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February 6, 2013
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  • Should students consider finances first when choosing a college?
    More families should start considering their financial situations before other more traditional criteria for making college choices, says high-school counselor and author Frank Palmasani. While social and academic preferences might typically vault one school over another for a student, Palmasani suggests it's worth it to consider the "financial fit method," including cost and potential financial aid, as part of the decision-making process. Education Week/College Bound blog (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Federal initiative encourages diversity among graduate-school ranks
    The federally funded McNair Scholars Program aims to boost graduate-school enrollment among underrepresented groups, including those from low-income backgrounds, certain racial minorities and those who are part of the first generation in their families to attend college. The program works with undergraduate students in their junior year and pairs them with faculty mentors who guide them through the process of applying for graduate school. In Utah, a new $1.15 million grant is expected to keep the program afloat for another five years. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why the latest jobs data is cause for optimism
    A close look at the latest government jobs report reveals an economy that is much healthier than people think, Daniel Gross writes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 10 of the 12 months last year it underestimated the number of jobs available. "BLS’s final answer for 2013 is that there were 681,000 more people at work in December 2012 than we thought were working just one month ago," he writes. The Daily Beast (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to write a resume that won't turn off employers
    Poorly organizing your work history, talking too much about old jobs and using a boring, cookie-cutter template are some of the resume mistakes to avoid, Justin Maynard writes. "While you shouldn't make your resume 'out there,' you can put a bit of imagination into it to make it your own," he writes. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Company seeks to help students with college tuition
    In the spirit of Kickstarter, which uses social media to attract investors to a wide range of projects, a new company -- Upstart -- is taking a similar approach to investing in students. Now instead of taking on student loans, college students can get tuition help through Upstart in exchange for a small percentage of a student's future income. EdTech magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NSCS News 
  • NSCS Parents: Start receiving benefits now with the NSCS Visa Platinum Rewards Card
    The new NSCS Visa® Platinum Rewards card gives you so many ways to earn points and so many ways to redeem them, it will quickly become your favorite way to pay. NSCS parents will earn points not only for purchases, but also for balance transfers and interest payments. You'll be amazed at how quickly your points add up and how many choices you'll have when you're ready to redeem them, including statement credits, travel and merchandise rewards*. Visit here to request your card now. *See Rewards Rules for more details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DePaul University NSCS chapter to make Valentine's Day cards
    The DePaul University NSCS chapter will be making Valentine's Day cards for patients at Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital. The hospital specializes in child care and was ranked 9th out of 12 children's hospitals in the 2012-2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals list. Learn more about the DePaul chapter here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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