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First Year Stumbling Blocks Blog College 

First Year Stumbling Blocks

Andy Carr, Intern for IBJ In high school, every day is a set schedule; school is a routine block of time in the middle of the day, and it’s pretty much continuous from beginning to end. Wake up, go to school, participate in whatever extracurricular activity you may be a part of, and go home in the evening to do your homework. Your time is pretty regimented, and it’s easier to know when you will and won’t have time to get things done. In college, you may not start class…

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The Upside of Being Undecided Blog College 

The Upside of Being Undecided

Maria Makeever, Intern for IBJ When I was a senior in high school, my mom lovingly set me up with a career counselor to help me decide what I wanted to study in college. I had no idea what I wanted to study, and the idea that I had to decide for future me what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life was, well, a bit daunting. After taking a long aptitudes-and-interests quiz, I listened as the counselor explained to me which careers and colleges would…

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Stack ‘em Up College 

Stack ‘em Up

College means more than you might think. It’s any educational experience after high school that offers a quality credential or degree. That includes technical, one-year, two-year, four-year opportunities and military educational experiences. And a four-year degree brings the opportunity to move ahead to a master’s or professional degree and doctorate. Which will enable you to reach your career goal? Learn more about pursuing financial aid for college study on page 36-41. Stackable degrees are a cost-effective way to pursue higher education. Some colleges offer this option, which enables you to…

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What Do I Need to Bring to College? College 

What Do I Need to Bring to College?

We asked the experts—and their answers may surprise you (hint: they have nothing to do with furnishing your dorm room).   “Adaptability. I think adaptability is important because college is full of so many new people and experiences. The easier you can adapt, the quicker you can get used to all the changes in college.” – Allie Megl, Purdue University   “To me, time management is the most important personality trait for incoming freshmen because you are required to take on a lot more work as well as responsibility. Without…

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Students Speak: Tre Robinson College 

Students Speak: Tre Robinson

Tre Robinson Development Automation Engineer, Salesforce/Ivy Tech ASAP Program Grad Age: 23 Hometown: Indianapolis High School: Arsenal Technical High School   College choice: Tre earned his associate degree in computer and networking technology in the Ivy Tech ASAP program, which offers the opportunity to earn an associate degree in just 11 months. The ASAP program was the best choice for him “due to life and family situations. I had a part-time job and was looking to get working right out of school to help out. One of my guidance counselors…

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