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How to answer the ‘Tell me about yourself’ interview question

Dr. Darla Shaw, Ed.D
Professor of Education and Women's Studies
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Staying focused while studying: Improve your concentration

Frank Healy
Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
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Advice for a freshman preparing for college life on campus

Stephanie Kinkaid
Assistant Director of the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center
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Learn how to effectively memorize study material for school

Frank Healy
Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
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Be successful with these SAT reading comprehension strategies

Abby Marks Beale
Creator of Rev It Up Reading
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Write a great college admissions essay that will get you noticed

Patrick O’Connor
Director of College Counseling, Roeper School
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Advice for those going to a community college

Patrick O’Connor
Director of College Counseling, Roeper School
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Balance life and work while getting an education online

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon
Associate Dean, School of Counseling and Social Service, Walden University
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Going to college either online or on campus can be one of the hardest things you will ever do. Just deciding to go to school for some people can be a very stressful decision. But education is key to all of life, so getting credible advice from qualified professionals can make the process go that much smoother for you. In our Undergraduate section we have all the advice you need when it comes to finding a college, making sure you have all the application material locked down, best practices when studying for tests and writing essays, and even what to do after you get your degree.

How to answer the ‘Tell me about yourself’ interview question

Dr. Darla Shaw, Ed.D Professor of Education and Women's Studies Western Connecticut State University

Generally talking about yourself in an interview is so much more difficult than being asked a specific question. This ‘Tell me about yourself’ question is given to see how you handle general and open-ended questions that focus on the “big picture” of the interview, meaning who you are as a person, what you have to gain, and what you have to offer.

Dr. Darla Shaw, Ed.DProfessor of Education and Women's Studies

For the past 20 years, Dr. Shaw has been the educational literacy specialist for Western Connecticut State University’s Education and Educational Psychology Department. She is a regular instructor to both undergraduate and graduate students in t...

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Providing needed support for college kids on the autism spectrum

Rebecca Hansen Program Coordinator College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Despite pervasive and often debilitating social, emotional and communication challenges that exist within the autism spectrum, evidence suggests many individuals with ASDs have the intellectual capacity to learn within a mainstream educational environment--and many may be intellectually gifted.

Rebecca HansenProgram Coordinator

Learn how to effectively memorize study material for school

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

Do you have trouble remembering your schoolwork? Do you get overwhelmed when you look at the material you need to study for an upcoming test? If this describes you, this article can help. Here are some practical techniques for studying and some relaxation techniques for when you study to help improve your memory and remember things better.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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Be successful with these SAT reading comprehension strategies

Taking the reading and comprehension portion of the SAT isn’t as daunting as many believe it to be. Being prepared and having a few simple strategies will allay anyone’s fears and ensure the most points gathered in the least amount of time. If after reading this advice you find you still don’t finish the section, consider taking a speed reading course to better prepare you for the next time you take it.

Abby Marks BealeCreator of Rev It Up Reading

Abby Marks Beale is America’s #1 Speed Reading Expert. She has taught speed reading for the past 25 years and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading and 10 Days to Faster Reading. She is also the creator of Rev It Up Readi...

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Advice for those going to a community college

College-bound high school seniors often look at the cost of a four-year college, and the time it takes to apply to one, and wonder if it would be better to start at a community college and transfer later. Other students see community college as a place for great training that gets them into a job in less than four years. Follow these easy steps to make sure you have a good community college experience.

Patrick O’ConnorDirector of College Counseling, Roeper School

Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, s...

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How to network in an online class

Jack Larson Co-Founder, Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy

The way we network with fellow students and professionals is transforming. People are turning to social networks and online communities professionally and personally to form relationships, get advice, and communicate with friends and family. It is essential to remember that these social networking sites are just that, networking tools. Today, your presence online is equal to your first in-person impression, so it is of the utmost importance to use these sites to maintain a professional identity.

Jack LarsonCo-Founder, Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy

Jack Larson is the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy co-founder (http://www.escoffieronline.com) and Executive Chairman at Triumph Education. He has over 30 years of experience in the private, for-profit higher education and is the...

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How to be successful in an online classroom

Elisa Robyn, PhD Assistant Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences Regis University

Online courses are a wonderful way to earn a degree without having to drive to campus, however these courses are demanding. Some people are afraid of the technology, but basic computer skills are usually all that are needed for success. Time management and a slightly different attitude about learning are key to success in distance learning.

