The Senior Struggle #TheStruggleisReal

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This touching narrative speaks to the struggle college students face when trying to find a job. It reflects on the difficulties of job boards and how offers a solution that can connect students and other career professionals to the right job. #TheStruggleIsReal As a college student, I used to believe that I had so many opportunities for the future. I could be anybody I wanted to be. I thought all I needed was the college degree, and employers would practically be throwing themselves at me. That was the idea that everyone would drill into our minds: “get a degree to get a job.”

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Gerson Lehrman Group Calls for Social Impact Fellowship Applications

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GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.), the world’s leading platform for professional learning, today launched the second year of its Social Impact Fellowship with a call for applications. (The application is available here.) The GLG Social Impact Fellowship gives curious and ambitious nonprofit and social enterprise leaders access to peer-to-peer learning from GLG’s membership of 400,000 experts and thought leaders.

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ACT Announces Test Dates for District Testing for the 2015 and 2016 School Year

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ACT has announced testing dates and sign-up deadlines for school districts that want to administer The ACT® to all students during the school day as part of their districtwide testing program. Enrollment is now open for one test date in the fall of 2015 (September 29) and two test dates in the spring of 2016 (March 15 and April 19). The enrollment deadline for the fall date is March 13, 2015. For the two spring dates, the deadline is June 10, 2015.

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Don’t Be Fooled by Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

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Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams on the Rise Need money for college? Doesn’t everybody? With tuition bills skyrocketing, and room and board going through the roof, students and their families are looking for creative ways to finance a college education. Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many of them are falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, unscrupulous companies guarantee or promise scholarships, grants or fantastic financial aid packages. Many use high pressure sales pitches at seminars where you’re required to pay immediately or risk losing out on the “opportunity.” Some unscrupulous companies guarantee that they can get scholarships on behalf of students or award them “scholarships” in exchange for an advance fee. Most offer a “money back guarantee” – but attach conditions that make it impossible to get the refund. Others provide nothing for the student’s advance fee – not even a list of potential sources; still others tell students they’ve been selected as “finalists” for awards that require an up-front fee. Sometimes, these companies ask for a student’s checking account to “confirm eligibility,” then debit the account without the student’s consent. Other companies …

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Make it Count: Get the Most out of the End of the Semester!

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With the end of the semester swiftly approaching, students everywhere are scrambling to get in last minute extra credit and finalize plans for the upcoming break. Fortunately, there are tools and resources available to help students make the most of this important time. Below we have listed several of the most overlooked strategies from the Cengage Education Team to help get an end-of-semester boost.

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Starbucks and ASU Offer Unprecedented Four Years of College Education with Full Tuition Coverage

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Starbucks Corporation and Arizona State University today announced that Starbucks College Achievement Plan, first introduced in June 2014, will now offer 100 percent tuition coverage for every eligible U.S. Starbucks partner (employee). As part of its commitment to redefine the role and responsibility of a public company, Starbucks developed this program in partnership with ASU to create additional pathways to opportunity for its partners. Full tuition coverage was previously available to juniors and seniors, but now all eligible part-time or full-time partners can apply for and complete all four years of a bachelor’s degree through ASU’s top-ranked online degree program. In addition to partners receiving full tuition coverage, the company is offering faster tuition reimbursement – now at the end of each semester.   

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FTC Shuts Down Diploma Mill Operators in Florida

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Diploma Mills Shut Down by FTC The principal owners of two Florida-based online diploma mills are permanently banned from marketing and selling academic degrees under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. Alexander Wolfram and IDM Services, LLC, and Maria Garcia have settled charges that they deceived consumers into enrolling in their programs by claiming they could obtain “official” and accredited high school diplomas and use them to enroll in college, apply for jobs, and “receive the recognition [they] aspire for in life.” The defendants also fabricated an accrediting organization to give legitimacy to their diploma mill operation, according to the FTC’s complaint. Doing business as “Jefferson High School Online” and “Enterprise High School Online,” defendants led consumers to believe that those who passed their online multiple-choice exam and paid between $200 and $300 could obtain legitimate high school diplomas. The defendants claimed that their online test was styled like the GED test. On Sept. 16, 2014, a U.S. district court judge signed a temporary restraining order to halt the deceptive practices and freeze the assets of the defendants. In addition to permanently shutting down their operation, the settlements also prohibit the defendants from making misrepresentations in connection with the marketing …

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Best Online Colleges for 2015


Best College Reviews, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Online Colleges in America. Northern Arizona University leads the rankings, which were compiled after surveying over 400 institutions who provided at least one degree fully online to measure affordability, flexibility, and academic rigor and support. Data from the Distance Education Council, Peterson’s, and the National Center for Education Statistics was also used in compiling the rankings. Arizona State University and Granite State College came in at 2nd and 3rd in the rankings, respectively.

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