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5 Skills to Master Before Graduation

Graduation day is fast approaching. You have put a ton of time on your studies and you should celebrate your success. There are five skills outside of the classrooms and books that you should take away and will help you succeed. Time is everything You showed up for class on time. You got your assignments…

How to Stay Engaged Through the Summer Months

You’ve finished college for the year and summer is just around the corner. Take time to celebrate what you have accomplished this year. Once you have done that, there are some great ways to keep engaged and sharp for your next step. If you are returning to school or moving on to your career make…

4 Reasons You Should Keep in Touch with Professors

You are finishing your final classes and saying goodbyes to roommates and friends. You are just weeks away from your next steps in life. While everyone promises to stay in touch, it’s actually a good idea to maintain a few key relationships, especially with your instructors. Here are just four great reasons to keep in…

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Residence Life: Benefits of Living On-Campus

When you dream about your college experience, you are probably thinking about living in the dorms, having a roommate, and going to games or checking out activities together. It’s easy to get involved on campus when the social activities are just a short walk away. And, let’s face it – living on campus can be a fun way to…

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How to Avoid Summer Melt: A Parent’s Toolkit

So often, a student will apply for college and enroll in classes, but decide that college just “isn’t for them” over the summer months. Maybe they have found a part–time job that is fun and intriguing; maybe they are reconsidering their financial situation. Whatever the reason, they have decided they aren’t college material. As a parent, what can…

What are the 4 Types of Welding?

Not all welders are created equally. Welding is a growing in-demand trade that can be a career for you. But welding is also a skill that you can use for everyday things such as creating garden art or décor. You can even use it to improve your current job, especially in the agriculture or auto…

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How to Pay for Workforce Training

As a business leader, you know that your employees are your competitive advantage. You know how valuable training can be for your employees. And the numbers back it up. One study suggests that for every dollar spent on training, your business gets over $4.53 in return on investment. The investment in training programs is worthwhile, but how do…

What is PTK?

You may have seen the posters around campus – “Join PTK.” It sounds like a secret society, and looks like a big deal… but what is it? And why should you join? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions here. What is PTK? Phi Theta Kappa (or PTK) is the international honor society…

Why Our Students Chose Community College

You are ready to start looking at continuing your education and attending college. What you are looking for may be different than your classmates. Either way community colleges offer a lot of positive aspects. Hear directly from current and former students what makes them positive they have made the right decision in starting at Iowa…

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Becoming a Graphic Designer: What You Need to Know

Is creativity important to you but not the trope of a starving artist?  Graphic design is an in-demand career that harnesses creativity and can provide an excellent living.  As a graphic designer you’ll hone your imagination to assist a wide range of clients to communicate through visuals.  Here’s what you need to know about becoming…

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