Elisa Robyn, PhDAssistant Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Elisa Robyn has a diverse academic and professional background. She has a Masters degree in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and spent six years working for a major oil company as an exploration/well-site geologist. ...

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International student adjusting to life at a US college

You’re moving to the U.S. to study. I bet you are realizing that an education is much more than just what happens in the classroom. Here are some tips to make sure your experience abroad will be successful both in the classes and outside of them.

Mohanalaskhmi Rajakumar, PhDWriter

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a writer who has lived in Qatar since 2005. She has a PhD from the University of Florida with a focus on gender and postcolonial theory. Her dissertation project was published as Haram in the Harem (Peter Lang, 2009) a...

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Staying focused while studying: Improve your concentration

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

When you go to college, whether you live on campus or commute from home, there are many distractions that can impede your concentration on studies. The list includes school activities, social life, relationships, jobs, homesickness, and the pressures to get good grades. This article gives you tips on what to do and what not to do to improve your focus.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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Advice for a freshman preparing for college life on campus

Stephanie Kinkaid Assistant Director of the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center Monmouth College

Congratulations on graduating from high school! Amidst the flurry of excitement and activity during the months before you leave for college, you must prepare for the next four years. Do you know what you need to do? Are you ready for the academic, social, and extracurricular activities that await you for your freshman year? It is not enough to just apply to college, get an acceptance letter, and move to campus in August or September. Preparation is the key! Follow this advice so you can be as ready as you can for this new phase of life.

Stephanie KinkaidAssistant Director of the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center

Stephanie graduated from Illinois State University and has been employed with Monmouth College since 2007. She has a background as a mental health professional and has worked with thousands of college students as they prepare for the future. Her...

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Approaching the college search and admissions process with ease

Many high school students have a desire to attend college, but they feel overwhelmed by the numerous options and complex application process. This article offers advice to help students approach the college process in a way that will reduce stress and result in better outcomes.

Sara Zessar, M.Ed.Founder

Sara has helped hundreds of students with the college search and admissions process. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri -- St. Louis. Before becoming an...

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Write a great college admissions essay that will get you noticed

For most students, the hardest part of applying to college is writing the admission essays-- the one or two questions many colleges ask that have to be answered in detail. The key to making the most of these essays is to see them as an opportunity to communicate with colleges in a direct, personal way that gives them a chance to know you better. Follow this expert advice to help you in writing your college admissions essays.

Patrick O’ConnorDirector of College Counseling, Roeper School

Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, s...

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Balance life and work while getting an education online

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon Associate Dean, School of Counseling and Social Service, Walden University Walden University

Fall signals the return to school for children and young adults across the country, but kids aren’t the only ones heading back to school and hitting the books. More moms and dads—and even grandparents—are returning to school.

Dr. Savitri Dixon-SaxonAssociate Dean, School of Counseling and Social Service, Walden University

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden University, is an expert on family and parenting issues; assessing student needs, satisfaction, and development; and career happiness. Dr. Dixon-Sax...

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Visiting college campuses during the summer

Students and families think summer can be a good time to visit college campuses - the kids don’t have to go to high school, the parents can get away from work, and vacation travel often takes families right to the front door of some great colleges. If a summer college road trip is on your mind, here are some important points to consider.

Patrick O’ConnorDirector of College Counseling, Roeper School

Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, s...

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Is college really worth it?

With college costs higher than ever before, more students are wondering if a four-year college degree is really the route to qualifying for the best jobs. Trade schools and associate degree programs promise students that they will be job ready, so how can a student decide which path to take after high school?

Patrick O’ConnorDirector of College Counseling, Roeper School

Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, s...

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How to successfully live at home while attending college

Just because you are living at home while attending college doesn’t mean you have to sing the lonely blues, drive yourself and your parents crazy, sit around depressed in the basement and miss out on all the fun of campus life. Instead, cultivate people-friendly habits that will keep the doors of the college adventure open to you. A little bit of imagination and an open attitude to new experiences will take you where you want to go.

Michael Ian SingerFounder, Boundless Brilliance

Full time tutor in Mathematics, Literature, American History, and the SAT, GRE, and ACT. Expert appraiser of gemstones and antique jewelry. Proud husband and father. Innovator in reading comprehension methodology....

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