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Read a lot, provide tonic to your brain - Firstpost

Read a lot, provide tonic to your brain - Firstpost | Career Wise | Scoop.it
John Stein, emeritus professor of neuroscience at Magdalen College, Oxford, says reading is far from a passive activity. - Firstpost
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Who knew?  Stress relief and brain plasticity from 6 minutes of reading!

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Finding and winning scholarships hiding in plain sight

Finding and winning scholarships hiding in plain sight | Career Wise | Scoop.it
Ready or not college bills will be arriving soon for the college-bound and scholarships can help pay the invoice.
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Don't know what to look for in a college scholarship?  Read on!

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How to Develop the Next Generation of Innovators: Stop Treating Everyone the Same Way | Jeff DeGraff | LinkedIn

How to Develop the Next Generation of Innovators: Stop Treating Everyone the Same Way | Jeff DeGraff | LinkedIn | Career Wise | Scoop.it
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DeGraff has an interesting idea.  I agree with the way in which success is pursued: hard work, initiative and a good idea.  However, I disagree that we need to provide resources for the brightest and the best.  Motivated people tend to find their own and those who rise to the top build greater networking opportunities for themselves. If , as a society, we are going to provide resources, lets do it for the guys and gals who aren't the top of the class but have a great idea and don't know how to  get it into production.  

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Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford

Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford | Career Wise | Scoop.it
A small group at Stanford has taken advantage of a law that allows students to get copies of their educational records, and is encouraging others to do the same.
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Real Time Economics on Twitter

Real Time Economics on Twitter | Career Wise | Scoop.it
How wealthier kids rank higher on the SAT http://on.wsj.com/1wGACRj pic.twitter.com/foWzILvpmD
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Wow!  What we've all known is obvious in this multicolor graph.

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Jobs: Visualizing Recovery, State By State

Jobs: Visualizing Recovery, State By State | Career Wise | Scoop.it
We’ve experimented with a mapping technique known as a cartogram, or a density-equalizing map, to better illustrate recent state-by-state unemployment figures.
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Cartograms are an interesting way to present data visually but does not offer comparisons of the factors that underlie the data points.  This article is a good place to spark the questions about who is unemployed and why.  Lets not accept the facile explanation that the incomplete recovery is the basis for differences.

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Education Department awards $75 million in innovation grants to colleges @insidehighered

Education Department awards $75 million in innovation grants to colleges @insidehighered | Career Wise | Scoop.it
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Here's good news about education.  I'm particularly psyched about projects that will encourage success for first generation college students.  Purdue will use its grant to reduce large lecture classes as well as incorporating "active learning" strategies.  The Southern New Hampshire U affiliate, College for America, offers AA degrees based on experience rather than on credit hours.  And finally, C for A's use of just-in-time remediation for its students-help for specific content that hasn't been mastered rather than requiring a semester's worth of algebra to remediate one  or two deficits.  

 

Top students know how and where to get help  Good students manage on their own or are supported by profs and college help desks.  Students who don't have family or their own previous experience with higher education have had to figure it out and to carry the burden on up to 2 years of remedial course work that costs real money but bears no credit for graduation.

 

Glad to see these efforts that will benefit all college students.

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How to Handle Gaps in Your Resume Like a Pro - FlexJobs

How to Handle Gaps in Your Resume Like a Pro - FlexJobs | Career Wise | Scoop.it
While employers are now a little more sympathetic to gaps in your resume, it's still important to know how to handle these well during your job search.
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Great advice from the pros!  The bottom line is that when you are unemployed-intentionally or unintentionally- use the time to update or acquire new skills.  Always have something positive to say about your time between paying jobs.  Keep in mind that you need an explanation for your resume and a more  detailed one for your interview.

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College-bound students use technology at raise.me to build scholarships

College-bound students use technology at raise.me to build scholarships | Career Wise | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities already reward high performance with student merit scholarships; now, they can also help shape and encourage that performance with rai
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More on scholarships.  Money from non-institutional (any source other than the college) can reduce a student's post-grad debt load.  Debt keeps young adults from buying cars and homes, renting apartments, delaying marriage and having children.  The time you spend applying for scholarships drastically reduces the length of time it will take to pay the loans back.  USe this time to be proactive.

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5 Winning secrets from a college scholarship judge

5 Winning secrets from a college scholarship judge | Career Wise | Scoop.it
College scholarship seekers should always be looking for ways to improve their applications to help them get noticed and chosen by the scholarship judges.
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I'm always amazed at how few students apply for college scholarships.  Here are five tips that will help you get started!

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Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College

Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College | Career Wise | Scoop.it
President Obama’s plan to expand free access to two-year schools deserves Congress’s support.
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Glimpse a life that turned around because of professors at a community college.  Most telling are the ways in which Hanks still uses what he learned in CC classes.  

      Community college is looked down upon by parents, educators and their students yet it offers an entry into higher education.  CC students get a taste of college while they mature socially and academically and grow financially.  

     Not everyone knows that many who teach at community college also teach at big universities, leading research campuses and exclusive private colleges.  Same course, same text book, same exam, all at fraction of the tuition and expenses. Increasingly, smart kids start their college experience at community college. 

     Just look at what Hanks did with his community college education!

     

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You Ask, We Answer: Is the U.S. Economy Creating Part-Time Instead of Full-Time Jobs?

You Ask, We Answer: Is the U.S. Economy Creating Part-Time Instead of Full-Time Jobs? | Career Wise | Scoop.it
When the size of a package of bacon shrinks, isn’t that a form of hidden inflation? Aren’t most of the jobs being created today part-time positions? How can people say the unemployment rate is falling when it doesn’t count everyone who is unemployed?
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Here is some good news.  Many people work at several jobs, especially those who are breaking into a new industry or career description.  We are seeing the disappearance of employer sponsored benefits like health insurance,  so it may make as much sense to create flexibility by working for one's self or for others in part time jobs as it does to tie one's prospects to one company.  One career guru says we are all temporary workers and its our job to manage our careers.

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What you need to know about the redesigned PSAT set to debut October 2015

What you need to know about the redesigned PSAT set to debut October 2015 | Career Wise | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the College Board plans to introduce a redesigned SAT Reasoning Test in March of 2016.
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Videographer alert: 10 very awesome video scholarship competitions

Videographer alert:  10 very awesome video scholarship competitions | Career Wise | Scoop.it
Lights! Camera! Action! Are you an aspiring filmmaker or a small-screen producer of YouTube hits?
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Good news for media savvy college- bound students.

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To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room

To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room | Career Wise | Scoop.it
And make sure you have something interesting to say.
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The devil is in the details.  HBR offers some tips on entering a room so that you appear competent and authoritative.  Great interview advice.

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Wilkes University announces plans to expand entrepreneurship center - Citizens Voice

Wilkes University announces plans to expand entrepreneurship center - Citizens Voice | Career Wise | Scoop.it
Citizens Voice
Wilkes University announces plans to expand entrepreneurship center
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WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University officials appointed a new director of the Allan P.
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Entrepreneurship is growing as a college major.  Even those who work for companies other than their own will someday manage, hire, fire, train or supervise others.  Insight gained by studying entrepreneurship leads to practical skills that have bountiful rewards.

 

Take a close look at Wilkes University as an up and coming regional force.

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