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    Working For Free: The Benefits of Internships

    Working For Free: The Benefits of Internships
    College academics are just one part of preparing for a future career. New grads need to offer something extra to prospective employers. That's where an internship comes in. An internship is an employment situation in which a student works (often for free) in order to gain hands-on experience. Internships offer valuable work experience, help you develop marketable skills and beef up ...
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    Health-Care MBAs See Brighter Future

    Health-Care MBAs See Brighter Future
    Looking to sidestep the gloomy job market? Consider getting an MBA in health management. Recent findings from Moody's Investors Service indicate that President-elect Barack Obama's health-care proposals, if enacted, could galvanize the industry. The plans, which call for expanding the availability of health insurance and reducing health-care costs, could also increase demand for health-care management jobs. "If more people have health ...
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    Judging Online Schools

    Judging Online Schools
    An AllHealthCare member recently wrote that he had seen a well-known online university campus and was shocked that it looked more like a recruiting office in a strip mall than a college. Considering there are so many diploma mills around, he wanted to know how to tell if a school was legitimate or not. [widget:1102] The first thing to understand is ...
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    A Recession for the Less Educated - So Far

    A Recession for the Less Educated - So Far
    This morning’s employment report leaves no doubt that we are in a recession, with less-educated workers being hardest hit so far. Private sector employment has fallen for four straight months, since November. The private sector decline of 300K since November is concentrated in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and temp services—mostly industries which tend to employ less educated workers, on average. Still ...
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    Turn Postgraduation Panic into Action

    Turn Postgraduation Panic into Action
    If the only thing you have planned for after graduation is panicking, you're not alone. But you'll be far better off if you transform your fear into the kind of action that will boost your chances of landing the job you really want. Start with these key activities: Expand Your Industry-Specific Skills "If you're keeping a part-time job to make ends ...
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    Program Helps Teens Take Pulse of Medical Fields

    Program Helps Teens Take Pulse of Medical Fields
    The Health Professions Program for High School Seniors is a Cooperative Effort of Berks Career & Technology Center, Penn State Berks and Reading Hospital In the blood bank lab at Reading Hospital, Sandy Kamel studied samples and figured out blood types. Elsewhere in the hospital, Hayli L'Esperance watched a physical therapist get a patient up and moving, and Tiffany Jones followed ...
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    A DPT in Your Future?

    In 2000, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) set forth a vision statement that by 2020, every practicing physical therapist would be trained at the doctoral level, earning a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). This level of education is essential, according to the APTA, given the growing body of knowledge in physical therapy and the needs of an aging America. "The ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
    A Bachelor of Science in Health Administration provides a balance of health sciences knowledge with business administration skills. The degree is awarded by a college or university after completion of a minimum number of academic units, with a specific number of units in the Health Administration major. A BS in Health Administration is often the minimum requirement for most medical and ...
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    What to Do If Your Academic Performance Drops

    Not all people have a smooth experience in high school. It takes some people longer to adjust, and others make choices that could have been better. And some students have to deal with serious life issues while in school: death, divorce, athletic injuries, or an end of a serious relationship. Whatever the situation, it might have meant a bumpier road rather ...
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    Answers to the What's Your Retirement IQ? Quiz

    Answers to the What's Your Retirement IQ? Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the What's Your Retirement IQ? quiz to help you learn more about saving and investing for retirement. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Retirement IQ? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] ...
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    Are You Experienced?

    Graduation is just around the corner, and you're panicking because you feel you have little or no work experience that will wow prospective employers, and you don't have enough time to get any before you graduate. Don't despair. For starters, you may have more experience than you realize -- experience gained not through professionally oriented work or internships, but instead through ...
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    In the Market for a Mentor

    Graduation is just ahead and you're getting ready to put your education to work. It may be time to get in the market for a mentor. *What is a mentor?* A mentor is a professional who acts as an adviser and role model to a new member of their profession. Part coach, part motivator, the mentor works as a guide from ...
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    Academic Adjustments

    If you graduated high school near the top of your class, you probably didn't see many B's or C's on your report cards. And chances are you had a comfortable routine you used to approach tests and projects. There's no doubt you're capable of studying at the collegiate level, but you will have to adjust. Many good students "get their first ...
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    Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA

    Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA
    Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a complicated process. From digging through information on your family's assets to decoding income tax forms, filling out the FAFSA is a hassle, so why bother? Here are five reasons why it's worth it. 1. Federal Aid Do you want some of the more than $80 billion the federal government ...
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    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

    Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, working and being a part-time student is the best option for many ambitious employees. Here are some reasons to carry your briefcase and your book bag at the same time. ...
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    A Free Ride on College Tuition

    A Free Ride on College Tuition
    Students in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently learned they could get a free college education. A program called Kalamazoo Promise offers students who've spent their entire academic career in Kalamazoo public schools a free ride to any public college or university in Michigan. Anonymous donors interested in furthering economic development set up the scholarship fund. In 2007, 458 students were accepted to receive ...
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    Get Your Company to Pay for Your Learning

    Get Your Company to Pay for Your Learning
    Sheepish about seeking reimbursement for your educational expenses? Don't be. Companies wouldn't offer to pay for your courses if they didn't benefit from doing it. Sheri Mullin, HR director at Verilytics, Inc. explains that "having the most educated staff fulfills the company's goals." Mary Rose of Sapers & Wallack, an HR consulting firm, says benefits such as tuition reimbursement help companies ...
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    FAFSA Checklist (February Deadline)

    FAFSA Checklist (February Deadline)
    It's time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don't worry, it's easier than you think. But before you sit down to complete the form, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You'll need: 1. Your Social Security card and driver's license, and/or alien registration card if you are not a US citizen. 2. Your ...
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    Common Errors on the FAFSA

    Common Errors on the FAFSA
    A mistake on your FAFSA can delay the processing of your application by up to three weeks. One in seven FAFSA forms is returned due to errors. It could happen to you. Avoid the most common mistakes: 1. The most frequent mistake made is leaving a field blank. If the answer is zero or the question does not apply to you, ...
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    The FAFSA - Step One for Financial Aid

    Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. Your first stop: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For many schools, this is the only form you need. h4. What is it? The FAFSA is the form the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for federal assistance (loans, grants, work-study appointments and some scholarships). Schools also base their ...
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