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Want To Play College Football: 4 Strategies For Getting Recruited

January 20, 2016 By: Chad Category: College Sports


If you’re a high school football player looking to make it big on a college football team, it’s not enough to train hard and play hard. You also need to know how to handle conversations with recruiters. Often, however, student athletes are not primed for these conversations. Here’s what to expect from the recruiting process.

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5 Universities With the Lowest Drug Abuse Rates

December 18, 2015 By: Chad Category: Campus Life

Heading off to college is an exciting and nerve-wracking time for every young adult. Figuring out which university offers the best programs, location and campus life is a balancing act for every young student. For parents of college freshmen, their concerns may lie more with college life than academia. The college climate where many young teens are experiencing the euphoric freedom that accompanies moving away from home can result in dangerous drug abuse problems. For the conscientious parents, here is a list of universities with the lowest drug abuse rates.

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IT Career Opportunities

October 07, 2015 By: Chad Category: Careers


Information Technology, or simply IT, includes a whole range of technologies related to managing and processing information. The field is expected to continue growing significantly in the upcoming decade as companies are increasing spending on salaries, training, and budgets for IT.

What comes immediately to mind when someone says “IT worker” may be a nerd hunched over a computer, but the career pathways span far beyond just programming into design, development, support, and management of computer hardware, software, and information networks. Those trained in IT can take a number of different career paths, both specifically in the IT industry as well as a variety of other career paths outside the tech area that value IT skills. Here are just a few of the exciting IT career opportunities available. Read the rest of this entry →

Behind the College Admissions Process

September 10, 2015 By: Chad Category: Admissions insider, Get into College

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The process of applying for college is long and complicated. Some smaller community and technical colleges may have less stringent requirements, but four-year colleges and graduate school programs require a lot of work. Applying for multiple college programs can feel like entering a full-time job, especially since just about every college has its own admission requirements.

As complicated as the college admissions and application process can be, there are some things that you can do to make its entirety a little bit easier. No matter where you plan to attend college, here’s some of the things you should do during the application process. Read the rest of this entry →

Jewelry and College

June 12, 2015 By: Chad Category: Campus Life


If you have a college student who you want to buy a gift for, jewelry may seem like the natural choice. According to Houston Gold Exchange (, it is perfect for both men and women, and often a cherished keepsake, jewelry is a versatile accessory item that is sure to please any recipient. The issue may arise regarding what kind of jewelry to buy, and which items are most practical for the busy collegiate lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry →