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Ideas and issues for college students to consider during their college experience to prepare for professional work and life after college.
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How to Turn Your Study Abroad Experiences Into Skills That Can Land a Job

How to Turn Your Study Abroad Experiences Into Skills That Can Land a Job | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
This post is sponsored by StudentUniverse as part of our State of Study Abroad series. 
The harsh reality is the statistics aren’t playing in college students’ favor. Between the...
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10 Soft Skills Every Young Professional Must Master | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

10 Soft Skills Every Young Professional Must Master | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
According to NACE, soft skills – those mostly intangible skills that reflect your personality and work ethic – are one of the most important factors...
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4 Tips for Freshmen to Help Land a Job After Graduation - Uloop News

4 Tips for Freshmen to Help Land a Job After Graduation - Uloop News | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
Welcome to college, freshmen
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8 Steps for Students to Remove Thier Digital Fo...

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8 Steps for Students to Remove Thier Digital Footprints ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning*Education*Technology curated by Skip Zalneraitis (8 Steps for Students to Remove Thier Digital Footprints ~ Educational Technology and...
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Developing a professional digital identity is paramount for all college students, but especially for those preparing for career in the near future.  Particularly if you are connected to multiple social media platforms for personal reasons, craft your identity by using these steps to develop a concerted professional social media identity.

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The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered - Fast Company

The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered - Fast Company | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
Fast Company The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered Fast Company After graduating, Ward says, they often land in a job that provides no training and no one telling them how to meet professional objectives, despite the potential motherlode of...
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Social media is not just for kids any more. Knowing how to use social media for professional purposes is a huge skills gap for many college graduates who use it strictly for pleasure and personal use. Get a jump on developing these by seeking out opportunities while still in college (e.g., do social media for clubs and organizations, departments, work, and community organizations; take a workshop).

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Learning How to Learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the worl...
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Learning is a complex process, and college work will push the limits of how you have learned how to learn. Listen to this TEDx talk about changing your brain to become a stronger learner, which includes developing particular modes of thinking, specific techniques for  procrastination, and tips for different types of learners.

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Learning How to Exert Self-Control

Learning How to Exert Self-Control | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
The researcher who became “the marshmallow man” for his work with children has some lessons for us all. (Having a "burning" goal helps to activate certain skills, like self-control. @BetterWorks helps you do this at work.
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More independence in college means more choices. Sometimes it's hard to know how to prioritize and follow through. Here is a kid brain hack to develop self control from research on children and self gratification studies. Always knew growing up was not always good for me. :)


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The Financial Literacy Gap Costs College Graduates Thousands

The Financial Literacy Gap Costs College Graduates Thousands | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
The financial literacy gap that is impacting college students and graduates is hurting the economy. It's time to teach personal finance and investing in schools to offset what kids learn at home.
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Managing your money successfully starts during college. Here is what skills you should focus on learning.

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Soft skills give one a career edge - Independent Online

Soft skills give one a career edge - Independent Online | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
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One study by American Express found that more than 60 percent of managers agreed that soft skills were the most important factor when evaluating an employee's performance.
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Study abroad programs build students' confidence, skills - Boston Herald

Study abroad programs build students' confidence, skills Boston Herald When University of New Hampshire student Sarah Hamilton decided she would study abroad during a Semester at Sea program, her initial goal was to “see what else is out there.”...
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These days studying abroad can be difficult to manage for students who have to work and/or to support families. Nevertheless, you should be aware of the positive outcomes from those experiences. Think twice the next time the opportunity comes up again!

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Study and Learning Skills: Mindset

A quick overview of the concept of mindset that was introduced by Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford. To me, having a growth mindset is a foundational pillar ...
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Having the "right" or growth mindset can make you an effective learner in anything.

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Memory and Concentration Techniques - YouTube

Memory and Concentration Techniques for the college student.
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Memory and concentration are immensely important in reading well. These are good simple tips that can help you create an optimal learning environments for reading college material.

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How to Read Better at a College Level - YouTube

We need more than some crazy highlighter mania at this level. Here's some practical advice to improve your reading.
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This is a low tech video, but the speaker makes some important points about engaging actively with what you read. Asking questions about and making connections between your life  what you are reading while you are reading it are hugely important skills necessary to understand college material.

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Brain Science in the Classroom

Brain Science in the Classroom | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
Teachers can take cues from brain research to boost student learning, writes Benedict Carey of The New York Times.
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Brain Science on learning moves away from the old view of learning styles. Good source on it for parents, teachers, college students (any learners) and people who hope to influence or affect others in the workplace.


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10 Principles We’ve Learned About Learning

10 Principles We’ve Learned About Learning | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Careers in all industries involve teaching and learning in some capacity. Understanding this learning principles that come from brain science while still in college can help you gain insight over your own learning process and how to be effective at enhancing the learning of others.

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mundocentics's curator insight, September 30, 2014 11:59 PM

Formas de aprender

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It is so natural thing and easy to forget. Think about it, if you are a teacher it will help you.

너무 당연한 얘기 이지만 염두에 두면 좋은 얘기....

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10 Principles We’ve Learned About Learning

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Colleges Make It Easier for Students to Show, Not Tell, in Their Applications

Colleges Make It Easier for Students to Show, Not Tell, in Their Applications | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
A new policy at Goucher College allows applicants to submit a two-minute video rather than a high school transcript.
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Where I think college and careers are moving. Being able to conceptualize who you are, what you know and what you can do in a short video presentation is conceptualizing your professional self. Get cracking.

