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Skills-Based Hiring: What College Students Should Know

BestColleges

Data Summary Check From 2014-2023, 37% of companies removed degree requirements from their job postings. Note Reference [1] Check However, the shift to skills-based hiring did not lead to more hires of non-degreed workers: Less than 1 in 700 actual hires — or a mere 0.1%. Note Reference [1] Check Research has found that non-degreed workers have higher retention rates within companies than workers with degrees — up to 10 percentage points higher.

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How to Pick the Right College

Ivy College Essay

How to Pick the Right College Choosing the right college is one of the most significant decisions in a young adult’s life. The right choice can set the foundation for future success and personal growth, while the wrong one can lead to unnecessary struggles and dissatisfaction. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to pick a college that aligns with your goals, interests, and needs. 1.

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Fall 2025 UGA Essay Questions

UGA Undergraduate Admissions Q & A

For First Year students applying to UGA for Fall 2025, we will keep the same longer personal essay (250-650 words) as before, using the essay prompts from the Common App. The shorter UGA specific essay (200-300 words suggested) topic will also remain the same as last year, with the following essay prompt: “ The transition from middle to high school is a key time for students as they reach new levels of both academic and personal discovery.

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Discover UCLA

Top Tier Admissions

The choice to attend college at the University of California, Los Angeles has defined my life in many ways, not least of which being that I met my lovely wife (and the mother of our child) at UCLA. In this post, I aim to give you the history of this proud institution, and reflect on the strengths and unique qualities of UCLA. UCLA: HISTORY UC Los Angeles was founded in 1882 as the Los Angeles Branch State Normal School.

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Applying to College Scholarships: A Guide for Students

Scoir

By the summer between your junior and senior year of high school, you have likely figured out that every step of the college admissions process should be handled with a well-thought-out strategy. So, it’s no different when it comes to applying for scholarships. Read on to learn how to strategize to gain the highest amount of scholarship money for college.

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Future-Proofing SEO for Universities and Colleges

HEM (Higher Education Marketing)

Reading Time: 11 minutes Search engine optimization (SEO) has become an indispensable tool for universities and colleges looking to enhance their online presence and attract prospective students. What is SEO in education? In the context of educational marketing, SEO refers to optimizing a school, university, or educational institution’s online content so that it is more likely to appear in search engine results when potential students or parents search for relevant educational programs, co

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UC Santa Cruz Academic Workers Strike as More UC Campuses Prepare for Union Actions

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Academic workers at the University of California, Santa Cruz went on strike May 20 as part of UAW 4811's "stand-up strike." The union alleges that the university infringed upon workers' rights, endangering their well-being, during responses to pro-Palestinian protests on campus. The university has maintained that the strike is illegal and has filed for injunctive relief to end the strike.

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How the law school application timeline is KEY to your success

Anna Ivey Consulting

Sounds like the most boring topic ever — the ideal law school application timeline, really Anna? — but I promise you, it's a huge factor for success in law school admissions. Check out this podcast episode I did recently with Law School Toolbox. Here's the youtube version.

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Democratic Lawmakers Push for Pell Grant Spending Increase

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The federal government may soon run out of funds for the Pell Grant program. Pell Grants help over 6 million low- and middle-income students afford college annually. Lawmakers want to ensure that there will be enough funds to award Pell Grants to all eligible students. Senators also called on Congress to raise the maximum Pell Grant award. Forty-one U.S. senators voiced support for an increase to the maximum Pell Grant award, and an increase to Pell Grant spending overall.

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Demonstrated Interest at Middlebury

The Koppelman Group

With class years totaling under 1,000 students annually, Middlebury is a small school that gets harder to get into as interest continues to rise. Every year, a few students go rabid over demonstrated interest. Why? Well, to be honest, there is no explanation capable of justifying catfishing your admissions counselor into friending you on Facebook — and the fact that you’re using Zucky Boy’s platform in the first place is all the proof we needed to know you’d gone feral.

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American Indian College Fund Launches Voter Registration Campaign

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A new grant program aims to encourage tribal college students to vote in the upcoming election. Native Americans, including college students, face unique barriers to voting in the U.S. The grant program will award $500 to students to organize events such as voter registration drives. Grants can also be used to address obstacles like lack of transportation to polling stations in rural communities.

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White paper: A look at verified outcome data from Niche Direct Admissions®

Niche

Read the whitepaper The higher education industry has weathered challenge after challenge over the past few years. One of the most persistent challenges? Students and families are faced with an increasingly complex and stressful admissions process. The traditional admissions process—dependent on lengthy applications, hefty fees and long waiting periods—is keeping students (especially first-gen and underrepresented students) out at a time when institutions struggling to fill seats can’t afford th

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Strategic Marketing and Community Engagement: A Chat with Blair Lee on The Hidden Gem Podcast

Enrollify

In episode eight of The Hidden Gem podcats, host Maya Demishkevich welcomed Blair Lee , the Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Alumni Engagement at the Community College of Aurora (CCA). This engaging discussion centered on how marketing communication departments at community colleges can effectively support partnerships and regional workforce development needs.