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How much does your major matter? Not as much as you think

New grads without a career-track degree don't have to lack for opportunities. Education and industry experts weigh in on finding a career after graduating from a program with no direct professional path.

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Don't be scared to market your new liberal arts degree

Some liberal arts graduates don't take pride in their degree and thus market other achievements instead. But in reality, a liberal arts degree is impressive, if you know how to market it.

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4 awesome campus clubs you've never heard of

Whether you're looking to make friends, hone your practical skills or stay in shape while you're in college, there's a weird and wacky student organization just waiting for you. Check out these 4 fabulous choices.

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What online students miss out on — and how to get it

At first glance, online students seem to miss out on a lot: libraries, clubs, real-time interaction, etc. But this doesn't have to be the case now-a-days. You can fill the void with a little proactivity.

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How student loans will change this year

Summer marks the beginning of a brand new school year and with it, changes to the financial aid system. Find out what the government is shifting this year and how it might affect you.

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4-year degrees could be coming to a community college near you

Four-year institutions used to be the only option for students pursuing a bachelors degree, but an increasing number of states are passing provisions that allow two-year schools to offer their own four-year degrees.

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Safety first: How a new breed of apps is affecting campus security

As wired campuses get more tech-savvy, so do their security systems. Armed with the ability to reach students and faculty anywhere and virtually at any time, a bevy of new mobile safety apps is revolutionizing how campus police manage emergency situations.

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5 intriguing new and upcoming degree programs

From yoga studies to nanotechnology, these five educational programs are on the forefront of new and exciting fields.

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What employers want (Hint: It's not a squeaky clean transcript)

Impressive grades might earn you congratulatory nods from your professors, but beyond college, academic performance takes a back seat to practical skills. Find out what skill employers are really looking for.

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Legal aid: California helps students get from community college to law school

The legal field has always struggled with issues of homogeny and steep barriers to entry, but a California initiative aims at tipping the scales. The Community Colleges Pathway to Law School creates a clear educational track and offers academic support along the way.

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5 degrees you didn't know community colleges offered

Most community colleges offer the standard fare, but certain two-year institutions also offer highly specialized degree programs for niche professions. Here are 5 of the most wonderfully unique two-year degree programs available.

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6 ways to maximize your summer

School's out for the summer, but soon-to-be employers still expect you to use those months to boost your resume — and that's a good thing. Here are six ways to make the most of this season.

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6 extraordinary community college degrees in New York

From sleep specializations to wine marketing to professionally wheeling and dealing, New York offers a fantastic selection of community college degrees that simply aren't available in other states.

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Emerging field: sports psychiatry

Athletes aren't exempt from suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other mental health issues. But sports psychiatrists can help them heal and perform their best.

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Ethical dilemmas: How education is shifting with bioethics

With changes in patient confidentiality and healthcare access, the landscape of bioethics is shifting but so are the education programs

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