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How These Creative Go-Getters Used Social Media to Score Awesome Career Opportunities

How These Creative Go-Getters Used Social Media to Score Awesome Career Opportunities | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Sometimes, all it takes to get through the door is a bit of imagination, creativity and social-media know-how.
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Do more than 'get social'! Get creative!
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7 Creative Ways To Pay For College (Without Taking On More Loans!)

7 Creative Ways To Pay For College (Without Taking On More Loans!) | College Readiness | Scoop.it
With a little creativity and some hard work on your part, you can enter your brand-new adult life with way more financial freedom.... (7 Creative Ways to Pay for College (Without Taking on More Loans!
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Number 7 is my fav! Last year we spent less than $300 on books using Amazon, Chubb & rental options!

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4 Ways Graduates Can Build Lasting Connections That Catapult Success - Forbes

4 Ways Graduates Can Build Lasting Connections That Catapult Success - Forbes | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Forbes 4 Ways Graduates Can Build Lasting Connections That Catapult Success Forbes There have been hundreds of articles written recently about Millennials and how we can help this generation entering the work force succeed and thrive (I've written...
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Great tips, for all!
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MAP: The Most Underrated College In Every State

MAP: The Most Underrated College In Every State | College Readiness | Scoop.it
LIST: 50 of the most underrated colleges!
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These are the 50 smartest colleges in the U.S. (and #1 will surprise you)

These are the 50 smartest colleges in the U.S. (and #1 will surprise you) | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Forget the Ivy League and Stanford -- the smartest college in America is not what you might think.
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I'm not surprised at all... Then again, 1 major university is not here: um?!
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The Real Problem With The SAT Is That We Emphasize It Too Much

The Real Problem With The SAT Is That We Emphasize It Too Much | College Readiness | Scoop.it
I recently received a text message from my friend proclaiming, with several exclamation points, that her son had achieved a 2110 on his practice SAT!!!!! That score will put him in the 98th percentile — equivalent to over 1400 on the old 1600 scale.
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I would agree...Not. Silver bullet!!!
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Are American students grossly unprepared for college?

Are American students grossly unprepared for college? | College Readiness | Scoop.it
What reformers say about college remediation -- and the truth.
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The Demise of the Bachelor’s Degree [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Demise of the Bachelor’s Degree [INFOGRAPHIC] | College Readiness | Scoop.it
For the 2013-2014 academic year, average in-state tuition at public four-year colleges was $8,900. When you add in room and board, books and other campus ...
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Why Four years will not be enough!
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A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork

A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork | College Readiness | Scoop.it
The College Board said it would eliminate obligatory essays and cut obscure vocabulary words in an effort to make its college admission exams focus on important academic skills.
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any tougher... It just did.
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Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers. In a conversation with The New York Times' Tom Friedman, Google's head of people operations,...
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How To Not Suck… At Borrowing For College – Consumerist

How To Not Suck… At Borrowing For College – Consumerist | College Readiness | Scoop.it
“Let's repeat that for effect: Don't eye your retirement nest egg as a source for college funding. Just don't do it. If you take a loan from your 401(k) plan, you'll deplete assets that you'll need someday.”
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Borrow smart!
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15 Best Educational Resources Online

15 Best Educational Resources Online | College Readiness | Scoop.it
The Internet revolution brought a lot of changes in the educational system.
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I'd be interested in getting feedback on the use of these sites....sharing with my daughters at least.
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Suggestions For Managing Someone You Don't (Truth Be Told) Really Like

Suggestions For Managing Someone You Don't (Truth Be Told) Really Like | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Not all difficult people are talented, but some of the most talented people I ever met in business were also the most difficult. Creativity and innovation are often byproducts of tension, conflict and agitation.
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You can't go wrong when you keep it about the business. Peel back the onion: deal with the issue not the person.
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7 ways to stay involved in your child's life online

7 ways to stay involved in your child's life online | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Our kids are living most of their lives on the Internet. Parenting in the digital age can be difficult, to say the least.
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For those of us who are parents, these days we must partner with our children early on to help protect their digital Brand!
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Graduation…now what?

Graduation…now what? | College Readiness | Scoop.it
10 TED Talks Every College Grad Should See!
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More than a degree, you need a plan!
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Eight Tips for Parents Who Have Saved Nothing for College

Eight Tips for Parents Who Have Saved Nothing for College | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Plenty of parents don’t manage to set aside money, but that doesn’t mean their children will be shut out of degrees from great schools.
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Boom!

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What to do if you didn’t get into your dream college

What to do if you didn’t get into your dream college | College Readiness | Scoop.it
It’s that nail-biting time of year: Colleges are sending acceptance letters to high school seniors, and unfortunately, colleges can’t admit every applicant. Here’s how to decide which other college will be a good fit for you.
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Absolutely GREAT article! Having gone through the process 3x's and now assisting others to navigate the college wheel, this is in the $$$!
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Here's How Many Students Could Save $50,000 on College—But Aren't | TIME

Here's How Many Students Could Save $50,000 on College—But Aren't | TIME | College Readiness | Scoop.it
More colleges are allowing students to finish up their four-year degrees in just three years. But only a tiny percentage of students are taking advantage.
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A must read (for college bound, a Freshman or Sophomore!).
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Here are the American colleges—and majors—with the highest ROI

Here are the American colleges—and majors—with the highest ROI | College Readiness | Scoop.it
A Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College, the small California science and engineering school, is the most valuable college degree in America. Stanford's computer science program pays off more than any single major in the country.
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Get the best bang (degree ) for your buck!
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Google’s Eric Schmidt On Critics Who Say College Isn’t Worth It: “They’re Just Wrong” | TechCrunch

Google’s Eric Schmidt On Critics Who Say College Isn’t Worth It: “They’re Just Wrong” | TechCrunch | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt took a not-so-subtle swipe at tech critics who say that college is overrated. "There are various people who run around and make..
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Pencils Down: College Board Reveals Big Changes to SATs - NBC News

Pencils Down: College Board Reveals Big Changes to SATs - NBC News | College Readiness | Scoop.it
The College Board is making far-reaching changes to the SAT exam that it says will help close the test's socioeconomic gap among college aspirants.College Bo...
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More on changes: could be a good thing!
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Five Things College Admissions Directors Won't Tell You

Five Things College Admissions Directors Won't Tell You | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Campus visits give you a chance to ask probing questions of students and faculty. Don’t go home without doing some serious due diligence.
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6 key findings about going to college

6 key findings about going to college | College Readiness | Scoop.it
College-educated millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on virtually every economic measure, and the gap between the two groups has only grown over time.
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#college: Still not convinced? What's plan B look like?
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We Can't Believe This College Exists (PHOTOS)

We Can't Believe This College Exists (PHOTOS) | College Readiness | Scoop.it
The search for the college of your dreams is time consuming, tough and sometimes unsuccessful. But, what if we told you that you didn't have to look anymore?
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Gotta get them to go right? Show the this. But seriously. Schools that put their $ where their mouth is!
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A Gap Year May Help You Adapt in College | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

A Gap Year May Help You Adapt in College | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | College Readiness | Scoop.it
Parents spend thousands of dollars in preparing their children to test well for college admissions tests and countless hours worrying about what school their
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Kill 2birds w 1stone!
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