Month: June 2016

You Are More Than Your College

When you constantly have people commenting on how smart you are and how exceptional your grades must be and the Ivy League school you’re sure to attend, you feel like expectations, some of which you blatantly disagree with, are being set for you without your consent.

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7 Awesome Subjects Your High School Might Not Offer

If you look at the subjects offered by most high schools, you’ll probably walk away convinced that the entirety of scholarship consists of social studies, English, math, and three sciences. If your passion doesn’t lie in one of those fields, college can sound like four more years of boredom. Fear not! Here are just some of the fascinating topics you can study after high school.

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College Rankings Aren’t Enough: The Hiring Patterns of the Technology Industry

In 2014, Wired published an analysis of the top “feeder” schools to the leading tech companies. Using data from LinkedIn profiles, they looked at the alma maters of employees from Microsoft, IBM, Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter and discovered an interesting pattern: most of these schools tended to recruit locally (with the exception of IBM, which relied on Indian universities).

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Packing for College

Although it’s only the beginning of summer, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you’re going to bring with you to college in the fall. After all, for many of you, this will be the first time you’re completely on your own. You’ll want to be as prepared as possible so you’re not scrambling the day before classes to buy shampoo, or some other necessity that completely slipped your mind as you were packing two hours before hitting the road with your parents.

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