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Expert Advice: Deans Share College and Career Search Tips for High School Seniors

Posted on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

When you’re a high school senior, it seems like everyone wants to tell you where to go to college or what job you should get.

Your grandpa says you should follow the family tradition and attend his alma mater. Your mom wants you to stay close to home for school and a career. Your friends want to do whatever they’re doing. And your brother just wants you gone already, so he can take over your room.

The five deans of Nebraska Methodist College know a thing or two about finding the right college and career. They have 16 college degrees between them and a wealth of professional and higher education experience too big to put into words or numbers.

So who better to share some unbiased, expert advice for starting your college search and knowing what career to pursue? Here’s what they have to say:

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Topics: faculty spotlight, preparing for college

4 Less Obvious Tips for Starting Your College Search

Posted on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The college search process can be really frustrating. From campus visits to the first day of classes, there are a lot of steps to complete. It’s easy to forget or completely overlook something in all of the craziness.

Here are four less obvious tips for starting your college search that you can complete before even stepping foot on a college campus:

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Topics: preparing for college

Top Omaha Destinations for College Students

Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard adjusting to being in a new city. You don’t know where everything is or even what’s available. Many our students who come to us from out of the Omaha metro area experience the same thing.

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Topics: just for fun, student life, preparing for college, Master in Occupational Therapy

You CAN Go Back To College: And Here’s How To Get Started

Posted on Fri, Sep 30, 2016

You know you want to. It’s that nagging idea in the back of your mind that you can’t quite ditch. It’s most persistent during those times when you’re frustrated at work or when another opportunity for advancement passes you by.

The thought is going back to college. Starting and finishing a degree is something that most people will think about for years before taking that first step, but there’s only one way to truly scratch that itch.

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Topics: college routine, transfer students, preparing for college

Choosing a Dorm: Why It Matters For College Selection

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

It’s shocking to think that most students approach choosing a dorm as an afterthought. When you add it all up, you’re actually going to spend far more time in your residence hall than you are any other place on campus.

Your living situation can and will have an impact on your capacity to succeed while in college. Persons who are forced to reside in substandard conditions that aren’t conducive to good study habits may find themselves struggling to keep up with assignments and maintain exceptional grades. Or, they simply won’t have as much fun (or they’ll have too much fun).

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Topics: student life, college routine, preparing for college

Preparing For College Your SOPHOMORE Year of High School

Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The wait for college can seem absurdly long, especially if you’re not even old enough to drive yet. Believe me when I say, however, that the time will fly by and the application process will be here before you know it.

If you’re a sophomore in high school, there’s plenty you can do to start preparing for college. In fact, many of the steps you take right now could determine the path you eventually travel. If you’re serious about earning a college education at an awesome campus that fits your personality to a tee, then you’ll definitely want to think about the following tips.

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Topics: college routine, preparing for college

ACT Test Tips That Can Put An End to Anxiety

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The ACT. The make or break test that will determine your entire future. The exam that every high school student agonizes over, taking prep classes and sometimes even submitting to the test three, four times in a bid to up their score.

Timeout. Before you psych yourself out, step back from the situation and take a couple deep breaths. The ACT is important for getting into college and securing scholarships, sure, but you also do yourself no good getting overly anxious about it.

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Topics: college routine, scholarships, preparing for college

Making the Leap From HOSA to a Healthcare Career

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

If you’re a member of HOSA, then you’re already well on your way to a rewarding career as a health professional. As someone who’s passionate about helping other people, you’re probably willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be roadblocks. Not everyone in HOSA is actually going to wind up with a job in healthcare. If you’re really committed to having a successful position in this rewarding field, we want you to remember these six tips. They’re absolutely critical when it comes to transitioning from HOSA to a healthcare career.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, preparing for college

Decision Time Is Here: 6 Steps to Choosing the Right College

Posted on Fri, Mar 11, 2016

If you’re in high school, then you probably don’t realize how much the college application process has changed in recent years. You used to have to fill out, by hand (!), every piece of documentation required by your prospective college, meaning you only really had time to apply for about three or four colleges at max.

In 2016, you can apply for dozens of colleges with a couple clicks and copying and pasting the same information into the same fields on websites around the country. But this creates its own headaches, because now you must choose which of those dozens of colleges you actually want to attend, and that’s not always easy.

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Topics: student life, campus life, preparing for college

Ready to Apply? How the College Application Process REALLY Works

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015

It’s time. You’ve done your homework, researched the colleges you want to attend and even started visiting a few campuses across the great US of A.

Now comes the fun part: actually filling out the applications to all those schools you’ve envisioned yourself at for the next four years.

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Topics: preparing for college