college

Want your kids to go to college? Start in sixth grade

The race to college starts far earlier than the moment high school juniors sharpen their pencils for the ACT test. For most kids, it starts when they pick courses for freshman year of high school, advisors said. However, one innovative program — Northeastern Illinois University’s …

Clever ways to circumvent college costs

College tuition and fees are perpetually on the rise, so it’s no great surprise that today’s students are graduating with more college debt than ever before. Though some students might feel helpless with regard to avoiding student loan debt, some clever ways are available for …

Steps first-time job seekers can take to prepare for their professional lives

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Though things have improved in the last few years, recent college graduates still face an uphill battle when beginning their professional careers. Standing out in a crowded pool of applicants isn’t easy, but first-time job seekers must find a way to do just that. However, …

Online courses help professionals balance family, work and school

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Balancing a career and a family can be difficult, and such a task gets even more complicated for professionals who decide it’s time to further their educations. Though it can be difficult to balance all three, many degree programs are now more flexible than ever. …

Taming the cost of textbooks

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In an era when digital books can be downloaded to an e-reader for a few dollars, students may feel it foolish to shell out several hundred dollars for a hardcover textbook that will only be used once. Many college students are shocked at the cost …

How to select a field of study A major decision

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Picking a college major is a big step for young students. Though some adults find themselves working in fields that have little to do with their college majors, many more spend their entire careers in the same field they chose to major in way back …

Choosing a college? Consider this.

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When choosing a college, students often look for the best academic institutions. While it’s hard to argue with that approach, high school students facing the decision of where to spend the next four years of their lives should know that the right university is not …

How commuter students can assimilate into campus culture

Many commuter students find it difficult to assimilate when arriving on a college campus. Living off-campus, be it in their own apartment or at home with their parents, can make it difficult for commuter students to make friends with classmates who live in the dorms, …

Joining student organizations benefits your present, future

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Once students have adapted to college, many seek opportunities to become more actively involved in life on campus. College clubs and organizations provide benefits that further enhances college life. Meet people Joining a student club or organization is a great way for college students to …

Go Greek

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Students getting ready to begin their college careers may soon find themselves pondering how to ingrain themselves in their new communities. College presents opportunities to explore new interests and hobbies and make new friends in the process. One of the more popular ways students assimilate …

New majors sprout as job markets evolve

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Thanks in large part to rapidly changing technology, domestic and international job markets continue to evolve. That’s created a bevy of new college majors aimed at students who want to secure their place in the work force. New majors that might have been unheard of …

Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul among 25 film schools

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DePaul University was recognized as one of the country’s best academic institutions for film and media education by The Hollywood Reporter. It was ranked 21st out of the top 25 film programs. In developing their third annual film school rankings, The Hollywood Reporter consulted industry …

Talk to your kids about college

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Many of this year’s high school graduates will be leaving home for a college campus in the fall. Such a departure is often bittersweet for kids and parents alike. Young men and women typically look forward to the freedom and independence that college life can …

Parents pursuing degrees teach by example

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Enhanced earning potential and more career opportunities are two of the many benefits of earning an advanced degree. Now, many mothers and fathers in America have discovered another benefit of going back to school - it is a great parenting tool. Parents are considering higher …

Crowns bestowed music award from DePaul

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Renée and Lester Crown were feted at a gala dinner May 29 by DePaul University’s School of Music, during which they were presented with the Pro Musica Award in recognition for their extraordinary Chicago philanthropy. “We recognized two heroic Chicagoans, heroic for their fidelity to …

DePaul history prof praises succession to throne decision

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The Succession to the Crown Act that will allow the first child of Prince William and Catherine “Kate” Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, to ascend the British throne, regardless of the child’s gender or that of any younger siblings, is an important step forward for …

On-campus gazing

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Moraine Valley Community College will host six stargazing nights at its Palos Hills campus's telescope dome on the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck beginning May 24th.

Talk about college life before kids leave home

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Many of this year’s high school graduates will be leaving home for a college campus in the fall. Such a departure is often bittersweet for kids and parents alike. Young men and women typically look forward to the freedom and independence that college life can …

Parents teach by example in pursuing own degrees, survey finds

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Enhanced earning potential and more career opportunities are two of the many benefits of earning an advanced degree. Now, many mothers and fathers in America have discovered another benefit of going back to school - it is a great parenting tool. Parents are considering higher …

Women in science seek to bridge gender gap

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When the high school class of 2014 graduates from college in five years, more than 8 million jobs will be available in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For students today, STEM is their future. Innovations driven by STEM are shaping today’s …

The best tips for applying for a scholarship

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With the rising cost of higher education, more and more students are finding themselves applying for scholarships. Here are some of the best tips when filling out your application to stand out from other competing scholars.

Adults have special finance considerations

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As the economy has struggled, many adults have found themselves heading back to school. Mass layoffs contributed to high unemployment rates and left many adults without work wondering if going back to school is a good way to weather the storm and, once that storm …

Manufacturing boosts trade school enrollment

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As overseas production operations return to the United States, enrollment in trade schools continues to rise. Despite high levels of unemployment, domestic manufacturing companies are finding it difficult to fill positions, thanks in part to an attitudinal shift over the years wherein young people did …

Moraine Valley hosting Robert Gerhardt photo exhibit

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Moraine Valley Community College is hosting the photo documentary exhibit "American Muslim/Muslim American" by photojournalist Robert Gerhardt in the Fine and Performing Arts Center's Atrium, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The exhibit will run until February 24. "American Muslim/Muslim American" is a series of …

Spirit of the drum beats at DePaul

West African master drummer Babatunde Olatunji has been quoted as saying that "the spirit of the drum is something that you feel, but cannot put your hands on. It does something to you from the inside out." It is this spirit that beats deep in …

Year of the Snake slithers in to DePaul

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Each year, DePaul University brings together students from China, DePaul’s Chinese studies students and performers, representatives from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute and residents from Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood to celebrate the incoming Chinese New Year. This year it will be Feb. 10.