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How Your Grad School Selection Impacts Your Future

Four years of college have passed, and you’re debating whether or not your education is over. Many recent grads face this dilemma: workforce or grad school? The experience vs. higher education debate may have your brain spinning with conflicting information, but here’s what you need to know to make a decision.

When Local is Best

The majority of master’s students are enrolled at the local level (in smaller, community-based schools). These are good choices in three scenarios:

1. When you plan to stay local.  While these schools don’t have the reach of their top 10 counterparts, they do have strong brands and alumni communities in their areas. A degree from a local school will provide professional recognition and a network, both of which can greatly help for job placement in your area.

2. When you need it to move forward. Some career paths, such as physical therapy and engineering, require advanced degrees to move forward. In these cases, attending a local school can be a great investment.

3. When you are going to school part-time. Not everyone has the time or money to pursue an advanced degree full time; local schools tend to be cost-effective and flexible. Read the rest of this entry »

Virtual College Campus Tours Like Dating Sites

The Team at YourCampus360 are New York City-based experts in higher education marketing technology. The company leads the industry in creating virtual experiences that connect schools with prospective students across all of the most popular platforms: EDU websites, mobile devices, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

On dating websites, men and women are empowered, emboldened, and otherwise encouraged to shape the image by which they’ll be perceived in the online dating world at large. With a range of options, the two that really zoom to the forefront are whether to a.) represent themselves as they are in real life, or b.) whether they’d like to create an avatar of sorts, appearing to the world with perfect hair, all the “right” answers, and smiling always. The latter option is sure to generate a greater volume of interested suitors, while the former is more likely to yield potential suitors who might actually stick around after the first half hour of date one.

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Resume Review Secrets from ERP Software Advice CEO Don Fornes

Don Fornes is the Founder and CEO of ERP Software Advice and has written an article where he shares 10 screening secrets that he utilizes while reviewing job applicants’ resumes:

1. Don’t name your resume, “resume”: “resume.doc” or “Resume” may make sense on your computer, where you know it’s your resume. However, on my computer, it’s one of many, many resumes with the same name. By using such a generic file name, the applicant misses a great opportunity to brand themselves (e.g. “John Doe – Quota Crusher”). If you’re qualified enough to sell or market for us, you won’t miss the opportunity to at least use your name in the file name.

2. don’t use all lowercase: this bad habit buys you next to nothing and is bound to offend countless detailed-oriented hiring managers.

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How College Students Can Keep the Faith

Joseph Gustav is a guest blogger for My Dog Ate My Blog and a writer on online schools for Guide to Online Schools.

College is an exciting time of one’s life. It is often a student’s first time away from family and friends, living on your own, surrounded by intellectually motivated, curious, and exceptional individuals. However, the same things that make it exciting can be daunting and even detrimental. People with ideas other than your own may not be receptive to hearing yours or seeing your view point, and this can be especially true for religious college students. Temptation is out there, including parties and a freedom previously not afforded while living at home, and oftentimes other students, professors, and class curriculum are not religion friendly.students pray

That said, it is very possible to keep your faith while at school and to have good relationships with others who do not share your beliefs. It is entirely a matter of respect and understanding. Though you stand by your beliefs and see the good behind them, a good others should share, there is no need to preach or force your beliefs on others. In fact, do not make it an issue if it does not need to be. Respect the beliefs of others. That said, do not stand for anyone disrespecting your beliefs. Take the high road and let them know that you found their remark or whatever they did hurtful and disrespectful. Read the rest of this entry »

Tattoos and Piercings on the Rise Among Teens

MTV Jersey Shore's Pauly D Rib Tattoo

MTV Jersey Shore's Pauly D Rib Tattoo

Allison Kramer is a high school student, aspiring to attend the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, who is inviting you into the real world of teenage girls. Allison has a video blog on her YouTube channel, Ally Baley, where she shares makeup, shopping and fashion advice while giving you an inside look at the actual life of the American teenager.

Today, more and more teenagers are getting piercings and tattoos as a form of self-expression.

As far as piercings, many teenage girls are getting their noses, belly buttons, lips, tongues and eyebrows pierced. Although, most girls get their ears pierced when they are 1-2 years old by a doctor. Guys are piercing their eyebrows, tongues and lips, as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Android Apps for College

This guest post provided by Justin Sanchez, the founder of Niche Seven.Android Phone

Technology is a college kid’s best friend, and now apps are making taking notes, researching and organization that much easier.  Here are the best Andriod apps for college students to ease your workload with a few clicks of a button.


