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Internships are like volunteer work right?  There are differences, such as this experience is benefiting you, where as volunteering benefits the greater good.  Seniors at Jenkintown have the opportunity to go out on internships for the last month or so of school, grades, attendance, and behavior matter in the selection process.  Of course this looks good to potential employers, it might even land you a position.  Internship experience is valuable for those who take part because you get the opportunity to learn through positive experiences as well as potential mistakes.

This experience is not for everyone.  Maturity, how you present yourself, and social media profiles can make or break your candidacy.  Enjoy the read!

http://careerthesaurus.com/Blog/Post/2015/03/12/How-To-launch-your-career-with-an-Internship

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Are you interested in pursuing writing as a career? Wondering what schools are the best for majoring in writing? Check out this website for the top ten schools that offer a writing major. Some of these schools you would not expect to be front runners, but visit their websites and you will see all that they have to offer. Every school has unique features that may appeal to you so look for the school who seems like the best “FIT” for you!These schools are the best of the best in this field! If you find any schools of interest be sure to log-in to Family Connection and add them to your list. You can also look up what they look for as far as SAT scores and GPA’s. Click this link to start discovering new schools with your major!

http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/the-10-best-american-colleges-for-writers?sf9367527=1

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10 Helpful Tips for Future College Students

It is always helpful to receive helpful tips from students who have been through the college process. This article provides 10 helpful tips for when you get to college and need some extra guidance from students who have been there and done that. Learning from former students is a great way to prepare for your college experience.

Follow the link to find out the 10 helpful tips to start off college right!

http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/05/10-tips-for-college-students/

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You’ve worked hard to get where you are: studied nights when friends went out, took classes that Einstein would struggle with, and stayed focused on the next goal: college.  From what your parents, friends, guidance counselors say you know college will be hard.  But, is it worth it?  Is it worth the debt, the sleepless nights, and sacrifice?  This article, Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal, says so.  According to the authors, unemployment for students with new Bachelor’s degrees is at 8.9%, but for students with only a high school diploma it stands at 22.9%.  You can make up your own mind.  But, it seems all the sweat and tears are worth it.  Read the rest of the article for an in-depth view of how different majors fare in the job market.

http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/Unemployment.Final.update1.pdf

 

 

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Volunteering is an intentional act in which you give your time to help clean up a park, read to younger students, or work with elderly people.  It gives back to your community and lets other people know you care.  In the world of college admissions, it is an important component to a college application.  It lets the college admissions officer know you are a well rounded individual, capable of giving your time, skills, and efforts to make the world a better place.  Read this article from the United Way to discover some more benefits of volunteering:

http://www.unitedway.org/take-action/youth-volunteering

 

 


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Bullying is a serious problem some schools.  It is serious enough the federal government has created a website, www.stopbullying.gov/, to educate parents, students, and the community on the effects of bullying and how to stop it.  It’s worth a look.

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Do you like playing video games?  Do you think you could make the next best video game?  Some colleges offer the chance to study video game design.  Drexel, Carnegie Mellon, and M.I.T. are among the many colleges that are offering these courses.  If you believe the saying, “Do what you love”, then these schools may be worth looking into!  

Here’s the link:

http://www.insidecollege.com/reno/Colleges-for-Students-Interested-in-Game-Design-or-Video-Game-Design/135/list.do

 

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