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

Chris Couch |

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

Chris Couch |

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

Chris Couch |

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

Chris Couch |

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

Chris Couch |

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

Jon Fortenbury |

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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Must-See Community Colleges in Washington

Aimee Hosler |

Washington is brimming with top-notch community colleges. Here are just 10 of them.

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Ethical dilemmas: How education is shifting with bioethics

Chris Couch |

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

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5 things you didn't know about financial aid

Chris Couch |

Financial aid should go to the brightest and neediest students, but all too often the system throws the most scholarship dollars at those who best understand the rules of the game. These 5 tips could help you maximize your scholarship dollars and potentially reduce your debt.

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3 ways to tour an online college

Jon Fortenbury |

You might miss out on the physical campus tour, but you can still tour a college as a prospective online student. Here are three ways to make that happen.

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5 initiatives that give grads a leg up after college

Chris Couch |

If the value of an education is best gauged by how marketable grads are, then alums from these schools are in great shape. Here are 5 initiatives that are helping college students around the country boost their resumes and experience.

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10 ways to ace your post-college job search

Dawn Papandrea |

The best job opportunities are reserved for the savviest job seekers -- find out how that can be you!

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What are you worth? How the government calculates financial aid packages

Chris Couch |

A sweet financial aid package can mean the difference between heading to the college of your dreams or taking a cheaper route to your degree. Find out how the government calculates your expected family contribution and what you can do to improve your chances of getting a good aid package.

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Two-year degrees that pay off faster than four-year degrees

Chris Couch |

Questioning whether college is worth it? Some two-year degrees outpace the payoff of a four-year education.

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Advancing your career through social media: Who to follow, how to get ahead

Dawn Papandrea |

The job market has dramatically shifted over the past few years. These days, many young professionals are leveraging social media to launch and advance their careers. Here's how.

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