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March 20, 2013
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  • Colleges offer tuition incentives for enrollment in summer classes
    More colleges and universities are offering incentives for students who enroll in their summer sessions as part of an attempt to boost overall graduation rates. For example, the University of Iowa has offered free tuition for its freshmen class who elect to take summer courses, while Montclair State University is offering its students up to 17% off summer tuition and free parking. USA Today (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Experiential learning making a difference at engineering schools
    Universities are revamping engineering programs, focusing on real-world applications and taking students out of a heavily math-driven environment for a more engaging educational experience. The effort appears to be paying off, with the number of master's degrees in the field rising 8% between 2010 and 2011. Experiential learning means that students "are more hands-on, active and learning that there may be more than one way to solve a problem," observed Gary May, dean of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. U.S. News & World Report (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Facebook users find jobs faster, study finds
    Job seekers who regularly engage on Facebook find jobs faster, are more motivated, less stressed and expand their networks, according to a study by Facebook and a Carnegie Mellon University researcher. However, a small group of job seekers in the study became more stressed when family and friends continually inquired about the job search or provided unsolicited job advice, the study found. (3/14), CNN (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Keep tabs on your job application without being a pest
    After applying for a job, you can't do much beyond sending a note highlighting your interest, but you can take more action once you've had an interview, Alison Green writes. She suggests asking about the hiring timeline in your interview, then following up later with an e-mail "explaining that you remain very interested in the job and asking if they have an updated timeline," she writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Online STEM courses cover topics from robotics to the history of life
    Students, teachers and anyone interested in enhancing their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math can find online courses -- free and fee-based -- to satisfy their curiosity. Classes include Udacity's course on programming a robotic car, MIT's class on software development and Khan Academy's "Life on Earth and in the Universe." Mashable (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NSCS News 
  • Trinity University to host Career Services workshop
    On April 10th, the Trinity University NSCS chapter will be hosting a general body meeting with the Career Services department. The meeting will give members career advice and help them develop their skills. Learn more about upcoming events from the Trinity chapter here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • LSU decorates cookies for St. Patrick's Day
    The Louisiana State University NSCS chapter decorated cookies for a cause. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the chapter decorated cookies and donated them to the St. John's United Methodist Shepherd's Market Food Pantry, where they were distributed to needy families in the area. Learn more about the LSU chapter here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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