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November 21, 2012
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  • Why parents should let students manage college applications
    As college admissions deadlines approach, many families may be using the Thanksgiving holiday to work on applications. However, experts recommend that parents cede control and encourage students to take the lead in applying to college. The writer of this blog post lists several online tools that parents can suggest to help keep students on the right track. Education Week/College Bound blog (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High-school seniors describe the college admissions process
    Four high-school seniors are sharing their journey through the college admissions process through blogs on Huffington Post. Recent blog posts share students' concerns about college essays, staying organized and the amount of work it will take to get into college. One student also writes about the importance of mentors in the process. The Huffington Post (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Next Step 
  • Career preparation can begin freshman year
    College students can begin preparing for the job they want as early as their freshman year, according to the writer of this article. In their first year of college, students can learn to save money and take on leadership roles in groups. As sophomores, students can begin fine-tuning their resumes and apply for internships, and by junior year students can form relationships with professors and begin thinking long-term. College seniors should be networking and attending career fairs. Brazen Careerist (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How recent graduates can nail a job interview
    The writer of this blog post offers four tips to help recent college graduates stand out in job interviews. Among them are to prepare by studying the company and the industry and to formulate stories showing how their experiences align to the job. The writer also recommends that students avoid "overselling" themselves and focus on their potential as employees. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • High-school students increasingly exercise caution online
    With more than 25% of 350 school officials recently surveyed saying they consult Facebook or Google when considering college applications, a growing number of high-school students are taking measures to ensure their profiles don't sabotage their chances. Some high-school students are even deleting their Facebook profiles ahead of applying to college. Others say they have changed their privacy settings to better protect themselves from scrutiny. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NSCS News 
  • Baylor University NSCS chapter volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
    The Baylor University NSCS chapter volunteered for its local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store event. Chapter members managed the retail shop for Habitat for Humanity, restocked items and worked registers. The chapter also participated in a street clean-up initiative by the name of "Steppin' Out." Learn more about upcoming events with the Baylor chapter. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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