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October 14, 2009 edition of carnival of college admission

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Choosing the Right College

Now that summer has officially ended we are in the midst of many of the annual rites of fall: changing colors of the leaves; college football; and college applications.  For many, the debate rages over whether or not they should apply Early Decision.  Todd Johnson tells you what you need to think about before applying early decision to a college in his post Is Early Decision Right For You? at College Admissions Counseling.  Another hotly debated issue is that of college rankings. Admissions expert Brady Norvall shares his perspective on whether you should consider us college rankings when choosing a college in his post Ranking the US College Rankings posted at myUsearch blog.   Also, as students stare at their college applications they are often faced with the question of “What do you want to do after college?”  Nissim Ziv presents What Career is Right For Me? Finding the Right Career Path posted at Job Interview Guide.  Just as there are many new career paths, there are also many new majors available at universities.  Saying, “Some of the hottest new college majors need some decoding — learn what subjects like sustainability and health informatics are all about,” Dawn Papandrea does just that in Decoding Emerging College Majors posted at CollegeSurfing Insider.

Deidre Laverriere presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Directories posted at Online University Rankings.

Dickon Ervin presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes for Teachers posted at Masters in Health Education.

Wikholm Nelida presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Science posted at masters in health science.

Susie Cortez presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Criminal Justice posted at Online Masters in Criminal Justice.

Nancee Dietrick presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes about Career Management posted at Masters of Nursing.

Lisa Taylor presents 100 Best iPhone Apps for Academic Types posted at Accredited Online Degrees.

Shannon Wills presents 100 iPhone Apps to Seriously Boost Your Brainpower posted at Online Bible Colleges.

Chris presents Distance Learning Colleges and Universities posted at MJJ Party, saying, “Distance learning colleges and universities offer unique solutions to unique situations, and may be worth looking into for many.”

Ulysses Erwin presents How to Choose the Best Medical Billing School for You? posted at online medical billing courses.

JoeDale presents Accelerated College Degrees Online posted at Online Accelerated Degree Colleges, saying, “Are you interested in Accelerated College Degree Programs that allow you to earn an accredited degree at an accelerated pace? Compare universities offering accelerated classes and programs now.”

JoeDale presents Top Christian Universities | Online Christian Colleges and Universities – Christian Counseling Degree posted at Online Christian Colleges and Universities – Christian Counseling Degree, saying, “Christian Colleges and Universities finds, reviews, and discusses accredited universities offering accredited Christian Universities offering degrees online.”

Sandra Lopez presents 100 Educational Twitter Feeds for Med Students posted at RN Central.

College Life

While most students are focused on what they hope to do in the new semester, Brett J Callahan presents Five Back-to-School Do NOT’s posted at 2East: The College Living Blog.  Also, back on campus many students are feeling a financial pinch and might be tempted to look for credit cards.  For these students, Jim presents Best Student Credit Cards posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.  In order to save money, many students are considering moving off campus.  Across the country, many new students are just tussling with their first college exams and term papers.  Don’t worry freshman,Carolyn Friedman gives you useful web tools that will help you earn the grades your parent’s will be proud of while you are secretly having the time of your life as a freshman at 75 + Useful Web Tools for Your First Year of College posted at Online Christian Colleges, Tom Tessin gives tips you can use if you’re looking to find an apartment around the college campus in Apartments for College Students ? Finding One posted at FCC Student Blog.  With the recession, many non-traditional students are heading back to school as well.  Read about going back to school at age 40 when softmelon presents Back to School posted at The Den of Psychosis.  Here are some other resources:

Linda Jones presents 100 Educational, Entertaining Twitter Feeds Everyone Should Read posted at

Carol Brown presents 100 Awesome Bookhacks for Students & Bibilophiles posted at online

Anne Simone presents 100 Best Blogs for Econ Students posted at Online Universities Weblog.

Gene Desrosiers presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes about Healthcare Policy posted at Masters in Health Administration.

Mayra Forbes presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Statistics posted at Masters in Health Informatics.

Ayomide Astley presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Nutrition posted at Online Masters in Health.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid deadlines are just around the corner, but there is no time like the present to start researching scholarships.  Chris presents All About the Tylenol Scholarship posted at MJJ Party.  One of the keys to financing a college education is to start saving early.   Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Open New Ohio 529 Account to Get $200 in Bonuses posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “The Ohio 529 College Savings Plan, CollegeAdvantage, is offering a generous sign up bonus for new accounts. You can easily earn a couple hundred dollars to go toward your college savings.”

Getting Admitted

To ED or not to ED, that is the question.  Mark Montgomery tackles this question in his post Early Decision or Regular Decision in College Admission–Which is Better? posted at Great College Advice, saying, “Students and parents are often confused about whether to use early decision as a strategy for admission. This post clears up that confusion.”  There is a lot of talk about the growing gender gap at America’s college campuses.  Andrew Syrios tackles this issue in Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: The Female-Male College Gap | posted at

Susan White presents 100 Incredible, Cutting-Edge Lectures for Medical Professionals posted at RN Central.

