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Mental Health Resources Every Student Needs to Know About

With the pressures of college, COVID, the holidays and everyday life, mental health concerns are something to be aware of. Don’t suffer or feel like you are alone. Make sure you take your mental health seriously. There are resources available to help you through the tough times. Being aware It is important to be aware…

What the Financial Aid Office Wants You to Know

We get it – college isn’t cheap! Financial aid money is available to help you pay for college. It’s important to know some helpful tips when starting the process and beginning your college education. Know the types of financial aid available Make sure you know going into the financial aid process what type of funding…

Can You Transfer from a 4-Year School to a Community College?

Choosing which school you will attend to pursue your education and career goals is a big decision, and you might not get it right the first time.  In fact, this 2015 study found that nearly 38% of college students transfer to another institution during their college career.  So if you find yourself wondering if you are at the right school, you’re not alone.  Many assume that students will transfer from…

How to Save Money on Textbooks this Semester

College is an investment in your future, and while all investments cost something, college shouldn’t break the bank.  From tuition and fees, meal plans, room and board, the last thing you want to spend your hard-earned dollars on are books for class.  Check out these tips to save money on textbooks this semester and beyond.  Wait to Buy Your…

How Can I Afford to Go Back to School in my 30s?

Are you ready to start your career or make a change to a new career? Don’t let your age, if you have a family and home, or money be the reason you don’t return to college when you are an adult. There is support available, you just have to know where to look. Changing careers…

Putting the “Community” in Community College

“We are committed to providing quality learning experiences, ensuring student success, and partnering to address diverse community needs in an inclusive and respectful environment.”  IVCCD Mission Statement Serving our students and our community are integral to our identity as an institution.  We have gotten the chance to put this philosophy into action this year and…

Students: How to Network with Potential Employers

After you finish college the natural next step is to find your first job in your field. This can be an intimidating process but there are some steps you can take to get in front of the employers you are trying to work with and increase your job opportunities. Be Prepared It’s important to make…

Employers: How to Network with Graduating Students

Many hiring managers will tell you that finding qualified applicants for their open positions can be their biggest challenge. It can be difficult to find the right fit for your team while also ensuring they have the skills and qualifications to do the work. Hiring a recent graduate may often be the answer! Why Recent…

Why I Chose a Community College: One Top Student’s Perspective

As a valedictorian graduating from Iowa Falls-Alden High School, I never took community college off my radar. In fact, I looked at them first before four-year colleges. The Smart Choice Close to Home Ellsworth has a 2+2 program, meaning I can graduate with my Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and transfer seamlessly to the University…

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