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Coasters to Canines: Unique and Quirky College Majors

  As we all know, August is Back to School month. But did you also know that August also contains some other unique days? Aviation Day. National Dog Day. National Honey Bee Awareness Day. National Mountain Climbing Day. National Roller Coaster Day. Inspired by August’s mixture of quirky days, we’ve put together a short list of related quirky majors!
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Major Focus: Pathways to Careers in Sustainability

There are few issues more pressing these days than conserving our planet. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common definition of sustainability comes from a 1987 United Nations (UN) conference, which defined sustainability as "...development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Careers with a focus ...
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Did You Get In? Tips for Managing College Admission Decisions

Application Decisions are rolling in! Some of you may have already heard some positive results. Others may be waiting for the news. Either way, we want to take a quick minute to share some tips with you as Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) decisions start to be released in the coming weeks and months. 
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Major Focus: Nursing

Nowadays exuding care for our fellow human beings feels paramount. Times are tough. And our nation’s nurses are the epitome of caregivers (and probably need our care the most right now). Whether you’ve been to a doctor’s office, the dentist, or even the hospital chances are you’ve been treated by one of healthcare’s front line wonders. Personally, I have had nothing but amazing experiences with ...
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The Four Great Misunderstandings of Financial Aid

Amber Gilsdorf May 14, 2021
  Like Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series, Elphaba from Wicked, or Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird, Financial Aid features as the most commonly misunderstood character of the college application process. Why? I believe it is largely due to the way the term, “financial aid” is thrown around loosely when discussing college costs.
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