Alex Filley presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Health Care posted at Masters in Health Care.

Stacie Young presents 100 Best Blogs for Your Liberal Arts Education posted at Online Schools.

Linda Jones presents 100 Awesome iTunes Feeds for Every Kind of Teacher posted at

Graduate Schools

Unfortunately, not every application has a happy ending.  Adam Markus presents A Happy Story of HBS Rejection posted at Adam Markus: Graduate Admissions Guru, saying, “A MBA admissions consultant reflects on The Snowball by Alice Schroeder”

Kawi presents Nazi Pogroms at University of Kassel, Germany posted at Neo-Nazi Global Labour University (GLU), Germany, saying, “There have been rape attempts on international students at Kassel University, Germany; yet the government of Germany has never wanted to take notice of these ongoing complaints. Hence, students have been warned against applying there.”

Sidney Phipps presents Top 10 Free Resources for Digital Learners posted at Online University Reviews.

Akilah Honanie presents How to Choose the Forensic Science Degree for You posted at Best forensic science schools.

Jess Viengxay presents 7 Excellent Career Tips for Criminal Justice Professionals posted at Best masters in healthcare.

Farias Andrew presents 7 Excellent Career Tips for Work-at-Home Moms posted at Best ultrasound schools.

Watches Jacob presents How to Choose the Best MHA Degree Program for You? posted at online MHA degree.

Edwin Campton presents How to Choose the Best Online University for You? posted at Best online university reviews.

Lara Bailey presents How to Choose the Best Medical Coding Program for You posted at online medical billing careers.

Shanon Hofmann presents 7 Excellent Twitter Tools for Lawyers posted at Best masters in criminal justice.

Other Cool Stuff

Candice Arnold presents AIESEC Internships Foster Understanding and Improve Students’ Marketability : Insights by Internship Experts Blog posted at  Lynn Mattoon presents Gearing Up for the Careers of Tomorrow posted at My College Admissions Blog –, saying, “Today’s college students may be preparing for jobs that don’t exist yet!”

Kathy Wilson presents 100 Best Blogs for Photography Students posted at online

Diane Steward presents 25 Excellent “Dot Gov” Tools to Research Any Online School posted at Online University Data, saying, “From search tools to financial aid resources and more, these 25 Web resources from the government will help you in your quest to earn any degree.”

Kathy Wilson presents 10 U.S. Presidents Who Got Their Start in Teaching posted at Online Schools.

OnlineCollege presents The Top 100 Colleges on Twitter posted at Universities and Colleges.

Jacqueline Gharibian presents Top 10 Education Apps|iPhone Application for Students posted at Ipod Instructions-Ipod 101.

Rose King presents 100 Free Tools to Tutor Yourself in Anything posted at online

Hannah DeMilta presents Thinking in A Foreign Language | Al Jamiat Magazine posted at Al Jamiat Magazine.

Mai Melvin presents 7 Excellent Twitter Tools for Nurses posted at Masters in nursing.

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The Bright Side of Today’s Economy: The Motivation for Education

Friday, June 19th, 2009

The following is a guest post from Lynn Mattoon.  Lynn Mattoon is a content editor for College Job Bank, a job search site that is focused on helping college students and recent graduates find jobs, post resumes, and get noticed by top employers. Her aim is to provide her readers with useful career advice and resources.

Education the Answer to Competitive Job Market

With the realization that jobs are not ripe for the picking in today’s economy, both young people and seasoned members of the workforce are looking to education as a means to secure and keep good jobs.

Students Working Harder for Needed Scholarships

With parents facing financial issues, many high school students realize the need to work hard in school to have a chance at scholarships, giving them the ability to afford college. Without a college degree they face poor job prospects and intense competition in the job market.

Riding Out the Economic Storm in Graduate School

Many college graduates are choosing to continue their education as well. According to this article on, a February, 2009 Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions survey shows that students are turning to graduate school as a place to “ride out the economic downturns.” The hope is that when they obtain their advanced degree they will not only face better employment conditions, but will have gained higher earning power for their educational efforts.

Back to School

Joining high school and college graduates are those who have been part of the daily grind for years. The recession has either propelled them to advance their education or enhance it with additional certifications or degrees. This may be through online courses, community college, or college on campus at night. For those who have lost jobs, it has become an opportunity to go back to college or even take a new educational direction in order to make a complete career change.

Degrees Aren’t Free

The focus on education is certainly a positive outcome of the economic crisis. With our youth and workforce more educated we can achieve more as individuals and as a nation. Education, however, does come at a price. Scholarships, financial aid, or the appropriate and affordable loan are important for ensuring that your education leads not only to good career opportunities, but a better standard of living as well.

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