Tips for Getting through College Application Process

Posted June 26th, 2012 in College Search & Applications, Etiquette, Networking by admin

Sara Jenson is a freelance writer for Degree Jungle and other student resource sites. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering and loves writing about college education.

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Over the years, the number of highly talented school graduates applying to colleges has been rising steadily in almost every corner of the world. Recently conducted studies reveal that in the next five to ten years, the number of high school graduates will rise by at least 10 percent in the United States alone. What this means is that the standard of scrutiny of college applicants will be raised high especially in the well established and reputable colleges. Generation Y students should now come to terms with the fact that in our current generation, competition is getting keener not only in the business world but in almost every other field. Learning the necessary tips that can successfully get generation Y students through the college application process therefore becomes a necessity. Continue Reading »

Social Media Changes the Job Market

Sarah Fudin currently works in community relations for the University of Southern California’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, which provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to earn a MAT degree and teacher certification online.  Outside of work Sarah enjoys running, reading and Pinkberry frozen yogurt.

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Applying to college and looking for a job are not as straightforward as they once were. Individuals, schools and companies all have a presence on social media, which means more information is available to everyone. All of this additional information is incredibly valuable to job seekers and college applicants, but also poses its own set of challenges around applicants’ privacy and what they make available to those evaluating them.

For high school students applying to college, social media can be a tremendous resource. Most colleges maintain Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and blogs that prospective students can follow to gain a different perspective on a school. These constantly updated resources provide a glimpse into daily life at a college that you would not find in normal admissions materials. In addition to each university’s own resources, sites like Zinch help high school students connect with admissions offices and scholarships, and make the process more personal. Continue Reading »