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College offers the opportunity to continue one's education post-secondary providing career developing skills and knowledge. There are many different types of colleges. There are two-year colleges that offer Associate of...

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Alexis F. Mar 10, 2014 1230 views

What are the advantages of taking a gap-year?

I am intrigued in what people have to say for this because I have thought about taking a year off before I enter college. I am interested in having a career in the medical field, but am also interested in film-making. I was thinking I could either do some volunteer work during this time or...

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Alexis F. Mar 10, 2014 1070 views

What tips do you have for a student pursuing a medical career? (Do's/Don'ts?)

I am a high school student and I want to know more about people and their experiences with a health/medical job. What are some challenges you have overcome as a doctor/nurse/physician? What tips do you have while studying in college to working in the workplace? Thank you! college doctor...

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James H. Mar 05, 2014 1996 views

How does Going to College Serve a Person today?

Exactly why do we go to college? For the average Joe, Besides having to practically pay their ENTIRE yearly income to attend to college, how does that shiny certificate help you in the future? Exactly how does that separate you from THOUSANDS of OTHER applicants shooting for the same job. To...

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Ignacio F. Mar 05, 2014 781 views

Does college name matter when pursuing a career in health?

When health professionals branch out and seek work in clinics, does the college or university matter? When two or more people compete for an open position, will they hire the person with the greatest experience or will they hire the person who went to a better known college? Like, a well known...

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Daniel Z. Mar 05, 2014 1015 views

Does applying for Early Decision or Early Action help your chances?

I am a Junior in high school hoping to apply for colleges really soon. I know about early decision and early action but, what I do not know is does it help you get into colleges. Will the schools consider you more then others because you decided to apply early then normal? college...

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Martin J. Mar 05, 2014 2563 views

What should I major in if I want to get a career in aviation?

I'm 16 and currently deciding what college I want to go to and what I want to major in, and I have a strong interest in aviation but I can't find a major that would lead me to a career in it. college school major aviation pilot...

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Gabby G. Mar 05, 2014 722 views

What type of assured benefits do you get from getting a college degree other than saying you went to college?

Everyone is telling me how great college is for everyone and I want to know what kinds of things I will be promised or that I will definitely gain from going to college and then graduating. college school...

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Prithvi A. Mar 04, 2014 2295 views

Are there any "universal majors"?

After years of exploring different career options, it seems like my list is getting longer, not shorter. Are there any majors that I can take in college that really can be applied to many different fields of work? For example, I know a major in Economics can help get you a job in politics....

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Forrest R. Mar 04, 2014 823 views

What universities offer a good engineering program?

I have been doing research on aerospace engineering and I think this is a possible career path for myself. I would like some advice on what colleges I could attend specifically for aerospace engineering. college...

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Daniel Z. Mar 04, 2014 768 views

What college should I go to?

I want to be an engineer but, I am not sure what type of engineer...maybe aerospace engineering. The only college I have in mind is Cal-Poly but, I want back-up options in case Cal-Poly does not work out. college...

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Ignacio F. Mar 04, 2014 1282 views

I haven't quite figured out what my interests are. Advice needed.

I have been looking at a wide range of possible careers, but nothing interests me. What would be the best way to develop my interest? Through more research or through first hand experience? college career jobs...

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Prithvi A. Mar 04, 2014 8835 views

Is doing a double major for Engineering and Economics in college a good choice?

My name is Prithvi and I am a Junior in High School. For a while, I have been interested in majoring in Finance or Economics and college, but I have a lot of experience in Engineering, specifically Computer Science, so I am motivated to take a double major. Should knowledge of Computer Science...

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Martin J. Mar 04, 2014 1474 views

For any commercial pilots, what is one piece of advice you would give to a young pilot?

I'm 16 and am very close to my first solo flight and I plan to have my private pilot's certificate by the end of this year. I want to eventually become a commercial pilot, and I'm having a tough time deciding where I should go to college and what I should major in to make this possible. Any...

