Ursula Bartlett

Senior Administrative Specialist at Symantec
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Hi Josh, When you sign the acceptance letter for a scholarship, you need to read it carefully as it will outline what will be paid for and what your obligations are in order to maintain your scholarship. I had a four-year academic scholarship the paid for my classes but it did not cover room,...

Active Oct 13 '17 at 22:41
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Hi Tania, There are a couple of things that may help with your decision of how many colleges to apply to. 1) Go to college fairs - It gives you an opportunity to learn what the colleges have to offer, In addition, they often provide applications and waive or reduce the application fee. 2)...

Active Oct 13 '17 at 22:21
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Hi Hannah, You should take both to broaden your eligibility for financial assistance and college applications. There are also a lot of prep course out there so you don't need to worry much of finding a way to prep. One thing you need to do is get registered for the test slot early so you...

Active Oct 13 '17 at 21:55
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Hi Ravi, When you say school, are you referring to high school? In general, school and college are important because they teach you things that eventually help you to develop into the best person you can be. You may not always use the specific classes that you took later on in your career,...

Active Oct 13 '17 at 21:19
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Hi Olivia, A lot of dorm rooms come with desks w/drawers where you can file documents, stash school supplies leaving you with a nice work surface to spread out on and concentrate on your studies. It's handy to have a magnetic/dry erase board to keep track of project deadlines, test dates and...

Active Oct 13 '17 at 20:42
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Hi Erika, It has been my experience that it helps to have good grades, a strong background in community service, and good SAT and ACT scores. I think a key element is also knowing how to compile and write good research papers. It is important to start looking at colleges with programs you...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 21:24
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Hi Katlynn, Are you trying to figure out how to balance school, home, and work? It can be a little tricky sometimes because there are those moments when everything seems like it needs to be done at once. If you get discouraged, step back and look at everything you have already accomplished...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 20:16
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Hi Joana, I would like you to check out another website: http://www.bhsu.edu/Academics/ProgramsMajors/BehavioralSciences/Sociology/Careers/tabid/4810/Default.aspx It gives an idea about careers, professional organizations you can join, and links to other sites re: employment. Good luck to...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 19:01
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Hi Joshua, Keeping or transferring credits is all dependent on the college you are attending. You also have to keep in mind that requirements for majors also change now and again so if you wait too long to go back then you may have to take some extra courses to get caught up. At this point in...

Active Mar 28 '16 at 22:18
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I would suggest getting familiar with those in the science department and keep an eye on internships posted for these departments. That is a good source of getting into research. You may have to prove yourself by completing an internship or two before getting the exact one you...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 19:03
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A co-ed college has a good mix of men and women and a women's college is mainly women. I would say that a women's college has as much to offer as a co-ed. Having attended a smaller college myself, I know that the smaller class size is often very beneficial as there is a greater interaction...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 19:07
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Hi Sean, A lot depends on what you majored in and how you plan on applying that education. Internships and fellowships are great stepping stones to jobs because employers would rather hire someone that they know and have established a reputation for being a great employee. How a person lives...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 19:13
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Hi Chris, Flight attendants may not need a degree but it is really good to have something to fall on in the event the airline industry is experiencing cutbacks and you need another job to get you through. It's possible that down the road you may be offered the opportunity to move up the ladder...

Active Mar 24 '16 at 22:29
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Hi Michaela, People change a lot as they mature, become educated, and gain knowledge from their work experience. Many people change careers after a number of years because they develop new interests. My father started out working toward becoming a journalist and ended up in the Army. My...

Active Mar 22 '16 at 21:10
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Hi Jeff, There are definitely jobs available for students while going to school. 1) Check the jobs board at college you are attending. There's usually a number of them listed there. 2) If there is a particular department you are interested in, talk to the director and let them know what...

Active Mar 21 '16 at 22:06
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I know that in high school a lot of students work in fast food. I did a lot of babysitting and actually made some pretty good money on that. If you enjoy dog walking and you develop a reputation for taking good care of the dogs in your charge and you're reliable there are a lot of people who...

Active Apr 05 '16 at 14:19
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Going to college today affords people the opportunity the better themselves and often puts them in the running for the better jobs. For young people, it is the chance to experience independence, challenge themselves, and discover talents they didn't know they had. You basically get out of it...

Active Mar 29 '16 at 22:12
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A major is a specific course of study that leads to a degree be it a BA, BS, etc. A minor is a course of study that typically complements a major. It isn't that difficult to complete a major and minor at the same time but there are factors to consider such as if you are working or...

Active Oct 10 '17 at 19:27
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It is very common to change your mind about your career as you mature because there are endless options out there. Volunteer and get involved in afterschool activities. Go to those career fairs that are offered at your school and ask questions. Then, when it comes time to choose college, go...

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