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Learn to Manage Your Time in College - US News

Learn to Manage Your Time in College - US News | Research Log | Scoop.it
Here are some ways you can balance your time when there never seems to be enough of it.
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Managing your time is more then just managing when you go to classes and do your homework you have to be able to manage your personal time as well. Staying on top of everything aspect of your life including your health is essential. You should always make time for fun and what makes you happy so you don't get too overwhelmed or stressed out while at college. 

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What Makes a Positive College Experience?

What Makes a Positive College Experience? | Research Log | Scoop.it
After a decade of research, a sociologist believes he knows what determines how students feel about their time at college.
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Overall what makes the best college experience is who you meet not where you go. I think its good advice to recommend corridor style dorms, it says that by staying in corridor style dorms you have to share a bathroom, and are constantly bumping into people in the hallways, which makes you get to know more people getting a better college expereince. Also his insight on smaller classes seems very helpful, a lot of times people think that smaller classes are better cause you are able to learn more and its not just a lecture, but smaller classes mean there is a smaller chance of getting into that class you want.

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Office of University Residences :: Western Washington University

Office of University Residences :: Western Washington University | Research Log | Scoop.it
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Western has two different types of dorms sweet style or corridor style (traditional) dorms. There are 3 different areas for dorms on campus, north campus, south campus, and ridgeway complex. There is a total of 16 dorms at western. From going up to campus I learned that each dorm and each area on campus of where the dorms are located have a different atmosphere. Who is in your dorm is going to make your experience not necessarily how nice the dorm is.

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College Search - Western Washington University - WWU

College Search - Western Washington University - WWU | Research Log | Scoop.it
Western Washington University: Get trusted and up to date information about Western Washington University financial aid, admission, SAT scores, college majors, deadlines, and more at collegeboard.org. Use the full College Search to find colleges that match your needs, compare colleges side by side, find similar colleges, and save a personal college list.
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Western Washington University is located in a smaller town, and I think I would rather attend college in a big city, where there are more opportunities available in regards to interning. A good thing about WWU being located in a smaller city, it’s a college town, so most of everything that is going on have to do with the college itself. 

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Tip Sheet: Making the Final College Decision

Tip Sheet: Making the Final College Decision | Research Log | Scoop.it
With the National Candidate Reply Date arriving on May 1, a director of college counseling advises students to look beyond statistics and go with their guts.
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When making the college decisions, students shouldn't stay focused on just the statistics, they need to look past that and see what would be best for themselves. Regarding their needs, values, and priorities, also having a sense of the campus, community and opportunities available to the students. Just because a college is right or wrong for someone else doesn't mean you will have the same expereince. 

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Communication and Journalism

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At SPU in the area of communications you can either major or minor in Journalism or Communications. If you are already majoring in the department of communications you can't minor in the communications department as well. Requirements to enter into the communications department at SPU are minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5. To minor in communications you must have 30 credits in communication classes.

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About Political Science | College of Humanities & Social Sciences

About Political Science | College of Humanities & Social Sciences | Research Log | Scoop.it
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By majoring in political science there are a variety of jobs associated with this specific major, nonprofit, media, private sector, education, government, law and politics. You don’t have to work specifically in politics if you get a degree in Political Science; there are many different directions you can take this major in outside of strictly politics.

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Three Washington colleges lead nation in Peace Corps volunteers

Three Washington colleges lead nation in Peace Corps volunteers | Research Log | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, three Washington colleges swept the nation in their respective size categories for having the most participants in the Peace Corps.
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I very interested in joining the Peace Corp after I graduate from college, and knowing that colleges in Washington lead the country in greatest number of volunteers, helps make it seem more possible to go and volunteer. Knowing that the Peace Corp takes up to year where you wouldn’t be working in a traditional job, it good to hear that by volunteering you learn marketable skills that you can take with you when you come back and begin working in a normal job.

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After 2 Sluggish Years, Nonprofits Are Hiring Again

After 2 Sluggish Years, Nonprofits Are Hiring Again | Research Log | Scoop.it
Digital marketing managers, social media directors and new media directors are in demand by nonprofits.
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I’m considering working in nonprofit work; I thought it was insightful to hear about different areas in nonprofit outside of what people normally think of. I wouldn’t have thought of working for a nonprofit as a social media director, media director, or a digital marketing manager because I wasn’t aware that those jobs existed for this area of work. It makes sense that these jobs are growing though because companies including nonprofits want to and need to communicate with the masses.