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Angela S. Feb 22, 2014 1065 views

Would someone attend pre med instead of attending a normal four year college before med school?

I am a highschool student very interested in medicine. I have been looking into the careers of radiologists, sports medicine, and physical and rehabilitation physicians. Is premed something someone typically enters right our of highschool? college medicine...

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Joan C. Feb 21, 2014 3625 views

Does it affect my job prospects if I take a gap year before college?

I'm wondering whether it would be a bad thing for my career if I took a gap year between high school and college. I'm interested in working in medicine, but I'm not sure if that will be as a doctor or as a researcher. But I'd like to go internationally at some point, and deferring my college...

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Augusta I. Dec 26, 2013 2664 views

Is it possible to just start computer programing once I start college?

I know it is encouraged to start before you enter college, maybe take a class in high school or use free online resources, but can a person become a successful computer programer. Either having the passion for it or not having a strong passion but being a hard worker. college computer...

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Carlos R. Nov 14, 2013 1111 views

What is needed, as far as degrees and time, to become an expert on specific medical fields?

I'm currently a Senior at my high school and will be graduating in the Summer of 2014. I am very interested in the medical field. I've been looking at the Obstetrician and Gynecologist fields, but I'm also interested on the X-Ray Technician position. What I would like to know is what is...

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John F. Oct 04, 2013 9376 views

Did your college help you a lot to get your first job?

Hi, My name is Annemarie and I am in highschool. I heard that colleges have job offices that help students get jobs, but they do not guarantee jobs. Some of my older cousins said that they didn't think their college was very helpful for getting a job. Did you get your first job from your...

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Marquis T. Sep 30, 2013 17105 views

Can I get a job at a video game company from high school without going to college?

I heard that video game companies hire people from high school, and you can still be a success. Is that true? What do they do? I don't know how to make games yet, but I would be willing to learn. Also if there are other jobs that I can get from high school that aren't making the games, but are...

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Alexander B. Sep 21, 2013 1376 views

I'll be obtaining my bachelor's degree soon in Human Services! What should I do next?

I would like to work in a school counseling kids, discussing the importance of education. Motivate them to stay in school etc. What should my next step be? Is there anything I can get involve with now that can help me later in the future? college education degree human...

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Laetitia Tiani V. Mar 01, 2013 2522 views

Is it better to take a gap year before or after college for an international program?

I am a high school senior interested in international health care. I would love to take a gap year and travel to help in a developing nation. However, I am not sure if such experience is better after gaining more knowledge with my undergrad or now, fresh out of high school. The program is...

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AngelEd . Jan 29, 2013 1315 views

If not to learn, why go to school?

There's a strong sentiment that most "kids" who go to college, go to party and cut loose, rather than to learn/better themselves. Yet there's an entire group of people who work two-jobs just so they can go to school. I'm curious (on all education levels) why people go to school if not to...

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MarlaCodman1 . Nov 06, 2012 1646 views

What are some of the best colleges that teach acting?

I'm 15 and I would love to be an actress someday. college...

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AaliyaCodman1 . Oct 03, 2012 1359 views

What would a good college be good if I wanted to major in physiology

I really want to learn about the human brain and how it functions and about how it works. I like to understand people better, so I thought this would be the perfect thing to major in college career-paths...

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Aisha C. Sep 09, 2012 3334 views

Whats the best schools to go to if you want to become a doctor ?

I'm a sophomore in high school and i really want to be a doctor. Also i want to go to a good school for it. college doctor...

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Aisha C. Sep 09, 2012 2966 views

How important is the degree you major in college ?

I'm a sophomore in high school and i really want to know how important the degree in college you major in is. college...

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DejaCodman2 . Sep 09, 2012 4167 views

Do employers hire you based on what college you graduated from?

Hi, I am a sophomore and I just wanted to know does it matter to employers which college I get a degree from? would I have a better chance at getting a job if I went to a university rather than an online school? college jobs employers...

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