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Advice for nontraditional students from nontraditional students

4 nontraditional students share advice on going back to school

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10 Community Colleges in Virginia

Virginia community colleges all offer an affordable start to a four-year degree, job-ready skills or lifelong personal enrichment, but that does not mean they are one-size-fits-all. These ten schools prove just how diverse they can be.

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8 jobs to help save the Earth

Want to help the planet beyond Earth Day? Read on to plan your next eco-friendly career move.

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5 smart career moves for spring break

You might be tempted to ditch the books and take off with the rest of your classmates, but spring break can be a unique opportunity to beef up your job marketability. Here's how to use the break to advance your career prospects.

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How to become a game designer: The nontraditional path

It's never too late to do what you love. We talked to Greg Kasavin, the designer of critically acclaimed video games including Bastion and Transistor, about how he made career change and pursued his dream of becoming a game designer.

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College for nontraditional students: What's different now

College wasn't right for you before? Here's why it's different now. Learn about the variety of educational options that are helping nontraditional students succeed in school.

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Tax credits students can't afford to ignore

The cost of college might be rising, but there are tax incentives that can help students pay for their education. Find out about two of the biggest, and learn how to tell if you qualify.

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5 tips on how to advance your career

When the career ladder gives way to a career lattice, here's how to sidle your way up. Learn how lateral moves can help you advance your career down the road.

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Tutor resources: Everything you need to know

College tutoring is a great resource for students, and it may be particularly helpful for those returning to the classroom after a break. Learn about the many things tutors can potentially help with, and find out how to best use the tutoring services near you.

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Health & STEM: What professional women think

Looking for a solid paycheck in a female-dominated field? Check out these 5 top-paying careers in health care and STEM, and see where you might find some of the best opportunities for women.

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Seeking success with a two-year degree? It's all about IT

The needs of the business sector are constantly changing, and you don't need a four-year degree to get in on the action. Find out how two-year degrees in technology can help you set yourself up for success.

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Going to college as an adult? Why your 20s are a great time to be in school

For 20-somethings looking for more out of their career, a four-year degree can increase hourly earnings by 98 percent. If you're considering going to college, this is a great time of life to do it. Here's why.

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Planning for success: Smart college choices

Don't let college fly by before you've taken advantage of all its opportunities. Use this checklist to help make the most of your time in college and set yourself up for success after graduation.

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6 smart steps for a super career change

Wondering how to change careers without going broke? Follow these tips to set yourself up for success when it comes to going back to school for a a new job in the new year.

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Making college count: How 3 grads landed dream jobs straight out of school

Worried that going back to school won't be worth it? Take a look at these success stories, of three students who landed their dream jobs straight out of college.

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