October 16, 2013

Planner Apps for Students

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As a student, the importance of managing your schedule, organizing your life, and staying on task cannot be understated—but putting those good habits into practice may be a little easier said than done. The good news? We live in the digital age, where technology makes so many things easier, including time management. Here are a […]

October 14, 2013

Student Success: Living the American Dream

Photo of Roberto Arrece-Toro

Roberto came to the United States from Peru in 2002 to live the American Dream. “Since I came to this country,” he says, “I’ve moved up. I’m trying to be a professional and get a decent job.” Studying CIS To live the American Dream, Roberto learned English through the adult education program at the St. […]

October 9, 2013

Repaying Student Loans

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Almost 60% of students today have borrowed an education loan to help pay for college. Currently, there is between $902 billion and $1 trillion in outstanding education loan debt among American students. If you or someone you know has participated in the Federal education loan program(s), you’ve come to the right place to learn about […]

October 7, 2013

The Note Taking Survival Kit

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One of the most vivid memories I have about college was having frequent thoughts of, “I wish the instructor would slow down! I can’t write fast enough!” This would then lead to anxiety and frustration as I could never be as accurate as a tape recorder. Little did I know back then that I didn’t […]

October 2, 2013

Skateboarding Across America for Alzheimer’s Research

Photo of a skateboarder going along the highway across the plains.

Standing in Belle Fourche, S.D., at the geographical center of the United States, the scope of my trip really hit me. My dad, Jack Smith, and my three other team members, Colleen Pellech, Marc Juvinall, and Melanie Castro, had been skateboarding across America for more than a week. This trip opened my eyes to the […]

September 30, 2013

Celebrating Deaf Awareness

In celebration of deaf awareness month, some of our American Sign Language (ASL) instructors put together this short video. Like a deaf person’s world, the video is silent. If you know ASL, you can follow along as they sign. If not, you’ll need to read the captions.

September 25, 2013

Get Help in Your College Classes

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How has the semester started off? Have you found your routine and balance with classes, work, and life in general? Are you familiar with all of the resources that exist to help you be successful in your studies? From tutoring to brainstorming paper topics to academic success coaching and workshops, there are a number of […]

September 23, 2013

Scholarships: Thinking Outside the Box

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Here is a list of unique opportunities for scholarships that will help keep your creative mind sharp, and the best part, they are open to community college students. Take a look, practice your writing skills and you could win some scholarships! Do you like to write? Scholarship Experts holds monthly essay writing contests on a […]

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