This one doesn’t need much explanation because most college students already know how useful Wikipedia can be. Wapedia is a fast way to search Wikipedia for information right from your phone and this app comes with a widget to make accessing Wikipedia even quicker.

Cost: Free (Ad supported)

Google Translate

Google Translate lets you instantly translate text between 50+ languages. The app takes voice input and will do text-to-speech translations on several of the more popular languages. For anyone that is taking a language course, this app is very useful in helping to understand and pronounce difficult words.

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How to Transition to College Greek Life after Pledging

greek for meCongratulations! You made it through rush week, bid day, you’ve pledged, and got yourself to be a full-fledged member of a fraternity or sorority on your campus! At, this week’s guest blogger for, we’re champions of all the benefits the Greek system offers, and are more than simply your sorority apparel and fraternity apparel headquarters – we’re your Greek go-tos! We’re Greeks ourselves, and made the transition from regular ol’ college student life to Greek life, too. It’s not always as easy as you’d think, so read on for ways to make your transition as smooth sailing as possible!

Higher Standard of Ethics

Many Greek organizations are esteemed in rich tradition and have been around for decades, if not centuries! They have a specific mission, goals, and most importantly, a code of ethics. You’ll be expected to ensure your behavior falls in line with these ethics, such as contributing positively to the community, participating in philanthropic events, and upholding high academic standards. Of course, your personality and fun spirit should still shine through; just know that your actions now reflect not only on yourself, but on your fraternity or sorority, too! Read the rest of this entry »

What to Wear to a Summer Internship for Men

Mens Internship WearA past IMG Fashion Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week intern, as well as an Aspen Fashion week freelancer, Erinn Knight has grown from stylish yet professional intern into a professional stylist who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Erinn believes that fashion is fast paced, high stress, and ever changing and runs her own style blog.

If you’re a young professional male with a secured summer internship and aren’t familiar with what to wear first day on the job, we are here to help. In the office, it is just as important for men to dress appropriately as it is for women. First impressions are vital to your future success within the company you are working for.

It is imperative to take note of what people in the office are wearing the day of your interview. By assessing your surroundings early, you are able to understand the company dress code and dress code limitations from the start. Read the rest of this entry »

Homeschooling and Dads

Houston Tucker is Director of Consumer Outreach for K12. A father of four, he and his wife have home educated their children for the past ten years and have used the K12 curriculum since it launched in 2001. Their oldest is a rising sophomore in the private, worldwide K12 International Academy and their other children are home educated with the K12 curriculum. You can find more blogs from Houston at the K12 Think Tank12 blog as well as other educational blogs from K12 experts.

father sonHarry Chapin’s 1974 hit “The Cat’s in the Cradle” can be a haunting song for all of us dads. The song is told in the first-person format about a father who is too busy to spend time with his son. As the son grows up he repeatedly asks for his father to pay him some attention but to no avail.

Then, as the song reaches its crescendo, we find out that when the son is all grown up, the father realizes that his son has turned out to be just like him.

I’ve long since retired, my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”
He said, “I’d love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job’s a hassle and kids have the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, Dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you”
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me Read the rest of this entry »

What to Wear to a Summer Internship for Women

A past IMG Fashion Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week intern, as well as an Aspen Fashion week freelancer, Erinn Knight has grown from stylish yet professional intern into a professional stylist who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Erinn believes that fashion is fast paced, high stress, and ever changing and runs her own style blog.

Intern-Womens-ClothesDeciding what to wear for an internship, especially during the hot summer season, can be nerve wracking for even the most experienced young professionals. Due to lack of professional dress code knowledge and experience in a business atmosphere, naturally, the trainee may feel intimidated and overwhelmed weeks before the internship even begins.

The trick to dressing professionally, in a warm climate, is being able to keep it cool and classy, while also finding legitimate ways to incorporate your own personal style. It is important to observe what others within the office are wearing when interviewing with the company you hope to intern for. Take the information you’ve gathered from the interview and dress to the same level of formality as your co-workers. If you still have uncertainty, it is always best to be over dressed than under dressed. Layering is great for the summer season; you can always take layers off when necessary. Read the rest of this entry »


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