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April 25, 2012
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  • How to winnow down college options
    In this blog, current students share advice with incoming freshmen on selecting the right college ahead of the May 1 enrollment deadline. One student suggests taking a second visit to top-choice schools -- this time, avoiding the standard tour. Another recommends seeking advice from high-school alumni who attended the college. Students also recommend considering the cost of each school and enjoying the process of choosing one. U.S. News & World Report (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 tips for living with a college roommate
    The writer of this blog suggests several tips to help incoming college students select a roommate and have an amicable relationship with him or her during the year. Among the suggestions are to begin the search for a roommate early, and consider carefully whether to room with a friend. The author also advises students that sharing living space with someone new is a learning experience. CNN/Schools of Thought blog (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Study: Younger workers value employee benefits the most
    In the past decade, concerns about having enough money for retirement have grown even for the youngest workers, who also value employee benefits more, a MetLife study shows. "[W]hile younger workers have more flight risk, the magnetic hold of employee benefits is also stronger with younger generations," said Ron Leopold of MetLife. Human Resource Executive (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hiring and salaries are set to gain, survey says
    Nearly 40% of companies expect to see hiring increase in the next six months, an increase of 12 percentage points since January, according to a survey by the National Association of Business Economics. Meanwhile, 44% of respondents said workers' salaries were increasing, up from 26% three months ago. CNBC/Reuters (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Young workers bring new attitudes about office romances
    More than 70% of workers ages 18 to 29 say office romances can be a good thing, and 84% say they would consider dating someone from work, according to a survey by Workplace Options. That compares with 90% of older workers who said dating colleagues is a bad idea. Moreover, 40% of the millennials surveyed also said they would admit via a social media site that they dated a supervisor. Fox Business (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Extracurricular 
  • Federal student loan rate topic of presidential campaign
    President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney, both support an extension of the interest limit on federal student loans. The cap is set to expire July 1, and would automatically double the Direct Stafford student loan rate to 6.8%. Extending the cap would require approval by Congress, where there is some support for the measure. Critics, however, question how the national budget would make up the $6 billion it would cost the treasury each year the cap is extended. U.S. News & World Report (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NSCS News 
  • University of Florida NSCS Chapter Named Best Student Organization of the Year
    The University of Florida NSCS chapter was presented the prestigious "Best Student Organization of the Year" award at the university's annual award ceremony. As UF has over 900 student organizations, chapter officers and members of the UF NSCS chapter were thrilled to receive this award. Learn more about the UF chapter. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Virginia Tech chapter to participate in blood drive benefitting Relay for Life
    The Virginia Tech NSCS chapter will be partnering with AKD, the sociology honor society for a blood drive that will benefit Relay for Life. The Red Cross will donate $1 to Relay for Life for every student that donates blood. Learn more about the Virginia Tech chapter. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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