Those who work hardest, win. From preparing for college throughout high school, to searching, applying and competing for scholarships, hard work is the key to success. Being more efficient in using the tools available kicks that hard work up a notch above your competition. Here are resources and advice on how to use them in the college scholarship process: [Read more...]
The first place to put your best foot forward for financial aid consideration with the school of your dreams is during the application and interview process. The second place is in your FAFSA submission, which we provided tips about last month. If you haven’t completed your FAFSA yet, be sure to attend your state’s College Goal Sunday event – being held around the country in late January/early February. But don’t forget about your prospective school’s Financial Aid Administrator. You can have their ear to state your case and raise any concerns about your aid package. Here is some insight to help you know how they can help you, thanks to a conversation with Jonathan Wexler, VP of Enrollment Management for Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). [Read more...]
Businesspeople and others who travel to various countries frequently find it desirable to learn a new language and one of the best ways is to learn it through the Internet. Before you spend your hard-earned money on various programs, CDs, or books, it is best to look for free online language learning services first.
Online learning is also very effective because it makes use of text, photographs, audio and video to permit you to both hear and see how the language is actually used. This is very different from reading a book on a certain language in which you are usually limited to the words that you may not know how to correctly pronounce. Language courses offered over the Internet are also interactive in nature so that you can practice your vocabulary and check your grammar. Many of the lessons can also be downloaded into your laptop or MP3 player so that you bring them anywhere you go. This will permit you to listen to the lessons and practice saying the words and sentences while you are doing something else, such as exercising or driving. [Read more...]