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College tours: Making the most of campus trips with high-schoolers

College tours: Making the most of campus trips with high-schoolers | Research Log | Scoop.it
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The article was very helpful in regards to what to look for on campus visits. I haven’t gone on any campus tours yet so hopefully by being aware of this  information I’ll be prepared when I go and tour colleges.  I thought it was good how they recommended visiting different types of schools, so you can figure out what environment fits you best, because right now I'm not sure if I want to attend a big school or a small school, a private school or a public school. 

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Learn From Your First Semester in College - US News

Learn From Your First Semester in College - US News | Research Log | Scoop.it
The lessons learned from the fall can help students have an even better spring experience.
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The first semester of college you learn more then just what is being taught in the classroom. Students have to learn to lie alone, manage money, how to do college level work and more. Its good to look back and reflect on how the first semester went for you, if it was not challenging enough or too challenging. How was the expereince socially, is there anything new you want to learn, what you want to declare as your major. 

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5 Ways to Pick the Right College Major - US News

5 Ways to Pick the Right College Major - US News | Research Log | Scoop.it
Students should follow their hearts, not simply choose a major that betters job prospects.
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I thought it was interesting how it said students who don't follow their passion and just decide to major in an area with the greatest chance of employment don't necessarily have the best success with jobs. You need to find a good compromise between your passion and an area what will help you be able to sustain yourself.  

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Residence Life: Current Students

Residence Life: Current Students | Research Log | Scoop.it
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At Seattle Pacific University I think I would prefer to live in a corridor (traditional) style dorm, rather than in a suit style dorm. By living in a hall, you get to meet more people and interact with others more on a daily basis. If I attended SPU, I’d want to live in Ashton, the dorm is known for having a fun atmosphere.

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College Search - Seattle Pacific University - SPU

College Search - Seattle Pacific University - SPU | Research Log | Scoop.it
Seattle Pacific University: Get trusted and up to date information about Seattle Pacific University financial aid, admission, SAT scores, college majors, deadlines, and more at collegeboard.org. Use the full College Search to find colleges that match your needs, compare colleges side by side, find similar colleges, and save a personal college list.
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Seattle Pacific University is very different from Western Washington University, they have a lower student to faculty ratio, as well has a smaller number of undergraduates. I like that SPU is located in a large city, but is a residential campus as well. Even though freshmen are permitted to have cars on campus I don’t necessarily think I would want to bring my car to college as a freshman. 

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Majors | College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Majors | College of Humanities & Social Sciences | Research Log | Scoop.it
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If considering majoring in Communications at Western Washington University it is recommended that you declare communications as your pre-major.It's also highly suggested to participate in an internship to gain work experience and make contacts with bussinesses. You are able to gain credits in the area of COMM 459 while gaining internship experience. 

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Political Science and Geography Department - Seattle Pacific University

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Majoring in political science can be broader in strictly just Political Science and working in politics. At SPU there are different tracks you are able to choose associated with political science, like public policy and law, international affairs, global development and pre-law. SPU recommends apply for this major by the end of sophomore year and a minimum of a 2.5 GPA is required.

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Nation & World | Peace Corps wants you — to wait | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Right now because there us so many volunteers waiting to enter into the Peace Corp, it’s hard to be placed in a country. I think it’s very interesting that they aren’t able to send all of the volunteers, because you would think they would want as many people as [possible to go and work in these countries. 

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College Pays, Sort Of

College Pays, Sort Of | Research Log | Scoop.it
College graduates still earn a relative premium in today’s labor market, but their real earnings are trending down, an economist writes.
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I feel like now more than ever people are talking about how you don’t have to attend college to make something of yourself, you can open your own business without having a college degree. But this article shared that there is a difference between having a bachelor’s degree and not, and the difference in employment and cost, is reason enough to spend the time and money on attending college.

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Recession Turns College Graduates to Public Service Jobs

Recession Turns College Graduates to Public Service Jobs | Research Log | Scoop.it
A cohort of young graduates has done good because the economy did them wrong, data show.
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I have an idea that I want to major in Political Science, but I’m not completely sure yet, but knowing that having the right degree such as a business degree can open up more windows for you in the nonprofit sector of work, which is an area I’m interested in at the moment. 

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A Key Factor in the College Search: Your Learning Style

A Key Factor in the College Search: Your Learning Style | Research Log | Scoop.it
Answers to three simple questions will help you understand yourself, and represent the first step in selecting the right college application set.
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When applying to college, and looking into college information look into faculty members, and how they run their classes. Look online about what students are saying about events and the college online. And stay on campus to be able to experience the entire college experience.

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