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30 Apps for High School and College Students

Lori Johnston | June 13, 2013

30 apps to download to help you with school.

Make your parents happy by downloading more than games on your smartphone or tablet. Instead, these apps for high school and college students can keep you organized, help you take notes, assist you in preparing for tests, and even calculate solutions to challenging math problems.

Sites such as, ESchoolNewsMindMeister and provide reviews and info about the array of apps that can help students. Most apps on the list below are free; others cost between $1 and $10.

Here are 30 awesome apps for learning… [Read More]

What To Expect During College Orientation

The CollegeBound Network | May 31, 2013

Today’s guest post is from Sani Golriz is a community blogger and active staff writer for CollegeFocus.

Many universities require incoming freshman and their families to attend college orientation. If you are the oldest in your family, or an only child, you may not know what to expect from a college orientation program. [Read More]

Early College Counseling Is Critical

Robyn Tellefsen | May 29, 2013

If you’re a typical high school freshman, you probably haven’t given your college counselor much thought or attention. But a new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) suggests you rethink that relationship – particularly if your parents didn’t go to college.

The study, “Preparing Students for College: What High Schools Are Doing and How Their Actions Influence Ninth Graders’ College Attitudes, Aspirations and Plans,” reveals that early college counseling is critical to students’ college plans. [Read More]

Wit and Wisdom from Commencement 2013

Robyn Tellefsen | May 23, 2013

Each spring, colleges send their newly minted graduates into the world with some parting words of wisdom, often from a speaker of distinction. But we all know that at this point in their college careers, most students are just tuning out until they can grab their diploma and get out of there.

So in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up some of the best advice and quotables from the 2013 commencement speaker circuit. Trust us – these pearls are worth paying attention to. [Read More]

How to Land that First Job After College

Dawn Papandrea | May 21, 2013

Don’t believe everything you hear when it comes to finding a job after graduation. The doom and gloom being portrayed on the news isn’t the whole story. That from Phyllis A. Mooney, executive director of career services at Pace University. “What’s been reported about the economy about how grads are not able to find jobs is the opposite of what I’ve been experiencing. The entry level market is astoundingly strong,” she says. In fact, the Pace career services office gets more postings than it can fill.

Here’s what Mooney had to say about finding and landing a great first job after college… [Read More]

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#CollegeBound Chat from 5/15

The CollegeBound Network | May 16, 2013

If you were snoozing and missed yesterday’s informative chat about financial aid and college money matters, no worries. We’ve got your back with this quick recap. Check it out, and let us know what you’d like to chat about next time. Enjoy… [Read More]

Telecommuting Jobs You Can Do in Your Area of Study

The CollegeBound Network | May 15, 2013

telecommuting jobs for students

Today’s guest post comes from Jennifer Parris, a career writer for FlexJobs.

If you think post-graduation you’re doomed to a life of gray cubicles and idle office chitchat, think again. There are many opportunities to launch your career within your field — and all from the comforts of home. Here are some job opportunities that all offer flex schedules:

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Twitter Chats

The CollegeBound Network | May 8, 2013

Long time no Tweet! Be sure to mark your calendars for two upcoming chat events. [Read More]