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    You’ve Been Flunk’d! Now What?

    You’ve Been Flunk’d! Now What?
    "Failure paves the way to success!" is the last thing you want to hear when you fail a class. A bad grade isn’t life or death, and maybe you can improve the situation. Remember, every school has their own policies, so check with your college to find out its policy for failed classes and withdrawals. h4. Situation 1: I feel an ...
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    College Class Online

    College Class Online
    After you research your next car, book a flight and find a scholarship, why not do one more thing online -- earn a degree. Lots of busy people are trying out this new alternative to the traditional college career. h4. All Kinds of Programs The number of online education options has grown tremendously over the past several years. There are schools ...
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    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships

    If you're on the fence about whether or not to pursue an internship during college, the statistics alone should convince you to do one. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions, and they have a variety of self-serving reasons for feeling that way. How do you ...
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    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs

    An MBA is an admission ticket to careers in finance and consulting. It's tough to enter the inner circle without one. But now the degree is opening less-traditional doors, too. Case in point is Tim Walter, CEO of the Bethesda, Maryland-based nonprofit Association of Small Foundations (ASF), which provides investment and grant-making advice to small, philanthropic foundations with few or ...
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    Heading Back to School? Tips for Juggling Work, School and a Personal Life

    If you’ve decided to pursue a higher degree after working for a few years, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. h4. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working healthcare professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow ...
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    For-Profit School's Offer New Financial Aid Strategy

    A changing lending environment is hurting for-profit colleges but may help students by compelling them to use often-overlooked federal loans In January, Sallie Mae (SLM), the largest student lender, pulled out of the subprime market, a development that leaves many prospective students with fewer options to help pay their tuition bills, and the colleges themselves in a financial bind. The for-profit ...
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    Heading Back to School?

    If you've decided to pursue a higher degree in healthcare, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working healthcare professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow students to take courses via ...
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    Learning from a Distance

    In the past decade, distance education has expanded from correspondence courses and use of interactive audio and video to Web-based courses that meet in a virtual classroom on the Internet. Fifty-one percent of respondents to a survey by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported offering distance education courses. Many nursing programs are also using distance education technologies to complement ...
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    Answers to the Would You Pass the NCLEX? Quiz

    Answers to the Would You Pass the NCLEX? Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the Would You Pass the NCLEX? quiz to test how well you know your health care acronyms. Here are the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Alphabet Soup: How Well Do You Know Your Healthcare Acronyms? quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why is developing a vaccine for ...
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    Common College Application Mistakes

    The best mistakes are those you learn from. Below, guidance counselors and admissions counselors from around the country reveal the most common college application errors. *Follow Directions* A lot of mistakes can be easily avoided by following directions. All college applications may look the same, but read the directions carefully — they can be quite different. Keep a sharp lookout for ...
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    Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

    One of the most important parts of your college application isn't written by you: the letter of recommendation. But that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Get the best recommendation you can to make a winning impression. Get Organized Organization is the key to making sure your recommendations get where they need to go on time. Make a chart of your ...
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    Answers to the Eye Spy Hospital Quiz

    Answers to the Eye Spy Hospital Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the Eye Spy Hospital quiz to test if you can identify extreme close-ups of some every day hospital tools. Here are the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Eye Spy Hospital quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Object 1: Gauze Ace Bandage - Correct answer! Cotton Swabs 2) ...
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    Maximizing Your Application

    College admissions offices are busy places. Think about an admissions office receiving 5,000 to 10,000 or more applications. That is a lot of reading. What will make your application stand out? *How colleges decide* Before we address that question, let’s look at the process in general. I don’t believe any two admissions offices do everything alike, but there are similarities. Most ...
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    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

    Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do when asking for a recommendation. DO begin early. Most recommenders need at least two weeks, to write recommendations, maybe ...
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    Temp Work Can Have Permanent Benefits

    Temp Work Can Have Permanent Benefits
    Maybe you're about to graduate into the real world with little or no work experience. Or maybe you're feeling clueless about what career you should pursue or what type of organization you should work for. Or perhaps you just plain need to earn some money to pay for school, rent and food. Whatever your particular circumstances, temping - doing short-term work ...
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    Write a Great College Admissions Essay

    Don't let the college admissions essay intimidate you. Remember, it's the part of your application that is fully under your control. Make it work to your advantage! Don't recycle essays. Nothing will land your essay in the circular file faster than an obviously recycled or "near match" essay. Be yourself. Choose a topic that is meaningful to you. Write in your ...
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    Essay Tip: Telling the Story

    What makes a winning essay? Judges respond best to essays that have a clear focus and address the essay question or topic. But even more importantly, winning essays involve the reader. They take the reader along for the ride by telling a story about the applicant. To demonstrate this, let's take a look at an essay written by Neil, a FastWeb ...
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    Scholarship Essay Tip: Writing for the Judges

    When the scholarship judges pick a winner, they're looking for someone to represent their organization—their ideals and values. The application essay is your chance to demonstrate that you're their best representative. This is what Diane, a FastWeb user, needs to do in her essay for the Key Club International Scholarship. Diane has been asked to answer the following question: How have ...
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    Extracurricular Activities As Career Prep

    Between juggling a full course load, social life and work-study job, it can be easy to forgo extracurricular activities. However, involvement in student activities can be a valuable asset when the time comes to apply for jobs. The skills and experience you develop through student activities can be what puts you ahead of your competition in the interview process. Extracurriculars build ...
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    Answers to the Would You Pass the PANCE? Quiz

    Answers to the Would You Pass the PANCE? Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the Would You Pass the PANCE? quiz to test how well-prepared you are. Here are the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Would You Pass the PANCE? quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) What waveform is commonly seen in adults in slow wave sleep? Alpha Beta Chi Delta ...
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