Category Archives: College Success Tips

Don’t panic! You can combat math anxiety

Math anxiety affects both your emotional health and academics. It is a feeling of tension, helplessness and loss of self-confidence when approaching a math problem, math equation or math test. Panic attack symptoms include freezing up, sweating or experiencing increased …

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Are online courses right for you? Learn the pros and cons

Online college courses and degree programs have become more common in recent years. Taking classes online is an alternative for college students and working adults to pursue their education. More than 7 million people enrolled in online courses last year. …

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What economics majors need to do during summer months

School may be out for summer, but the learning continues for economics students looking to sharpen their skills outside of the classroom. From reading articles to drafting a paper for professional review, or entering any of a myriad of economics-related …

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Women in STEM fields: Academics and mentoring

The percentage of women studying STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) in colleges is low—just 19 percent. STEM is often seen in academics as a boy’s club, and many colleges are having trouble attracting and retaining women in science and …

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Ethnic and gender bias found in college mentorship requests

Student success in academics should not be based on race or gender. Yet in a recent study, researchers found ethnic and gender discrimination in professors’ responses to requests from doctoral students for counseling and mentorship. In scholarly articles on recent …

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YES, having a LinkedIn profile gives you an advantage in the job market

You’ve probably heard of the social networking platform LinkedIn, where business professionals upload their experience and job requirements so they can connect with other professionals. You’ve also probably thought that you don’t need to worry about this until you’re a …

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Use common sense—What not to do during your internship

You’ve landed a college internship and are hoping that it will lead to a full-time job when you are done with school. Or maybe you are still looking for an internship? Be sure to stop by your college career office …

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How to stay calm during finals week

It’s down to your last week of the semester, but you still have a ton of work ahead of you. Even worse, the majority of your grades depend on your academic performance this week. Stressed yet? We can relate. Despite these …

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How to write a research paper: The step by step guide from Questia

We realize that writing a college research paper can be a difficult and daunting process–especially if it’s your first time! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With the help of this step-by-step research paper guide, we hope to make the …

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You’re graduating college: Time to find your first job

Entry level jobs for college graduates may be at a premium. We’re seeing a slow economic recovery from the 2009 recession, but there is still a lot of competition for the best jobs. Without years of experience, this year’s flock …

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