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January 2, 2013
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  • UNC tops annual list of best value for public colleges
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with the universities of Virginia and Florida, take the top three spots as the nation's best public colleges for their value, according to an annual list released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. The 2013 rankings, which include 100 schools, consider various factors for each, including cost and financial aid, student indebtedness and graduation rates, among others. Kiplinger's released its rankings for best private school value in November, naming Yale, Rice and Princeton as the top three. Education Week/College Bound blog (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Financial tips for college students to kick off 2013
    To start 2013 off right, college students should start preparing for their futures by making concrete plans to ensure financial success, writes Emily Driscoll. She offers five tips. Among them: Start a savings account strictly for emergency funds; pay bills on time to build up good credit scores; and learn the basics of budgeting and investments to make smart decisions. Fox Business (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Internships at startups provide unique work experience
    Interns with startups are finding that they often get to do more and interact more with leaders of the company than their counterparts at major corporations. For example, Brittany Schulte, a University of Michigan student, is interning at a student prep center with a three-person staff. "I actually feel like I'm doing something and I'm part of the business instead of just another intern," she said. (Mich.) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Job seekers should target small firms in the winter
    Job hunting in the winter can be especially challenging because some companies recruit more heavily during the summer and fall, experts say. Job seekers might have better luck in the winter if they target small or midsize companies, which are more likely to have budget openings in the new year, author Lindsey Pollak says. The Wall Street Journal (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Apply for the Jim Duncan Award for Perseverance
    NSCS member and former employee Jim Duncan has overcome a lifelong battle with cancer, using his illness as motivation. The NSCS Jim Duncan scholarship will award $1,000 to a member who has overcome similar circumstances and is working toward his or her educational goals. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • It's your turn for the spotlight!
    NSCS wouldn't be the organization it is today without our members! Here's your chance to embrace the spotlight and tell us about your NSCS experience. Share your story -- submit a video nominating yourself to be the next Scholar Spotlight. The Scholar Spotlight will highlight one member, parent or alumni member video on our website every week -- our next Scholar Spotlight could be you! Nominate yourself here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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