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A Glimpse into the Future of Learning: An Infographic

A Glimpse into the Future of Learning: An Infographic | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it

"This infographic tells the big story of KnowledgeWorks’ third forecast on the future of learning, Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Future of Learning.  Comprised of twelve key insights with accompanying graphics, it points the way toward a diverse learning ecosystem in which learning adapts to each child instead of each child trying to adapt to school."


Via Beth Dichter
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Here's one way in which learning in a knowledge society may happen. Do you see glimmers of this reality emerging? How might it effect what college should be doing for you? Something to think about.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:14 PM

You might also want to check out the pdf "Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Future of Learning." The 14 page document states

"This forecast previews five disruptions that will reshape learning over the next decade. Responding to them with creativity rather than fear will be critical to preparing all learners for an uncertain future."

This publication with the infographic provides much food for thought as we education continues to shift into new areas. Use this link to download:

http://knowledgeworks.org/sites/default/files/Forecast3_0_0.pdf

gregmhagar's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:05 AM

So, the future of Learning is "radically personalized" whereby everyone learns where, when, and how they want, about whatever they want to learn about. I'm skeptical to say the least.

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New Study Finds That People With Both Math And Social Skills Earn More Money

New Study Finds That People With Both Math And Social Skills Earn More Money | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
As it turns out, being good at math and having good social skills is a lucrative combination.
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Society and colleges promote more presitige towards certain majors: math, science, applied sciences and single disciplinary study. Think again. This study suggests that courses or majors that develop social and communication skills play an important role in the long run to college graduates earning potential.

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Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.


Perhaps the oddest aspect of Reacting is how readily students surrender their skepticism and, like Ashleigh, “buy into” Reacting. Partly this is because they take possession of the class. To be sure, students recognize that their sovereignty is illusory. Their thoughts and actions are constrained by the rules of the game, by the requirements of their particular roles, and by the ultimate authority of the instructor-as-gamemaster.


Students perceive that the professor who has given them suggestions on how to win or write a persuasive paper has just walked over to their opponents and done the same with them. Students who are on the verge of winning chafe when the gamemaster folds in complications that make their task harder. A major element of all Reacting games is the tension between the students who run the class and the gamemaster who enforces the structure of the game.


This dynamic invites students to subvert it and often they do: sometimes they undertake additional research to challenge gamemaster rulings and to propose rule modifications.

Sometimes, however, the subversions are more explicit.


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These are the types of experiences college students should be asking for from college courses. Learning is about using what you know to learn something new. Deep learning means learning through multiple senses to imprint and retain new information in the brain for learner use. This requires professors and students re-invent what happens in the classroom.

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Perhaps the oddest aspect of Reacting is how readily students surrender their skepticism and, like Ashleigh, “buy into” Reacting. Partly this is because they take possession of the class. To be sure, students recognize that their sovereignty is illusory. Their thoughts and actions are constrained by the rules of the game, by the requirements of their particular roles, and by the ultimate authority of the instructor-as-gamemaster.


Students perceive that the professor who has given them suggestions on how to win or write a persuasive paper has just walked over to their opponents and done the same with them. Students who are on the verge of winning chafe when the gamemaster folds in complications that make their task harder. A major element of all Reacting games is the tension between the students who run the class and the gamemaster who enforces the structure of the game.


This dynamic invites students to subvert it and often they do: sometimes they undertake additional research to challenge gamemaster rulings and to propose rule modifications.

Sometimes, however, the subversions are more explicit.


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Freshmen 15: What Not to Eat

Freshmen 15: What Not to Eat | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
What not to eat to avoid the Freshmen 15 (Hey college students, check out our list of the 15 surprising foods you shouldn't eat to avoid the freshmen 15!
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Quick tips on how to manage your eating choices so as not to gain weight during the stressful college experience.

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Liberal Arts Schools Address Skills Gap With Experiential Learning - U.S. News University

Liberal Arts Schools Address Skills Gap With Experiential Learning - U.S. News University | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
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Survey: Where Students Attend College Matters Less Than Experience There

Survey: Where Students Attend College Matters Less Than Experience There | Preparing during College for life after College | Scoop.it
A Gallup poll of college-educated adults finds a rich experience on campus is more closely linked to satisfaction on the job later than type of college they attended.
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Something to think about for freshmen an sophomores! Are you making the most of your college experience so that it will have an impact on your later life, not solely your career? This is an interesting finding since I heard Stanford admissions are down 13% this year!

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The Learning Brain - YouTube

One of the 9 films available in Successful Learners How does my brain work? What happens in my brain when Im learning? What stops my brain from learning? Wha...
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A fun, simple and colorful video to understand the connection between brain, body and emotions in learning. Basic and necessary knowledge for any learner!

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10 Tips to Improve Your Reading Comprehension - Improve Your Reading Part I - YouTube

10 Tips to Improve Your Reading Comprehension 1. "Never read a book without a pen in your hand." ~ Benjamin Franklin - That's great advice whether you write ...
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Good quick tips to engage with college reading. Adapt them to your reading habits, and comprehension should improve. Have to make adaption to reading e-books actively.

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