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February 20, 2013
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  • How to send your child to college without breaking the bank
    The financial-aid process can be overwhelming for prospective college students and their families, but with a little planning, securing funds to pay for college can be made easier, financial-literacy expert Mary Johnson writes in this blog post. Johnson suggests filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. She also advises parents to be realistic about the aid their children should expect to receive and to focus on what they can reasonably afford to pay. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Colo. considers expanding role of community colleges
    Colorado legislators are considering a bill that would allow the state's community colleges to offer some four-year degrees, mostly in technical subjects. The push for expansion is largely based on geographic reasons, as community colleges can serve regions in the state that aren't conveniently served by four-year universities. The Denver Post (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Next Step 
  • Tips for engineering students to land a job after graduation
    Engineering students need to gather experience in unit testing and test-driven development to boost their chances of landing jobs with startups, technology professional Peter Bell says. "Unfortunately most colleges don't provide all of the skills required for a graduate to become a successful software engineer," he said, noting that recommendations from senior-level professionals, evidence of training and credentials and internships are some ways graduates can improve their chances of landing a job. Forbes (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobile app pairs students with prospective careers
    A mobile application allows college students to quickly flip through various personality questions to help them determine possible career paths after graduation. Compass Lite, developed by Baltimore-based Web development company Woofound, matches students with potential careers based on their answers and provides extra information such as salary and employment prospects. Education Week/College Bound blog (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Networking heats up around campus grill
    Kettering University engineering and science students have found a way to break into networking with others by firing up a grill once a week on campus. The cookouts attract other students and faculty and have led to the group being asked to cook at various events. "We've broken away from the social-networking craze. We're out there talking to people," says Justin Arnold, a biochemistry senior and president of the Grilling Club. USA Today (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NSCS News 
  • Integrity Week Scholarship recipients announced
    Congratulations to the recipients of the Integrity Week Scholarship! Top participant, Breeah Darlene Araiza from The University of California, Riverside, will receive a $1,000 scholarship for best demonstrating each of the five contest challenges. Daily winners Domonique Parkes, Miata Morgan, Tanner Oxner, Jacque Schrag and Rachel Bruni will each receive a $250 scholarship for their submissions representing academic, relationship, civic, professional and personal integrity. Visit here for a full list of NSCS scholarships. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NSCS chapters to participate in Relay For Life
    Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society event that brings people together in the fight against cancer. Several NSCS chapters are taking part in this fun and inspirational event. View a list of NSCS chapters participating here and check back often as more schools join the movement. For more information on Relay For Life, visit here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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