18, 2017 | by WES Advisor

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Application season has already started so make sure to stay on track with WES Advisor. The following checklists will help ensure you complete all the necessary steps in time. If You Are Enrolling for Fall 2018 Get started on the Common Application. If you are applying for an undergraduate program,...

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Top 10 Mistakes Students Make on College Applications

Thursday | August 17, 2017 | by Kaitlin Ramby

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Before being accepted into a college or university, students have to first submit a lengthy application. Applying to a school is very similar to applying for a job, and you should give the best impression you can on paper for admissions staff and decision makers. Here are the top...

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How Literacy Levels Can Impact Your Career

Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | by Shaunna-Marie Kerr

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Job developers, employers, and recruiters will tell you that strong communication skills are one of the most important factors in finding, maintaining, and succeeding in your job. Effective communication has the largest impact on both employer and employee satisfaction and can help to build and maintain positive working relationships....

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What Is an Informational Interview and Why Is It So Important?

Thursday | August 10, 2017 | by Sahra Togone

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As a job seeker, you most likely have applied to countless job postings, spent many hours scouring the Internet for relevant industry information, and skillfully crafted your résumé to impress potential employers. But have you ever met with a professional in the field you are interested in outside of...

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